Practice News

Tuesday, 13th February, 2018

Mimram Vets Joins National Group!

John and Steph are delighted to announce that Mimram Veterinary Centre has recently become part of the VetPartners Group.  VetPartners is a group of some 60 veterinary practices across the country with a strong ethos of providing outstanding veterinary care for patients and excellent customer service for their owners.  Some of the most trusted and respected veterinary practices in the UK are members of the group, hence John and Steph considered VetPartners to be a good ‘fit’ for Mimram Vets.  They believe that by joining VetPartners the practice’s loyal clients and their special pets will continue to receive the same friendly, individual service that has always been provided by the Mimram team.   On top of that they will be able to offer even better levels of care with increased investment in equipment and staff as well as, through collaboration with other practices within the group, access to veterinary professionals with a wide range of skill sets that will potentially enhance the range of treatments available.

The day to day workings of the practice will be unchanged and the familiar faces in the reception, nursing and veterinary teams will remain though eventually both John and Steph will be moving on.  John will stay at Mimram Vets until the end of March when he’s taking a sabbatical to spend time with his family and pursue outside interests before returning in a non-clinical role with VetPartners.  He may not be based at the practice but will continue to be a regular visitor and will always have a very special relationship with it and will be trusting the care of his own pets to the Mimram team.  Steph will continue at the practice for another three months after John leaves before taking on a consultancy role, training and developing veterinary professionals in the hope of helping other practices offer veterinary care in the same special way that Mimram Vets does.  Like John, Mimram Vets will always be a very special place for her and she’ll also be asking the team to look after her pets and so will continue to pop in.

John and Steph are both sad to be leaving the practice though they are excited at the prospect of their new roles.  However, they will work hard in the time before they go to recruit a new vet and make sure that the team is fully supported so that no one will notice they’re not there!  Additionally they will make certain that those clients who generally choose to see them will have the opportunity to develop a relationship with another vet, with the cases being fully handed over to ensure continuity of care.

John and Steph would like to thank all of the clients for their support over the years and for choosing Mimram Veterinary Centre for their pets’ care; they would be very happy to talk to anyone who has any questions relating to this news.

Thursday, 30th November, 2017

Mimram Charity Christmas Raffle!

With Christmas around the corner, we’ve been busy making our Charity Dog Hampers for the Mimram Christmas Raffle! Have you spotted them in reception?!

Tickets are on sale at £2 each or £8 for 5. Why not enter for your chance to win our Huge Hamper for first prize or the beautiful Runners-up Hamper for your canine friend this Christmas! Both hampers are stuffed full of treats, toys and food from well loved brands such as Kong, Nylabone, Fish4Dogs, Royal Canin, Pet Remedy and many more! All money raised goes directly to the wonderful charity: Dogs On The Streets (D.O.T.S) for the dogs who don’t have a home this Christmas.

Raffle to be drawn on Thursday 21st December.

Thursday, 16th November, 2017

Mimram’s Autumn/Winter Newsletter

The latest edition of the Mimram newsletter is here! Packed full of the latest staff and practice news, NEW Crumb’s Corner featuring an article on Arthritis and lots of advice on keeping your pet safe during the autumn/winter period! Please click here for your copy and don’t forget you can sign up to receive all our newsletters straight to your inbox! Sign up under the Newsletter section at the bottom of the home page.

Thursday, 24th August, 2017

Pup Aid 2017

Raising Awareness about Puppy Farming

Pup Aid was founded in 2009 by Marc Abraham (a.k.a Marc the Vet) to raise awareness about the cruel practice of puppy farming with a mission to educate the public about responsible breeding and choosing/rescuing a puppy. One of the ways the campaign raises awareness is through an annual dog show. The day is packed with entertainment for all the family and includes: a celebrity judged dog show, dog displays, agility course and lots of stalls. This year’s event is taking place on Saturday 2nd September at Primrose Hill Park just off Regents Park Road. Click here to find out more!

If you are thinking of getting a new puppy, particularly a breed which is currently very popular, have a read of some of our top tips:

  • If buying from a breeder, ensure that you buy the puppy directly from them and that they are a Kennel Club recommended breeder (preferably an accredited breeder)
  • Make sure you see the puppy with its mum- be aware of their interactions and if anything seems amiss DO NOT buy the puppy
  • Ask to see the puppy’s health records (vaccinations, flea and worming treatments)
  • If rescuing a puppy please make sure it is from a rescue centre which is a registered charity.

