To celebrate the return of the Gannets to the Bass Rock we commissioned a painting, "Vows on the Bass", for our waiting room by the renowned wildlife artist, Lyn Wells.

Lyn is based in the north of Scotland and has a company called Artful Creatures. Her wonderful work can be seen on her website - http://www.artfulcreatures.co.uk/index.asp?pageid=220214

The Bass Rock lies just off North Berwick and hosts more than 150,000 Gannets during the summer months. It is the largest single rock gannetry in the world, described famously by Sir David Attenborough as "one of the wildlife wonders of the world".  When viewed from the mainland, large regions of the surface appear white due to the number of birds and their droppings.
In fact the scientific name for the Northern gannet is Sula bassana. They derive their name from the rock.

We are happy to announce the arrival and installation of our new VistaScan Perio Plus digital x-ray scanner. We believe we are the first practice in the UK to install one.

We believe computed digital radiology (CR)  to provide the best quality radiographs for our veterinary dental cases. The new scanner gives us the capability to scan four plates simultaneously. This means faster imaging and ultimately less anaesthesia time with a gain in quality.

Thanks to Ian Smith (below) from iM3 Dental Ltd for spending a couple of days with us on the installation and helping with staff training.

 

DentalVets are expanding. We recently purchased the neighbouring property and are in the process of finalising plans to merge the two properties. We expect it to provide us with much more spacious waiting, consulting and tutoring facilities in addition to better storage. We hope to have full occupancy by May 2013.

We welcome two new staff members  recently arrived - Jo Barron and Karen Roberts.

Jo Barron qualified as a veterinary nurse initially but came to us from an IT company, where she spent the last few years working on veterinary software systems. Jo joins us as a receptionist and book-keeper.

Karen Roberts joined us from a veterinary practice in Edinburgh. She spent several years there and, like Jo,  also  qualified as a veterinary nurse from Telford in Edinburgh.

The 2013 Dental Leadership Course fourth edition, written by us, has been released by Zoetis. The course underwent a complete rewrite last year to reflect current standards and practice. There are six modules for nurses and seven for vets. The course is all on-line and requires a unique code to access it which you can get from your local Zoetis territory manage or via this link. https://online.zoetis.com/GB/EN/Pages/ContactUs.aspx

Be aware that once you start to use it you need to continue using the same computer. Alternatively you can download it to a USB flash drive at the start so you can move from computer to computer as you learn. We hope you enjoy it and learn from it.