Representing the Brooke Equine charity at the beautiful Dorchester Hotel in London was exactly what was needed after returning to the UK in horrid and cold weather! Dr Marvin Firth was able to see the work of the Sir Peter O’Sullevan Charitable Trust including meeting beneficiaries including Ebony Horse Club in Brixton who work to transform young lives through horses. Dr Firth is hoping to assist the charity and students at the centre by providing assessments of the horses and developing ideas to enable students to develop careers in the equine industry. After a delicious lunch, Dr Firth was able to enjoy the guest speaker, Sir Michael Parkinson and meet with famous faces such as Jeremy Hackett and Dame Judi Dench. A day to remember!
This last week has seen Dr Marvin J.Firth complete the final clinic in the South of Spain looking at a mixture of pleasure horses, Showjumpers, dressage and event horses. The clinics have included checks to the horses in preparation for the winter, with usual chiropractic, acupuncture and laser therapy where needed. All horses and clients have done so well this season and are looking at having a little downtime over the festive period. The highlights of this trip included consultations with Spanish Olympic Dressage rider, Juan Manuel Muñoz Díaz and treating the amazing 4 year old showjumper Impact (owned by Ali Batchelor).
County Equine and County Canine, a veterinary practice based in London, was named the Best New Veterinary Practice in the United Kingdom after having won the National Veterinary Awards. This category celebrated practices that opened less than 5 years ago, recognising the challenges of opening a new business and establishing a loyal clientele. County Equine/County Canine was chosen among 6 finalists from all around the UK and received the largest number of votes from the public.
‘I am absolutely thrilled to have been made the winner in this category. To have been recognised for the innovation and hard work to develop a practice combining traditional veterinary medicine and values alongside additional therapies to improve the overall performance and quality of life of the animals I see is just the icing on the cake! It’s been a steep learning curve but it has been worth it’, said celebrated veterinary surgeon, Dr Marvin Firth MRCVS. The practice covers the South of England, London and Europe looking at both horses and dogs. Other than Dr Firth’s extensive veterinary medical knowledge, the practice also offers unique treatments such as chiropractic, acupuncture, physio and laser therapy to assist animals that compete in professional sports or even those with aches and pains, helping dogs and horses that are getting older or are recovering from surgery.
The National Vet awards invited veterinary professionals and practices from the entire country to submit their entries. A panel of judges selected 70 finalists and winners were decided based on a public vote. The competition received over 7800 votes with winners in 10 different categories.
Details of County Equine and County Canine can be found at countyequine,.co.uk
As part of continual training and to maintain his International status, Dr Marvin Firth attended the 2018 International Veterinary Chiropractic Association congress in Dublin. This included a wide range of talks including developments in sports medicine and the application of chiropractic into the horse assessment. Whilst there, Dr Firth managed to spend a few hours at the beautiful Trinity College. Next year the congress will be held in Hamburg!