Preparing your pet for firework season

Linnaeus blog, Pet

Fireworks are used throughout the year to mark significant seasonal celebrations including Bonfire Night, Halloween, New Year’s Eve and Diwali. Whilst they are enjoyable for humans to watch, pets can …

Senior pet focus

Linnaeus blog, Pet

As we age, we begin to experience certain health conditions that are linked to getting older. The same is true for our pets; the only difference being that they are …

Taking your cat to the vets

Linnaeus blog, Pet

A visit to the vet can be stressful for cats, and therefore stressful for you too! You will need a sturdy cat carrier to get your cat from your home …

Taking your dog out in public

Linnaeus blog, Pet

The daily walk forms an important part of our dog’s routine; a chance for them to stretch their legs (and ours!). As it’s something we do every day, we may …

Camping with your dog

Linnaeus blog, Pet

Have your holiday plans this summer taken on a different look and feel? Are you swapping sunbeds and sand for…well, a field? Camping and caravanning is the holiday trend for …

Protect your pet from the sun

Linnaeus Pet

As we head into the summer months and temperatures start rising, it’s important to remember that your pets are most vulnerable at this time to many injuries and illnesses which …

May is Veterinary Nursing Awareness Month

Linnaeus Pet

May is Veterinary Nursing Awareness Month. This campaign, led by the British Veterinary Nursing Association (BVNA), aims to raise awareness of the importance of the role of the veterinary nursing profession …

Easter weekend opening hours

Linnaeus Pet Archive

With Easter coming up, our opening hours will vary from our usual times.   Friday: Usual opening hours at all practices Saturday:  Usual opening hours for Glenfield and Whetstone. Saffron Lane and Scraptoft …

COVID-19 and Pets

Linnaeus Pet Archive

COVID-19 is much in the news, and some reports are based on fact, others speculation. We don’t have all the answers, but we do have some advice for you as …

COVID-19 FAQs

Linnaeus blog, Pet

In light of the current COVID-19 situation, we have pulled together a list of the frequently asked questions – which provide further information about the precautions all veterinary practices are …

31st March update from Park Vet Group

Linnaeus Pet

As you’re probably aware, from our last update, we continue to monitor the situation and respond quickly to government advice and the professional guidance from the Royal College of Veterinary …

PVG Coronavirus Update

Park Vets COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Update

Linnaeus Pet

At Park Vet Group, the health, safety and wellbeing of our patients, our staff and our community is our number-one priority. We remain committed to delivering exceptional care to your …

New CT Scanner

Park Vet Group Glenfield News, Pet, Surgery News

During the Winter, the Glenfield surgery had a huge extension, we were running out of space! The extension included more consultation rooms, kennels space and operating theatres . One of …

Feeling Anxious George?

Park Vet Group Pet

George, a 9 month Springer Spaniel presented to the Ophthalmology Team at Park Vet Group Referrals with a very odd facial expression. The referring vets could not make sense of …

Your pet’s firework survival guide

Libby Sheridan Pet

It’s that time of the year that so many of our furry friends dread…fireworks season!  Although seeing the sky lit up into in a myriad of different colours can be …

We’ve got a new look!

Libby Sheridan Pet Archive

The eagle-eyed amongst you will have noticed that we’re looking a little different these days. We’ve started to roll out our new branding, which includes a new logo and the …

Enter our Summer Fun photo competition!

Park Vet Group Pet

    Here at Scraptoft, we’re celebrating summer with some fun activities. First up is our Summer Fun photo competition. Just share with us your photos of your pet enjoying …

Alabama Rot

Park Vet Group Pet

Alabama Rot, a disease affecting dogs, has been noted in many counties across the UK. It was first recorded in Alabama, and is also known as Cutaneous and Renal Glomerular …

Ouch!

Park Vet Group Pet

What’s the most painful thing you could do? …Can you imagine what it feels like to be stung in the eyeball by a bee?             …

Bite-sized Pudding

Park Vet Group Glenfield News, Pet

Pud, a 13 year old Yorkshire terrier, was enjoying the freedom of walking in the park having just recovered from cataract surgery in both eyes.  Suddenly, he was attacked and …

New tick-borne disease in news

Jane Yeates Pet

There have been reports recently of dogs in Essex having been infected by Babesia canis – a disease carried by ticks. This disease is common in continental Europe and in …

New Vet at Glenfield

Park Vet Group Glenfield News, Pet

Mark Russon has recently joined the Glenfield team. Mark has recently gained a specialist qualification in Ophthalmology ( Eyes) and was previously working at the Scraptoft surgery. Mark now divides …

How times have changed!

Park Vet Group Pet, Pet Archive

Congratulations to Lucy Costello, veterinary nurse at Saffron Lane, on being the longest serving member of staff at the site and at the practice! She started work here as a …

Image is everything

Park Vet Group Pet, Saffron Lane News

When it comes to X-rays, image is everything ……..or nearly everything. You have to X-ray the relevant part of the body, correctly positioned, on the right X-ray plate. The X-ray …

Rocky’s rapid weight loss

Park Vet Group Pet

Rocky, a very greedy Chihuahua, arrived at the surgery having just raided Eton mess from the fridge. He weighed 5.4kg and his belly was enormous. Concerned all that rich party …

Ouch!

Park Vet Group Pet

Charlie an elderly Greyhound was taken to the surgery in severe pain, struggling to walk. Needing ultra-strong pain relief, Charlie was found to have a lump in his abdomen. In …

Microchip

Park Vet Group Pet

TOP TIP: Dogs in England will legally have to be microchipped starting in April 2016. If your dog has not been microchipped yet, do please make an appointment with a …

Sentenced to a life time of itching?

