Hellooo Mary! I haven’t seen you or your mum for ages! My gang have missed you ❤️❤️❤️
Is that a whippet or a greyhound either way they are such gentle dogs 🐕
As veterinary professionals, we have to do a certain amount of hours 'Continued Professional Development' (CPD). This is the process of continually maintaining, improving and broadening our skills and knowledge.📚
At the start of last week, two of our RVNs, Helen and Nicky, have attended a two day course covering physiotherapy and rehabilitation. They both have come back with great reviews of the course that they can utilise in practice, and pass on their knowledge. We see a large variety of orthopaedic cases, and patients requiring physiotherapy either hospitalised or in our nurse clinics.
Each of our team has their own niche, passion and knowledge. We are always striving to achieve more as individuals and improve standards for our clients and patients.⭐️ ... See MoreSee Less
Some of you may have noticed the absence of ‘Pet of the Month’. That’s because we have a very special entry for our September slot.
We would like to introduce you to Willow.💜
Willow’s owner called our emergency line one dreary Thursday morning in July after a freak accident involving an electric reclining chair. Little Willow had managed to squeeze herself underneath, and when the chair moved, her skin ripped causing quite a severe degloving injury alongside a rectal prolapse. Due to her injuries and her state of shock, the prognosis was poor.☹️
Vet Kaitlin took the reins, assessed Willow, and discussed the options with her owners. Although they’d only had her for barely three days, they wanted to do everything they could (with her best interests at heart) to help her.
With that, Willow underwent surgery to correct her prolapse and clip, clean and suture her wound. Kaitlin really did a wonderful job during surgery (as you can see from the pictures).🙏🏻👑
There were some serious concerns for her recovery. Would she recover from her shock presentation? Could she actively pass urine or faeces? With the tension in her wound, would it even heal? Could we effectively prevent any patient interference?
Well, after 6 days hospitalised with intensive nursing care, winning the hearts of pretty much every single team member, and Kaitlin having more pictures of Willow on her phone than anything else, she is our superstar.❤️🌈 Have we ever been so happy to see a cat poo? Possibly not.💩 Willow and her wound have recovered so remarkably, to the point you can barely see where it was!😍
She came back on Friday for her very first vaccine with Kaitlin.🤗 She is getting so big, still very beautiful, and we cannot wait to keep sharing her life journey with her wonderful, and very caring, family.💖
Oh she’s beautiful!😍 kaitlin you are amazing for saving this beauty!💕
What a beautiful girl, sounds like she was so lucky, well done Kaitlin, I've always been too scared to have one of those reclining chairs, my fears were just that of what happened to Willow. Keep getting better Willow. XX
Well done kaitlin xx
How incredible are you 💕
Omg poor little soul
Amazing work by your team x
Amazing skills to save this kitty. ♥️
Oh wow, well done Kaitlin, top vet
Wow, what a story, poor baby has been through some trauma. We'll done Kaitlin x
Poor little lamb it’s a wonder she didn’t die of shock. How skilful of Kaitlin to be able to save her. ❤️
Poor little sausage. So glad she has recovered. Well done you amazing people.
3 cheers for Kaitlin and Willow! Xxx
Poor little Willow, she has been through the mill but look at her now!
Hope she keeps on the mend.
Aw wow, so glad little willow is now OK ❤
Fantastic result. Well done Kaitin.
Oh my goodness what a little poppet. Amazing recovery thanks to you guys x
well done team you all work fantastic together ❤
So glad Willow is on the mend. We'll done Kaitlin!! 👏💕
❤️ well done to you all and beautiful Willow ❤️ x
Willow you are amazing ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉
Wow! Well done! 👏🏼👏🏼
Oh bless her heart what a beautiful little blue girl. You certainly pull out all the stops for your patience your all the best. Well done and a big congratulations for pulling her through
❓Sunday’s guess the breed!🐶 Can you guess the breed?? . Meet Winnie.❤️ 1. She is absolutely adorable (just look at those ears!!😍)! 2. She is a rescue dog from Belarus. 3. She’s only 4 months old. Who knows how big she’ll grow! 4. She is absolutely fabulous, loving and friendly.🥰 5. We have absolutely no idea what breed she is!😱
So, any guesses? We can't tell you if you're right, but it would be great to see what you all think!👇 ... See MoreSee Less
Little milestone this week... Our lovely receptionist Jen has been working at E.C. Straiton & Partners for 35 years! Yes, that's right, 35 whole years.😱👏
Jen joined us in 1986 and gained her veterinary nursing qualification. She now heads up our reception team and has done for many years. She is always at the forefront of the practice and things really wouldn't look or be the same without her.
