Name the elephant competition – WVS
ANITA’S ZAMBEZI CANOE CHALLENGE COMPETITION!!
To help raise funds for the WVS (Worldwide Veterinary Service) and to support Bay Vets Administrative Director Anita in her 100 mile Zambezi Canoe Challenge in September, we will be running the following competition at all 4 of our surgeries. To read more on Anita’s challenge, you can visit the following Just giving page:https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/Anita-Lowis1 or for more information on this amazing charity you can visit: https://wvs.org.uk
To enter: Select one of the 265 male names from our surgery list for just £3 per entry!!!
The winner will win a BRAND NEW APPLE IPAD MINI worth £250 and also have the opportunity to take our adorable elephant home to keep.
ENTER NOW FOR YOUR CHANCE TO WIN!!
Competition closes end of April 2017.
Following on from our Christmas Quiz we had for Save-A-Pet animal charity based in Morecambe, we are super pleased to announce £108.00 has been raised.
The winner with an amazing 25/25 for the quiz is Mrs Lyth from Carnforth. Here Mrs Lyth is, with our Boutique Assistant Linda collecting her prize being a yummy chocolate hamper. 🙂
Thank you to all that entered and helped us raise funds for this amazing animal charity. Here are the answers for those of you who racked their brains to enter.
All things wild and wonderful
A lucky escape…
A fox came to us from the RSPCA late one evening with reports that it had been attacked by two large dogs. Foxes are renowned for being very vicious and also perfect escape artists therefore we could not examine him conscious. He was brought to us in a large carrier, from what we could see there appeared to be a wound on his back and also blood coming from his mouth, we needed to see whether the wound would need surgical intervention or whether it could be left to heal. We also needed to check on his bleeding mouth.
Once asleep the first thing we did was quickly check his mouth, we could not see any injuries and believe the blood may have been from fighting back with the dogs. After this we muzzled the fox as although he was very heavily sedated, if by chance he woke up we did not want to get bitten! On examination of the fox we only found one small puncture wound. The patch that we thought looked like a wound was in fact a very heavily saliva stained patch, possibly from one of the dogs trying to bite the fox.
Whilst the fox was asleep we took an x-ray to make sure there were no internal injuries and very luckily nothing abnormal could be seen! We recovered the fox in his carrier and when he was awake we sent him to a local wildlife rescue centre to be monitored for a few days before being released back into the wild.
The fox was an adult male and in very good general health, there were a few signs of old injuries that had healed over showing that this probably wasn’t his first altercation…however this time he came away unscathed…lucky Mr Fox!
Blog published by Demi Ann Seddon – Auxiliary Nurse – Bay Vets Lancaster
Bay Vets Celebrating “International Day Of Charity”
Mon 5th Sept 2016 was “International Day Of Charity”
To celebrate this day we “donated” 4 Bay Vets team members to our very hardworking local animal charities being: Wolfwood, Cats Protection, Save-A-Pet & Animal Care for the entire day to give a helping hand.
We had our RVN Head Nurse from Milnthorpe Vicky who worked with Animal Care, our puppy party queen/receptionist Charlotte who worked with Wolfwood, our Development Manager Sarah with Cats Protection and our Boutique Assistant Linda with Save-A-Pet. All 4 ladies thoroughly enjoyed their day with each charity.
Later in the afternoon Bay Vets Chairman then attended a meeting with each animal charity representative to meet Cooky from The Bay Radio. Cooky then interviewed each member and asked various questions about each charity and business.
Sarah the Development Manager from Bay Vets then presented each charity representative with a large chocolate hamper and thank you card for them to share with all of the volunteer team of each charity. We feel that each and every one of the volunteers of each animal charity work extremely hard and all their time given is unpaid for and in their own time and we wanted to share how much we value this.
Pet Photography Shoot available to Win at Bay Vets!!!
We love helping local charities, so we have decided to help Bendrigg Trust raise funds for their amazing art department who work with disabled children in their care. Bendrigg Trust Art Department are looking to raise £6000 to help with the facilities they have and to help continue this brilliant service to children.
We have been given an amazing gift by “Sam Adele Pet & Equine Photography” which is for 2 adorable pets to be photographed outside in a 2 hour photoshoot by the professional. The lucky owner will then receive x2 7×5 prints of their choice and x1 8×10 print of their choice of there furry friends, that’s not all though, they will then have access to an online gallery of which they can view every photo taken on the day from the shoot.
Therefore, we have tied this in with Bendrigg Trust and will be selling Raffle tickets at each of our surgeries located in Lancaster, Morecambe, Caton & Milnthorpe. Our raffle tickets will be £1 per strip and the lucky winner will receive this amazing gift whilst helping us raise for an excellent cause.
If you would like to take a look at some of the work by this fantastic artist the link to her website is: http://www.samadelepetservices.co.uk/ and Sam’s Facebook page is https://www.facebook.com/SamAdele-PetEquine-Photography-409850829165518/info/?tab=page_info.
Feline Friendly Talk Success!!
To celebrate the 10th Anniversary of the Cats Protection league, here at Bay Vets we have committed to holding some feline friendly talks throughout the year of 2016. The talks are held at The Strathmore hotel in Morecambe located on the promenade. Everybody is welcome to attend and entry is completely FREE.
Our most recent talk was on “Tums & Teeth” and what problems our little feline friends may have with these topics. Due to the fabulous location seating is available and tea, coffee and cakes are included also.
Here are a couple of photos from our last talk on Wed 18th May 2016.
Dr Katie Kyle – Veterinary Surgeon of Bay Vets attended the talk along with Bay Vets fellow Cat Advocates Diane & Jo.
Here is the date and information of the next talk…we would love to see you there!
Bay Vets Raise £280.00 for local Animal Charities!!
Drum roll please………..
We are very proud to announce that we have successfully raised £280.00 from our Doggie Fashion show this month, for our chosen local animal charities.
We would like to take this opportunity to thank everybody who attended our Doggie Fashion Show and contributed towards this great cause. It was lovely to see so many people there having such a fantastic time.