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Please see below our opening hours for Christmas & New Year.

If you require medication or food for your pet our last day for deliveries before Christmas is Tuesday 24th, so please have your orders in by the 23rd. Our next delivery date after Christmas would be Friday 27th December. Deliveries for New Year are the 31st and then the next date for deliveries is the 3rd January.


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If you’re travelling over #Christmas, here’s some advice to ensure your trip is as smooth and stress-free as possible:

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We love our pets, and they are part of the
family. So, when we’re on our travels during
the festive season, of course we want our pets
to come along too! If you’re travelling over
#Christmas, here’s some advice to ensure
your trip is as smooth and stress-free as
1) Make sure your pet’s microchip
identification is up to date. This includes your
name, home address and telephone number,
as well as adding the temporary address of
where you are staying.
2) Get copies of your pet’s medical records to
carry with you in case of an emergency
3) Schedule an appointment with us several
weeks in advance to make sure your pet has
had all vaccines, prescription medication
refills, and parasite prevention.
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This is scary news, babesia was a disease we were taught about at Vet school l, but we’re told it’s an African disease and not one we have in the UK. We now have it in North East Scotland. It’s now very important to protect your pets, please bear in mind that not all tick products treat all species of tick and not all kill ticks quick enough to prevent disease spread. It’s also important for us humans to check for ticks if we are it walking. Lyme’s disease in common in this area and now we have babesiosis. We can’t legally list which tick products are effective enough against ticks as it’s classed as advertising prescription medicines so please ask us if you need a recommendation. BBC News – Tick-borne parasite found in Scottish sheep in UK first https://ift.tt/2rccNGM

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Tick-borne parasite found in Scotland in UK first
Scientists have detected the tick-borne parasite in sheep in the north east of Scotland.
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November 20, 2019 at 07:50PM

**Heart warming story**

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This wee cat is Holly, pictured with her owners Mr and Mrs Rae.

Holly was brought into us as a stray in Inverurie centre. Luckily she was microchipped and we were able to trace her owners who live in Ellon! On phoning them and much to their surprise and telling us Holly had been missing for a year, we were able to reunite them. The best part is, it’s Holly’s birthday this week!🎉

Stories like this just shows never to give up on your lost companion. It was Holly’s chip that traced us back to her owners and so we cannot stress enough on how important it is to get your cats microchipped.

We hope Holly settles back in at home – and no more adventures! 😻

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Welcome back Gemma and a fresh welcome to Gregor and Molly!

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As mentioned as few weeks ago we have unfortunately had to say goodbye to Dave who is now on his travels and Laurie to enjoy maternity leave so we would like to introduce some new faces to the practice!

Firstly we’d like to welcome back Gemma, who worked at Donview for a number of years as a mixed animal vet before deciding 7 years ago to move to another practice in Aberdeen to focus on small animals. We are glad to welcome Gemma back to Donview as a small animal vet! 😊.

Next we’d like to introduce two new fresh faces to the team. Please welcome Molly and Gregor. Both originally from this neck of the woods. Gregor has just graduated from Glasgow Vet School and Molly has just graduated from Edinburgh Vet School.

We are very excited to have all 3 of these guys join the team! 🐶🐮🐈

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Thanks to our receptionists!

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Did you know that today is Annual Veterinary Receptionist Appreciation Day?

Today is aimed at celebrating the vital contribution of veterinary receptionists who are the first port of call to you, our clients.

Veterinary receptionists not only book all your routine appointments but are also the first person you speak to in an emergency. They try to ensure the smooth running of our day whilst also accommodating each and every emergency whenever they arrive.

It can be a difficult and emotional job – being there and supporting clients experiencing a range of emotions when your pets have to visit us.

So a huge thank you to our lovely team of Gemma, Mhairi, Fiona, Lindsay, Cate, Debbie, Katrina, Louise, Vicky and Ailsa. We don’t know where we would be without you!

Meet our new members of the Donview Team!

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The wee chocolate Cocker Spaniel is Penny who belongs to Josie one of our Nurses and the wee yellow Lab is Baxter who belongs to Emma who is also one of our Nurses. As you can see they are very cute wee pups and we cannot wait to see them grow 🐶🐶

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Two very sad goodbyes today!

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We unfortunately have to announce that Dave is leaving today to go traveling in Australia and Laurie is starting her maternity leave today. Both have been pivotal members of our team at Donview for many years. Well known and highly respected by our clients they will be very much missed by us all. Laurie will be back and will be popping in here and there but for Dave it’s a proper goodbye! Dave started at Donview in August 2015 and has grown from a very good newly graduated Vet hot off the press from Glasgow Vet School into an excellent experienced Vet with lots to offer his future patients in Australia! Dave you will be very much missed by us all. Laurie, we wish you all the best and look forward to you coming back!

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Attention Horse and Pony Owners – LAMINITIS + EMS ALERT 🚨🐴 🚨🐴

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The last eight years have seen an unprecedented leap forward in our understanding of what causes laminitis, and this has significantly improved the way that we are now able to manage this debilitating and painful condition in our horses and ponies.

This year we are seeing an enormous increase in the number of cases of Laminitis and Equine Metabolic Syndrome (EMS) compared with previous years, with horses and ponies of all shapes and sizes being caught out. Just to refresh – laminitis is inflammation of the laminae- the support system within a horses foot. This is extremely painful and often leads to pedal bone rotation. This inflammation can be induced by a multitude of factors including ‘cushing’s disease’ but most commonly just now we are seeing this as a consequence of underlying, often undiagnosed EMS. EMS causes insulin resistance, which is much like type II diabetes in humans – leaving blood sugar and insulin levels too high. Another issue EMS causes is altered fat metabolism. The most common signs of EMS are laminitis, obesity and/or abnormal fat deposits e.g. a big crest. The most common signs of laminitis are that your horse or pony may be ‘footy’ or ‘poddly’, both of which are frequently confused with stiffness. These ponies can often be painful after having seen the farrier and this can be confused with ‘nail bind’. If you are worried at all that your horse or pony is struggling or are unsure then please do not hesitate to give us a call on 0146762149. Please also have a look at this excellent website designed to raise owner awareness of laminitis, where there is lots of useful information as well as a laminitis symptom checklist. https://ift.tt/2FPmDTs

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July 02, 2019 at 06:06PM

Weʼre raising money to To Walk Again – Ride to Arran. Support this JustGiving Crowdfunding Page.

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One of our vets, Andrew Smith, is taking part in The Ride to Arran over the next week. This bike journey is from Belgium to Arran, which is over 500 miles!!

He is raising money for the To Walk Again Foundation, which helps to rehabilitate people after serious injuries and enables them to achieve wonderful things!

If you would like to help Andrew raise money for this wonderful cause you can donate through the link attached! Good Luck Andrew from all your colleagues at Donview!!

Help raise £1000 to To Walk Again – Ride to Arran

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June 21, 2019 at 08:10AM