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Nursing Continuing Professional Development

Registered veterinary nurses (RVN’s) have an obligation once qualified to undertake a minimum of 45 hours of Continued Professional Development (CPD) over a 3 year period. It ensures that all RVN’s remain up-to-date with their knowledge and helps them to improve and broaden their skillset. There are many different forms that this CPD can take, these include; webinars, reading of journals/articles etc., presentations from external companies and attending and completing courses.  All this CPD must be logged and the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS) can spot check any nurse’s log record at any time.

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Easter 2018

Hi Everyone,

 

Here are our Easter Opening times for March-April 2018.

If you need anything at all, you can call us and our Voice Mail will give you all the out of hour contact details you need, otherwise you can look at the Emergency Services page on our website… http://alcombe.com/emergency-services.html

We hope you have a wonderful Easter.

Best Wishes

Everyone At Alcombe Vets

Managing chronic kidney disease (CKD)

I am writing this blog to help owners and highlight the importance of understanding kidney disease, as CKD involves a long term relationship with the pet owner and the veterinary team. Good understanding means good compliance which equals the best outcome for the animal.

In most cases of chronic renal failure, treatment is symptomatic and supportive as unfortunately CKD is not reversible.  Patients sometimes require intravenous fluid therapy (a drip) to help correct dehydration and possible electrolyte imbalances initially.  Once they are stable the main concern is to support the kidneys there after and there are a number of ways that the vets and the owners can do to this by working together to optimise the animals quality of life and increase life expectancy.

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Obese pets – What are the risks?

We all love our pets dearly and giving them treats and extra food they enjoy makes us feel happy that we are pleasing them but are we killing our pets with kindness?

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Wishing all our Clients and Patients a very Happy Christmas and New Year !

 

 

We started incubating the six fertilised legbar (the breed of mum and dad chicken!) on the 1st October in an incubator at 37.5 c and 45% humidity. We turned them 5 times a day so the embryo didn’t stick to the egg membrane.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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