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March Star Pet Charlie Charlie, an almost 5-year-old Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, arrived at Bright Side Vets with a subtle stiffness in his back legs, a discomfort that would soon escalate into a courageous battle against cruciate disease.  It all started with a mild limp Initially Charlie presented with a mild limp in his back […]

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A Thorny Issue  After a normal day exploring the great outdoors Bree’s  arrived home with a painful eye. The owners noticed that Bree was in some discomfort, and arranged for her to be seen at her usual vets. After examination, the vet found the cause of this to be a thorn in her eye and […]

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Meet Jessie, The adorable West Highland White Terrier who stole our hearts and earned the title of our star pet for the month of March. Jessie’s owners noticed her breath was becoming quite stinky, but they also noticed a small lump on her shoulder, however, due to the sudden change in size and colour they […]

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Welcome to our January edition of Star Pet of the Month!       This month’s Star Pet is the Delightfully Delicious Dogue De Bordeaux Effie!    Effie is a 3-year-old Dogue de Bordeaux, whose sudden change in her vibrant personality was a cause for concern this month. This blog recounts Effie’s journey through an  unexpected health […]

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Spot the Difference – Bright Side Style!

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Merry Christmas everyone! welcome to our December edition of Star Pet of the Month!   With all the fantastic furbabies we meet here at Bright Side, new and old, choosing a winner can be a challenge! However this month our Star Pet has been chosen, not only for being super brave, but for helping to highlight […]

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Hello everyone! Welcome to March’s Pet of the Month. What a few months we’ve had since the last winner – we have met some incredible new patients as well as seeing some of our lovely regulars for routine appointments. This month, meet Colin Percy – a 4-year-old cockapoo who got into a scrap with a […]

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Top Tips for a pet-safe Christmas As the Christmas holiday season approaches, it is important to remember to take care of your fur babies and ensure that they are safe and comfortable during this festive time.  Here are some tips on how to take care of your pet during the Christmas holidays: 1. Keep decorations […]

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Hello everyone! Welcome to October’s Pet of the Month – we hope you all had a fantastic spooky season! It was another month for meeting some very lovely pets however this month’s Pet of the Month wanted to visit us rather dramatically one lunchtime. Thankfully there’s a very happy outcome. Without further ado, we’d like […]

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Hello everyone! Welcome to July’s Pet of the Month and what a month it was for lovely patients. This made picking our winner incredibly difficult, especially given the unprecedented heat wave. However, this month we did have the pleasure of meeting a new patient and her dad who’s story we would love to tell. So, […]

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Hello everyone! This is the first time you’ll be hearing from me on the BSV social media but it certainly won’t be the last! My name is Elinor and I’m one of the vets at Bright Side. Having only started here in September 2020, I’ve honestly been overwhelmed by the number of lovely pets (and […]

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7 Top Tips for taking radiographs in suspected cruciate patients! We thought it might be useful to help avoid some of the common pitfalls involved in taking pre-operative radiographs for orthopaedic patients that you may wish to refer. Whilst it is true that on many occasions surgeons will repeat radiographs, to aid pre-operative planning, this […]

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