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It’s been a busy day in North Yorkshire! Our vets Will and Becky worked tirelessly with North Yorkshire Fire & Rescue Service this morning to free a horse named Elvis, who became trapped in a bog in Jervaulx. We are very happy to report that Elvis is now safe, and is doing well. Photographs from […]

Published 17th May 2017 under Equine & Local News


Lost and Found Missing Pets If you have lost your cat or your dog, please let us know as soon as you can. We can advise the staff at all our branches to watch out for your pet, and post on our social media accounts so that local people are also made aware. Who to […]

Published 14th March 2017 under Uncategorised


This was a particularly interesting case seen by John at Hollin Rigg this week. A 3-day-old lamb was suffering from a massive groin hernia which needed surgical fixation under general anaesthetic. Although this procedure is not strictly economical – often farmers like to look after individual cases and spread the costs over all the lamb […]

Published 8th March 2017 under Large Animals


Winter can be a tricky time for dogs as well as cats, but we have some tips to help you through the chill! Not all dogs are used to cold weather – if your dog spends most of their time inside, they won’t be used to the sudden drop in temperature, so don’t leave them […]

Published 2nd December 2016 under Small Animals


Winter is well and truly here, and that means your cat may need some extra attention during the cold weather. Many cats enjoy staying snuggled up inside during the winter, but others still enjoy an outdoor lifestyle. Always make sure you have shelter available in your garden, and make sure they can get back inside […]

Published 30th November 2016 under Small Animals


What is Toxoplasmosis ? Toxoplasmosis is caused by a parasite called Toxoplasma gondii. It results in abortion and barrenness in ewes and as such can have a large economic impact. How do sheep become infected? Cats become infected by eating raw tissue containing the cysts. The Toxoplasma then multiplies in the cat’s guts to produce […]

Published 14th November 2016 under Farm


Bonfire Night is fast approaching, and for some of us that means taking extra care of our dogs. Not all dogs respond well to loud noises, especially if they can’t see where the noise is coming from, so spotting these signs and taking preventative action is essential. Signs your dog is afraid of fireworks: Shaking/shivering/trembling […]

Published 14th November 2016 under Pets


Most cats enjoy a routine lifestyle and a calm, quiet environment. Loud, unexpected noises – whether short or prolonged  – can upset even the most relaxed of cats. Noises such as loud music, domestic appliances (vacuums, for example), parties and barking dogs can be stressful to cats, and firework season doubly so. When exposed to […]

Published 14th November 2016 under Pets


What is Toxoplasmosis ? Toxoplasmosis is caused by a parasite called Toxoplasma gondii. It results in abortion and barrenness in ewes and as such can have a large economic impact. How do sheep become infected? Cats become infected by eating raw tissue containing the cysts. The Toxoplasma then multiplies in the cat’s guts to produce […]

Published 24th October 2016 under Large Animals


Lameness affects most farms at some time or another. It can cause weight loss and poor condition in finishing lambs; poor libido and fertility in tups, and weight loss and poor milk production in ewes, all resulting in a loss of income. Many flocks are facing a hard enough time this spring as it is […]

Published 21st October 2016 under Large Animals


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