"Paws For Thought"


Every year thousands of cats and dogs are found abandoned or homeless. Luckily charities, like Heart Animal Rescue and Bath Cats and Dogs Home, do an amazing job of giving these helpless animals a place to stay until they find their 'forever home'. If you are considering getting a cat or dog please do not disregard the option of adopting from rescue charities like these. There are always many cats and dogs of different breeds and ages meaning that your perfect pet could be waiting for you.



Heart Animal Rescue recently took on a cat called Tabby that needed a new home. It turned out that this little cat was actually in late stages of her pregnancy. Hayley, our lovely Veterinary Nurse here at Ashman Jones, agreed to foster her and take care of her and the kittens, once born. After a few days Tabby gave birth to two beautiful kittens. One black kitten called Skully, who Mary-Jane our Trainee Veterinary Nurse is going to be keeping. There is also a gorgeous little tabby kitten who has been named Marvel. Tabby and Marvel are both still looking for homes, please call Heart Animal Rescue if you are interested on 0117 382 4351. Tabby is a sweet girl who likes fuss on her own terms and so may be better as an only cat, in an adult only household. Marvel will only be 8 weeks old once separated from her mother and will therefore require a home where she has human company throughout the day.


Hayley, who fostered Tabby, recently heard the great news that she had passed her final practical exams at college. Hayley is now officially a Qualified Veterinary Nurse! We all knew she would pass first time!

Our lovely Vet, Bianca, who many of you have had the pleasure of knowing, is unfortunately leaving us at the end of September. Bianca will be very missed here at Ashman Jones, but we wish her the best of luck for the future.

Following that sad news, we have a wonderful Vet starting at Ashman Jones in September. Her name is Juliet and we can't wait for you all to meet her! We know she will fit perfectly into the Ashman Jones team.


It was late July and Scuba was out on a walkies when she decided to jump in for a swim. To her utter despair, Scuba's owner, Emily, had found that she had gone under the water. Scuba had been carrying a ball which meant that she had inhaled a lot of fluid. Amazingly, Emily managed to get Scuba out in time and give her CPR to revive her. Scuba was then brought straight to Ashman Jones where we could keep her stable and provide her with the care she needed. Scuba later went to Highcroft to receive overnight care. Thankfully, Emily had completed a CPR course and so knew how to save Scuba, if she hadn't of previously gained this knowledge the story would have ended very differently. Scuba has done so well and is now back to living her happy life with the family.

Scuba's wonderful mum, Emily has offered to provide a CPR course, here at Ashman Jones. If you would be interested in attending this, free and very informative course, then please call 01225 446269 or email vets@ashmanjones.co.uk. Depending on the number of people interested we can then arrange a date and time.

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Does your cat get stressed by coming to the Vets? At London Road we hold cat only clinics between 2:00pm - 3:00pm and at Widcombe on Thursdays between 2:00pm – 3:00pm. This is a much quieter time for them as the consult slot is much smaller than usual. There are also no dogs around to scare your little furry friend.


Don't forget we are also open every Saturday and Sunday at London Road between 9:00am and 1:00pm!


Finally, here is another animal fact for you: did you know an adult lions roar is so loud, it can be heard up to 5 miles away!


Warmest Wishes

Holly Smith @ Team Ashman Jones