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11/07/18 Garden, Craft and Hobby Fayre Fun Dog Show 28th July 2018

We are excited to announce that we are organising the fun dog show at this years Garden, Craft and Hobby Fayre this year.  We'll be taking entries for the dog show from 10am and entries are 50p a class.  So come on down and enjoy a fun filled day for the whole family. 

04/07/18 Refurbishment in Bovey Tracey

3/6/18 Rabbit Awareness month @ KVG

Here at KVG we offer a range of good deals for your bunnies.

From Burgess Pellet foods and Hay - Excel Feeding Hay & Grass High-quality, Dust extracted feeding hay should make up 85-90% of your rabbits’ diet. 

Our Pet Health Club – the benefits from the PHC are discounts on food, vaccinations, flea and worming treatment and much more.

To our new Bunny spa – we have recently launched our new Bunny Spa, this offers a wide range of treatments for your furry family member.  Your bunny will be pampered by one of our amazing nurses who will take time to give them a full check over, this includes – Nail clipping, grooming, teeth check, weight assessment and rearguard application.  You’re bunny will also receive a Vet check once your bunny has been admitted.  Your bunny could receive all of this for a brilliant price of £40.

1/6/18 KVG Welcomes new team member Nazim

KVG would like to welcome Nazim Mukadam BVSc MRCVS to our team.  With Nazim's skills we are looking forward to being able to offer our clients more advanced surgical techniques and to reduce the need refer patients, thus reducing the stress to both patients and clients. 

He has completed a Certificate in Small Animal Medicine and Small Animal Surgery with the European School of Veterinary Postgraduates Studies (ESVPS).  He has also completed the RCVS Certificate in Advanced Veterinary Practice CertAVP in Surgery at the University of Liverpool and is currently working towards a Designate Certificate in Small Animal Orthopaedics.

Nazim is originally from Zambia where he grew up being around animals on his dad's farm in Lumbombo.  After completing his veterinary training at University of Pretoria in South Africa he worked as a Locum in Zambia for a short while before coming over to the UK.  He worked in Sutherland for 4 years, in Norfolk for 9 years, in Oxfordshire for 3 years.  More recently Nazim joined us in April of 2018 after returning from working in the Channel Islands for 15 months.

2/5/18 KVG have now joined My Family Vets Group

At KVG we are proud to now be part of the My Family Vets family. My Family Vets, are a group of veterinary practices who have been accredited by the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons, as having high standards of patient care and customer service and offer an excellent Pet Health Club package, providing continuing preventative treatment for the pets within the PHC.
For new clients wishing to register with us, you can now also register via the My Family Vets website (see link below)
https://www.myfamilyvets.co.uk/

29/02/2018 Generation Pup Research Project

Do you have a puppy under the age of 16 weeks?  Generation Pup is a scientific study that will follow the development of puppies as they grow into adults.  Just as they did with children in 2000, they are recruiting owners of puppies under 16 weeks of age, to help with this study, looking at a wide range of health and behaviours, that may affect the welfare of our dogs.  KVG fully support his study, and would be happy if any of our clients wanted to contribute to this study.  Your puppy could be part of the most comprehensive study into dog health and wellbeing in a generation.  For more info go to wym-1519657324286

19/12/2017 Last Loyalty Vouchers being issued now.

Christmas Newsletters and emails with vouchers are now being issued.  Due to our new Pet Health Club, all discounts will be aimed towards that.  Please note that vouchers will be accepted provided they are used within their expiry dates.

20/11/2017 - Reduced opening times, have now ended

Due to New Vet, Valeriu Nedelcu joining the practice, we will now be reopening to our normal opening hours.  We apologise for any inconvenience this may have caused, but due to their popularity we had been running our vets ragged!

8/11/2017 - New Pet Health Club Launch!!

Today we have launched our Pet Health Club, a money saving preventative health scheme to help keep your pet and your finances in tip-top condition.

Why does it make perfect sense to join our Pet Health Club?

KVG welcomes new staff member - Hayley Streather

Hayley has recently joined us as a new Kennel Assistant.  'I've always had a huge love of animals and one of my absolute highlights has been getting to study the wildlife in South Africa as part of my degree. After a bit of a break working in adventure travel and teaching abroad I'm now thrilled to be back working with animals and everyone else at the practice. At home I have 2 rabbits, Saffy and Skippy, and a Golden Retriever called Baggy who I love to spend time with on the beach.'  I'm sure you will all welcome her to the team!

New promotion for KVG!

Congratulations to Registered Veterinary Nurse, Sarah Ferris for her promotion to Deputy Head Vet Nurse.  Sarah will be assisting Louisa Rodgers our Nurse Manager in leading the team, and helping maintain the high standards we aim to achieve for our clients and their pets.  I'm sure you all wish Sarah a very well done.


KVG@Chudfest

We love to get involved with the local community here at KVG, and we ran our first Fun Dog Show at the Chudfest Summer Fete on Sunday 9th July. It was a lovely day, with the sun shining and lots of gorgeous dogs! Howard captures the mood of the day in the photo below!

Cats Protection Sponsored Dog Walk

Informative image: Practice Manager Deana on CP Sponsored Dog Walk

KVG teamed up with Teignbridge and Totnes Cats Protection for a sponsored Dog Walk on Saturday 17th June. We are on target to raise £98!

