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A Day in the Life of a Veterinary Nurse......Before Lockdown!
A Day in the Life of a Veterinary Nurse......Before Lockdown!

It’s 7.30am and I’m starting my day. Which means breakfast time for our in-patients! As I’m sure you can imagine, our patients are desperate for their feed, so after a quick check of the in-patient board for any medication needed I can feed, helpfully the nursing team make up feeds the night before to help in the mornings. This tends to be my favourite time of day, just me and the horses. I find I can really get to know your four legged best friends, spending some time bonding with them when mucking out and grooming.

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Thu, 7 May 2020
A White Tail, White Boards and a Red Sash All to the Tune of 'Good as Hell'
A White Tail, White Boards and a Red Sash All to the  Tune of 'Good as Hell'

To the tune of “Good as Hell” by Lizzo...

“I do my hair toss, check my nails....”

Or “ I get my tail washed, check my nails”..... 

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Fri, 17 April 2020
Sad Goodbyes, New Friends and Fun with Puddles
Sad Goodbyes, New Friends and Fun with Puddles

Hello, all. Flicka here, taking a breather from my browsing and letting my public know of the exciting times, both ups and downs, I’ve been having over the past few months. The first thing to mention is that Yours Truly was a winner in the Loch Leven Equine Practice Golden Oldie competition! Make no mistake… by all accounts the competition was stiff and I feel lucky from my hocks to my forelock to have won. Let’s hear it for us Oldies! And for Loch Leven Vets - what a great bunch of lads and lasses (more good stuff about them in follow-on blogs.)

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Sat, 11 April 2020
Supplements – Where To Start...?
Supplements – Where To Start...?

Liz and Hugh Somerville BVSc Cert AVP (ESO) MRCVS Advanced Practitioner in Equine Surgery – Orthopaedics give their thoughts on supplements, the good ones, the bad ones and making sure your horse is safe. 

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Tue, 10 March 2020
Choccy the Wonder Horse
Choccy the Wonder Horse

Hello all my name is Choccy and my mum says I’m 25 years old but obviously she is lying and I’m still in my teens! I have been lucky enough to be chosen as one of the Loch Leven Equine Practice Golden Oldies, although please don’t let me have to meet Hugh because I really don’t like male vets! I’m super excited  to be allowed to give a monthly blog on all my adventures which thankfully my Mum still lets me have.

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Thu, 5 March 2020
Introducing Our LLEP Sponsored Golden Oldies
Introducing Our LLEP Sponsored Golden Oldies

We had the most incredible response to our search for a special Golden Oldie to support over the next year. It has been such a tough decision, we are super lucky to have an amazing bunch of Golden Oldies that we care for which made the decision even more difficult  After cutting the initial applications down to a shortlist of 5 we simply couldn’t chose one. So we have decided to support three!

We will share more about them individually in the next few weeks but here is a brief introduction from their owners Victoria Dewar with Choccy, Paul Sargent with Flicka and Ailsa Fossett with Lorna 

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Thu, 5 March 2020
What Christmas Means to Me - By Lucy Blain
What Christmas Means to Me - By Lucy Blain

I love Christmas and all that it brings, but this Christmas feels a little extra special, because for the first time in a long time I get to spend it with my loved ones (and yes, I mean my horses too!).

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Sun, 15 December 2019
Sarah and 'Super Cob' Flash SMASH their 2019 Goal.........
Sarah and 'Super Cob' Flash SMASH their 2019 Goal.........

Flash has barely put one of his big hooves wrong since our last update, in fact he has been pretty phenomenal and definitely completely back to the Flashy boy I know! We have mainly been out on the Showjumping circuit proving that cobs really can - it may be getting a little addictive although we are still busy trying to channel our inner dressage diva at home!

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Sun, 8 December 2019
Flash and Sarah are Back on Track at Glamis Castle Horse Trials
Flash and Sarah are Back on Track at Glamis Castle Horse Trials

So Flash and I are definitely back on track since the last blog I wrote…..finally! We have been out and about and managed a lovely double clear at Hopetoun Horse Trials and Forgandenny, dressage still needing some work but both of us feeling back to our normal and positive selves which has been much more enjoyable.

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Tue, 10 September 2019
A Kick Up the Butt for the Jockey, and an MOT for ID
A Kick Up the Butt for the Jockey, and an MOT for ID

Hey Guys! 

So we have been quite busy since my last blog! We have managed to get out and about to a few shows where ID has been jumping consistent double clears around British Novices and has just been a big dude! 

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Tue, 30 July 2019