What does “OOH” mean on a vet’s website, and is it important?

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When choosing a veterinary practice, you may have had a look at a few websites. One of the terms that may have come up during your research is the ‘OOH’ provision. What is this though, and what does it mean on a practical level? Let’s explore this further.

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How to Behave Around Wildlife: Important Tips for Travelers

Wild animal assaults are uncommon, but deadly interactions occasionally occur, particularly when people disregard or are uninformed of wildlife observing guidelines and etiquette. Over Memorial Day weekend, a bison in Yellowstone gored an Ohio lady who had approached the animal within 10 feet, falling well short of the national park’s requirement of at least 25 … Read more

6 Important Safety Tips for Surviving a Tsunami

Tsunamis are massive waves that occur under the sea as a result of earthquakes or volcanic eruptions. Tsunami waves do not grow in height as they go further into the ocean. As the depth of the water declines, the waves build up to greater heights as they go onshore. Tsunami waves’ speed is determined by … Read more

What Does ‘Digital X-Ray’ Mean on a Vet’s Website, and is it Important?

Home » All Posts » New Pet » What Does ‘Digital X-Ray’ Mean on a Vet’s Website, and is it Important?

A vet practice website is a great place to look to decide if they are right for your new pet or even if you want to re-familiarize yourself with what they offer. While browsing, you might see them advertising ‘digital x-ray’. What is digital x-ray? What is it used for? Is it important that a vet has it?

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EPRUMA hits back following objections to important antibiotics list

An 11th-hour decision by some European MPs to object to a list of antibiotics restricted for human use has been criticized. The European Platform for the Responsible Use of Medicines in Animals (EPRUMA) argued objections from the Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety (ENVI) are misguided and “highlight the disregard for EU … Read more

What does ‘Veterinary Hospital’ mean on a vets website and is it important?

Home » All Posts » New Pet » What does ‘Veterinary Hospital’ mean on a vets website and is it important?

All veterinary practices have a minimum standard of care they must provide to all animals. Above this minimum standard, veterinary practices are able to offer varying levels of care with varying numbers of diagnostic tests, medications and hospitalization lengths. Being a ‘Veterinary Hospital’ means the practice is often able to offer the highest level of quality care, due to the facilities, space, working hours and skill level within the practice. This is administered through the Practice Standards Scheme.

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