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Welcome To Our Second Physio

As many of you will know our physio Kathryn has been with us sometime and due to the high depmand for physiotherapy, Alice will be seeing patients on a Friday from October.

Alice grew up on a farm in Walcott surrounded by ponies, dogs and cats. It was here that Alice developed her love of animals and decided on a career in Physiotherapy.

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She qualified from the University of Birmingham as Chartered Physiotherapist in 2009 and began her career at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital. During the past eight years Alice has also worked at the James Paget Hospital and the West Suffolk Hospital gaining experience in a number of different areas of Physiotherapy.

In 2012 Alice qualified from the Royal Veterinary College in MSc Veterinary Physiotherapy, and set up work as a free lance Animal Physiotherapist in North Suffolk treating mainly horses.

Alice moved back to North Norfolk in 2014 and continues to work with people and horses. After recently starting a family Alice has decided to venture in Small Animal Physiotherapy, and is starting by working Fridays at Miramar seeing a selection of small animal referrals.

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Pet of the Month for September

Tyrion has been seeing our nurse Natalie for desensitising sessions and here’s what she had to say about him!

‘Tyrion started coming to see me just over a year ago because he was nervous of some people and noises. At first Tyrion wanted to sit next to his mum when he came to see me but with the help of Kalmaid (a nutraceutical) and throwing hot dog sausages to him, I slowly won him over! Still being a little unsure he would sometimes back away if I asked him to do something new. So when he over came his fear of me handling him all over and the fear of the deadly snake, otherwise known as the stethoscope, he was well on his way to being a happy patient here at Miramar. He has since needed to see the vet for an injury and was praised for how well he behaved. Tyrion will still need to keep up his desensitising session to stop him from becoming nervous again, but these sessions can be spaced out into monthly or even 2monthly visits. Well done Tyrion you are a star pupil!’

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Plan ahead with our great value Pet Health Plan

 

Have you ever created a checklist for your day, ticking off your boring tasks and chores every time you completed one? Some of you probably do this every day, giving yourself an extra sense of achievement when you’ve brushed your teeth or made it into work on time.

That miniature endorphin rush you feel when you complete a task occurs because you appreciate the value of planning. It makes you feel productive and in control of your life.image2

Yet some pet owners don’t appreciate the importance of planning for their animal’s healthcare.

Instead of plotting out their pet’s veterinary care, they leave things to chance. And when a major operation for their furry friend comes calling they’ll struggle to budget effectively.

 

 

The benefits of planning ahead

Poor planning can make a sizeable dent in your wallet, which is why our Pet Health Plan is designed to structure your veterinary payments in a way that’s both affordable and convenient for you.

The main aim of the Pet Health Plan is to provide your pet with the preventative healthcare that isn’t covered by insurance, including:

  • Vaccinations and boosters
  • Year-round flea and worm treatment
  • Twice yearly health checks and advice

This is a plan which aims to give your pet optimal care, all while helping you save a little bit of money.

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We’re proud of our plan, and we think your pet will receive the best possible care if you join it.

For more information, visit our website miramarvets.co.uk/pet-health-plans/ or get in touch with us on Sheringham 822293 or Cromer 513976.

Pet of the month August

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Mr and Mrs Jones found 4 baby hedgehogs (hoglets) in their garden. Unfortunately the males had started to fight. Lucky was badly bitten through his right back foot.

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Michaela saw Lucky and gave him antibiotics and pain killers to reduce the swelling and infection. A couple of days later it was evident that the medication wasn’t working so Michaela xrayed Lucky’s foot. The infection had become so bad that the bone was infected and the leg had to be amputated. After a delicate and fiddly operation Lucky came round and instantly started to eat, he returned home later the same day.

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Lucky is doing well but has been separated from his siblings!

Sadly hedgehogs are on the decline in the UK at around 5% each year. There are several websites to visit where you can find useful information on Hedgehog conservation
www.hedgehogstreet.org
www.britishhedgehogs.org.uk

Carnival Dog Show

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There was a fabulous turn out for the Miramar Carnival dog show this afternoon. Thank you to Lucy and Lesley for arranging all the classes. Thank you to Doodle Pots of Holt for the amazing medals. Check out AndyLanglyPhotography website for photos of your pooches!

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