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MacMillan Coffee Morning

Charity event

It is that time again for our annual Charity Coffee Morning organised by Laura. Please come along to support such a great cause. Staff will be serving tea, coffee and cakes throughout the day, weather permitting. Let's try to beat last year's total (see article below)

MRI and CT scan

We will soon be able to offer the ability to perform diagnostic MRI and CT scans at Rose Cottage. A mobile unit will be hired at regular intervals to offer MRI and CT scans. Cases will be grouped together to allow them all to be performed on the day the scanner has been booked for.
We will inform you of the progress in being able to offer this service.



While there is a commercial product, called the Thundershirt, which helps calm distressed dogs, like during fireworks, the Philippine Animal Welfare Society has produced a diagram of a home made idea. The wrap is designed to calm your dog during periods of stress. While it would not work in all cases, it would be useful to try. Care should be taken not to tie it too tight.
See also our section on stress and use of Adaptil plug ins in the Veterinary Information section

Thundershirt alternative

Chinese Lanterns Danger

caught in chinese lanternPlease refrain from using Chinese Lanterns as they can harm livestock and wildlife. Picture shows a beautiful Barn Owl killed by being entangled in one, but fires in livestock buildings have been started by them.


Watch the video in PETS PHOTOS section in GALLERY about Gizmo, who is blind, playing with a ball with bells in. This is a great idea by Mr and Mrs Wild.

Thanks Chris


Sadly Chris has decided to move back to Cardiff for his family. Over the past 4 years, Chris has contributed greatly to the practice and we have seen him develop into a successful vet. During this time Marisa and Chris have had 2 children to enrich their lives and soon they will be nearer to their grandparents in Wales. Chris certainly has packed alot into his time at Rose Cottage, including successfully running in the London marathon for charity. Many clients have bonded with Chris during his time here and I am sure they will wish Chris and his family well in their new adventure. We wish him well in his new career, and sincerely thank him for all his help during his time at Rose Cottage.
Liz, Ken and Jen.


Thank you everyone who entered the competition to match pets to the staff members who own them

Thank you Laura for organising such a fun competition


MacMillan Fund Raising Coffee Morning

Coffee Morning

We staged a coffee morning for Macmillan Fund Raising which raised £441.90 to help the charity. The event was brilliantly organised by Laura, one of our nurses, who was assisted by various members of staff throughout the day. A tremendous thanks to all the clients who helped make it such a great day and thanks to Laura for all her hard work.

Physiotherapy (New Service)

Treating dogJennifer Fleming is pleased to offer a physiotherapy service from our surgery.
Click on the link

Fund Raising for Transplant Unit at Wythenshawe Hospital

Liz's husband Harry is celebrating 12 months since his life saving lung transplant by the fabulous team at the Transplant Unit at Wythenshawe Hospital.

"Harry's Countryside Celebration - Bank Holiday Monday 2nd May 2016.
Venue: North Lodge, Sugar Lane, Manley WA6 9HS
Attractions include:
Falconry display, Security dog display, Terrier racing, Family Dog Show, Children's crafts, Face painting and Pony rides.
Sheep shearing and Chain Saw sculptor demonstrations and a Farrier at work.
View a selection of vintage David Brown tractors, take a walk through the wood and see the pigs and sheep.
Gates Open 10.30am, Cars £10, single occupancy £5
Enquiries 07918 600 411
All Proceeds to Wythenshawe Hospital Transplant Unit. The Unit is one of only five national adult heart and lung units in the UK, with a patient catchment area of over 6 million covering the whole of the North West. "

Despite initial poor weather, Harry's fund raising event was a great success. There were numerous stalls with home made cake and honey among some of the various items presented. Events included a falconry display, highly trained security dogs display, pony club, terrier racing, face painting, blacksmith, fun dog show, and there were various livestock displays. Wood carving and sheep shearing displays were interspersed with displays of old vehicles.
Harry and Liz would like to thank everyone for their support.
While the financial support is tremendous from the day, the greatest donation, costing nothing, would be to become an organ donor.

Lemur Leaf Frog Project

ProjectVisit the Manchester Museum Vivarium section on our site to discover more.


Terry, one of our clients, is a BAFTA nominated film maker ( and kindly filmed the welcoming video on our website. He was fabulous in getting the best out of the animals, and used his skill to produce an excellent video.
We had so much fun making the film, and it saw the welcome return of Henry the Meyers parrot who used to live at the surgery. He was such a star and behaved like one, needing several takes! Pru, the guinea pig, was filmed as if she was moving her lips talking, but actually happened when she was fed some greens while we were filming her!

Henry the Meyers Parrot

Ken used his own dog, Halle, for some of the filming and she did very well, with Jane doing her voice. There was one moment where we were filming the car approaching the surgery which should have had Halle in the back of the car, but we noticed in time that Halle was actually looking through the glass door in reception and would have been in shot. Terry's dog Tagg stole the show with his laughing belly rub!
Let us know what you think.


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Have you lost your best friend recently? The loss can be unbearable, and take a long time to get over, if ever. We have set up a gallery page for you to remember your pet by. Email a digital photo of your lost pet to us, with a short tribute / message, and we will create a memory for you.


Canine practice bookJuly 2015 saw the publication of the new BSAVA Manual of Canine Practice. Ken was one of the editors and wrote 2 of the chapters, on skin diseases and disorders of the paw. This manual will provide a practical source of information on canine diseases for young graduates and vets returning to practice after a period away.