Karl's corner

Animal Welfare. Date: November 12, 2020

Something that any Veterinarian is passionate about, and that I feel is particularly pertinent at the moment, is the United Kingdom’s strict legislation regarding animal welfare, and what got me thinking about this subject was Denmark. Now you might be thinking “how on earth did ‘Denmark’ lead to ‘Animal Welfare’?”, and the answer is Mink. […]

Making Hallowe’en Happy for all The Family. Date: October 21, 2020

Hi everyone, hope you’re all in good spirits? In the midst of all the current Covid chaos, I thought I would provide a reminder of the fun still to be had. I was thinking about Halloween the other night, and how we could do it ‘Covid safely’, for all the humans in the Underhill Towers […]

Continuing Covid-19 Safety Measures; What the SLVC Team are Doing. Date: October 13, 2020

Well folks, I’ve gotta say that I’m definitely thinking of renaming ‘Karl’s Corner’ to ‘Corona Corner’! It seems that the guidelines are constantly changing and we have to evolve our practices and procedures to stay ahead of this ever-moving social landscape. I know, I know; we’re all getting a little Corona weary, but as we […]

Kennel Cough Vaccination. Date: October 7, 2020

Well folks, I was out cycling the other day and noticed the first tell-tale sign that autumn was here: those cosy tones of Gold and Russet had made an appearance on trees’ leaves. I usually love to see this change but this year I have to say that I feel a little bit cheated. The […]

Treatment and Management of Epilepsy and Seizures in Cats, Dogs and Other Small Furries. Date: September 24, 2020

The team at Saint Leonard Veterinary Centre specialise in small animal care, which means we treat pretty much anything excepting horses and livestock. Although there are common ailments and surgical procedures that make up the bulk of our day-to-day work, we do occasionally see non-routine cases. A strong love of animals and their health and […]

How to keep your Bunny in Bouncingly Good Mental and Physical Health Date: September 17, 2020

There’s been an upturn in the number of pets being bought during the Covid-19pandemic lockdown, one of which is the humble Rabbit, commonly kept as an ideal childrens pet due to its size. Rabbits are far from simple creatures though and have many needs to consider when keeping them as family additions. In this blog […]

Do Dogs and Cats get Bored eating the same food all the time? Date: September 10, 2020

My family and I have just got home from a well needed, and very much enjoyed, holiday. One thing that always puzzles me is why holidays seem to go so fast? Anyway, we had loads of fun and in the process ate far too much food! That’s another of life’s mysteries: why does food always […]

Why should I get my Cat, dog or Rabbit Neutered? Date: September 3, 2020

In common with most other sectors of healthcare, the Saint Leonard Veterinary Centre team had to close down and carry out emergency procedures only during the Covid-19 crisis. As the social distancing requirements have relaxed to 1 metre we have been able to re-evaluate our clinical practices and extend the range of services we can […]

Experiencing a Bitch in Heat. Date: August 19, 2020

I’m currently sat in my office at work, supposed to be doing admin (not my favourite thing in the world) and feeling hot. The heat got me thinking about a different kind of heat, the one that refers to when a bitch (female dog) comes into her fertile period; as well as ‘heat’ it’s also […]

Introducing your Pet to Face Masks. Date: July 28, 2020

Hi everyone, welcome to another ‘Karls Corner’ blog; I hope it finds you all hale and hearty? No doubt you’ve all heard that from Friday 24th July it became compulsory to wear a face mask/covering in all shops and supermarkets, an additional measure to having to wear them on public transport. Many people have managed […]