16 Tips on How to Keep Your Dog Cool in the Heat

Sadly our vets see a lot of cases of heat stroke in dogs during the summer months. Without the necessary care and precautions, it's not uncommon for heatstroke to result in the tragic loss of a beloved pet. It's easily avoidable, so here are 16 top tips on how to keep your dog cool in the heat. read more

Creation of new European College of ECC

On 12th April 2014 the European Board of Veterinary Specialisation (EBVS) unanimously approved the creation of a new European College of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care (ECVECC). This represents a great step forward for ECC in Europe. read more

Look out for pet dangers in the garden over spring

Spring is underway! The dog is digging up daffodils in the garden, and the cat is frolicking amidst the beautiful lilies - not so good! You wouldn’t think a daffodil would be a dog’s dinner, but dogs are attracted by bulbs pre-coated in bone meal or planted in compost, and will even dig them up for fun. Though this may seem harmless, it’s best to keep your four-legged friend well away from some spring plants. read more

Easter Treats

Dogs love chocolate as much as we do and sadly every Easter we treat patients who have found the family stash and gobbled the lot. Methylxanthine and caffeine in chocolate are poorly metabolized by dogs and cause vomiting, diarrhea, over excitement, tremors, panting, increased, irregular heart rates, high blood pressure, overheating and in severe cases seizures. All require emergency veterinary treatment. Different chocolates have different amounts of cocoa. read more

Exciting new internships at Vets Now Referrals, Glasgow

We are delighted to announce exciting new opportunities for Veterinary Surgeons at our 24-Hour Referral Hospital in Glasgow. We are offering three 12 month internships, providing a broad post-graduate clinical training experience for Veterinary Surgeons eager to increase their knowledge and experience. These positions could also act as preparation for entry to Residency training programmes. read more