Exciting New Ophthalmology Service

We are delighted to introduce Shannon Gaffaney, Advanced Practitioner in Ophthalmology.  She will be leading our new ophthalmology second opinion and referral service at Godstone. Shannon has been passionate about animals from a very young age. She grew up in California with dogs, cats, horses and a few other ‘smallies’.  She jumped at every opportunity to pursue her veterinary ambitions, which eventually brought her to the UK. Qualifying from the…

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Temporary Change to VRC Services

Update from Medivet: Thank you for supporting our neurology referral services at the Veterinary Referral Centre.   Unfortunately, from 25th October 2023, we will be unable to provide this service for the time being. We will still be able to offer you the following services: Dermatology referrals Cardiorespiratory referrals Ultrasound referrals Endoscopy referrals We are working to develop our clinical provisions and hope to share more information with you soon. Thank…

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World Veterinary Day 29th April

Today is #WorldVeterinaryDay World Veterinary Day was created in 2000 by the World Veterinary Association to highlight and promote the lifesaving work performed by veterinarians around the globe.

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WELCOME TO THE TEAM – CHRISTOPH STORK – ORTHOPAEDIC SURGEON

WELCOME TO THE TEAM – CHRISTOPH – ORTHOPAEDIC SURGEON Dr Christoph Stork (DVM, DVetMed, DipECVS, MRCVS, RCVS Recognised Specialist in Small Animal Surgery, EBVS European Veterinary Specialist in Small Animal Surgery) will be joining us regularly from Wednesday 3rd May providing an orthopaedic surgical service.

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Hemilaminectomy + MRI – Dennis

Hemilaminectomy Dennis, a very lovable French Bulldog, was presented to Dr John Parker with ongoing spinal pain. An MRI was performed, identifying a slipped disc. The surgical procedure to correct a slipped or herniated disc in dogs and cats is called a hemilaminectomy. Dennis had a slipped disc in his lumbar spine, so the middle of his back. Dr John performed a hemilaminectomy to relieve the slipped disc. The surgery…

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Hemilaminectomy and MRI – Coco

Hemilaminectomy and MRI Coco was presented to Dr John Parker with suspected spinal pain this Monday. An MRI was performed, identifying a slipped disc. MRI stands for “magnetic resonance imaging”. Unlike a traditional xray or CT scan, the Veterinary MRI does not use ionizing radiation so there is no harm to the pet undergoing the procedure. Instead, it uses magnetic fields and radio waves to form an image of the…

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CT Imagining – Matt (update!)

CT imagining – suspected foreign body – Matt UPDATE Matt, a Cypriot rescue, had a lump on his flank. He had a CT to examine the area to find a foreign body that may be causing the lump to reoccur. Dr Alasdair Hotston Moore performed surgery to remove the lump and some of the surrounding tissue, hopefully removing the foreign body completely. We are pleased to hear Matt is fully…

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Skin – Archie

Skin complaints Archie (who has previously been under the care of Dr Azzurra Naso and Dr Alasdair Hotston Moore for urinary problems) was in today to see our dermatologist Dr Carly Mason. He had skin slides taken from his tail, ears and toes, and was started on antibiotics. Archie was very good today. He’s previously been a little hard to handle in the veterinary environment but he’s starting to understand…

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Mast Cell Tumours – Lomustine chemotherapy – Erik

Mast Cell Tumours – Lomustine chemotherapy Erik, the happiest Staffordshire Bull Terrier, comes to see Dr Azzurra Naso and the RVNs for regular Lomustine chemotherapy treatments. Erik has a history of Mast Cell Tumours, A mast cell tumor (MCT) is a type of tumor consisting of mast cells. A mast cell is a type of white blood cell that is found in many tissues of the body. Mast cells are…

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Ultrasonography – Winston

Ultrasonography Winston, a beautiful and very loving Boxer , came in today for an abdominal ultrasound scan with Dr Audrey Petite (DrMedVet, DVDI, DipECVDI, MRCVS EBVS® European Specialist in Veterinary Diagnostic Imaging, RCVS Recognised Specialist in Veterinary Diagnostic Imaging). He was having the ultrasound to investigate reoccurring pancreatitis and vomiting at home. After having his ultrasound scan, Winston gave RVN Charlie a big cuddle on the floor (Charlie didn’t have…

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