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Friday, 11 May 2018 - 1:59pm

We have a rare and exciting opportunity for the right candidate to join our friendly team as a Farm Coordinator at our modern, well equipped practice in Crediton.

The chosen candidate will be an experienced administrator with proven communication and organisational skills. The Farm Coordinator will be able to take on responsibility, show initiative and pay close attention to detail while being able to work under pressure. They will also have a strong work ethic, with a drive to...

Wednesday, 2 May 2018 - 5:55pm

We have been invited to participate in the largest ever UK flea research project to advance understanding and treatment of the parasite.

The Big Flea Project, from MSD Animal Health, is the largest piece of academic research in the UK to examine fleas:-

To take the fight to fleas, we want to know:

1) How common each flea species is in the UK?

2) Which diseases are carried by these fleas?

3) How many fleas are carrying disease?

The...

Saturday, 28 April 2018 - 4:18pm

Devon County Show marks the start of the show season in the South West and St Boniface Veterinary Clinic are looking forward to being honorary vets for the 4th year.

Tony Kemmish BSc BVMS GPcert(DCP) MRCVS Practice Principal says: "We are proud to be continuing the Wolfgar tradition, by providing veterinary surgeons to treat the magnificent livestock"

St Boniface Vets have been there, for the farming community in Devon for more than six decades. Since 2001 St Boniface Vets has...

Monday, 23 April 2018 - 1:15pm

Veterinary Nurses make up part of the veterinary team in any practice.  Their role includes many and varied jobs from monitoring anaesthetics, and caring for hospitalised patients, to laboratory diagnostic tests, taking x-rays, assisting with physiotherapy and running a range of nursing clinics. They also provide lots of love and cuddles for pets that visit the practice!

The Veterinary Nursing team can be made up of Registered Veterinary Nurses (RVNs), Student Veterinary Nurses (SVNs...

Wednesday, 18 April 2018 - 3:18pm

We are excited to offer our own generic alternatives to well known ‘brand leader’ products.  These products have been specifically chosen as we feel it is important to offer an equally high-quality product to our loyal clients, at a reduced cost.

We have a number of ‘generic’ products on the shelves, but this weeks focus is St Boniface Joint Support GLM (green lipped mussel).

Green Lipped Mussel has been used for quite some time as it contains high levels of...

Monday, 26 March 2018 - 4:12pm

Kate Lethbridge explains a recent case of geriatric donkey called Frazzle who's had a few bouts of lameness

Frazzle is a 21-year-old Donkey who presented to me with acute lameness.

Frazzle’s owners were understandably concerned when they noticed him laying down in the field and unable to weight bear on his right forelimb.

I examined Frazzle and he was very sore on his right fore heel bulbs. 

There also appeared to be a draining abscess to the outside of the white...

Monday, 26 March 2018 - 3:56pm

EFFICIENT milk production is the economic driver in the dairy herd and the primary aim is to optimise milk production per cow per year.

Most dairy cows will drop in production by 0.3% per day after peak production. The birth of a calf is essential for the onset of lactation and evidence shows the better the calving interval is, the more milk the cow will produce.

The transition period (three weeks before to three weeks after calving), although short, is when most metabolic and...

Monday, 26 March 2018 - 1:54pm

We know how hard it can be to make sure you are buying good quality supplements and healthcare products for your pets! 

With the plethora of tubs, bottles & tubes for sale in pet stores, supermarkets and pharmacies, how can you be sure you are buying a good quality product that really will do what it claims?

Here are St Boniface Vets we are helping to remove the uncertainty, by supplying you with our own range of supplements and healthcare products.  Some products are...

Friday, 23 March 2018 - 5:05pm

We are seeking a dedicated night nurse to provide excellent in-patient care at our modern small animal clinic. 

A newly refurbished flat is available on site with all mod cons!

Working Hours:  Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday - 6.30pm until 8.30am.

Please email your application to Sarah Woodvine (Head Nurse), sarah@stbonifacevets.co.uk

Wednesday, 14 March 2018 - 5:20pm

While we all hope that our pets are going to be healthy and live a long and happy life. Unfortunately some of our four legged friends develop conditions that require long term medication, often life- long. Diseases such as diabetes, hypothyroidism and epilepsy can develop in young to middle aged dogs and with appropriate medication can live a normal life, while some diseases, such as arthritis or heart disease (which often develop in later life), can be effectively managed to give your pet a...

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