Having a clear plan and procedures to follow in an emergency is critical when you're running a doggy day care centre.
We're lucky to be surrounded by so many excellent veterinary practices with some of the most modern facilities in the country, many of whom have provided fantastic advice and support since the beginning.
Southfield Veterinary Centre has an amazing team and is currently in the process of expanding to become a fully fledged veterinary hospital, including hydrotherapy and physiotherapy rooms. As the centre is less than 5 minutes away, emergency care can be delivered within a matter of minutes if required.
We also have a great relationship with Dave Cumber Vets who looked after Joey for many years. Their friendly group are on hand to provide advice and guidance if we have any concerns or worries.
The whole team at Joey's Doggie Day Care have completed fully accredited first aid and emergency animal care courses with Joanne at Companion 1stAid. Not only a recognised Animal First Aid Instructor and Dog Handler, Joanne does incredible work locally providing sanctuary for unwanted animals of all types and sizes at Green Acres Farm.
Exciting times for Southfield Veterinary Centre...
Phase 2, which is the creation of a hydrotherapy room, a physiotherapy room, a grooming room, extra consulting rooms and extra kennels is now underway at the front of the building. This is likely to take until the end of October to compete then they will start the final phase which consists of upgrading the reception area, existing consulting rooms, creating a second ultra-clean orthopaedic operating theatre... (Click here to read more)
Dave Cumbers new Weymouth Surgery...
Hundreds of visitors flocked to the Dave Cumber Vets “Behind the Scenes” Open Day at the Weymouth surgery located at Link Park, Chickerell Link Road, Weymouth on Sunday 13th August. The event showed off why the new facility is one of the best vets in Dorset. You can now even take a tour of the new centre without having to step inside the building with a virtual tour here... (Click here to read more)
Practical Pet First Aid for Every owner...
Meet Joanne and you know immediately how passionate about animals and animal welfare she is. Her years of experience as a dog handler have given her real-world experience of all sorts of animal care and emergency situations working across the South West for private clients as well as various organisations including Nationwide Dog Handlers and Animal Control Officers... (Click here to read more)