Karl's corner

Staying safe with Covid-19 Date: March 23, 2020

I want to start by saying that I hope this blog finds everyone in good health and spirits; these are certainly unprecedented days we’re living in! This is a bit of a higgledy-piggledy blog, more of a ‘touch base/ train-of-thought’ type of musing than usual, but hopefully still funny; as far as I’m aware, I’m […]

How to spot Arthiritis in your pet, and how to Live with it. Date: March 6, 2020

Arthiritis’ definition is ‘Inflammation of the Joints’, and occurs when the usually smooth cartilage that covers the bones surface becomes damaged and roughened, causing friction and pain whenever your pet moves. With increased friction comes the formation of new bone at the affected joint, making it even stiffer and harder to move; a condition that […]

February 11th Was Make a Friend Day! Date: February 25, 2020

Sorry for the delay with this one, the launch of our new website set me back a bit. Better late than never. I’m the first one to moan about social media, just ask the SLVC team; it takes over our lives, we spend too much time scrolling our way around it, it’s distracting – and […]

Dog Biscuit Day Date: February 11, 2020

Everybody loves a biscuit, right? Phew, glad it isn’t just me! Sometimes though, I raid the biscuit tin a bit too vigorously and no-one else gets a look in – sorry (not sorry) team, my bad! Anyhow, it would seem as though Fido is also rather partial to his biccies and they have their own […]

In a world where you can be anything; be Kind – especially to Animals. Date: January 17, 2020

Firstly, I want to say Happy New Year to you all! I hope you had a fantastic Christmas, too; ours was a little different this year at Underhill Towers, thanks to the arrival of Jesse. Just gotta say, I LOVED my first Christmas as a Daddy! I have to confess to not exercising much restraint […]

Keeping the peace between Toddlers and Pets. Date: January 2, 2020

Regular readers of this blog and clients of Saint Leonard Veterinary Centre will know that my wife and I have recently welcomed our baby boy into the world. We had done a bit of advance planning so that the furry members of the Underhill family weren’t going to be unnecessarily bewildered or stressed when baby […]

Keeping Festivities Fun for Your Pets Date: December 17, 2019

Is it just me that wishes there were about 36 hours in a day at the moment, instead of 24? The year goes quick enough as it is, without the additional elements of new-parenthood and Christmas galloping towards us! In my head, I had planned to write this blog and share it at the beginning […]

Bringing Baby Home a.k.a Meet the Pets, Kiddo! Date: November 27, 2019

Many of you that read this blog, and our valued furry and non-furry clients at Saint Leonard Veterinary Centre, will be aware that there has been a new addition to Underhill Towers: mine and my wife’s’ first baby! I’d love to say that in the preceding months I have been a paragon of organised virtue, […]

Introducing Our Veterinary Physiotherapist……. Emma-Jayne Date: November 4, 2019

Hello everyone, I hope this blog post finds you all in good spirits? As you know, here at Saint Leonard Veterinary Centre we pride ourselves on striving for the best practice possible and giving excellent standards of care for your pets. I’ve always believed that with knowledge and education comes responsibility; a responsibility to teach […]

Reptile Awareness Day. Date: October 28, 2019

Some of you will be aware (most perhaps won’t) that it was Reptile Awareness Day on 21ST October 2019, so I thought I’d do a little piece about all things reptilian. Some people keep Lizards and Iguanas as pets, as well as snakes and if you do your homework they can make great companions. Snakes […]