Cherrydown vet raises more than £5,000 in emotional China trek

Amy Andrews

A vet surgeon from Cherrydown has raised more than £7,500 for the Alzheimer’s Society after completing an emotional trek across the Great Wall of China in tribute to her grandmother. Amy Andrews took on the 70-kilometre fundraising mission with friend Lucy Willis after losing her grandmother Danny Rowe to Alzheimer’s last year. Putting their best …

Ensure pets don’t lose sparkle amid firework fears

Fireworks

Vets are advising pet owners on how to prevent their animals becoming stressed and unsettled as fireworks season gets under way. Kevin Wood, clinical director of Cherrydown Vets in Basildon, has warned this time of year can be a nightmare for terrified pets who become spooked as fireworks are used ever more frequently, not only …

Saving Grace

dogs can be bitten by foxes

Saving Grace: Vet’s warning over the curious incident of the dog and the fox Grace the Staffie almost learned the hard way how curiosity killed the cat, when she poked her inquisitive nose into a fox’s lair. The vet who treated the seven-year-old Staffordshire Bull Terrier that received deep wounds around her face, ears and …

Vets urge tortoise owners to microchip their pets

tortoise microchipping

We’re urging tortoise owners to microchip their escape-prone pets in a bid to reduce the number which end up in rescue centres every year. They may seem unlikely escapees, but hundreds of the reptiles go missing across the county every year. Tracking down the owners can then prove extremely difficult if the animals aren’t microchipped. We …

Call for canine cameraderie to help boost blood donors

 A leading Essex vet is calling for some canine camaraderie to help swell the numbers of dog blood donors at its practices. Cherrydown Vets, which is based in Basildon and has surgeries in Wickford and Stanford Le Hope, is appealing for dog owners to register their pets as potentially life-saving blood donors. An ideal donor …