What an achievement in your loyal career Jen.🥳 Thank you for all that you do. Here's to you.🥂💚
Well done Jenny .thanks for everything you have done.over the years you've worked .Lesley xx
Congratulations Jen 35 yrs that is mental, you deserve a few glasses of wine enjoy loads of love xxx
Congratulations on completing 35 years service!
Congratulations Jen! Thanks for all your help during the time we’ve used Straitons! Time to celebrate! 🎉🥂🎉
Congratulations on 35 years , thanks for all your help over the years 🥂💐
Many Congratulations Jenny
Congratulations Jen xx You are fabulous ❤
Congratulations Jenny, that's a fabulous achievement 🥳🎉xx
Congratulations Jen 35 years is a great achievement x
Well done Jenny. 35 yrs is an excellent record in anyone's eyes. You are one of the friendly front line faces to greet us when we arrive. Congratulations on reaching this milestone and hope you can happily greet us for many years to come 🍾🍾☺☺👏👏
Congrats Jen !! Celebration at the La Terrazza Ristorante Italiano in order!!! Get Suzanne on it lol xx
Congratulations on 35 years service x
Congratulations and well done wonderful practice! X
Many congratulations. 🌺🌺🌺
Congratulations Jen, you don't look old enough to have been there 35 years! Amazing. Thank you for all your help with Tootsie ⭐🌺
Many Congratulations to you Jenny 👏 xx
Congratulations Jen where have the years gone you are always so helpful thanks for everything you do
This lady is amazing and helped us more than she will ever actually realised when our Sofie and Bailey were poorly and then sadly passed away...
Also, HOW has she completed 35years service? Even if she came straight from school, she still doesn't look old enough!!
Congratulations Jen , x
thats fantastic jen well done hope you have another 35 years xxx
Congratulations, Jenny! So many stories and so many happy times! You deserve a medal. xx
There is a national stock supply issue of cat vaccines.💉
As a result, we are having to put measures in place to prioritise vaccine administration, until the start of next year.
⭐️All kitten vaccinations will be going ahead. ⭐️All first-year booster vaccines will be going ahead.
⚠️Any adult cats that are due routine boosters, we are asking to lapse three months. For example, if your cat is due their vaccine on 12th October, they can safely have their booster before 12th January.
Booster reminders for cats are being stopped temporarily.
Our Luca is named after the Suzanne Vega song about an abused little boy. Luca was an abuse and neglect case who was in the pound waiting for the prosecution to go through. The staff at the pound gave him the name.
Duggie is named after Cbeebies Hey Duggee - chosen by our 3 year old granddaughter 💝 It's Duggie's 1st birthday today and he's currently at the Penkridge practice being castrated. How guilty do I feel!! 🤦♀️💙
Yes! We adopted Mickey last new year, he had already been named by the RSPCA. We sadly lost his brother, Pluto last year but had 2 pretty girls to keep Mickey company. As the mother of 2 sons we aren’t princessey at all, but we do love The Incredibles. So we now have, Mickey, Helen and Edna! Xxx
Princess Mia is named after Mia in the Disney film Princess Diaries 🥰
Both of our dogs are- Dolly (from Toystory) and Pepper (from Ironman)
Aw we know and have met little Luca, he's gorgeous 😍 ❤
We came through Brocton about 10.50 last night and saw dozens of these beautiful animals running across the road. We stopped and put our hazards on, luckily no cars coming the other way. We thought they'd all crossed safely then another 40 or 50 of them came through. Wonderful sight but scary if a car had ploughed into them. I love living where I do but do have great anxiety that I may run into them when I'm driving.
Human or deer fatalities? Either or speed needs to be reduced
A deer came out of the woods and I hit it that was 10 years ago and I still go at 30mph now through the chase I have never forgot that noise
Usually only do 30mph through the chase which of course generally is too slow for many. Golden rule we find is if a deer runs across the road others often follow. Possibly worth noting that stags become more aggressive during the rut so avoid if possible and have dogs under close control.