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Thinking about a new puppy or kitten?

Thinking about a new puppy or kitten?

Recent research by the Kennel Club revealed that one fifth of all respondents spent no time at all researching where to buy their puppy. 25% spent 5 minutes or less researching where to buy their puppy .... yet 22% admitted to spending half an hour choosing a new pair of shoes! 36% of people spent 20 minutes or less doing their research. Of the puppies which were purchased in 20 minutes or less, 1 in 6 went... read more »

Adopting Pets From Abroad

Adopting Pets From Abroad

In recent years, we have seen a significant increase in the numbers of pets, dogs in particular, being “rescued” and imported from abroad, especially from countries such as Romania, Bulgaria and Greece. It is very understandable for us all to want to help these pets by giving them a loving home, given the appalling conditions they have often come from. In many cases, this can be hugely rewarding. However, rescuing any dog or cat comes with... read more »

Focus on Claire Bounds

Focus on Claire Bounds

Claire has completed her postgraduate Certificate in Small Animal Medicine and is now accepting referrals (both internal from AlphaPet and external from other local practices) for more complex medical cases, so we thought it would be nice to know a little bit more about Claire. Claire writes: I joined AlphaPet in 2012 shortly after qualifying from Cambridge University Veterinary School, and having spent a few months traveling and volunteering with an animal charity in Porto, Portugal.... read more »

Focus On Nicky Bulbeck

Focus On Nicky Bulbeck

Nicky has completed her postgraduate Certificate in Small Animal Medicine and is now accepting referrals (both internal from AlphaPet and external from other local practices) for more complex medical cases, so we thought it would be nice to know a little bit more about Nicky. Nicky writes: I have been part of the AlphaPet Vet team for almost 9 years having studied for my Veterinary degree at the Royal Veterinary College. I really enjoy the varied... read more »