Crossriggs reaches new heights!
We are delighted to announce that we have just been accredited by the Royal College as OUTSTANDING in client care! Thank you so much to everyone for their support. More to follow once we come back down to earth.
Rabbit Awareness Week
We saw lots of rabbits earlier in June for Rabbit Awareness Week and also some guinea pigs and hamsters! They were able to come in during specially quiet times for a free health check and all received a goody bag. Here are some highlights of the week.
Client care survey
Have your say! If you haven’t already filled out our short survey, we’d really appreciate your views.
Donation to the Practice
Here’s Emma receiving another £45 from Winston (the beautiful Alaskan rabbit!) and Kieran, from ‘For the love of Animals’. Thanks again to everyone on their team from everyone on ours.
Dog Blood Donors
Could you help with this? We’ve already had a great response to our appeal. Please let us know if you feel you could help with this life-saving work.
‘Hands On Cumnock’ Community Event
We were delighted to be part of the ‘Hands On Cumnock’ event that was held in the town on Saturday 27th April. We had an open morning for folks to have a look around the practice and we also offered kids the opportunity to try some bandaging on our soft toys. Thanks to those who came along!
Crossriggs Information Evenings
Our first aid course was extremely popular and was enjoyed by all who attended. We then continued with an evening on managing arthritis, again run by Agatha with the help of our nursing team. This was also very well received by those who attended and we will be putting together a programme of further events for 2019.
The first information evening of 2019 was held on 30th January and was all about taking the stress out of giving pills/drops/spot on treatments to your pet at home. This evening was really well attended and we would like to thank everyone who came out on a rather snowy evening.
Our next open evening was all about poisons and we enjoyed seeing around a dozen clients for a really interesting talk and a cuppa! Agatha has produced an information booklet on this topic and all of the above – please just pick one up in practice if you missed the talk.
Comic Relief 2019
We held a sponsored ‘spin-a-thon’ to raise money for Comic Relief 2019. We cycled 200 miles on the day, raising a whopping £235! Thank you to every one of our clients who supported us on the day.
Virtual Practice Tours
In addition to ‘Meet the team Mondays’, Beth has been working hard on putting together a series of virtual tours on our Facebook page, called ‘Practice Tour Tuesdays’. You can also find these here.
Greenmill Primary School Visit
Agatha and Jennifer visited the Primary 6 class at Greenmill to talk about genetics. The young people all had fun sorting out hereditary colours of labrador puppies!
Agatha’s been a busy bee lately! She and Beth went to a local hospital at the end of March to talk about keeping chickens. We do see chickens at the surgery and our vets are happy to advise on caring for poultry.