Lecture for Improve International

Donna will be lecturing on Tuesday 30th and Wednesday 31st July 2013 for improve international.

This is an introduction to physiotherapy for veterinary professionals. Call them if you are interested in further information and see if there are any spaces left. Groups are small, allowing maximum learning and "hands on" time.

Donna has been lecturing with Improve international for 2 years now and the course is very well received, with excellent feedback. Donna has also offered ongoing support to all that have attended the course in the past.

We look forward to meeting the delegates soon!

Lecturing

Paws in the park This Saturday!

We will be at Paws in the Park, This Saturday, 27th July 2013! Do come along!

11.00 - 4.00 at Lily Hill park, Bracknell, RG12 2RX

Hansome Ben

Ben, you've managed to remain the face of the show for the 4th year now! Well done!

Come visit our stand and have a go at our quiz!

Its a totally charity event, ran by Bracknell forest council.

FREE ENTRY!

Harveys story

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You've heard us celebrate Harveys birthday and welcome him to our physiotherapy club. But today we wanted to share Harveys remarkable story of a dog thirsty for life and a loving owner who does everything she can to make his years comfy and happy, as this dog is in no way ready to give up!

Years ago he ruptured his cruciate ligament. A common issue. He had highly successful surgery and was very happy, but as the years progressed he started to become arthritic. This happens to the best of us, but the owner wanted to make sure she was doing all she could for him. So for the past few years she has been bringing him for physiotherapy so he can maintain his strength and flexibility. Due to skin issues he was on medication that limited his pain relief options, but with the physiotherapy and some weight loss, he was perfectly comfortable. Over the years he had various hiccups like sores on his paws, but he always followed his walk regime and did his exercises with a distinct smile on his face.

More recently life got more complicated. He developed a highly complicated form of diabetes that needed total owner dedication to stabilize. Luckily he had the right mum and she never left his side through all the tests. He still wasn't ready to give up, and gradually the diabetes improved and Harvey celebrated his 12th birthday!

For an unexpected twist, poor Harvey very suddenly lost his sight! He was given time to see if he would adapt as many would, but he was finally starting to find it all too much and he was too scared to go on walks or bother to bark at the postman. His mum couldn't bear to see him so sad so she decided to make the difficult decision to have surgery to remove the katerax in his eyes.

It is now 3 weeks since his surgery and we are over the moon to report Harvey is now fully sighted and happily walking around with confidence again! It was a delight to see him walk into the consult room today, and look right at me! I feel confident he was saying "check me out, I can see again!"

Now the physiotherapy can go back to focusing on getting him strong again, as he did have a little while of not doing enough exercise!

We are so proud of you Harvey and of your dedicated mum too!

Open day at Companion Care

We've had a wonderful day at companion care Swindon. We've made lots of friends.

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And met Molly, a famous dog who has just been reunited after a battle of ownership. Fortunately the microchip meant that Molly could make it back home to her loving family.

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We also met Debbie Matthews again. Having met Debbie at the BBC studio in London, we then met her again, promoting her halo microchip scanner. www.vetsgetscanning.co.uk Debbie is the daughter of Bruce forsyth!

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Thank you for a lovely day Tanya.

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Welcome to Fleur

Hello and welcome to Fleur. A beautiful cockerpoo who has hip dysplasia with some mild arthritis. And shes only 3 years old!

She arrived nervous, but left happy and full of beans! She been started on a treatment regime which Will make her life more comfortable, but still able to enjoy all the fun things dogs love to do!

Fleur joins our physiotherapy club, so she can enjoy a long and comfortable life. See you again soon Fleur!

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Welcome to Bruce

Hello and welcome to Bruce. A much loved Labrador with some odd symptoms. He's another challenge as nothing has been found to explain his symptoms so far. So we are working with the vet to investigate and give exercises to correct the issues we can see.

He is already improving with massage and strengthening exercises that the owner is doing at home with him.

Keep up the good work!

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Welcome to towser

Hello and welcome to towser. A beautiful collie cross. Towser has been lame but x-rays didn't show anything. So we are working with her vet to investigate and work the problem through.

We'll have you feeling better soon tower!

Tower also brought her friend with her for the experience.

Lovely to meet you both!

Welcome to towser

Hello and welcome to towser. A beautiful collie cross. Towser has been lame but x-rays didn't show anything. So we are working with her vet to investigate and work the problem through.

We'll have you feeling better soon tower!

Tower also brought her friend with her for the experience.

Lovely to meet you both!