WILLOWS PARTNERS WITH BIRMINGHAM DOGS HOME

The team here at Willows is looking forward to providing valuable support to Birmingham Dogs Home (BDH) thanks to a unique new partnership.   The link-up with the charity will see our state-of-the-art hospital and world class team deliver expert care and treatment to some of the second city’s most vulnerable dogs, in addition to…

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WILLOWS ‘DE-LIVER’ DOUBLE DELIGHT FOR DACHSHUND DUO  

Our Specialist-led team has delivered a double helping of joy and relief to the owners of two young miniature dachshunds.   Ten-month-old Norman and eight-month-old Bruno both needed urgent surgical treatment here at Willows Veterinary Centre and Referral Service after being diagnosed with identical congenital liver conditions.  Erika Villedieu, Specialist in Small Animal Surgery here at…

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WILLOWS’ CLINICAL TEAM BOOSTED WITH RETURN OF SPECIALIST TOBY GEMMILL

The clinical team here at Willows has been boosted by the return of a renowned Specialist to our Orthopaedic service. Toby Gemmill, RCVS and ECVS Specialist in Small Animal Surgery, first joined us in 2005 as an Orthopaedic and Spinal Surgeon. He became Clinical Director in 2016 and then Managing Director in 2020, balancing leadership…

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TENACIOUS TED’S LIFE SAVED AFTER GRASS SEED LEADS TO EMERGENCY DOUBLE SURGERY

Our talented team recently carried out two emergency surgeries on the same day to save the life of a beloved pet dog. We provided lifesaving treatment to two-year-old Sprocker, Ted, who had suffered a severe spinal infection caused by a grass seed he had inhaled. Following the emergency operations, Ted spent two weeks receiving round-the-clock…

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CAT’S SIGHT SAVED IN LATE-NIGHT OP AFTER 2cm THORN PIERCED EYE

An emergency out-of-hours operation here at Willows has saved the sight of a cat whose left eye had been pierced by a 2cm-long thorn. The two-year-old domestic shorthair, called Oberon, was in dire danger of losing his vision and was rushed to our team for treatment. The dramatic out-of-hours case saw Oberon quickly taken for…

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EMERGENCY CHEST SURGERY SAVES DOG STRUGGLING TO BREATHE

An image of a springer spaniel named Sprocket. He has a brown face and white body and he is wearing a buster collar. Sprocket is sitting down and looking up at the camera

A working dog left struggling to breathe after a severe infection is back to full fitness following emergency chest surgery here at Willows. Sprocket, a seven-year-old Springer Spaniel, underwent the life-saving procedures as his health had rapidly deteriorated to the point where breathing was becoming a real problem after contracting a condition called pyothorax, believed…

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OUR CROWNING GLORY! WILLOWS LAUNCHES DENTISTRY SERVICE

Exciting news… we have launched a dentistry service here at Willows which makes us the only veterinary referral dentistry, oral and maxillofacial surgery facility in the Midlands. Dentistry clinician James Haseler, who heads up our new department, said: “Willows has an enviable global reputation for delivering excellence in pet health care and the opening of…

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MIRACULOUS BOW HAILED AFTER PIONEERING CANCER TREATMENT AT WILLOWS

An image of Bow, a black labrador with grey hairs around his muzzle, sitting on some gress. In the background there is a beach and the sky is cloudy

A 12-year-old Labrador has been hailed a “miracle” success story by the specialist vet who treated him for an inoperable mouth cancer. Chiara Penzo, a renowned RCVS and European Specialist in Veterinary Oncology here at Willows Veterinary Centre and Referral Service in Solihull, said beloved family pet Bow had responded brilliantly to pioneering electrochemotherapy treatment.…

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WILLOWS LAUNCHES DIABETES CLINIC FOR COMPLICATED CASES

Willows has launched a canine and feline diabetes mellitus clinic to coincide with the launch of SENVELGO®. The newly launched clinic aims to support chronic or newly diagnosed diabetics, where decision making or clinical progress has been challenging. As part of the clinic, Willows’ internal medicine team will provide support in using and familiarising practitioners…

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GRATEFUL DOG OWNER’S THANKS TO WILLOWS AFTER FAMILY PET IMPALED ON STICK

A dog lover has spoken of his horror at finding his 10-month-old puppy impaled on a 13-inch stick. Kevin Blythe, from Hereford, said he heard a “howl of agony” and then discovered his cocker spaniel Louie with a stick stuck deep into his throat. Local vets only gave the treasured family pet a 50-50 chance…

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