Case Studies & Blog

Tilly

1st June 2017

A long way from home; a long road to recovery. One fine Saturday at the start of March, James and his dog Tilly, a 4 year old terrier-whippet cross, set out in the car from mid Wales to visit James’ sister in Birmingham. On arrival, Tilly was taken out of the…Read more

Boo

1st November 2016

Boo

This is Boo who has been having treatment for Addisons disease for more than 2 years now. Addisons disease is caused by a lack of an essential steroid called aldosterone. This deficiency causes may profound problems with water and electrolyte balance and can lead to kidney problems and ultimately, if…Read more

Boo

Bailey

1st August 2016

Bailey

Bailey is a 5 year old Jack Russell Terrier. He was first seen beck in March 2015 feeling under the weather and not eating. On exam, all his lymph nodes were hugely enlarged. Further tests diagnosed him with lymphoma, which is a cancer of the lymph tissue. He immediately began…Read more

Bailey

Diesel And Sass

1st July 2016

Diesel And Sass

The dangers of open windows… Hot summer weather – uncomfortably warm houses. How better to keep cool than to open the upstairs windows? Possibly not such a good idea though if there are cats in the house, especially cats that do not usually go outside. Cats are inquisitive creatures. At the start of…Read more

Diesel And Sass

Tallulah

1st June 2015

Tallulah

Tallulah came to us a few weeks ago with a history of persistant vomiting. When we examined her we could feel a large abdominal mass and feared the worse.  Xrays revealed an unusual density in her stomach and we decided that surgery was the only option for a diagnosis and…Read more

Tallulah

Midget

1st May 2015

Midget

This is Midget, the Jack Russell Terrier. She came to us having been showing persistent cystitis signs. After investigating we found that a huge stone had grown inside her bladder, causing the problem. We ended up having to operate to remove the stone but Midget is now back on the…Read more

Midget

Clay: A lucky escape as one thing leads to another

1st January 2015

Clay: A lucky escape as one thing leads to another

When Clay's owner noticed he had been sick and was behaving oddly she brought him up to see us. We were worried he might have eaten something he shouldn't and so we sedated him and X rayed his abdomen. When he was sedated we could feel a lump and so…Read more

Clay: A lucky escape as one thing leads to another

A Tight Squeeze

13th November 2014

A Tight Squeeze

This is Leena a patient that came to us with a long term problem with vomiting and weight loss. She has got to the point where it was difficult for her to keep her weight stable or even to eat a full meal without being sick. After a clinical work-up we…Read more

A Tight Squeeze

Arthur is Picking Up the Pace

27th August 2014

Arthur is Picking Up the Pace

Arthur came in to see us after a couple of episodes of collapsing. When examining him we noticed he had a very slow pulse rate. We performed an ECG which showed that the electricity was not passing properly from the top chambers of the heart to the bottom chambers of the…Read more

Arthur is Picking Up the Pace

Harry Survives His Ordeal

4th August 2014

Harry Survives His Ordeal

Occasionally at our practice we have injured wildlife bought in to us in need of our care. This is Harry a baby hedgehog bought to us by a caring member of the public. He had a badly broken back leg and was weak and shocked. After receiving treatment for his infections…Read more

Harry Survives His Ordeal

Jasper Goes From Strength to Strength

27th July 2014

Jasper Goes From Strength to Strength

This is Jasper a very lucky cat! Jasper was hit on the head by a car earlier this year and suffered severe concussion as well as injuries to his neck, throat and a fractured jaw. Initially we thought his brain injuries would be too severe to survive but after a few…Read more

Jasper Goes From Strength to Strength

Tigger Bounces Back

10th May 2014

Tigger Bounces Back

Tigger came to us following a severe road traffic accident with multiple injuries. He had several pelvic fractures as well as broken foot but his main problem was a compression of his spinal cord causing him extreme pain and weakness on his back legs. We stabilised him for several days with…Read more

Tigger Bounces Back

Frankie, a Real Star Patient

30th July 2013

Frankie, a Real Star Patient

Frankie was attacked by two large dogs several months ago and had some of the most severe injuries we have ever seen at the practice. The attacking dogs caused extreme wounds to her chest and abdomen that almost killed her. We have had to do multiple surgeries to clean out…Read more

