At Willows, we see a wide variety of patients some, of whom have life-threatening diseases associated with blood
loss and severe anaemia.
Some of these patients need transfusions with blood or blood products,
and many of our patients have benefitted from treatment that would
not have been possible without the help and support of the Pet Blood
Bank. This is a not-for-profit organisation that provides lifesaving blood
products for dogs throughout theUK.We
receive a fantastic service
from the Pet Blood Bank and this greatly improves our ability to manage
a wide range of life-threatening and complex illnesses in dogs, many of
whom are referred to us for Specialist care.
In conjunction with Pet Blood Bank UK,Willows hosts regular blood
donor sessions at the practice. The next blood donor session at Willows
Tuesday 5 July 2016
If you are interested in your dog becoming a donor, please call Pet Blood
Bank UK directly on:
We encourage dog owners not only to consider their own dogs as
potential donors, but also to help recruit dog blood donors from
amongst their dog-owningfriends.We
hope to celebrate the life of each
dog that we have tried to help in the past by recruiting blood donors to
help more dogs.
By donating a unit of blood a dog could truly be giving the gift of life to
others. Each time a dog gives blood it can help save the lives of up to
four critically ill dogs.
Each time a dog gives blood, it can help save the lives of up to
four critically ill dogs
Could your dog be a lifesaver?
Noella has been on maternity leave since February and
we are pleased to announce that she has given birth to
a beautiful baby boy.
Mumand baby are doing very well and Noella is enjoying her leave
with her gorgeous son.
We are very pleased to welcome SamCarrington-Brown to theWillows
General Practice team, she will be covering Noella’s maternity leave.
You may recognise Sam as she has been an intern here atWillows and
was very excited to return.
Sam graduated from the RoyalVeterinary College, and then joined a
small animal and equine practice in the Midlands.After three years, and
seeking a new challenge, Sam then went on to work for an out-of-hours
emergency clinic.Wanting to broaden her knowledge and experiences
further Sam then joinedWillows as an intern.The internship gave Sam
the opportunity to rotate through all the specialist disciplines.
Developing a passion for emergency and critical care
Sam completed her internship here atWillows and
went back to working at an emergency clinic for a
further two years. As Sam had enjoyed her time at
Willows, she returned to do a further internship in
anaesthesia and critical care, since completing this
internship Sam has joined the general practice
team here atWillows.
Sam is currently studying towards a Certificate
in AdvancedVeterinary Practice in Emergency
and Critical Care, and has already completed
additional training in veterinary acupuncture.
Sam is looking forward to seeing some familiar
faces and meeting new patients during her
time in the general practice clinic.
General Practice Service Clinician
& Referral Service
Highlands Road Shirley Solihull
West Midlands B90 4NH
Telephone: 0121 712 7070www.willows.uk.net
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