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Vet nurse awareness month

26 April 2023
This month in Hexham, Stocksfield and Bellingham you may see posters or digital posts about veterinary nurses. Across England, the month of May marks veterinary nurse awareness month (VNAM). VNAM was first launched in 2005 by the British Veterinary Nursing Association in order to raise awareness of the work veterinary nurses do. 17 years later, the tradition pursues, and we
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Spreading the word

26 April 2023
Would you recommend Orchard House Veterinary Centres to your family & friends? Please help spread the word to those you know and to wider public by leaving us a review on one of our social media platforms. We receive some lovely feedback in person and by email. We would greatly appreciate if this could also be shown on our social
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CLIENT INSURANCE POLICY INFORMATION

7 March 2023
In order for us to be able to submit insurance claims on your behalf, we must have up to date policy information. Policies can change yearly, so it is important that any policy changes are made known to ourselves when an insurance claim is required. Please provide us with the following information regarding your insurance policy:-
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Dog walks in Tynedale

28 December 2022
Dog walks in Tynedale and the surrounding area often feature on television and news articles, and if you are a resident of Tynedale then you’ll understand exactly why. Walking has many benefits, as does owning a dog, so naturally if you combine the two then we can safely say that walking your dog is good for you, and your dog!
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Brucella canis Infection in imported dogs

28 December 2022
Key things to be aware of: The greatest risk of exposure is potential contact with Brucella canis contaminated materials, especially tissues and fluids associated with breeding and parturition Brucella canis is also shed in a dog’s bodily fluids, such as urine, blood, and saliva If positive, a dog is considered infected for life, even following antimicrobial treatment Human cases are
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Christmas charity competition – a roaring success

28 December 2022
Every year we choose a local charity to receive the donations from our Christmas charity competition. This year we chose West Northumberland Food bank who are a vital service to hundreds of homes in West Northumberland and Tynedale. We set an initial target of £300 over our two week competition but it was evident on day 2 that this was
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Registered Veterinary Nurse vacancy

3 November 2022
JOB VACANCY – Registered Veterinary Nurse – Hexham Are you looking to join a busy independent small animal practice in the Tynedale area? We are looking for a compassionate and caring RVN to join our team based at our main branch in Hexham. This role is Hours: Full / Part time Holiday: 4 weeks plus bank holidays and an additional
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Avian influenza (bird flu)

2 November 2022
Mandatory housing measures for all poultry and captive birds are to be introduced to all areas of England from 00:01 on Monday 7 November, following a decision by the United Kingdom’s Chief Veterinary Officer. The housing measures legally require all bird keepers to keep their birds indoors and to follow stringent biosecurity measures to help protect their flocks from the
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Apple the illuminated sheep

20 October 2022
ILLUMINATED SHEEP ART TRAIL This September, a brand new visual arts trail will light up Northumberland to celebrate the arrival of the Lindisfarne Gospels in the North East inspired by the Gospels’ themes of light, sheep and pilgrimage. A full flock of 30 life-sized illuminated sheep, created by artist Deepa Mann-Kler, will appear at a handful of key Northumberland locations.
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Christmas card

20 October 2022
In what has become a bit of an Orchard House Vets tradition, we would like to see your best Christmas themed photos of your pet’s! Our staff will look through the photos and select their favourite to feature on our Christmas card for 2022! Please enter through your local surgeries Facebook or Instagram page, but if you do not have
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