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 […]

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 […]

Hotting Up! Date: July 26, 2021

How to Keep Your Pets Cool When Temperatures Soar… Phew, what a scorching week it’s been! I hate to moan about this glorious weather when it’s such a rarity but, while it’s utterly blissful when you’re on holiday and have a pool or the sea to dip in, working and dashing about doing ‘normal life’ […]

Thanks, but No Thanks Date: July 10, 2021

How to discourage your cat from bringing you gifts… Well, I can’t start this blog without a mention of the football – England are killing it right now! If ever the nation needed a lift the time is now, and the team are certainly delivering. Having secured their spot in the finals, all we can […]

Canine Brainiacs. Date: June 28, 2021

The Smartest Dog Breeds Just like humans, all dogs have their moments where they can go from seeming like highly intelligent creatures to, well, a little less so. One minute they’re obediently sitting and giving you their paw on command, the next they’re patiently waiting by a closed door when the one next to them […]

How Much Is That Doggy in the Window? The Cost and Commitment of Pet Ownership Date: June 15, 2021

Why, when we talk about the price of things, do we automatically sound really old?!? “Ay, I remember the days when a penny sweet was actually a penny!” There’s always a touch of nostalgia in reminiscing about the good old days when you could have a good night out with a tenner in your pocket […]

‘Tell Me Where It Hurts’ Date: June 1, 2021

Well, I’m writing this on a particularly damp and miserable May afternoon. When will spring finally set in?!? With rumours abound about a forthcoming heatwave I’ve got everything crossed that June will be a better month, weather-wise (and you should try typing with crossed fingers…it’s really not easy!). As things begin to open up again […]

Super Sniffers – Medical Dogs that Can Sniff Out Illness Date: May 11, 2021

Any dog owners will know that their pets have a penchant for sniffing. Sometimes, their constant need to smell every single tree, stile, lamppost, or blade of grass can be incredibly frustrating when you just want to walk and they keep stopping to take in the delightful scents of the local area. It’s all part […]