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 […]

Dog Tired? Take a Cat Nap! Date: November 23, 2021

Ahhhh, I’m finally back at Underhill Towers after a loooong day and I’m desperate to put my feet up! I could just close my eyes and have a little snooze … but, with the little man wanting to play and the dogs needing a walk, there’s no chance of a cat nap. I have to […]

Stick injuries Date: November 9, 2021

It’s an image we’ve all grown up with – from greetings cards, to films, to cartoons; a dog chasing a stick is a familiar scene. How many of us have automatically picked up a stick and thrown it for a dog to chase? Dogs love to chase sticks, right? That may be the case, but […]

Bonfire Night Date: October 26, 2021

Remember, remember … last year when Fido spent several nights quaking behind the sofa and Kitty refused to go outside for a week? Hmm, yes, Bonfire Night – loved by many, hated by almost as many. While some pets barely flinch at the sight and sound of a firework, for others the loud bangs, squeals […]

My Hero! Date: October 12, 2021

It’s our job, as vets and veterinary nurses, to help animals – to be there in their time of need and do all we can to make them better. But, pets are such giving creatures this is rarely a one-way process. We all know that, if the need arose, our pets would have our back. […]

Old Pets on the Block Date: September 28, 2021

This week here at SLVC we were kindly given a mention on another blog. And not just any blog – oh no, this is the blog of the most senior feline in our care, Ollie the cat (AKA Mr Ollie). Ollie is 25 years old and – let’s face it – a bit of a […]

A Heart Warming Letter. Date: September 23, 2021

This letter made me feel lovely and warm inside so I wanted to share it (after getting Jane’s permission). Dear Karl I have been meaning to write to you for ages. I knew this would be hard to write and more than a few tears have been shed writing it! From the bottom of my […]

Two’s Company: Pet Friendships Date: September 14, 2021

The other day, as I watched Poppy and Betty racing around together on their walk, I thought how nice it was for each of them to have a playmate. Yes, they have moments where they get on each other’s nerves (don’t we all!) but for the most part, they’re best buds. It was, for a […]

Pets At Work Date: August 30, 2021

One of the best things about my job is that I get to spend the whole day with loads of animals. Ok, I know that kinda goes without saying for a vet, but I honestly feel like it’s a privilege to have all these lovely furry characters at work. Even when they’re poorly, animals have […]

Dogs on Tour Date: August 16, 2021

Holidaying with Your Faithful Friend   Ah, I do love to be beside the seaside! Living in ‘landlocked’ Derbyshire, a trip to the sea always feels like a holiday – whether it’s lying on a beach enjoying the warm climes and azure blue of the Mediterranean or a spending a couple of days in the […]