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We’re certainly witnessing a time of challenges, a time of concern and a time where “we’re in this together” are the first words you hear in the morning; if not the last words you hear before you sleep. Naturally, we’ve had to react to and anticipate many changes to our society. This meant closing some all of our clinics at the beginning of March in order to build separate teams and make preparations for what was to come… 

We’ve implemented social distancing, we’ve spread our teams apart, we’ve adopted a new standard of hygiene and cleanliness in all of our clinics and (we’re delighted to say) that all of our premises are open and have been open since the 5th of May.

Our staff are protected; when you visit, you’ll be protected; most importantly, your pets will be protected – this is our commitment to you. 

However, and even with everything that’s been going on, things have certainly been busy for us! Between regular check-ups and daily routines, a few laughs and heartwarming moments have seen fit to grace our doorstep, and we’d love to share them with you! 

Reservoir Socks… 

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Crime never pays, especially when it comes to stealing socks… Last week at our clinic in Stillorgan, Joey arrived with his owner for a consultation. Joey, feigning ignorance over the fact that he was in a Vets, seemed somewhat under the weather, but the jig was truly up when Joey’s owner reported a sneaking suspicion that a sock had gone missing. A sock that, perhaps, Joey had eaten. Naturally, we went through the motions (bloods, intravenous fluid therapy and an X-Ray) and found that there was, indeed, a sock in Joey’s stomach.

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Now, Joey claimed that it was put there by some unseen party, but we know better and, of course, what goes in must also come out! 

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Poppy’s Heroes

At our Dundrum clinic, Poppy was brought in with severe swelling around her tummy. Worse again, she was due, as-in pregnant; pregnant with bundles of fluffy joy!

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Our team knew that an emergency C-Section was required and Poppy was quickly brought to surgery. Thankfully, with some rest and a helping hand from our amazing medical team, Poppy made a full recovery and is currently tending to her four boys and three girls in relative peace. Needless to say, we were more than happy to help.

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Hidden in Plain Sight

At our emergency clinic in Clonsilla, Alan and Anne McCann brought in their Boxer, Kimmy. Kimmy had been hemming and hawing at her food for the best part of a week and both Alan and Anne agreed that there was something not right about her behaviour. Our Vet, Rory, took Kimmy in for a scan and discovered something quite surprising: Kimmy was pregnant. Anne and Alan went home with the good news…

dog pregnancy scan

Thankfully, we’re happy to report that Kimmy and her three beautiful pups all paid a visit to our Ashbourne clinic last Wednesday. They left us (for the second time in as many weeks) with big smiles and good news.

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dog pregnancy, puppies

So, as you can see, things haven’t been quiet for us, but we wouldn’t want it any other way!

We’re open, we’re committed to providing you with excellent veterinary care and we offer you our solemn promise that we are following all HSE and NPHET guidelines surrounding the spread and containment of the novel Coronavirus. 
If you have a pet-related emergency, a question for us, even a story to tell, a laugh to share, a picture to show, or a memory to reminisce over; we want to know!

Call us to book an appointment or have a gander at our website. 

And so, we’ll leave you with a nugget of wisdom: They say it can take a town to care for a child, but with a pet you’ll only need a Village Vet!