Work starts on major rebuild project of Wirral vet surgery

WORK has started to rebuild a Wirral veterinary surgery as part of a major modernisation project to create a state-of-the-art facility for pets across the region. The transformed Acorn Veterinary Centre in Acacia Grove, West Kirby, run by the independently-owned Willows Veterinary Group, will employ 19 people, which will include the creation of two new […]

Vet nurse Liam in the running for an ‘Oscar’ of animal world

A STUDENT veterinary nurse is in the running for an ‘Oscar’ of the animal world. Liam Grocott, of Alsager Vet Centre which is part of the independently-owned Willows Veterinary Group, is one of three finalists up for the Practice Support Staff of the Year accolade at the 2017 Petplan Veterinary Awards. Liam, 21, of Stoke […]

Self-harming rescue dog George thanks Tarvin vet for charitable cash boost  

A RESCUE dog who self-harms due to a rare syndrome has given a special canine thanks to a Tarvin vet for a big cash boost to the charity which has saved him. Loveable Tri-colour Cocker Spaniel George has Acral Mutilation Syndrome where he chews his hind paws, drawing blood, and at one point, even nibbling […]

Vital supplies for farm vets on the road thanks to delivery company Delsol

Vital supplies for farm vets to keep sheep and other livestock free of potentially lethal parasites are being kept on the road by delivery firm Delsol. The courier company, which is based on the border between Chester and North Wales, transports around 40 tonnes a week of pallets and parcels for Bimeda, which makes and […]

Farm vet Sally lands top development role helping farmers to build a more sustainable future

A FARM vet has landed a pioneering business development role which also aims to help farmers build a more sustainable future. Sally Dixon, 36, has taken on the role of Farm Animal Practice Development Manager for the independently-owned Willows Veterinary Group based at its main Hartford farm practice. The vet-run group, which has a network […]

Vet nurse scoops double award for helping obese pets fight the flab

A VETERINARY nurse from Middlewich has scooped a double award for helping obese pets fight the flab. Katie Hartnoll, Head Veterinary Nurse at Abbeycroft Veterinary Centre in Northwich, which is part of the independently-owned Willows Veterinary Group, will head to a glittering awards ceremony in Kidderminster later this month to receive her trophies. The overall […]

Buzzard is flying high thanks to vet team and wildlife experts

A BUZZARD is flying high after he was taken under the wing of a Cheshire vet team and experts from a local wildlife hospital. Head vet Bruce Waddell and Deputy Nurse Manager Philippa Richmond from Willows Veterinary Hospital, based in Hartford, carried out intricate surgery with pins the width of a sewing needle on the […]

Pet owners give paw stamp of approval for new vet surgery at Birchwood Shopping Centre

PET owners and their four legged friends queued up for the first sneaky peek of a new veterinary surgery at a Birchwood shopping centre. A former plant room at the shopping centre has been transformed by the independently-owned Willows Veterinary Group and an Open Day was held for animal lovers and local VIPs to enjoy […]

Warrington vet who once helped sedate a lion is roaring forward in his career

A WARRINGTON vet who hails from South Africa and once helped sedate a lion has been appointed as a new divisional partner for an independent veterinary group. Pieter de Villiers, one of the lead vets at Beech House Veterinary Surgery, was born and raised in Potchefstroom, a town in South Africa’s North-West province. In his […]

Lovable Kitty saved by local vet after swallowing toy cat – called Kitty 

THE curious ‘tail’ of a cat called Kitty who almost died when she swallowed a toy cat called Kitty has had a happy ending. Experienced vet Ann Mee operated on Kitty, a four-year-old ginger tabby adored by her owners, after she swallowed the two-inch plastic cat from the Kitty in My Pocket children’s toy range. […]