Vicar’s prayers answered thanks to specialist treatment at NDSR

A cat left with horrific head injuries after a car accident has made a remarkable recovery following extensive surgery at North Downs Specialist Referrals (NDSR) in Surrey. The cat, named Vicar after he was found in a church yard, was taken to NDSR blinded in one eye, and with multiple fractures to his jaw and … Read more

Specialist reports ‘great success’ from new approach to canine spinal surgery

A neurology specialist at a Surrey small animal hospital believes a new approach to canine spinal surgery can reduce complications for patients. Guillaume Leblond, who works at North Downs Specialist Referrals in Bletchingley, near Redhill, said his team had enjoyed “great success” using a technique called dorsal atlantoaxial stabilization (DAAS). He has also co-authored a … Read more

Specialist reports success with new technique for spinal malformations in dogs – VetNurse News – Vet Nurse

Dr Guillaume Leblond, an American Specialist in Neurology at North Downs Specialist Referrals in Bletchingley, Surrey, reports having ‘remarkable’ success using dorsal atlantoaxial stabilization to treat spinal malformations in dogs. His most recent case was a five-year-old bulldog called Jesse. Guillaume said: “Jesse was suffering from both atlantoaxial instability and a spinal arachnoid diverticulum in … Read more

Ophthalmology specialist saves ‘remarkable’ Tollie’s sight twice

A Labrador retriever that heads a canine “dynasty” of care spanning at least three generations has had her sight saved twice by specialists in Cheshire. Fourteen of Tollie’s puppies have been donated to Guide Dog charities in the UK and France, while six more have gone to other good causes. But the 13-year-old needed the … Read more

Tributes paid following death of much-loved veterinary dental specialist

Tributes have been paid following the death of one of the UK’s leading veterinary dental specialists. Lisa Milella was diagnosed with motor neurone disease eight years ago and after battling it with “extraordinary courage”, she sadly died on May 19. A past president of the British Veterinary Dental Association, Dr Milella was also a trustee … Read more

Are there specialist cancer vets?

Finding out that your beloved pet has cancer can be a very difficult and anxious time for any owner. So it’s reassuring to know that there are vets who are specially trained in treating this frightening disease. Veterinary cancer specialists, or Oncologists, have undergone a specialist program of training and study; learning the latest treatments and techniques to diagnose and treat cancers in animals. Most veterinary oncologists mainly treat cats and dogs who have been referred by their regular veterinary surgeon.

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Eye specialist calls on vet practices to refer cataract cases quicker – VetNurse News – Vet Nurse

James Oliver MRCVS, a European and RCVS specialist in veterinary ophthalmology at Dick White Referrals, is calling on veterinary practices to refer dogs with cataracts caused by diabetes cases urgently to avoid irreversible sight loss. James says he is sticking his neck out after seeing a significant increase in cases where dogs with diabetes are … Read more

What is the difference between a Specialist and an Advanced Practitioner vet?

Home » All Posts » New vet » What is the difference between a Specialist and an Advanced Practitioner vet?

To become a Veterinary Surgeon, you must complete 5 years of an intensive academic course. Many people adore their years in university and the profession is continuing to promote veterinary medicine to a diverse range of students. However, it may surprise you to learn that after years of education, many Veterinary Surgeons go on to do many more years of further study.

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Specialist vets sign up for day-long conference for Ukraine

Specialists vets from across Europe will be delivering CPD as part of a day-long conference to raise funds for Ukraine. The Federation of European Companion Animal Veterinary Associations (FECAVA) has teamed up with The Webinar Vet to provide the online CPD conference on multiple topics on Saturday 9 April. Sarah Caney, Holger Volk, Matt Gurney, … Read more