‘Dry eye’ in dogs

  Remember the last time you got something in your eye? The intense irritation. The desire to rub it all the while knowing that’s the worst thing you can do. Tears streaming out from tightly closed lids, flushing out the irritant from the eye. Eyes are very...

Wellness Care at Halifax Veterinary Centre

“I could throttle him!” The young woman dragged her Border Collie into the clinic. “He just pulled my daughter onto the road. If a car had been coming she would be dead! I want one of those Halti collars that controls your dog when he is on the lead.” One of our...
BESTPRACTICE Hospital Standards accreditation

BESTPRACTICE Hospital Standards accreditation

Yes, we’ve done it again. We recently passed our 9th BESTPRACTICE Hospital Standards audit, maintaining our cherished accreditation status. Back in March 2000 we were the first veterinary practice in New Zealand to become accredited to the BESTPRACTICE Hospital...
Itchy dogs – allergen hypersensitivity

Itchy dogs – allergen hypersensitivity

Dogs scratch, lick or chew because they are itchy; it is very unusual for a dog to do this simply out of habit. A common cause of itchiness in dogs is allergy or atopy, a hereditary hypersensitivity to certain allergens. However, it is important to remember that not...
BESTPRACTICE the key to NZVA award

BESTPRACTICE the key to NZVA award

Thanks for the many kind words I do appreciate the cards, emails and many kind and thoughtful comments following my Outstanding Service Award from the New Zealand Veterinary Association (NZVA). You can read the article here if you missed it. In considerable measure...
Hunter of the Year 2016

Hunter of the Year 2016

We have a winner! It was truly hard to pick a winner this year. There were many good and deserving entries.Cats across Nelson are proving they are genuine eco-warriors in the work they do in suppressing the rodent population and thus benefitting native birdlife....