I'm starting to lose count!

This is awful. It is only the fourth one and I had to do a mental count back to check how many there have been so far! Mind you, four weeks in a row isn't bad. This week will focus on changes which are coming to Ashman Jones from next week (for the better, don't worry). Oh, and happy Valentine's Day!!

More chances to see a vet!

Starting on Monday, there is going to be a bit of a shake up at Ashman Jones. Up until now there has been available appointments in the morning, lunch and evening. Now however it is slightly different.

London Road: Here is where most of the changes are going to occur. In order for you to see a vet sooner, we have decided to open up more appointment times. On Mondays and Wednesdays, consultations start 8:30 and continue to 10:30, start again at1pm until 2:30 and resume at 4:00 until the vet gets some rest at 6:45.

Tuesdays and Thursdays start at 8:30 also, but consults finish at 10:00 in the morning but resume half an hour later before a break at Midday. Then in the afternoons from 2:00-4:00 and 5:00-6:45.

Friday works in the sense that we start at 8:30 (as usual) and continue till 10:30. Appointments can then be made at 1pm until 2:30 but they resume 3 o'clock where there is a three hour long consultation period until 6pm, where we close.

Saturday is the same as before where we are open from 9-1 with appointments the whole time.

Widcombe: Little change here except the morning appointment slots are going to be a little earlier, from 8:30-10:15. Evening clinic is still from 4pm-6pm.

These changes are all good news for fans of Sophie, as the shake up means that she will be at Widcombe at least one day a week. So if you are willing to be a bit flexible, you can see any vet wherever you live in Bath.

Anyway, what's been happening?

Good news on the Gribble front. As we all guessed even before she took him home for a trial, Pip has finally signed the adoption papers to keep her JRT forever! This probably means we have a new ruler of the staff room.

But, genuinely, it has been so quiet at Ashman Jones this week that the only other piece of news we could possibly think of was a new hoover at Widcombe?!

At the rate at which the rain is falling, and the River is rising, Hayley and Bridge won't be so much running the Bath Half as swimming it, something which deserves a few more donations? If you agree, pop into either surgery and put your name down.

Also, at the time that this is posted there is around 6 hours left to leave a review online about your favourite vets (or hopefully, at least in your top three) on http://www.thebestof.co.uk/local/bath/business-guide/feature/ashman-jones-vets. We have had enormous success in this competition in the past few years thanks to all the lovely things everyone has said about us, however we have become rather protective of our awards and would quite like to keep them.

Finally, if you ever thought an otter couldn't look surprised, you would be wrong!

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