Wednesday, 24 January 2018 - 6:26pm

DID you know that St Boniface Vets offer appointments that are 50 per cent longer than the standard veterinary practice?

Vets at St Boniface pride themselves on taking time to care; Ben Dart, Lead Small Animal Vet said 'we feel by adding extra time to a standard consult we can offer a more thorough history taking and a more in depth clinical exam, to take the time for you and your pet to be assessed in a non rushed, calm environment.'    

It is amazing what happens in just 15...

Friday, 29 December 2017 - 3:09pm

Mya is a super bouncy, full of beans, springer spaniel that lives life at a thousand miles per hour.

She had presented a number of times for intermittent episodes of diarrhoea since being a puppy. One occasion, that slowed her down recently, was a particularly horrible bout of diarrhoea, that led her to become quite dehydrated and unwell. So unwell, she had to be hospitalised and treated with fluids and a lot of medication. It was quite a worrying time for her owners, but with all the...

Friday, 22 December 2017 - 3:26pm

This New Year sees us trying to help out our arthritic and uncomfortable older, limping and creaky companions.

We would like to share with you our arthritis campaign, running between January and March.  As part of this, we would like to offer a FREE arthritis check; including running through a structured questionnaire that’s been revolutionary in investigating arthritis through a standard approach, but also a general catch up to explore how your...

Thursday, 21 December 2017 - 3:20pm

First aid is the first treatment given when presented with an injury or traumatic episode.  We all hope that our pets will never be in this situation where it is needed, however, the preparation of a first aid kit and some tips on how to handle situations may make dealing with an emergency much easier.

Basic first aid kit

Here is a list of some useful items to include in your first aid kit:-

  • Thin rubber/latex gloves
  • Cotton wool
  • ...
Saturday, 16 December 2017 - 4:52pm

1. Try and keep Christmas decorations out of reach of pets, nibbling on tinsel, glass ornaments and lights could prove fatal.

2. Foods to be avoided include chocolate, grape products, onions and bones.

3. Seasonal plants like poinsettias, holly and mistletoe are toxic to pets if eaten.

4. Make sure your pet has a safe and quiet place to retreat to if things get a bit noisy, as they can easily get distressed.

5. And finally although it's a cliché, remember a dog is...

Friday, 15 December 2017 - 4:54pm

From loud parties to a few too many leftovers, veterinary surgeries up and down the country will see a rise in admissions over the festive period.

Marie Kemmish, senior small animal vet at St Boniface Veterinary Clinic highlights a few areas where taking extra care can ensure owners keep their pets healthy and safe this Christmas.

If you are throwing a party remember that loud music, Christmas crackers and big crowds, can prove distressing for pets if they’re not used to it....

Wednesday, 6 December 2017 - 10:50am

Friday 22nd Dec           8:30am - 6:30pm

Saturday 23rd Dec        8:30am - 1:00pm

Sunday 24th Dec          EMERGENCIES ONLY

Monday 25th Dec         EMERGENCIES ONLY

Tuesday 26th Dec        EMERGENCIES ONLY

Wednesday 27th Dec   8.30am - 6:30pm

Thursday 28th Dec       8:30am - 6:30pm

Friday 29th Dec            8:30am - 6:30pm

Saturday 30th Dec        8:30am...

Monday, 27 November 2017 - 4:46pm

With the change in seasons comes a change in weather, and with that, potentially, a change in your arthritic pet’s comfort levels.

As rainy weather sets in, atmospheric pressure drops and the joint capsule starts to stretch, stimulating nerves to trigger a feeling of tightness and pain. So, our older furry friends start to feel more uncomfortable both walking and in general day to day activities.

As part of our awareness of this change, and to help our friends over the winter...

Thursday, 23 November 2017 - 1:40pm

Vivi was presented to one of our vets Kate with a long history of vomiting on a daily basis.  Vivi’s biological sister had sadly passed away earlier that year with suspected Feline infectious peritonitis (FIP) infection. Vivi’s owners were understandably concerned regarding her health and wanted to ensure Vivi wasn’t going to meet the same fate as her sister.

Vivi underwent several blood tests, in order...

Thursday, 23 November 2017 - 1:17pm

Out the back’ is a place you may have heard of and is a place of love and cuddles; where the nurses assist the vets with fractious pets or potentially painful (but necessary) procedures, to ensure as little stress and discomfort is caused to your pet as possible.  It also ensures that procedures are quick and painless.

You and your pet have arrived for your appointment at the vets and you’re apprehensive as to how the visit is going to go, due to your pet being...