News from St Kitts Hampshire Vets

Staff Pet of the Month!

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Staff Pet of the Month!

This is Emrys, Jo-Jo’s bearded dragon companion. He was taken on and nursed to health by vets  after being found by police in a carrier bag.
He has been in Jo-Jo’s care for almost 3 years and, since his age is unknown, is thought to be approximately 6 years old. He is very lively, enjoys his locusts very much (even to the extent of running at his owners fingers when one is in her hand!) and eats plenty of fresh greens. He enjoys [...]

Pet of the Month – Piper

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Pet of the Month – Piper

Piper was presented to us with retching/gagging type episodes. When the Vet saw Piper he suspected that she had a grass blade stuck at the back of her throat (more common in cats than you might think!.)
We admitted Piper for investigations. She had a general anaesthetic and once she was anaesthetised we used our endoscope (a long fibre optic scope that enables us to view the nose and throat) to examine the back of her throat. The Veterinary Surgeon could [...]

Pet of the Month – Jessie

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Pet of the Month – Jessie

Jessie is a 4 Month old Border Collie.
Jessie was brought to us after falling from a tractor and was suffering from a swollen and sore back leg.
We admitted Jessie for X-rays, which showed her to have 4 broken toes on her back leg.
Because of her age (being 3 months at the time of injury), the veterinary surgeons decided that they would place a sturdy bandage on her leg to stabilise the foot so that as she continued to grow the [...]