December 2014

Pet of the Month: 
Dylan Jenkins

Dylan, a 7 Year Old, Male, Border Collie, first started coming to the Smart Clinic in December 2014.

Bella Williams

Pets Age: 
4 year old
Pet Type: 
Female neutered German Shepherd dog
Lateral Meniscal Issues

Two interesting cases involving stifles

As veterinary practitioners, we all see multiple cases of stifle disease in one form or another every day. They all respond to treatment differently. Two cases have stood out as unusual recently:


1) Bella

Llani Roxburgh

Pets Age: 
3 years old
Pet Type: 
Domestic short hair
Psychogenic alopecia

Looking back over the summer, Llani is a really good example of how responsive cats can be to acupuncture. She first presented in May this year. She had experienced military dermatitis triggered by a flea bite in February and although this had been addressed and her skin was no longer inflamed, she continued to over-groom. Her owners felt that some building work that was happening at home may have been contributing to her behavior.

November 2014

Pet of the Month: 
Della John

Della John a  9 Year 8 Month Old Neutered Female Cocker Spaniel

October 2014

Pet of the Month: 
Lolly Roberts

Lolly has been attending the Smart Clinic since July of this year.

September 2014

Pet of the Month: 
Baloo Williams

Baloo, a  6 Year 5 Month Old Crossbreed, has only recently started attending the Smart Clinic but we wanted to share his story because we are so pl

August 2014

Pet of the Month: 
Carlisle Payne

July 2014

Pet of the Month: 
Stella Nicholls

Stella, a 14 year 11 month old Terrier, first started coming to the clinic in the January of this year.

BSAVA working with BVRSMA Webinar Acute pain – 10 things you never knew. Presented by Gwen Covey Crump

Date Attended: 
Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Lowri, Tamsin and Sian all attended the above webinar to refresh their knowledge of specific areas of pain management. They will also be attending the sister webinar on chronic pain this coming September

Kayleigh Gulliford

A massive thank you to the amazing staff at the Smart Clinic. You have helped Febee become the fit, young dog she deserves to be. After becoming intermittently lame after the agility season last year I really didn't know what to do. The treatments and exercise plan you provided us has worked wonders. She's the fittest ever and proved it by winning grade 1agility (twice within a month!). I love seeing her enjoying life again, thank you!!!