Congratulations to Kirsty Bull, one of Chippy Vets' Head Nurses, who has gained her Nurses Certificate in Medical Nursing from the International School of Veterinary Postgraduate Studies.
Post-Brexit, EU PETS passports that were issued in the UK are invalid for travel to EU countries. However, they are still valid for entry into the UK from the EU.
There has been growing concern about whether the very high use of pesticides in dog and cat flea treatments may be affecting the environment. This is one of the reasons why Chippy Vets – unlike many other practices – does not strongly advocate year-round flea treatment, and why we do not have a ‘peat health plan’ to supply such products year round. We feel that such blanket use of these products does not constitute responsible usage of these very powerful, and highly persistent in the environment, pesticides.
When vets clean their practices, including the surgical areas, the cleaning is generally assessed just visually – do the surfaces look clean? But this is an unreliable way of assessing hygiene.