NEWSLETTER BVC, December 2010


Welcome to our last newsletter of 2010. The newsletter was a new innovation for us this year and we hope that you have found the content informative as well as enjoyable.  I welcome any feedback as to improvements we can make for the next year's editions.  In this issue we have information about some of the hazards for pets associated with the Holiday Season.  There are a variety of articles and promotions that I also hope will be of interest to you.  I hope you enjoy the newsletter.

On behalf of the staff of the British Veterinary Centre I would like to wish you, your loved ones and your pet(s) a wonderful Islamic New Year (Ras As-Sana al-Hijreya), a Merry Christmas and a Happy and Healthy 2011

Dr Jonathan Hale
Head Veterinarian
British Veterinary Centre Abu Dhabi.

First of all we would like to wish you, your loved ones and your pet(s) a wonderful Islamic New Year (Ras As-Sana al-Hijreya), a Merry Christmas and a Happy and Healthy 2011

Opening Hours during the Holidays
The clinic opening hours will stay unchanged during the holiday season; Sunday till Thursday from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m., Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. and closed on Fridays.
The BVC welcomes a new doctor to the team.

Please meet Dr. Ahmad Jakish. Born in Syria, Dr. Jakish moved to Washington State, USA in 2001 and passed the American veterinary medical examinations for licensure as a veterinarian in the United States.  Dr. Jakish also completed a certificate program in canine rehabilitation and physical therapy through the University of Tennessee.  In the USA his last post was as the medical director of a United States national animal rescue organization and simultaneously as the director of the Animal Rehabilitation Center of Seattle.  Dr. Jakish is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association and member of the American Association of Rehabilitation Veterinarians.  Dr. Jakish is moving to the UAE to be closer to his homeland.  He wants to continue to be part of a high quality progressive veterinary team. 

How to get your pet safely through the Holidays

‘It’s the most wonderful time ofthe year..........." It can be for your pet as well if you follow a few simple guidelines to keep your pet happy and healthy during the holidays.

If you would like to read more, please click here.

Special promotions

  • Christmas gifts for your pet(s)

Now available at the BVC; dog and cat fun-filled Christmas stockings and treats, pet crackers from Pedigree and Dreamies, and holiday plush toys. If you would like to see what toys and treats are available, please click here.

  • Free urinary stone laboratory analysis at The British Veterinary Centre

For the next year the BVC is going to be able to provide our patients and our clients with FREE laboratory analysis of all urinary stones. If you would like to read more, please click here.

Cha Cha's Journey to BVC Abu Dhabi

ChaCha is a dog from Saudi Arabia with a birth deformity of his legs that meant he could not walk normally; he could only get around by dragging himself on his bottom. The condition Cha Cha is suffering from is called medial patellar luxation. There are a range of grades of seriousness from 1-5 and unfortunately Cha Cha was the most severe category which is grade 5. Cha Cha could not get surgery in Saudi and it was advised to put him to sleep. Cha Cha's owners could not live with that idea and searched for other solutions to help their beloved pet. After numerous phone calls they found The BVC where Cha Cha underwent surgeries on both his knees. He is now cured and able to walk like a normal dog. Cha Cha's owners wrote a letter on their quest and Cha Cha's journey to The BVC. If you would like to read this letter, please click here.

A day in the life of.....

Nibu is the Laboratory Manager at the British Veterinary Centre and he is responsible for all tests done at the clinic. If you would like to read what his days are like, please click here.

Cleaning the inside of your computer screen

You probably don't clean your computer screen very often and it is really hard to do the inside, so if you click on the link below, the inside of your screen will be cleaned effortlessly.

Yes, clean the inside of my screen!

Shall we get a Puppy? Part 5.

In this part of the sequel we would like to inform you about puppy obedience and puppy training.  If you would like to read more, please click here.

Pet of the month: The English Bulldog
Gentle, friendly, and adoring, with a mischievous dose of stubbornness, the English Bulldog is incessantly loyal to its family. It usually gets along well with other animals, is particularly fond of children, and does best indoors. Highly spirited as a puppy, the English Bulldog grows up to be a calm adult. The breed prefers not to exercise, especially in the UAE climate as they can easily overheat, and is prone to drooling and snoring.
If you would like to read more, please click here.

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