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fireworks & noise phobias

Firework season is now here so be prepared for you and your pets - with help from various products by following these links or ask at reception for further details
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For dogs
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Ipswich Vets Fireworks
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pets factor 2012

Well done to Polo the Samoyed who was voted by the public as winner of "the
Pets factor 2012" a competition run with Orwell Vets and Town 102FM.
Here is Polo and his owner Kathryn receiving their prize hamper from
Charles, pictured with Paul Morris of Town 102fm
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new online pet shop
We are pleased to launch our new online pet shop Perfect Petcare click here to have a look and start enjoying the benefits of online shopping; including orders being posted to your home or using the great collection service; order on line and we will send your order to one of our surgeries for you to collect for no extra charge. For more details or queries contact staff at our Ravenswood Branch Surgery - Perfect Petcare 01473 720632
national rabbit awareness week
National Rabbit Awareness Week is taking place on 17th - 22nd September this event raises awareness about the ideal environment, diet, behaviour company and health of bunnies. Call us now to book in your rabbit's free health check with our nurses and receive a goody bag too.
pet care scheme
Here at Orwell Vets we are pleased to launch our brand new discount scheme - save money and enjoy membership benefits for you and your pet. For more details click here or give the staff at the surgeries a call.
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Thank you to everyone for the support and the nominations for Orwell Vets' staff in the recent Petplan Awards 2012 - the "Vet Oscars". In previous years we have proudly been awarded the following National Petplan Awards; National Winner of the Petplan Vet Practice of the Year 2008, Estelle Busby was awarded Practice Manager of the year 2010, Maria Corcoran was awarded Vet Nurse of the Year 2011 Charles Bagnall was Petplan Vet of the Year Runner up Vet of Year 2011.
This year the following staff were nominated:
Charles Bagnall and Laura Gallagher - Nominees for Vet of the Year 2012
Vickie Sadler and Tracy Abraham - Nominees for Vet Nurse of the Year 2012
Alison Smith and Laura Collinson - Nominees for Vet Support Staff of the year 2012
a big congratulations
to Steph Jeffery for being awarded the College of Animal Welfare "Outstanding Achievement Award 2011" as part of her vet nurse studies
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recommend a friend
do you know someone who you think would like to start bringing their pet to Orwell Vets? Recommend your friend and we will say thank you by giving you £10 off. Download and fill in your details here
client corner on facebook
Send us your cute pet photos to facebook@orwellvets.co.uk and we will put some on our facebook Client Corner album

winners at the Vet Marketing Awards
Orwell Vets are delighted to announce that we are winners in two categories of The Vet Marketing Awards - "Customer Experience Award" and "Traditional Marketing Awards 2011"

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some of the team with the trophies

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new for clients "How to..."
On our Orwell Vets Youtube Channel we will be publishing various clips to help our clients with various aspect of pet health care. Our first is cat Kumar having a tablet with Vickie and Jo showing you how:
YouTube How to Videos
bereveament counselling
Denise Kennell of Orwell Vets receiving her certificate in "Introducing Pet Bereavement Counselling Skills" from Charles Bagnall. If you have lost a pet and you would like someone to talk to or a "listening ear" contact Denise at our Hospital at Grange Farm, Kesgrave on 01473 333677.
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Petplan is priceless....
Client feedback - Read More
To Tracy Abraham Vet Nurse at Orwell Vets who has been awarded her Certificate in Dog Psychology with the Canine Behaviour Centre. For more information on dog behaviour and to have an appointment with Tracy contact Orwell Vets on 01473 333677.
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Charles on ITV's Daybreak
Charles was recently interviewed alongside former Eastenders and Grange Hill actor Todd Carty on the benefits of keeping dogs secure in cars. Thousands of accidents are caused every year by dogs travelling in cars without suitable restraint, resulting in fatal and serious injuries to both dogs and owners. TV star Todd Carty is urging the Government to introduce a new law which would make it compulsory for dogs to wear seat belts in cars.
Jubilee People's Millions - Brainy Dogs
A unique local project, called Brainy Dogs has the possibility of gaining Lottery funding of £60,000 through the Jubilee's People's Millions. The project is a partnership between Headway Ipswich and East Suffolk, Hollesley Bay Prison and Felixstowe Blue Cross with expertise from Guide Dogs for the Blind and Orwell Veterinary Group. Also supporting the project is Salters Pet Nutrition and Intervet Schering Plough. The Blue Cross will supply rescue dogs that will be trained by Hollesley Bay prisoners to be rehabilitation dogs to clients of Headway Ipswich and East Suffolk who are experiencing a neurological condition. Read more at

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to Maria Corcoran for winning the Petplan national award ‘Vet Nurse of the Year 2011’

Sue Badger, Maria Corcoran and Alun Cochrane
We are also delighted to announce that Charles Bagnall was awarded finalist for Petplan ‘Vet of the Year’ Also nominated for an award: - The practice as a whole ‘Vet Practice of the Year’ - James Bagnall and Rachel Mckillop ‘Vet of the Year’ - Jo Calver ‘Vet Nurse of the Year’ - Karen Colbear & Laura Collinson ‘Vet Support Staff’ Thank you to all our clients who have nominated us.

