Pet Gazette DECEMBER 2018 - Page 33

VET NEWS | VET GAZETTE | 33 EMERGENCY VETS OPENS IN DUNDEE The new out-of-hours practice treated 56 cases in its first week V ets Now, private providers of pet emergency care in the UK, has opened a brand new out-of-hours pet emergency service in Dundee this week (19 November). Based within Parkside Vets, the out- of-hours clinic treated 56 cases in its first week. The clinic is expected to treat thousands of sick or injured pets during its first year of opening. Vets Now new business director, Tricia Colville, said: “Time is often of the essence when daytime practices are closed. Our new out-of-hours pet emergency clinic in Dundee will mean our team of dedicated emergency vets and nurses can continue to provide pets and their owners quick and easy service when they need it most, whether it’s at 3am or in the middle of a Sunday afternoon. “Not only is it a good option for the pet owner in Dundee, but we also hope to help other Dundee daytime practices alleviate the challenges of having to provide their own out-of-hours cover. An out-of-hours service like Vets Now can employ one out-of-hours service and clinical team to cover many practices in the Dundee and Tayside region.” Stuart Ashworth, director at Parkside Vets on Kings Cross Road added: “We’re delighted to have Vets Now open in Dundee and to have the emergency service operate from within our clinic. We have always been proud to provide overnight care for our patients but now there will be a full emergency veterinary team on-site during the night. The partnership between Vets Now and a local veterinary practice like ours will ensure that together we can provide an unparalleled 24/7 service for pet owners in the area.” VET PRACTICE SET FOR £650,000 REVAMP Work is underway for two separate extensions to Severn Veterinary Centre’s Berkeley House in Berkeley Way, that will allow to the practice to provide on-site 24/7 emergency care at the premises A Worcester veterinary practice has been boosted by a £650,000 investment to expand one of its sites in the city. Work is underway for two separate extensions to Severn Veterinary Centre’s Berkeley House in Berkeley Way, that will allow to the practice to provide on-site 24/7 emergency care at the premises. This remodeling of the building will provide two additional consulting rooms, two dedicated operating theatres, an extended waiting room with segregation for dogs and cats, air conditioning throughout the clinical areas of the practice, and improved isolation facilities for pets. The investment will also mean the practice has new state-of-the-art equipment including a CT scanner. Severn Veterinary Centre was set up by husband and wife team Jock and Caroline Queen, and joined veterinary group, VetPartners, in 2018. Pet emergency care provider Vets www.petgazette.biz Now will also be taking advantage of the improved facilities and additional space by opening an out-of-hours pet emergency service at the practice meaning there will be a full emergency veterinary team on-site 24 hours a day. The work at Berkeley House is expected to be complete in early spring 2019, with Vets Now operating from April 2019. Once complete, the extension to the practice will complement the existing facilities including a rehabilitation centre complete with a hydrotherapy pool and underwater treadmill. SCARSDALE VETS HOSTS FREE TRAINING FOR VETERINARY NURSES PRIOR TO OSCE EXAMS The quarterly event will take place at Pride Veterinary Centre on Monday 26 November between 6-8pm S carsdale Vets in Derby has announced it is to hold free training courses in order to help vet nurses successfully complete their Objectively Structured Clinical Examinations (OSCEs). The quarterly event will take place at Pride Veterinary Centre on Monday 26 November between 6-8pm. The event will feature six different tasks set up for each nurse to practise, with an extra station for CPR techniques. At each station trainees will be given the chance to see the task being completed by a vet before being offered to have a go themselves. Michelle Staniforth-Trengove a Veterinary Nurse at Scarsdale Vets said: “Here at Pride Veterinary Centre we are extremely enthusiastic about helping the next generation of vet nurses in their professional development, and one of the ways we try to accomplish this goal is by hosting these OSCE events. “We recognise how important it is to practice key techniques prior to taking OSCE exams, so we look forward to welcoming lots of vet nurses to Pride for an evening of education and fun.” OSCEs are practical exams which test several clinical skills all veterinary nurses need to master before qualifying. Upon arrival all attendees will receive a ‘goodie bag’ which will contain tips to accompany the tasks demonstrated at each station. Attendees will also be offered a tour of Pride Veterinary Centre, which opened in 2011 and is one of the largest veterinary hospitals in Europe. The tour will show prospective employees the facilities, including operating theatres, CT, MRI and X-ray imaging suites, an on-site dispensary, hydrotherapy pool and water treadmill. December 2018