Larkmead News

New risk to rabbit health

In the UK we vaccinate our pet rabbits against two diseases – both of which can be deadly. These diseases are Rabbit haemorrhagic disease and Myxomatosis. They are both prevalent in the UK meaning...

Update on Bluetongue risk to your animals this summer

Bluetongue serotype 8 (BTV-8) is currently circulating in France. Defra has released the analysis of risk to livestock in the UK which shows the country is at risk of an outbreak during the spring...

The Facts on Hyperthyroidism

What is hyperthyroidism? A disorder where the thyroid gland, which controls metabolism, is overactive in the production of its hormones. Too much of these hormones result in the animal burning off...

It's the Fly Season!

It’s that time of year where we are starting to see the flies again. Although they are not usually the direct cause of disease, in most animals they do cause both financial and welfare concerns. ...

Celebrating our wonderful vet nurses!

This month is British Veterinary Nursing Awareness Month and we’ve been taking the opportunity to celebrate our wonderful vet nurses here at Larkmead. We asked some of our practice staff, from...

Beware of Snake Bites

With the lovely hot weather over the weekend recently we have had our first snake bite. The recipient was a 13 year old Labrador who didn’t hear the hissing or notice the snake reared up ready to...

A Day in the Life of Vet Nurse Zoe

  May is Veterinary Nurse Awareness Month, highlighting the importance of the role of the veterinary nurse in practice and the provision of responsible pet care to the general public. We’d like to...

Adelle writes: What Can Your Sheep Tell You?

The AHDB Beef & Lamb Stocktake report gives us a decent breakdown and summary of production costs, profitability and performance on English Beef and Sheep farms.  The 2015 report recently...

Easter Dangers

Easter and springtime are only around the corner; with these come associated dangers for our animals that we as owners need to be aware of. Chocolate – Easter eggs: Chocolate contains a stimulant...

MARKETING ASSISTANT REQUIRED

Do you have a degree in marketing or a related subject, with previous experience working in a marketing role? We currently require a Marketing Assistant who will work closely with the Business...