Orwell Vets official opening of their new purpose built Vet Hospital in 2005
Photos of the day here
worms? absolutely not!
Be sure with regular drontal. Get your drontal loyalty card now with Orwell vets and Perfect Petcare
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To our nurse Vickie Sadler was a finalist in the The Petplan Insurance Advisor of the Year 2010.
coming soon.... the Orwell Vets Hospital Virtual Tour …. “How to Guides” …..to help you help your pet. .
RCVS status
We were inspected by the RCVS (Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons) again earlier this year as part of the practise standards scheme. We are thrilled to announce we have again been awarded status as an RCVS accredited small animal hospital at Grange Farm. Our branch surgeries were also inspected again in line with the scheme and have once again been accredited in-line with the RCVS core standards For more information about the RCVS Practice Standards Scheme please visit www.rcvs.org.uk/practicestandards or calling 020 7202 0767

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NHS staff discount scheme
Get 10% off your pet’s vaccinations and flea and worm treatments “247 Discounts” is a dynamic service where local businesses can support NHS personnel and NHS staff can support local businesses. NHS staff that are registered with NHS online bring their blue NHS staff discount scheme card to Orwell Vets surgeries and receive 10% off their pet’s vaccinations and 10% off flea and worm treatments. Click on www.nhs247.com for details about the scheme and find other businesses that support the scheme
dates for your diary Small furries clinics - new to Orwell Vets Guinea pigs and rabbits can enjoy a free nurse health check starting in July, contact 01473 333677 for details.
suffolk cutest pet competition winner
Well done to Pepsi and owner Mollie Suffolk Cutest Pet Competition Winner See the all the entries here
Estelle wins national award Petplan and Vet Business Journal "Practice Manager of the Year 2010" Orwell Vets was nominated for "Vet Practice of the Year" Charles, James and Katherine were nominated for "Vet of the Year" Maria was nominated for "Vet Nurse of the Year" Kim, Laura Hainsworth, and Jan were nominated for "Vet Receptionist of the Year"

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Estelle Busby receives her award
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perfect petcare the pet shop and vet clinic A branch surgery of Orwell Vets at Ravenswood Neighbourhood Centre off Nacton Road, Ipswich. Visit www.perfectpetcare.co.uk
pet info pages Our pet info pages are now up and running. Access them for loads of information about your dog, cat, rabbit or small pet.
hospital tours We are pleased to offer clients the opportunity to have a tour round our Grange Farm Animal Hospital and give you the opportunity to meet the staff and see behind the scenes. please contact 01473 333677 for more information.
pet slimmer club Our Pet Slimmer Club is helping many dogs and cats lose weight and live healthier, happier and longer lives. If your pet is overweight and you would like more info about our Pet Slimmer Club please phone Berners Street on 257557 or Grange Farm on 333677 to make an appointment to see our nurse. These appointments are FREE.
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Orwell Vets - 'Petplan Practice of the Year' on Channel Five TV News

winner of petplan vet practice of the year 2008 All the staff at Orwell Veterinary Group are thrilled to have been awarded Petplan Vet Practice of the Year Award 2008 at the evening award ceremony in Birmingham on 3rd April 2008. Alison Devonshire our Head Nurse has also been awarded finalist of Vet Nurse of the Year 2008. Thank you to all our clients who have nominated and supported us.
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perfect petcare open day
Saturday 29th March 2008 10am-2pm we all had a great day with over 300 people visiting us – Lesley Dolphin of BBC Radio Suffolk cut the ribbon with Satsuma her dog and children enjoyed face painting and good bags giveaways.
canine blood donors needed Is your dog: between 18 months - 8 years? Medium to large breed minimum of 25kgs, but not over weight. Healthy, fully vaccinated and up to date with flea and worm treatments Neutered if a bitch Not had a blood transfusion themselves If this is your dog let reception know and we will take further details.
local vet nurse is awarded 'veterinary health advisor of the year 2007'
Jane Bartlett BSc (Hons) VN, of Orwell Veterinary Group, Ipswich wins Veterinary Health Advisor of the year 2007. The awards ceremony was held during the British Veterinary Nursing Association congress and was hosted by Hill’s Pet Nutrition. Jane has continued to develop the nurse clinics at Orwell Vets to provide tailored advice and feeding programmes for pets with problems with their weight and one-to-one training and behaviour consultations for owners of anxious or troublesome dogs and cats.
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Jane being presented her award from Libby Sheridan, Veterinary Affairs Manager Hills Pet Nutrition.
Charles saying well done.
new staff Check out our updated staff profiles.
charity fun dog show and open day
Thank you to everyone who braved the weather and came to see us at our Charity Fun Dog Show and Open Day on Sunday 24th June - we raised over £300.00 for our Dog Charities: Dogs Trust, PAT Dogs, Guide Dogs. Over 80 dogs took part in our fun dog classes which included: Fancy dress class Best child handler Sausage Fetch Waggiest Tail Best Puppy Best veteran Best rescue Musical Sit. Visitors to the open day also enjoyed tours of the Orwell Veterinary Groups Grange Farm Hospital. If you were unable to visit us on the day but would still be interested in a hospital tour contact a member of staff to organise a suitable time and we will be very pleased to show you round.

