Karl's corner

Welcome to Karl’s corner! Date: February 5, 2020

This is the place where I share my latest news and thoughts online. My aim is to give our clients an insight into the latest goings on here at Saint Leonard Veterinary Centre, and also to bring to their attention any matters I think important concerning the healthcare of their pets. I hope you find […]

Cat Cafés – Cute or Cruel? Date: May 10, 2022

Being a vet and dad of a toddler can mean life’s pretty hectic but I had a rare opportunity for a chilled out morning the other day, and I sat in the sunshine enjoying a cup of coffee with Ziggy purring away on my knee. It was bliss! Like many cats, whether he sits with […]

Walkies! Date: April 25, 2022

We’ve been treated to some lovely spring weather recently and, along with the glut of Bank Holidays that occur at this time of year, it’s been a perfect excuse to get out with our faithful friends and explore some of the wonderful Derbyshire countryside that’s on our doorstep. Poppy and Betty love nothing more than […]

Pets and the Cost of Living Crisis Date: April 12, 2022

Well, regular blog readers will remember that in my last blog I tentatively mentioned the beautiful spring-like weather that we were enjoying. I knew at the time it was a risky thing to bring up and, as predicted, I jinxed it! Sorry…! The temperatures have swiftly plummeted and today, as I write, the rain is […]

How Does Your Garden Grow? Date: March 29, 2022

I don’t want to speak too soon, because we all know what the British weather’s like (you watch, it’ll snow next week) … but it looks like spring could be springing! As I write this, the windows are open, the birds are singing outside, and we’re being bathed by glorious spring sunshine. I’ve noticed many […]

Animals in Ukraine Date: March 15, 2022

The world has been shaken by the terrible war in Ukraine. We’ve all watched in horror the shocking images, reports and video footage of families having to leave their homes as they flee to safety, often leaving family members behind to fight to protect their country. It’s a humanitarian crisis on a huge scale and […]

Unwanted Visitors Date: March 1, 2022

Pets, as we all know, are much-loved members of the family. We welcome them into our homes and it becomes their own (more often than not, they entirely take it over – seeming to believe it’s actually more their home than yours!). However, sometimes our pets bring in some unwelcome guests. Guests that can cause […]

Hydrotherapy for Pets Date: February 15, 2022

Brrr, it’s a chilly one again today, isn’t it! As I gaze out on another cold, blustery February day I’m dreaming of a nice hot beach somewhere … a nap on the sand, a refreshing dip in the sea. Ah, bliss! I’m not the only one who enjoys a splash in the ocean though, my […]

Snow Joke! Date: January 25, 2022

Brrrr! It’s been a bit chilly lately, hasn’t it! Hands up who’s already fed up with defrosting their car every morning? While we’re beginning to see very early signs that spring is on its way, with evenings getting slowly but surely a little lighter and green shoots starting to peep through the soil, this weather […]

New Year’s Resolutions (from our pets!) Date: January 11, 2022

Happy New Year! Well, 2022 is here … I hope you all had a very merry festive period and that the New Year’s started well so far. For me, it’s been a busy one already and, a week in, those promises I made in good faith on 1st January are already starting to wane … […]