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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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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MIRACULOUS BOW HAILED AFTER PIONEERING CANCER TREATMENT AT WILLOWS

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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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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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OWNER’S TEARS OF JOY AS OUR TEAM SAVES SIGHT OF PRECIOUS ‘THERAPY’ DOG

A dog owner’s sobs of despair turned to tears of joy after specialist care here at Willows saved the sight of her precious ‘therapy’ pet. Sarah Marshall, from Nottingham, was distraught when her Husky Akasha completely lost her sight overnight and said she feared the family’s 10-year-old dog would never see again. However, in a…

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ELTON’S ‘STILL STANDING’ DESPITE SPINAL INJURY

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A young puppy who was left paralysed in his back legs and unable to even wag his tail after a freak accident is now back on all paws thanks to Specialist treatment here at Willows. Eleven-week-old Sussex spaniel Elton suffered a severely bruised spinal cord after jumping off a half-metre high wall in front of…

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CLEAN SWEEP AS SOOTY’S CHRONIC EAR ISSUE CURED BY WILLOWS

A much-loved young poodle from Staffordshire with a severe ear problem is now pain-fee thanks to Specialists here at Willows and the determination of his loving owners. Sooty’s ear condition, known as bilateral Pseudomonas otitis, which proved resistant to numerous drugs, was so severe it required the expertise of our dedicated Dermatology team to devise…

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‘ONE IN A MILLION’ DOG ENJOYING LIFE AFTER CANCER ALL CLEAR

An image of Henry, a black cocker spaniel dog, sitting and look straight at the camera. In the background there is woodland

A ‘one in a million’ cocker spaniel is cock-a-hoop after ear cancer fears were allayed by industry-leading specialists here at Willows.   Fifteen-year-old former Crufts competitor Henry was referred to our specialist-led team after an unidentified mass was discovered in his right ear. As part of a multidisciplinary approach, Henry was assessed by Erika Villedieu,…

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LIFE’S A BEACH AS WILLOWS WORKS WONDERS ON WOLFGANG’S ‘WONKY LEG’

A rescued dog’s ‘wonky’ leg is working properly at last following Specialist surgery here at Willows. Five-year-old Wolfgang already had a deformed left foreleg when he was adopted from Romania at the age of 18 months but over the past year, his new owners realised the problem had significantly worsened. The beloved pet was soon…

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