A number of our clinics are reporting an increase in the cases of Kennel Cough they are seeing. This could be linked to the mild, damp spring we have recently been experiencing. Kennel cough is a highly contagious and very unpleasant disease causing a nasty and debilitating cough that can lead on to complications. Contrary… Read more »

In the spring and summer, it is not unusual to encounter a baby bird on the ground. The immediate response of a kind-hearted human is to take the little orphan home and then try to figure out what to do with it. If the baby appears to be in good condition and too young (a… Read more »

Summertime can be hugely enjoyable for you and your pet, as long as you take the right precautions to protect them from the heat. The main reason the hot weather is an issue for them is because they are not able to cool off as easily as humans. Dogs don’t sweat like humans do. They… Read more »

Tell us about your background and what inspired your interest in Hydrotherapy. I had been working for Village Vet for over 10 years in different nursing positions throughout the group when Brendan decided to purchase an underwater treadmill at the Highgate practice. Although I was working in the Maida Vale practice at the time I… Read more »

We’re really pleased to announce that Dr Helen Kirkpatrick of our Village Vet Hampstead hospital has recently passed her Emergency and Critical Care exams. She will shortly become an RCVS recognised Advanced Practitioner in emergency and critical care, joining just a handful of other vets with this level of qualification in the country. Very few… Read more »

Just like humans, senior dogs have different care requirements than younger ones. This fact probably doesn’t come as a surprise to anyone. One of the most important things to keep in mind is the frequency of visits to your vet as your pet ages. Dogs age faster than humans, so if you are bringing your… Read more »