Vetster option 02 (Blog)

Niamh Lingley

MVB PGCertSAM MRCVS

Niamh grew up in Tipperary in Ireland surrounded by horses and dogs. She qualified from Dublin vet school in 2010, and almost immediately moved to the UK to work in a rural mixed equine and small animal practice, where she got a reputation as the only vet who enjoyed dealing with donkeys, and so ended up seeing most of the practices donkey patients!

After 2 years, she decided to concentrate on just small animals and moved to a busy small animal hospital where she worked her way up, over the next 7 years to clinical director. She has a special interest in internal medicine, having completed the BSAVA post graduate certificate in small animal medicine in 2016. Her favourite part of being a vet is getting to know her regular patients over a long period of time and building relationships with their owners.

Niamh lives in Suffolk with a sailing mad husband and a very energetic toddler. She has lived with cocker spaniels, cairn terriers, one very special boxer and a very handsome black cat - but is currently waiting for the next pet companion to enter her life! She dreams of one day having the space to rehome some donkeys.

Latest articles by Niamh Lingley

Why is my dogs poo like jelly?
Common Conditions
Why is my dogs poo like jelly?
None of us like to admit that we spend any amount of time studying our dogs poo... But let’s face it, when something looks a bit unusual sometimes you just need to have a good look! Has your dogs faeces looked unusual re…
March 24, 2022 • 57 shares
Christmas Day at the Vets
Christmas
Christmas Day at the Vets
What does Christmas make you think of? Presents? Roast turkey? Mulled wine? Games of monopoly that go on far too long? Family arguments? Well, for me and many other vets like me, when I think of Christmas, I think of the…
December 24, 2021 • 28 shares
Gold standard vet care isn't always the best thing for your pet - here's why.
News and Comment
Gold standard vet care isn't always the best thing for your pet - here's why.
Have you ever heard the term “gold standard” when referring to the veterinary care provided to your pet? It is a term that most of us vets are taught in vet school, and one which we are often told we should strive toward…
December 2, 2021 • 189 shares
Vet practice accreditations - what do they mean?
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Vet practice accreditations - what do they mean?
Have you seen your local practice advertising that they hold a particular accreditation? Wondering what that means? There are lots of different accreditations out there, run by many different organisations. But I will su…
November 27, 2021 • 20 shares
Do crossbreed dachshunds get back problems, or is it just purebreds?
Common Conditions
Do crossbreed dachshunds get back problems, or is it just purebreds?
Let me guess – you love dachshunds and would love to have one, but you are put off by their increased risk of back problems? Hoping that by going for a crossbreed, you might get the adorable looks and sweet temperament o…
November 6, 2021 • 51 shares
Why did the vet prescribe meloxicam?
Medicines
Why did the vet prescribe meloxicam?
Has your vet recently prescribed meloxicam for your pet? Are you confused about why your pet needs it, or whether it is a good idea to use it? Are you nervous about your pet suffering medication side effects? These are a…
October 29, 2021 • 62 shares
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