First strike at a UK private veterinary practice

1% pay rise is a pay cut for vet workers at Valley Vets in south Wales owned by VetPartners

NEWS AND VIEWS: This is the first strike that has ever occurred according to the union ‘Unite’ at a UK private veterinary practice and it is a consequence, allegedly, of greed by the private equity-owned operator: VetPartners, which owns the vet practice called Valley Vets in south Wales. This is an extension of a …

Read more

Nova Scotia veterinary clinic collects pets from cars and uses drive-through for drugs

Vet clinic takes extreme steps Covid-19

NEWS AND OPINION – FROM CBC: A Nova Scotia veterinary clinic has taken extreme steps to prevent the transmission of the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) between people by locking their doors to customers and opening a drive-through facility for customers to pick up drugs, food and other products for sale at the clinic. Clients who …

Read more

Veterinary clinics should have custom-made cat and dog music playing in the background

Stressed cat at vet's clinic

I’ll focus on cats. Custom-made calming cat music played in veterinary clinics before and during their interaction with the veterinarian reduced stress in cats and made them more handleable. This is the conclusion of a study carried out at Louisiana State University (LSU) called: Effects of music on behavior and physiological stress response of …

Read more

Picture of volunteers helping to wake up cats at a low-cost spay neuter clinic

Volunteers wake up cats at clinic who have undergone spay and neuter operations

This is a charming photograph of volunteers helping to wake up cats and a low-cost spay neuter clinic organised by Adams County Pet Rescue, 1961 W Bench Rd. Othello, Washington, USA. I love to see volunteers doing this good work for animal welfare. The staff at this rescue want cat owners to spay and …

Read more

Ernesto’s Sanctuary for Syrian Cats‏ – First ‘external’ cat is spayed for free

First cat brought in to the clinic for spaying

I am reporting on Syrian cats in Syria. The pictures and words come from Ernesto’s Sanctuary for Syrian Cats on Twitter. It is nice to see this for 2 reasons. The cats, like the humans, in Syria have gone through hard times and sometimes hellish times. Secondly, Syria is where it is believed the …

Read more

America’s largest pet food manufacturer is also largest owner of veterinary hospitals

Mars dominates the pet scene in America. They have just bought a chain of veterinary hospitals to make them the largest owner of animal hospitals/clinics in the USA. Mars now own Banfield and VCA veterinary clinics/hospitals. Mars also manufacturers a large range of pet foods brands: Cesar, Eukanuba, Iams, Natura, Pedgigree, Royal Canin, Sheba, …

Read more

follow it link and logo