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SMART Specialist Veterinary Referrals3 weeks ago
NEW service available at the SMART Clinic, remote Physiotherapy Assessments!

We are now offering a remote physiotherapy assessment to proactively assist with mobility and fitness. Canine and feline, geriatrics and youngsters, many pets could do with a little input to preserve and boost mobility, function, independence and fitness.

These will be undertaken through zoom due to the pandemic so location is no issue. Especially good for nervous pets as well cats so they don’t have the stress of having to travel and be handled by strangers. Post pandemic assessments will be available in clinic too so we will be able to include a hands on assessment.

Geriatric pets – Many of us are guilty of thinking that slowing down or losing the desire to exercise is an inevitable consequence of ageing. However, input from an appropriately qualified physiotherapist can assist in keeping older pets active, improving mobility and increasing quality of life.

Felines – Cats are naturally very athletic and their mobility has a significant impact not only on their quality of life but also on their natural instinct to behave as a cat. Mobility restrictions can be difficult to detect because our feline friends prefer to hide signs of discomfort. While some cats with an issue develop a limp, more often owners notice that their cats are hiding more or have stopped jumping up to favourite perches like a windowsill. Some cats may have trouble getting in and out of tall litterboxes and start having accidents on the floor, and others may avoid going up or down stairs.

Puppies – We can support all stages of puppy growth and development. In this way each pup can develop into a well balanced and healthy adult with strong bones, healthy joints and well conditioned muscles, tendons and ligaments ready to take on any challenge life brings their way.

Physiotherapy assessments would not require veterinary referral however should any issues requiring veterinary input arise, we would signpost to the relevant veterinary professional whether that be first opinion for a check up, further investigation or recommending a full referral for rehabilitation treatment at the SMART Clinic.

For any queries or further information please either call Rhonwen at the SMART Clinic on 01792 931239 or email: rhonwen@smartvetwales.co.uk
SMART Specialist Veterinary Referrals
SMART Specialist Veterinary Referrals2 months ago
Dydd Gwyl Dewi Hapus! 🌼
Happy St David’s Day! 🌼
SMART Specialist Veterinary Referrals
SMART Specialist Veterinary Referrals2 months ago
Dear Clients & friends of the SMART Clinic,

Without exception, the last 12 months have been extremely difficult for everyone. It is hard to comprehend that we have lived behind masks, in a land where a simple hug is out of bounds for nearly a year. Yet we have I hope managed to show concern and empathy through body language and eye expression. We would like to say a huge thank you to our clients who have remained cheerful and polite whilst standing in the rain as we find a new way to consult and for remaining positive through these last difficult months.
For us at the SMART Clinic, the end of 2020 came with another, more personal challenge as Bob, Lowri’s husband was diagnosed with Motor Neurone Disease. Although he has not ventured into the water treadmill, Lowri has reduced her consulting hours to supervise his gym sessions in preparation for their fundraising challenge in July.
Details of this challenge and the group which Bob, Lowri & Will have made can be found at https://motoron.cymru

We will keep you all updated through our resident thespian, Dr Katie Jones who will be providing regular updates on how training is progressing on a virtual blog!

Once we can welcome clients back into the building we will also be challenging you all to walk a mile with your dog to support our fund raising efforts.

Our fundraising page is:
https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/motoron

Best wishes,
Lowri & the SMART Clinic team.
SMART Specialist Veterinary Referrals
SMART Specialist Veterinary Referrals3 months ago
Happy snow day from Team SMART! 🌨💙

Here’s a few of the staff pets having fun in the snow…
We’d love to see photos of your pets safely enjoying the snow too ❄️⛄️🐾
SMART Specialist Veterinary Referrals
SMART Specialist Veterinary Referrals4 months ago
We would like to wish all of our clients and four legged friends a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
We want to thank you for all your support in what has been a very difficult year for all. We can not thank you enough for working with us to allow us to still be able to provide treatment to our much loved patients. We truly hope you all stay safe and well this festive period and look forward to seeing you in what we hope will be a brighter 2021.

Very best wishes from all of the team at SMART.
SMART Specialist Veterinary Referrals
SMART Specialist Veterinary Referrals4 months ago
FURTHER COVID-19 UPDATE:
Following the government announcement yesterday of implementation of restrictions across Wales again from today, Sunday 20th December, we want to assure all our clients that we will be continuing to operate under our revised risk assessment (attached again here), to allow us to still be able to deliver our services and treatment to our patients, whilst also ensuring the health and safety of our dedicated staff members and our clients.
If you have any concerns at all, please do not hesitate to contact us at the clinic 02920 799886/01792 931239.
With very best wishes from us all at SMART x