Doggy Dash for Life 2013

Corran and Rhona joined lots of other excited dogs and their owners to take part in the 'Doggy Dash for Life 2013' yesterday and raise money for Cancer Research UK. This is a great event with participating pooches being sponsored to complete a circuit...

Murphy has spring in his steps again!

Possibly our coolest rehab patient sent us these photos today, and they couldn't have showcased our recent weather better! Murphy visited ARC with a painful shoulder injury that was making him limp badly and really limiting his ability to move. We're pleased to say...

Did you spot us in the paper?

Those of our friends who read the Sunday Times might have seen our cameo appearance last Sunday on page 12- Rhona and Martin were interviewed as part of an article regarding overweight pets and exercise! At this time of year when so many people resolve to lose weight...

Clair joins the ARC team

We pleased to announce that Clair Batley RVN is joining the Animal Rehabilitation Centre team! Clair is a Registered Veterinary Nurse with a wealth of experience which includes working in a specialist veterinary orthopaedic centre and veterinary nurse...

Winter warm up

A day out in the mountains of Snowdonia this past weekend reminded us just how cold lakes and rivers get in winter in this part of the world... good job there was a nice warm inn at the end of the day! For those keen canine swimmers out there though, cold water is a...

Taboo joins the Animal Rehabilitation Centre Hall of Fame!

This is Taboo (centre) with the other canine members of her family. Taboo has recently recovered from serious spinal injury with the help of ARC, and as a seriously skilled, multi-tasking beagle, she sent us her own report of her experiences. It was too good to keep...

Vienna here we come!

With only six weeks to go until the world's veterinary rehabilitation professionals congregate in Vienna for the biennial International Association of Veterinary Rehabilitation and Physical Therapy symposium, the final program has been published and we're getting...

Spreading the message about Leonberger Polyneuropathy with Nando

Life can be unfair. Nando's been visiting us at ARC since he was just six months old. He's a busy dog; in between his PAT duties and dog club, he has his physio to squeeze in religiously. Nando suffers from an inherited disease called Leonberger Polyneuropathy which...

Water palaver!

Water. We've got a lot of that at ARC- in fact, at any time, there's approximately 1600 litres in the underwater treadmill system and 9000 litres (yes, 9 tonnes!) in the swimming pool. The two systems are separate and are managed quite differently- the swimming pool...

Conference time

Last week Amy and Emma attended the World Small Animal Veterinary Association (WSAVA, FECAVA and BSAVA) Congress at the ICC in Birmingham. There was a wide ranging lecture programme for both vets and nurses, and Amy and Emma attended all the nursing stream lectures in...