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Monday, 23 April 2018 - 1:15pm

Veterinary Nurses make up part of the veterinary team in any practice.  Their role includes many and varied jobs from monitoring anaesthetics, and caring for hospitalised patients, to laboratory diagnostic tests, taking x-rays, assisting with physiotherapy and running a range of nursing clinics. They also provide lots of love and cuddles for pets that visit the practice!

The Veterinary Nursing team can be made up of Registered Veterinary Nurses (RVNs), Student Veterinary Nurses (SVNs...

Wednesday, 18 April 2018 - 3:18pm

We are excited to offer our own generic alternatives to well known ‘brand leader’ products.  These products have been specifically chosen as we feel it is important to offer an equally high-quality product to our loyal clients, at a reduced cost.

We have a number of ‘generic’ products on the shelves, but this weeks focus is St Boniface Joint Support GLM (green lipped mussel).

Green Lipped Mussel has been used for quite some time as it contains high levels of...

Monday, 26 March 2018 - 1:54pm

We know how hard it can be to make sure you are buying good quality supplements and healthcare products for your pets! 

With the plethora of tubs, bottles & tubes for sale in pet stores, supermarkets and pharmacies, how can you be sure you are buying a good quality product that really will do what it claims?

Here are St Boniface Vets we are helping to remove the uncertainty, by supplying you with our own range of supplements and healthcare products.  Some products are...

Friday, 23 March 2018 - 5:05pm

We are seeking a dedicated night nurse to provide excellent in-patient care at our modern small animal clinic. 

A newly refurbished flat is available on site with all mod cons!

Working Hours:  Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday - 6.30pm until 8.30am.

Please email your application to Sarah Woodvine (Head Nurse), sarah@stbonifacevets.co.uk

Wednesday, 14 March 2018 - 5:20pm

While we all hope that our pets are going to be healthy and live a long and happy life. Unfortunately some of our four legged friends develop conditions that require long term medication, often life- long. Diseases such as diabetes, hypothyroidism and epilepsy can develop in young to middle aged dogs and with appropriate medication can live a normal life, while some diseases, such as arthritis or heart disease (which often develop in later life), can be effectively managed to give your pet a...

Friday, 16 February 2018 - 2:51pm

Here at St Boniface we are extremely proud to offer our own out of hours service 24/7 with owners able to phone and talk straight to the vet on duty.

This is becoming increasingly rare these days and is now not uncommon for practices to use a separate vet service to run out of hours cover for them. Frequently vets now use a call handling service to manage incoming calls, we continue to handle the calls ourselves allowing you to chat straight to the duty vet.

We feel it is...

Friday, 16 February 2018 - 2:23pm

Kennel cough is something we’re all aware of and have heard of, but we rarely hear of canine infectious tracheobronchitis – its true title.

Infectious tracheobronchitis (ITB) has potentially three causative agents – most commonly Bordetella Bronchiseptica, followed by canine parainfluenza and canine corona virus.  Interestingly whooping cough in people is caused by a Bordatella bacteria, although a different type, helping us to draw comparisons.

ITB is transmitted through...

Wednesday, 14 February 2018 - 4:11pm

Nearly 3 weeks ago we saw the symptoms that we had all been dreading here at the surgery. Alabama Rot is a disease that is fatal in 90% cases.

I want to start by saying a very heart felt thank you to Nicola who has let us share Fizz’s story with you. She wants this to reach as many dog owners as possible so please do share this with whoever you know that has a dog. It’s incredibly important to mention that this condition is RARE. There have only been just over 120 cases in the UK...

Friday, 26 January 2018 - 1:33pm

Making the decision to say goodbye to your pet and what to expect...

One of the most difficult and feared times we face as a pet owner is having our much loved pet put to sleep.  Knowing whether you are making the right decision and what to expect troubles many owners.

We have put together a downloadable leaflet that covers this subject, including:-

  • How do I know if the time is right?
  • What happens on the day?
  • What happens after?
  • What...
Thursday, 25 January 2018 - 2:18pm

Poppy is a 9-year-old cheeky, energetic and adventurous Labrador.  She has always been at her happiest charging around on outdoor adventures, including big mountain climbs.  However, her owners noticed that while she was still keen to run like crazy, she was suffering afterwards because she had been overdoing it, with noticeable limping.   Her ability to cope with her usual exercise was thus starting to reduce.   

On examination we localised pain to her elbows and on radiographs we...

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