KVG at Kingsteignton Ram Roast - Fun Dog Show!

Team KVG ran a Fun Dog Show at this year's Kingsteignton Ram Roast. With 6 categories and a Best in Show, we raised over £53 for the Ram Roast Fund. Below are some photos of the day!

Informative image: Team KVG set up and ready to go! Informative image: Beautiful Ruby!

Informative image: Golden Oldies Informative image: Howard and Cyril

Informative image: Anita and Connie Informative image: Tilly

Informative image: Best in Show - Tilly

KVG in the Mid Devon Advertiser

KVG was in the Mid Devon Advertiser on 12th May. May is Vet Nursing Awareness Month and we wrote an article celebrating our wonderful vet nursing team. 

We write an article once a month in the Mid Devon Advertiser's Pet Update with useful information, so it's always worth a look! 

Alabama Rot - confirmed case in Exminster

There has been a confirmed case of Alabama Rot, or cutaneous and renal glomerular vasculopathy (CGRV), in Exminster. This disease is fatal in 9 out of 10 dogs, and any dog can get it anywhere in the UK. Alabama Rot affects the skin and the kidneys by causing tiny blood clots to form in the blood, blocking them and ultimately leading to damage of the affected tissue. In the skin it causes ulceration, but in the kidneys it can cause kidney failure. 

The first symptoms are skin lesions caused by no known injury appearing on the legs, body, mouth or tongue. The dog will lick at these sores. Within days, dogs get symptoms of acute kidney injury (vomiting, reduced hunger and unusual tiredness). 

The cause of Alabama Rot is currently unknown, so it is difficult to give specific advice on prevention. You may wish to bathe areas of your dog that become wet or muddy on a walk. 

If your dog has any of the symptoms mentioned above, contact the vet without delay 24 hours a day on 01626 354260.

AVIAN FLU RISK REDUCED - AS OF 13/4/17

From this date, there are some restrictions being lifted from having to house or keep netted, poultry living in low risk areas.  Please see link for more details.

New Rabbit Vaccination Scheme

As you may have heard, there is a new strain of VHD affecting rabbits called VHD2. There have been confirmed outbreaks in the local area with casualties, but the good news is that there is a vaccination available to protect against this version of the disease. This means there is a slight change to the vaccination schedule recommended for rabbits. For adult rabbits who have the regular combined Myxomatosis and standard VHD vaccine, there should be a 3-4 week gap and then the VHD2 vaccination should be administered. For young rabbits on their primary vaccination course, they would have the combined vaccine at 10 weeks, followed by the VHD2 vaccine 3-4 weeks later, and then repeat the whole course as before at 6 months before commencing on the adult schedule.

For adults, the latest advice is that the vaccination should be repeated to bolster immunity every 12 months. This is unless there is an outbreak in the local area, in which case it is advised the vaccination is repeated every 6 months. As there were VHD2 outbreaks reported and confirmed in the summer in our area, if you had your rabbit vaccinated you should arrange for a booster to assure continuing immunity.

If you have any concerns or queries, please contact us on 01626 354260.

NEW cold laser: drug-, surgery- and pain-free relief for your pet

We now have a cold laser at Kingsteignton Vets. Cold laser technology offers relief whilst recovering from trauma, the effects of aging or everyday aches and pains. It reduces inflammation and pain which in turns helps increase range of motion and mobility. 

Cold laser therapy can be used for multiple ailments in both dogs and cats, including: 

  • Joint injuries
  • Ligament/tendon injuries
  • Fractures
  • Muscle sprains/strains
  • Skin lesions/abrasions
  • Post-trauma wounds
  • Post-surgical wounds
  • Arthritis
  • Musculoskeletal diseases
  • Nerve injury

Cold laser works by shining a beam of light to stimulate damaged cells, making them produce more energy. This increases cellular function, which makes the cell absorb nutrients rapidly, eliminate wastes and reproduce new cells. There are currently no known side effects from cold laser treatment. 

Benefits of cold laser treatment include:

  • Alleviation of chronic or acute pain
  • Reduction of inflammation
  • Increasing circulation
  • Speeding up healing and recovery
  • Release of endorphins, the body's natural painkiller

Cold laser is also being used in humans, with sports therapists and chiropractors embracing this new technology for their patients. 

Why not give us a call to see if cold laser treatment can help your pet? 

Pre Puppy Clinics now available!

We now have pre-puppy advice clinics available! If you're thinking of getting a puppy then you can have a face-to-face or telephone consultation with one of our Veterinary Nurses who are able to advise you on breeds, what to ask breeders and ways of making your new pup's transition into your home as comfortable as possible. This is valuable information for new dog owners, even if you've had a dog before, so why not give us a call on 01626 354260?

Cats Protection

We are now pleased to announce that we have now been chosen to work alongside Cats Protection for the next few years.  KVG have been active supporters for many years, but it is wonderful that we are now able to offer our services to them again.

We are now on Instagram

Come and follow us on Instagram  - @kingsteigntonvets

Offers

Please see our newsletter for up to date offers.

As a client you should have received a key fob, which allows you to collect points every time you visit the vets and spend money. These points are then converted to money off vouchers which will be sent out twice a year.

Vaccinate your puppies and kittens with us.....and receive money off neutering!

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