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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 the

UK.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

is:

Tuesday 5 July 2016

If you are interested in your dog becoming a donor, please call Pet Blood

Bank UK directly on:

01509 232222

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-owning

friends.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.

Baby

news!

SamCarrington-Brown

BVetMed MRCVS

General Practice Service Clinician

WillowsVeterinary Centre

& Referral Service

Highlands Road Shirley Solihull

West Midlands B90 4NH

Telephone: 0121 712 7070

www.willows.uk.net

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