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Double Trouble for Dave!

5 February 2016

Poor Dave has had not one but two recent visits to see orthopaedic Specialist Scott Rutherford. Some time ago poor Dave became lame on his right hind leg and after being examined by his own veterinary surgeon he was found to have a condition called slipped capital physeal separation...

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It’s all in the name!

3 February 2016

Following on with the theme of how some dog breed names came about, this week we look at three more breeds - all of which have been around for centuries...

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Bonnie’s story

29 January 2016

Bonnie a lovely 9 month old Boxer dog was presented to Willows in October with a very dramatic skin problem. It had all started 4 days earlier, when her owners had returned home to find large lumps all over her body...

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It’s all in the name!

27 January 2016

There are many dog breeds registered with the Kennel Club, but have you ever wondered where these breed names originate? Here is a guide to a few of the more popular breed names. We will update you with more fun name facts over the coming weeks, so keep following and don’t forget to post a photo of your dog on our Facebook page in the comments, let’s celebrate all our wonderful canine friends out there!

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We are delighted to announce a new member of the anaesthesia and analgesia team!

22 January 2016

We are delighted to welcome Diane Wilson DVM MS DipACVAA MRCVS to our Anaesthesia and Analgesia team...

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Hip Op Hurray for Beau!

20 January 2016

Back in the summer, Beau, a beautiful young British shorthair was referred to Willows to see orthopaedic Specialist Jonathan Pink...

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A birthday treat!!

15 January 2016

Here at Willows we recently had two VIP guests! Young Grace has a passion for animals, (having two cats at home), and her ultimate dream is to become a vet. As she was approaching her 10th Birthday, Grace’s Mum got in touch with us to see if she could come and visit to see what goes on behind the scenes in the veterinary world...

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Willows gets that festive feeling!

13 January 2016

During December the team at Willows embraced the festive feeling whilst raising money for two great charities...

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A fairy tale ending...

8 January 2016

On a cold night in November, a pizza delivery driver found a cat in a very poor state in front of a house, whilst making a delivery. He knocked on the door of the house presuming the cat might live there but...

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Paddy Power, the gift of sight!

6 January 2016

Paddy is a handsome, young Labrador cross Cocker Spaniel, who belongs to one of Willows nurses, Jenny. Paddy is a true hero as he often donates blood to help his canine and feline friends, along with other staff members’ beloved dogs...

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Happy New Year!

31 December 2015

The team at Willows would like to wish all our clients, patients and referring vets a very happy and healthy New Year...

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Keo Bounces Back!

30 December 2015

Keo a beautiful young cat had a long stay at Willows during the summer. Keo likes to go outdoors and find adventures along the way like many cats do. Unfortunately for Keo, his owners found him feeling unwell one day...

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A Willows' Christmas Message

25 December 2015

It's been a busy and productive year, with many of your lovely pets challenging our Specialists - Poppy, Tucker, Millen, Topsy, Bob, Maggie, Freya, Clio, Bullett, Carlos, Romeo - you know who you are - and so many more besides! ...

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Twas the night before Christmas

24 December 2015

Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the vets
Not a creature was stirring, not even the pets; 
The IV fluids were hung up with care, 
In hopes that morning soon would be there; 
The dogs and the cats nestled snug in their beds; ...

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Willows Out of Hours Emergency and Critical Care Service

23 December 2015

Although Christmas and New Year is traditionally a time for celebrations going on into the early hours, rest assured that emergency cover and patient care go on just as normal here at Willows...

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Duncan sees clearly now…

22 December 2015

We have recently received a lovely letter from a client. They have been attending the practice on a regular basis, with Duncan and his friend Russell...

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Keeping your pet safe over Christmas

18 December 2015

Christmas is traditionally a time for family, food and frivolity. For most pet owners an emergency visit to the vets might be the last thing they would anticipate during the holiday season, but for some unfortunate pets this can be the end result of a little too much festive cheer. Many apparently harmless foods and other items around the house can be a potential cause of poisoning or illness in our pets...

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Romeo lumped with an unusual problem

16 December 2015

Romeo, an adorable one year old Cocker Spaniel, was presented to the primary team with a non-painful swelling in his neck. He was normally a very lively and otherwise fit and healthy young dog...

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Carlos sees again!

11 December 2015

Carlos, a beautiful 1-year-old Shar Pei, presented to Willows with an eye problem. His owners became worried when his eyes suddenly became red with quite a lot of swelling around his eyelids. Initially his home vets thought this was an allergy but unfortunately the problem got worse, despite treatment for this...

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Warnings after Bullet swallows a rabbit!

9 December 2015

At Willows we have recently seen two poor dogs that have unfortunately ingested small soft rubber ball toys when they have been playing. You may remember seeing the story of Polly earlier this year...

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Vaccination for Canine B-cell Lymphoma and some other aggressive cancers

4 December 2015

This is an exciting, cutting edge treatment which has been made possible by lots of research and an increased understanding of cancer biology, including how we can harness the immune system to help in our fight against cancer...

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Is Your Pet Insured?

2 December 2015

We all hope that our pet will only ever need to visit the vet for their vaccinations and preventative healthcare. Unfortunately they can suffer from illnesses and sometimes be involved in accidents that require urgent attention. This can be a very distressing time for pet owners and sadly financial implications often add to their worries.

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All Clear for Clio!

27 November 2015

Clio a beautiful Staffordshire Bull Terrier came to Willows because she had developed a mass below the hock (ankle) joint, which had grown rapidly over the previous few weeks. A fine needle aspirate had been taken at her usual vet’s, this had shown that the mass was a soft tissue sarcoma (a malignant tumour of fibrous tissue.

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Worrying increase in puppy smuggling

25 November 2015

Illegal puppy dealers have taken advantage of a change in the Pet passport rules. Under previous rules a puppy could be vaccinated from 12 weeks of age but would not be able to enter the UK for six months after passing a rabies blood test...

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Sago Palm Toxicity

20 November 2015

The Sago Palm is an ornamental plant that can be toxic to pets. One dog recently died from ingestion as a result of liver failure...

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Taking care of our healing hands

18 November 2015

Willows is one of the longest established and one of the best known Specialist level referral practices in the UK. Our Specialist vets are amongst some of the world’s most experienced and respected in their fields. We are totally committed to providing the highest levels of patient and client care.

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Alma wins the battle…

13 November 2015

Alma a young cross breed had a tough start to life living on the streets in Romania. As a puppy she had an accident and broke several bones in her right back leg. The broken bones healed but unfortunately she was left with a deformity of her leg...

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Shelley’s story...

11 November 2015

Meet Shelley, a beautiful 10 year old Cocker Spaniel who was referred to Willows to see Oncology Specialist James Elliott. Unfortunately Shelley had a lump in a rather awkward place, it was just inside her back passage...

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World Radiography Day - 8th November

6 November 2015

November 8th marks the anniversary of the discovery of x-radiation by Wilhelm Roentgen in 1895. World Radiography Day is celebrated each year within the field of human medicine to recognise the vital contribution that diagnostic imaging makes to healthcare.

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Conker Crazy, please be aware of the dangers!

4 November 2015

Conkers is a traditional game played by children which provides great fun at this time of year! The conkers, or horse chestnut seeds, tend to fall from the trees at this time of year and land on the ground. Please be mindful when playing conkers whilst there are dogs in the area, as they contain aesculin a type of poison that is harmful to dogs...

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