Archive for October, 2009

The first Cesarian at ATV.

We had our first puppies born at the clinic on the 23rd September. Six beautiful Boxer puppies with big round noses and wriggly bottoms! The mother ‘Poppy’ went into labour at 1.30 in the morning, but unfortunately – after many hours of panting and only a few contractions, nothing had happened. We rushed Poppy into an emergency cesarean surgery and all hands were on deck as nurses, vets and family all helped. We are very pleased to announce that all six pups and their mother recovered from the surgery very well and within half an hour of the final suture going in, they were suckling happily and all snuggled up in the kennel.



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The Open Day

Our official open day was held on the first Sunday after we moved – fathers day, and we had a blast! The doors were opened with a couple of speeches and the official ‘cutting of the ribbon’, and we spent a wonderful, sunny day celebrating with a glass of bubbly, children’s activities, music and competitions.

Click here to see some of the images of the day. (a big thankyou to Louise Ayling for her beautiful photos!)

A moment in history


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The building at nightThe building at nightThe building at nightThe reception at nightThe waiting room at nightAll Moved In!

This our first blog post ever! (I can now see why we chose animal care over computer science!)

We have been in the new clinic for 50 days, and after rattling around in the huge building for a few weeks, we are finally finding a place for everything (and everyone) and settling in to this fantastic space.

The move only took two days, thanks to the awesome group of friends that helped us. There is a great feeling in this sunny, spacious building and everyone’s spirits are high. We are very excited, as we begin this new journey and for all the wonderful animals and people that we will meet on the way.

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