Piggy was brought in like this by the RSPCA in January 2008. Piggy had long term neglected demodectic mange. This is a skin condition caused by a skin mite called Demodex Canis . This can be difficult to treat and in this case a drug not licenced for dogs had to be used. You can see at one point Piggy the Staffy had virtually no hair. Piggy needed months of treatment and now six years later is still doing well. Piggy was taken on as a pet by the owners of the exotic charity we work with North Wales Raptor and Reptile Rescue http://www.nwrr.co.uk/
Suzie the Egyptian Spiny Mouse was brought in by her owner after it was noticed she was limping very badly on one of her legs. We decided to x-ray her leg to find the cause as it's very hard to tell on examination! The x-rays showed she had fractured her elbow, possibly from a fall in her cage. Thankfully the fracture would be able to heal without surgery and she was sent home on pain relief. You can see the x-rays here.
"Thank you everyone for taking care of Suzie, she's a very special little mouse to us. Everyone was brilliant and seemed genuinely concerned for her, we really appreciate everything. It's still a bit of a shock and we can't quite work out how she hurt herself but she's doing fine now!"
- Mrs L Foley & Family
Alfie a little Labradoodle had an accident and broke his tibia. This is the big bone below the knee. A splint was made up of a special plastic mesh that was shaped to the dog's leg .
Alfie was growing quickly so we reshaped the splint every few weeks to allow for his growth.
Alfie's leg healed fine.
Ferret with cystitis
A client brought in their little ferret as it was passing blood in its urine and was uncomfortable. We x-rayed the ferret and saw something in the bladder that was not normal which we suspected was a bladder stone.
We operated to remove the bladder stone and it is shown above. It is 15 mm long and 7 mm at its widest point. It had very sharp edges and it was these that were causing the bladder to bleed. Little ferret was much happier after surgery and had no further problems.
We are proud of the services we offer to our clients and are delighted when we can help pets and their owners through a difficult time in their lives. We are often inspired by the heartfelt thanks of our clients and are happy to be able to share our success stories with you.
If you would like your pet's story or your messages of thanks to be included on our website then please email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org. Alternatively come and visit us at the practice and let us know that you would like to be included. Feel free to include any photos you would like us to upload and we will be happy to do so.
Working in a veterinary practice brings us daily surprises, but every so often we have a case which brings us a real challenge! It is rare that we get the chance to share our cases with our clients. So, below are a few examples of some interesting cases we have had - we hope you enjoy learning about our work.
This little Quaker parakeet http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Monk_Parakeet had a little run in with an African Grey parrot and was bitten on the beak. There was a fair size crack on
the upper half of the beak and it was unstable and painful.
We aneasthetised this bird and put it on a ventilator to maintain its gas anaesthetic. Fine needles were drilled in on either side of the fracture in the beak . The plastic hubs of the needles were cut off leaving 2 to 3 mm of the needle sticking out of the beak. A dental acrylic was made up and applied over the fracture site and the needles. The beak will continue to grow and the beak should be like new again.
This is an x-ray of a woodcock that was brought in by the RSPCA. If a wild animl has been brought in this normally means there is a serious problem. We routinely x ray wildlife to try and find an answer as quickly as possible.
In this case we found the left shoulder was damaged and succesful release most unlikely so euthanasia was needed. It is important tha a decision is made in a short period of time as wild animls get stressed when hospitalised.
This is an x ray image that has been processed to give a 3 dimensional effect. This toroise had stopped eating and radiography showed it had eaten a lot of gravel. This toroise has been under treatment with a drug to stimulate intestinal activity and a laxative for a few months and the gravel is gradually being passed.
We vaccinted this Tanuki wit puppy vaccines to give protection against some diseases.
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Village Vets Centre Ltd
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Tel.: 0151 428 8600
Tel.: 0151 428 8600