dragon boat race A big thank you to everyone who sponsored us for the Dragon Boat Race at Alton Water last Saturday 9th June. The event was organised to raise money for St Elizabeth Hospice. Orwell Vets went with a team and we are thrilled to have raised over £2000. We came 7th out of 17 and were only 3 seconds away from the semi-finals. It was a great day - so a huge thank you to everyone who sponsored and supported us in this event - the challenge is on for next year's event!
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suffolk’s cutest pet As part of National Pet Month, Orwell Veterinary Group and Town 102FM were looking for Suffolk’s Cutest Pet throughout April 2007. Jasper Smart a 13 week old Shih-tzu cross Chi Hua Hua was voted the winner by Town 102FM Radio’s staff. Jasper’s proud owner, Kerry Smart, always knew Jasper was very cute but is thrilled to have won “Suffolk’s Cutest Pet”. Jasper received a great Pet Hamper including a year’s supply of flea and worm treatment supplied by Orwell Veterinary Group. Thank you to all the fantastic entry photographs. Over 90 entries were sent into Town 102FM Radio.
orwell art at orwell vets
Orwell Vets are very pleased to be supporting local digital artist Sharon Teague. We now have three wonderful pieces of perspex art (scenes of the River Orwell) displayed in the consulting rooms at our Hartree Way Veterinary Hospital.
new ultrasound scanner .... old scanner sent to Africa Orwell Veterinary Group have purchased a new Ultrasound machine with the latest technology offering ultrasonography trained vets a diagnostics tool with a very high quality image. Our old machine was out of date but still working so it was donated to 'Tools with a Mission' which is a Christian Charity sending gifts of good quality tools into many countries. It enables those who receive them to earn a living and change their world.
If you wish to discuss the benefits of ultrasound diagnostics, please ask a member of staff.
change in Stutton opening times We have extended the surgery opening times weekdays Monday to Friday now starting at 5pm to 7pm. We no longer run a Saturday surgery due to lack of demand.
To Maria on her award for 'Best Student Nurse of the Year 2006' and Alison (our Head Nurse) on her 'Best Assessor of the Year 2006' award from The College of Animal Welfare. metacam For pet owners with dogs on long term treatment for arthritis with metacam, you may like to visit www.metacam.co.uk
food delivery service We now have our pet food and accessory delivery service up and running. You would be surprised how much money you could save by ordering large bags of dog or cat food and let us carry the load. Phone for more information or contact us by email

at last - new spot on worming treatment for cats The news all cat owners have been waiting for……. - No more struggling with worming tablets - No more scratches or shredded towels - No more wasted attempts to hide tablets in food Simply apply the treatment to the skin on the back of your cats neck….. easy!
new spot on flea control for dogs and cats One of the new generation spot on flea control products that is safe fast effective and is not washed off by water. Treats fleas on your pet and in the house! Also treats round worms each month when it is applied.
Stronghold now 20% cheaper and Cat Stronghold now available in a 6 pack
breakthrough in arthritis control for dogs Hills have launched a new diet that helps to reduce joint inflammation and prevent progressive damage to the joint cartilage. It can be fed to older pets already suffering arthritis and may mean that less medication is required and can even be stopped. It can be fed to adult dogs prone to developing arthritis, so all larger breeds especially Labradors, Retrievers and GSDs can be fed the diet once skeletally mature and hopefully avoid arthritis when older. More info at www.hillspet.com
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Berners House
56 Berners Street
Ipswich IP1 3LU
Tel 01473 257557

Stutton Surgery
2 Manningtree Road
Stutton IP9 2SW
Tel 01473 257557

Perfect PetCare
Nacton Road
Ipswich IP3 9QJ
Tel 01473 720632

Grange Farm Hospital
Hartree Way, Grange Farm
Kesgrave IP5 2BZ
Tel 01473 333677

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