Animals

Warrington vet surgery names in top 25 for UK

A WARRINGTON vet surgery has been named in the top 25 best practices in the UK thanks to five star ratings from pet owners. Beech House Veterinary Centre, which is part of Willows Veterinary Group, has seen its excellent care and customer service recognised in Vet Help Direct’s annual ‘Best UK Vets’ awards. Vet Help […]

Cola the rescue dog and his remarkable ‘tail’ of survival

A rescue dog who survived being shot in Cyprus and was flown over to the UK only to escape and get hit by a car on the M56 has made a remarkable recovery from his injuries. The incredible survival story of four-year-old Cola stunned the veterinary team at Oakwood Veterinary Referrals who looked after him […]

Familiar face Sarah leaving vet surgery reception after 36 years

A POPULAR vet receptionist whose help to thousands of pet owners once won her an Oscar of the veterinary world is leaving her role after nearly four decades. Sarah Bowler, 54, has been the familiar face behind the counter at Holly House Veterinary Surgery in Knutsford, which is part of Willows Veterinary Group, for a […]

Laundry-loving pup Ruby swallows sock

A laundry-loving pup who swallowed a size 11 men’s sock had a lucky escape after a vet managed to remove it – by pulling it out the other end. Ruby, the five-month-old Welsh Springer Spaniel was violently sick after eating the garment, unbeknownst to her owner, Kate Malyon. She was taken to Firs Veterinary Surgery in […]

Fat cat Ringo beats the bulge

A FAT cat has won the battle with the bulge shedding the equivalent of three bags of sugar. Roly-poly Ringo used to munch massive meals until he was put on a strict diet. Now he’s lost 35 per cent of his body weight, thanks to head nurse Katie Hartnoll, who runs Cheshire’s first accredited weight […]

Alfie’s canine acupuncture is on point

A “DEPRESSED” dog suffering with stiff joints and severe back pain has come on leaps and bounds thanks to animal acupuncture. Alfie the Labradoodle used to “walk like Bambi” before he started the alternative treatment at The Firs Veterinary Surgery in Kelsall, part of Willows Veterinary Group. Vet, Fiona Wall carries out the ancient Chinese […]

Retired Cheshire vet publishes memoirs

A RETIRED vet who was a pioneer of pet medicine in Cheshire and once encountered glamorous Coronation Street legend Pat Phoenix in her silk nightgown has published his memoirs. Derek Carter, 80, is one of the main founders of the Northwich-based Willows Veterinary Group. His family life and 35-year career caring for animals has been […]

Terrier Toby sparks unlikely rescue mission

A DOG who sparked an unlikely rescue mission involving a team of vets and a binman had a lucky escape when he became impaled on a barbed wire fence. Plucky Parson Russell Terrier Toby has since made a full recovery following his traumatic ordeal, thanks to the team at Abbeycroft Veterinary Surgery in Northwich. The […]