Frankie, a Real Star Patient

Connie Goes On Holiday

3rd May 2013

Connie Goes On Holiday

Connie is all ready to go on her holidays to France with her owners thanks to her new Pet Passport. It is now so easy to go away to Europe. Connie already had her microchip implanted when she came to get her passport so she just had to have a rabies…Read more

Connie Goes On Holiday

Flicker goes for the Record

28th March 2013

Flicker goes for the Record

Flicker, who has over a period of a few years ruptured both her cruciate liagaments is our Patient of the Month for March. The cruciate ligament is very important in the knee as it holds the thigh bone to the shin bone and when it is ruptured the dog is…Read more

Flicker goes for the Record

Elvis has left the Building

7th November 2012

Elvis has left the Building

Elvis Lockley, 4 year old male cat, was transferred from our out of hours practice one morning in October following a road traffic accident the previous night. He was very shocked and there was a concern he may have serious internal injuries which could potentially be life threatening. Elvis could not…Read more

Elvis has left the Building

Smokey all Steamed Up

20th June 2012

Smokey all Steamed Up

Smokey - a rottweiller hit by a train and survived to tell the tale! He was found badly injured by a railway line, after going missing, with extensive muscle injuries to his right hind leg. He had emergency treatment on the night of the accident to close the his severe muscle injuries and the next day…Read more

Smokey all Steamed Up

Bailey gets Relief

24th April 2012

Bailey gets Relief

Bailey, a 5 year old male Dogue de Bordeaux, presented at the Practice with signs of constipation. He was depressed, dehydrated and off his food and was straining to go but passing very little. On examination, Bailey had a large palpable mass of faeces in his large bowel. On rectal…Read more

Bailey gets Relief

Tommi in a Tangle

3rd March 2012

Tommi in a Tangle

This is Tommi who came to our surgery in January with bad vomiting and diarrhoea that did not respond to normal treatment. Twelve hours from being first examined Tommi was much worse and had become very weak and tender to examine.    When we re palpated his abdomen we felt a large…Read more

Tommi in a Tangle

A Real Star

4th October 2011

A Real Star

This is Izzy, a 4 year old cocker spaniel who first came to us in February 2010 with bad diarrhoea.  She didn’t respond to normal treatment and we became aware of a lump growing in her abdomen. We were becoming very worried at this stage and performed an operation to take…Read more

A Real Star

Importance of Spaying your Bitch

1st September 2011

Importance of Spaying your Bitch

The Importance of spaying your bitch,  Ovariohysterectomy or “Spay” is the surgical removal of the uterus and ovaries in the female dog under a general anaesthetic. The procedure is not reversible, once spayed, a bitch is no longer able to have puppies. The main benefits of the procedure include: The prevention of…Read more

Importance of Spaying your Bitch

Precious Stones

16th June 2011

Precious Stones

Precious is a 4-year-old Domestic Longhair female neutered cat with a history of cystitis. The cystitis was thought to be stress induced, which is often the case in cats especially if they are quite nervous. This can be brought on by any sudden changes, such as a new cat to…Read more

Precious Stones

Molly's Unusual Lethargy

6th April 2011

Molly's Unusual Lethargy

Molly is a 4 year old Jack Russell Terrier. Her owner noticed she was very lethargic for a couple of days and had gone off her food. When she brought her in we noticed she was very quiet and her gums were very pale. Blood tests revealed she had a…Read more

Molly's Unusual Lethargy

Pips Drinking Problem

9th March 2011

Pips Drinking Problem

Pip is a 10 year old Yorkshire Terrier. His owner recently noticed his drinking had increased and was getting her up several times in the night to urinate. Blood tests revealed Pip's glucose was high and he was diagnosed with Diabetes Mellitus. This means Pip could not regulate his sugar…Read more

Pips Drinking Problem

Toby Breaks A Leg

14th February 2011

Toby Breaks A Leg

Toby is a 4 year old rescue greyhound. He was running in the garden and somehow managed to hurt his leg and was in extreme pain. X-rays revealed a very nasty fracture of R radius and ulnar. This was fixed with a bone plate and screws. He is doing very well now…Read more

Toby Breaks A Leg
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