Park Vet Group Pet

Mak, an 8 year old Westie was less than a year old when he started to itch. He kept getting skin rashes and infections, which were treated with various medications …

What is the right shape ?

Park Vet Group Pet

In the same way that the human population of the UK has gained weight, plump dogs are now seen by many people as the norm. In fact many owners of …

New Vet at Scraptoft

Park Vet Group Pet

As the Scraptoft Lane practice has become much busier we have expanded and developed the team. Mark Russon has now gained a postgraduate qualification in Ophthalmology ( Eyes)and is spending …

Christmas Do’s and Dont’s

Park Vet Group Pet

Christmas is a fun time for your pets but here are a few tips on how to keep everyone healthy over the festive period…

Christmas Opening Hours

Park Vet Group Pet

Here are our Christmas opening times but please remember in any emergency please ring 0116 2878636

Annie’s new deliveries

Park Vet Group Pet

When Annie, a 2 year old Jack Russell Terrier, got into trouble giving birth, she had to have an emergency caesarean operation. The night vet and nurse were delighted to …

How to Prepare your pet for Fireworks

Park Vet Group Pet

It’s that time of the year again!  Please don’t forget dogs and cats are upset by the sound of fireworks.  These tips can help to minimize distress. 1: Training and …

Ferret Breeding and Contraception

Pete Orpin Pet

The recommendations for managing ferret breeding and contraception have changed over the recent few years and the information below is designed to give you some insight into the choices available. …

The Park Referrals Newsletter – September

Pete Orpin Pet

Introducing a new service!   Since March we have been able to offer an Electroretinography service (ERG).  ERG enables us to assess retinal function in our patients by measuring electrical …

Latest Newsletter

Park Vet Group Pet

Download the latest version of the Park Vet Group Newsletter

Fleas!

Pete Orpin Pet

Fleas are a year round problem, and to help you, we will send you a text reminder to inform you it is time to collect your next flea box of …

Fleas, your pet and you!

Park Vet Group Pet

Fleas are a year round problem, and to help you, we will send you a text reminder to inform you it is time to collect your next flea box of …

Fleas!

Pete Orpin Pet

***Fleas are a year round problem, and to help you, we will send you a text reminder to inform you it is time to collect your next flea box of …

Park Referrals Newsletter – June

Pete Orpin Pet

Hip Reductions Available!   Teddy was a Border Collie who had worked with horses all of his life.  Unfortunately, he suffered a debilitating accident when a tailgate fell on top …

Mystery Canine Illness

Park Vet Group Pet

You may have seen on the news reports of a mystery illness that has been affecting dogs particularly in the New Forest Area. Firstly, be reassured that this disease is …

That sinking feeling!

Park Vet Group Pet

[tgallery id=”lbgallery3″] At the Park Vet Hospital in Glenfield on Sunday morning we had the most unusual animal emergency. Tyson an 8 week old puppy had got his head stuck …

We love Cadbri!!!

Park Vet Group Pet

We would like to share with you this letter that was sent to the Leicester Mercury by Cadbri’s owner. It was such a lovely surprise to read about our services …

Phoebe’s story..continued!

Park Vet Group Pet

More Training- Training to the whistle [youtube id=’F8spqyjwSmo’ width=”450″] A good well behaved dog is great fun. Getting there takes real effort. The first challenge was to get her to …

Phoebe’s Story

Park Vet Group Pet

Peter Orpin, one of our vets, has had a new addition to the family – a new puppy, a chocolate Labrador, called Phoebe. In this article we detail how Peter …

Worms

Park Vet Group Pet

Make worming your dog easier by using the new Chewable Wormer for Dogs. Medium sized dogs can be treated with just one tasty chew – it’s so easy! It is …

Puppy Parties

Park Vet Group Pet

Parties Socialising your puppy from a young age is important and all young puppies that are vaccinated at the Park Vet Group are invited to a puppy party. The parties …

Puppies Galore

Park Vet Group Pet

By Peter Reeve When eight rottweiler puppies were rescued by the RSPCA, the chances of them all surviving looked slim. But thanks to veterinary nurse Nicola Gray, who has hand-reared …

My Lion Country Experience

Park Vet Group Pet

  [tgallery id=”lbgallery3″] I’ve always wanted to be a vet nurse since I was young and have worked at the Park Veterinary Group for 5 years. Having trained here, I …

Myxomatosis

Park Vet Group Pet

There is currently an outbreak of Myxomatosis in wild rabbits in Aylestone Meadows in Leicester. Myxomatosis is a very unpleasant viral infection, which causes swellings around body openings and is …

It was a fun day

Park Vet Group Pet

The first Park Vet Group charity summer fair took place this year on Saturday 16th July at Blaby Old Boys Club in Whetstone. After weeks of organising we were hoping …

New Vision

Park Vet Group Pet

Not content with doing lots of eye referral work in domestic pets, one of the partners, Gareth Jones (on the right of the photo), recently performed surgery on a bull …

A Highly Honoured Doggie!

Park Vet Group Pet

One of our patients was recently honoured to go to London on Royal business. OsKar Aardvark, a 9 year old Lurcher, attended Buckingham Palace in November for an Investiture – …

MRI Scanner arrives at Glenfield surgery

Park Vet Group Pet

Introducing Veterinary MRI We are pleased to offer a new specialist service at The Park Veterinary Group which complements both our first opinion practice and our expert referral services in …