Success Stories and Events

Operation Swan

Prince, this is the name that was given to a lost swan that turned up at our doorstep one day.  The poor young soul was very confused and walked into the reception area, went through the hall and casually entered our kennel room.  This five star, fully airconditioned hotel had become a home for the night for Prince who was offered food, water and lots of attention.  In the morning Emma, the RSPCA officer transferred Prince swan to their facilities and decided that he was ready to be released onto Conningbrook Lake.  Emma chose this area because the large angling lake is also home to 18 adult swans and she was confident they would accept him.  We hope that Prince will stop ‘swanning about’ and keep out of trouble once settled in his new home.


We would like to share a few memories of some events we have taken part in.

Pilgrims Hospice Sponsored Dog Walk

This was the first sponsored dog walk for Pilgrims Hospices ‘Paws 4 Pilgrims’.  It was a great day attracting over 200 dogs and raising in excess of £5000 for the charity.  We supported Pilgrims Hospices by helping with fund raising and providing veterinary first aid care for all our four legged patients.

Ellie and Sophie at our stand

Sophie and Buster

Pet care school talks

We strongly believe that pet care awareness should be introduced to children as well as their parents.  In the practice during a consultation we have to focus on adult owners more, so our little owners might be missing out.  To help them, our head nurse Ellie has become our professional veterinary care messenger in schools.  This provides our ‘little owners’ with a fun way of learning and an opportunity to ask questions.

Ellie and her cards