New vet surgery set to open its doors at Birchwood shopping centre

A FORMER plant room at a Birchwood shopping centre is being transformed into a state-of-the-art veterinary surgery. The independently-owned Willows Veterinary Group is set to open its 25th surgery at Birchwood Shopping Centre at the end of the month. The new practice will include two consulting rooms, a pharmacy, a laboratory, an operating theatre with […]

Big-hearted trio who saved the life of a little ginger kitten are reunited

The heart-warming tail of a tiny kitten found abandoned by the roadside has had the purrfect ending after she was reunited with the women who saved her life. Nala the ginger kitten was spotted by quick-thinking cat lover Rachael Evans lying helplessly on a grass verge as she drove past on her way to work […]

Cosseted Christmas turkeys destined for top chefs’ tables thanks to delivery firm Delsol

Cosseted Christmas turkeys are winging their way to the tables of top restaurants thanks to delivery firm Delsol. The free-range birds are raised to the sounds of classical music and fed a home-grown grain mix at Lord Newborough’s organic Rhug Estate near Corwen. Every evening Rhug poultry manager Gareth Williams rounds up the turkeys and […]

Doggie chums Ruby and Ellie help launch Christmas charity appeal for needy animals

A PARTIALLY sighted dog and the canine chum who helps her get around are taking the lead for a Christmas charity appeal launched by a veterinary group. Willows Veterinary Group, an independently-owned organisation, which has its head office in Rudheath, near Northwich, and has 24 small animal practices, a referral veterinary hospital, two equine centres […]

Cheshire-backed rally wins top tourism award

A car rally that pulled in thousands of motor sports fans to Chester city centre and a stately home has picked up a top tourism award – in Wales. The Dayinsure Wales Rally GB picked up the  Magnificent Crowd Puller over 7.5K award at the  inaugural Go North Wales Tourism Awards,  held to to honour the work and […]

Top US specialist flies in to update vets on latest animal life-saving skills

A GLOBAL specialist in the field of emergency animal medicine jetted in from the United States to brief veterinary staff from a major independent group on the latest life-saving techniques for dogs and cats. Dr Bill Saxon, who is a world-class authority on acute medicine for small animals and once ran his own animal intensive […]

MP and his dog take trip to the vets to celebrate ‘outstanding’ award

AN MP and his dog were VIP guests at a veterinary hospital which is celebrating an outstanding award for its client care in a recent inspection. Conservative MP for Weaver Vale Graham Evans brought his family’s cross-border terrier Alfie for a quick check-up with Bruce Waddell who heads up the team for the first opinion […]

Dog relay stars straining at the leash to perform at family pet extravaganza

An award-winning dog relay team which pawed its way to glory in both the European and British Championships this month has been announced as one of the star attractions at a veterinary group’s family pet event. The Wilmslow Wild Dogs Flyball Team, which scooped silver and bronze trophies at the prestigious European Flyball Championships in […]