Don’t forget- we can help you pick the right dog for you, your family and your lifestyle. Give us a ring on 01438 712300 or come in and chat to us!

What is Puppy Farming?

Pup Aid defines Puppy farming as “the mass commercial production of puppies purely for profit and without a thought for the welfare or happiness of the pup, breeding bitch or stud dogs”. Puppies are often separated from their mothers too early, not vaccinated or wormed, kept in horrendous conditions and won’t receive proper socialisation. Some will have preventable, infectious diseases whilst others will suffer from long term inherited diseases which may be incurable. Very sadly many of these pups are so poorly they die shortly after finding their new home. Buying from a puppy farmer (or through third parties often online, in a pet shop or via a free newspaper advert) simply fuels this awful trade and encourages suffering of more dogs.

Be very suspicious of puppy farming if you aren’t able to see the mum/excuses are made, the price of the puppy is either cheap (under £350) or very expensive (over £2000) or the puppy is being sold in a garden centre or pet shop. if you are suspicious then contact your local authority or call Consumer Direct on 08454 04 05 06.

 

Thursday, 10th August, 2017

Read “Stephanie’s Story” on the Mission Rabies Website

As you may remember, Steph is busy preparing and fundraising for her upcoming charity trip to Goa with Mission Rabies in October.

She has written a wonderful blog all about how she came to be involved with this fantastic charity and her future plans with Mission Rabies which they have published on their website. Please click here to read it and why not check out Steph’s justgiving page too by clicking here to help make a difference to the animals and people of Goa.

Sunday, 6th August, 2017

Congratulations to Receptionist Nicola and Our Former Colleague Liz!

We are very excited to announce the arrival of not one, but two beautiful babies! Some of our clients who have been with us for many years may remember Liz, a veterinary nurse who used to be part of our team. Liz still pops in to see us and we are very pleased to share news of the safe arrival of her adorable baby boy Isaac on 27th July. Receptionist Nicola’s beautiful little girl Annie Dorothy arrived a few days later weighing 7lb 6oz. All Mums and babies are doing well and we cannot wait to meet them both!

Little Annie!

Thursday, 3rd August, 2017

Mimram Nurses Volunteer for London Charity

How many of us have walked past a homeless person and their dog on the street? Their dog is very often their only companion and they will often ensure that their furry friend is fed before they are. Some of these dogs eat a diet of human food which is obviously not good for their health.

DOTS LONDON (Dogs On The Streets London) was set up by Michelle Clark, who has a passion for providing care and support to the street dogs of London. It is the first independent volunteer run street project which provides care, protection and support to these dogs via donations of doggy essentials (dog food, collars, blankets etc), a mobile groomer (to cut claws and bath dogs), dog trainer/behaviourists and a voluntary veterinary team (health checks, dispensing medication, vaccinations and microchipping). And this is where our Mimram nurses come in!

Anna and Sophie are volunteering a couple of times a month at DOTS’s Care Stations in London to provide much needed veterinary care to these dogs. As a practice, we have already donated veterinary supplies and blankets and are very proud of the difference that Anna and Sophie are making to these canine companions!

For more information or to make a donation, please chat to Anna or Sophie or click here to check out the DOTS LONDON website or here for their Facebook page.

 

Thursday, 20th July, 2017

Paintball Pellets Found in Mardley Woods/Heath Area

If you walk your dog (or live near) Mardley Woods/Heath area please be aware that there have been reports of paint ball pellets being found. These contain paint and anti-freeze so are toxic for both cats and dogs. They are bright yellow or orange in colour, rubbery and around the size of a large smartie. If your pet ingests any then please contact us immediately on 01438 712300.

Saturday, 8th July, 2017

Mimram’s Summer Newsletter

Our Summer Newsletter is here! Packed full of our latest staff and practice news, an article on Heatstroke and the facts about leaving dogs in cars plus our top tips for keeping your pet cool this summer, why not take a look? Please click here for your copy and don’t forget you can sign up to receive our free quarterly newsletters sent straight to your inbox! Sign up under the Newsletter section of the home page.

Saturday, 8th July, 2017

Nexgard Spectra

Nexgard Spectra, a palatable tablet given monthly to dogs, is now licensed for the prevention of Lungworm as well as the treatment of Roundworms, Fleas and Ticks. It does not treat Tapeworms so an additional medication is required usually every 3 or 6 months to cover these (particularly if your pet is a scavenger).

For more information contact us on 01438 712300.