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NEW Oncology service for Langford Vets
We're pleased to announce that our NEW Small Animal Oncology service will be launching in January 2017.   Our new Small Animal Oncology service will be opening in January 2017. The aim is to provide expertise and experience in dealing with cancer in dogs and cats. With the support of specialists in soft tissue surgery, diagnostic imaging, critical care and clinical... more
Langford Vets hosts WHO Antibiotic Awareness Evening
As part of the World Health Organisation’s World Antibiotic Awareness Week, Monday 14th November 2016 saw Langford Vets hosting a WHO Antibiotic Awareness Evening, delivered by the University of Bristol’s AMR Force.   Vets from Langford Vets Farm Animal, Equine and Small Animal Practices, as well as human clinicians and an antibiotic pharmacist joined to hear some of Bristol... more
pets, cat, dog, fireworks
It’s that time of year again when our pets dive for cover. While we need to be careful with pets around fireworks in the same manner as human safety, we also need to be mindful of the impact the noises and flashes might have on them. The natural instinct of most animals when they encounter a loud noise is to take flight or hide. Some animals can learn to be tolerant of firework noises but... more
Does your horse make a noise during exercise? Our Equine Referral Hospital is recruiting horses to trial an exciting new treatment for upper airway disorders. This is drug free, surgery free and non-invasive and has been successfully used in human athletes. The treatment involves the horse wearing a special device for a short period daily, and undertaking an eight-week training programme. If... more
Awareness and management of chronic pain: Animal Pain Awareness Month September 2016 By Gwen Covey-Crump, Clinical Anaesthetist & Pain Specialist at Langford Vets Each September, the International Veterinary Academy of Pain Management (IVAPM) heads a campaign to celebrate Animal Pain Awareness Month with veterinary professionals around the world. The campaign is intended to raise owner... more
We are pleased to announce the appointment of Melanie Hezzell, a Cardiologist who joins us today (1 September 2016) bolstering our Cardiology team. Melanie graduated from the University of Cambridge in 1997. She has RCVS Certificates in Veterinary Diagnostic Imaging and Veterinary Cardiology and a PhD for her research into mitral valve disease in dogs. She is a Diplomate of the American College... more
Langford Vets attend Royal opening of World Horse Welfare Glenda Spooner Farm
On Friday 15 July, Langford Equine Practice Vet, Anna Hammond, and Langford Vets Chief Executive, Richard Hammond, attended the opening of the new Visitor Centre at World Horse Welfare’s Glenda Spooner Farm in Somerton.  They were delighted to meet Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal, World Horse Welfare President, who was there to officially open the new facilities.  Click... more
Langford Vets hosts Pet Blood Bank collection session
Our Small Animal Referral Hospital is hosting a Pet Blood Bank UK* blood collection session on Sunday, 7 August. By donating a unit of blood, your dog is truly giving the gift of life to others - every time your dog gives blood it can help save the lives of up to four critically ill dogs. We need canine blood donors who meet the following criteria: Weigh more than 25kg, are aged 1-8... more
Our on-site lab is first in UK to offer in-house Feline Genetic Test to identify a recently discovered mutation in Bengal cats Our on-site Diagnostic Laboratories has developed a new Feline Genetic Test to quickly and accurately identify a recently discovered mutation found to cause blindness in Bengal cats. This test will help inform Bengal breeders to avoid blind kittens being born... more
Sarah Spencer, Senior Clinical Training Scholar in Small Animal Medicine, received an award at this year's national congress of the British Small Animal Veterinary Association (BSAVA). Each year, the BSAVA receives several hundred submissions of clinical abstracts and many become part of the congress programme. Sarah was one of six winners selected from 120 offerings at the 2015 congress to... more
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