St Clair COVID-19 (Coronavirus) 18th May Update

Please note, as of 18th May, there have been no new updates and we continue to follow the guidance below: Branch Update: Our Cadham practice is closed until further notice. From 23rd March, for an initial 3-week period, veterinary practices have been physically open for urgent and emergency cases only, following government advice and professional…

75th VE Day Anniversary – Animals in War

On this VE Day, it will be 75 years since the guns fell silent at the end of the war in Europe. The 75th anniversary will provide us with an opportunity to reflect on the bravery and sacrifice of people from all walks of life. It is equally important to consider the role animals played…

Deaf Awareness Week – the important role of dogs

We love dogs; they’re amazing companions – fun, loving and they bring us lots of joy! For some people however, their dog is more than just a pet, they’re a lifeline. Most of us are familiar with Guide Dogs – who are bred and trained to help people with visual impairments navigate their way around…

Protect your pet from the sun

As we head into the summer months and temperatures start rising, it’s important to remember that your pets are most vulnerable at this time to many injuries and illnesses brought on by hot weather including sunburn, foot pad burns, dehydration, and the most dangerous of all, heatstroke. While heat stress is more common during the…

Local Dog Walking during lockdown

If there is one thing that many dogs look forward to each day, it is getting out of the house for a walk. Whereas this used to be plentiful, the arrival of COVID-19 and the resulting Government measures that followed, has caused changes to the routines of both pets and owners alike. So, to make…

May is Veterinary Nursing Awareness Month

May is Veterinary Nursing Awareness Month. This campaign, led by the British Veterinary Nursing Association (BVNA), aims to raise awareness of the importance of the role of the veterinary nursing profession to the public. Veterinary nurses are an integral part of the veterinary team at St Clair, and are vital for the smooth running of any…

Celebrate our amazing team with us this World Veterinary Day

The St Clair veterinary team is here for your beloved pets all year round, and despite the current circumstances, remain committed to quality and excellence in everything we do – which is why we wanted to ‘paws’ this World Veterinary Day to say thank you By adapting our ways of working we’ve continued to provide…

Puppy Development during COVID-19

Are you wondering how to safely socialise your new puppy during the coronavirus lockdown? We’ve put together a few tips for all new puppy parents. As we all do our best to stay safe and comply with the government’s lockdown restrictions, puppies are likely to have their primary vaccination course later than usual. This delay…

How to tackle ticks during the warmer months

Want to know the facts and how to avoid ticks this season? As we approach the warmer months, when ticks like to make an appearance, we wanted to give our pet owners a head start in preparing to tackle ticks! Ticks live in tall grass and wooded areas such as trees, shrubs and leaf piles,…

The weekend of chocolate & treats – keeping our pets safe

The majority of the nation gets excited to be eating Easter eggs or chocolate for breakfast, lunch or dinner – or perhaps all three! But we need to careful and ensure our pets don’t get a hold of any, as chocolate could be dangerous for our animals, especially dogs! What should you look out for…