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Distemper Outbreak

What is Distemper? Canine distemper is a disease that primarily affects the respiratory, intestinal tract, and nervous system of dogs. Among the virus-induced diseases in dogs, the mortality rate of distemper is second only to that of rabies. The virus is ...

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A Very Special Valentine’s Day Gift !

Congratulations to Dr Rose and hubby Dave on the birth of their first child.  Emily Grace Dallas was welcomed into the world on the 14th February at 15h26. This precious bundle of joy is happy and  healthy and doing well, as ...

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stork & baby

Dr Rosemary Dallas – Baby on Board

Exciting news ! We are happy to announce that Dr Rose is pregnant !  Rose and hubby Dave are expecting their first bundle of joy in February.  Their current 'baby', doggie Java's nose is going to be a little bit out of ...

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Lazy Spice

In Loving Memory of Spice

IN LOVING MEMORY OF SPICE Beloved icon of Alphen Vet. Born ??? - Died 22/10/2012. She loved her basket on the computer desk. She loved sunshine in the afternoons. She sat on the receptionists’ chair, even when it gave us back-ache. She loved dog food – ...

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Harry – Biliary Fever

Warm moist weather at the beginning and end of the rainy season is what ticks need to survive. Ticks can transmit disease to your dogs.  A common one is canine babesiosis.  This is similar to malaria in humans. The incubation ...

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Cardiac Tamponade

Joos – Cardiac Tamponade

Joos an 11yr yrs old boerbull presented at Alphen with shortness of breath.  Dr Russell Leadsom  is a  referral veterinarian with a certificate in cardiology who consults regularly at the Alphen Veterinary Hospital.  With his special skills and using our state of ...

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Dazzle – The Importance of an Annual Health Check

Dazzle an 12yr old black Labrador came in for her routine inoculations . Dogs are inoculated every year to prevent fatal diseases like distemper and parvo viral enteritis. We hardly see these diseases in the Alphen Vet because people inoculate their ...

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Recently we have had two pets brought in which had been tragically killed on the road.  Had they been microchipped we would have been able to contact the owners immediately, however this was not the case. We highly recommend that all ...

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Farewell Pedro

Pedro, who has been with Alphen Veterinary Hospital for 14 years, has taken the brave decision to pack up and head home to Angola. He has been away from home for over 20 years and feels the time is right ...

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Dumi – Our Blood Donor

Blood donors in veterinary practice are primarily used for the treatment of dogs with biliary and of course dogs that have suffered from major blood loss. Dr Currie’s Rottweiler “Ndumu”, or “Dumi” as he is affectionately called, is our blood ...

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