Pioneering vets use groundbreaking heart procedure to save French Bulldog puppy

Pioneering cardiologists at Davies Veterinary Specialists have used a groundbreaking heart procedure to save the life of a French Bulldog puppy. The four-month-old bitch was diagnosed with severe and deteriorating pulmonic stenosis. A conventional balloon valvuloplasty had failed so Davies Cardiology Specialist Pedro Oliveira and his team opted to implant a metal stent across the […]

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Davies oncologist embarks on study to trains dogs to detect canine bladder cancer

Picture supplied by Emma Jeffery An Oncology Specialist at Davies Veterinary Specialists (Davies) in Hertfordshire has embarked on a study to determine if dogs can be trained to detect canine transitional cell carcinoma in the odour of urine. Isabelle Desmas-Bazelle, who is one of three Oncology Specialists at Davies, is currently working on a project […]

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Dr Cathryn Mellersh, head of the Canine Genetics team at the Animal Health Trust The Animal Health Trust’s Canine Genetics research team has been given a boost after it received significant funding to support its work. The funding, from Vets4Pets, will enable the team to recruit another research assistant (RA) to help increase the already […]

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Canine Reproduction Course Launched by Improve International

A two-day course to give small animal practitioners with an interest in small animal reproduction an understanding of the clinical investigation of infertility in breeding dogs and bitches has been launched by Improve International. The course is led by Gary England, Professor of Comparative Veterinary Reproduction, University of Nottingham. According to Improve, the course has […]

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DVS vets save critically stabbed police dog

DVS-surgeon-Rob-Adams-with-Finn-after-surgery The team at Davies Veterinary Specialists (DVS) have saved the life of a working police dog who was critically stabbed in the line of duty last week (Sky News link: http://bit.ly/2dcL4fJ). The heroic German Shepherd sustained stab wounds to the head and chest as he and his handler pursued a suspect in Stevenage. His […]

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