COVID-19 Update: February 2022

Coronavirus is still with us, but it’s time to get back to ‘business as usual’ as much as we can, continuing to offer our exceptional care whilst doing all we can to protect you and our teams. Before you arrive: • Please ensure that all registration forms and any insurance paperwork are completed and sent…

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Antibiotic Awareness – Help us to keep antibiotics working…

What is antibiotic resistance? Antibiotic resistance occurs when bacteria develop mechanisms to reduce the effects of the antibiotic. These mechanisms evolve through mutation and adaptation. Mutations can be good or bad for bacteria. In some cases, the mutation kills the bacteria and it may provide the bacteria with a survival advantage. The survival advantage may…

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Pacemaker Implantation – Gizmo’s Story

Gizmo is a 13-year-old West Highland White Terrier who was referred to us in May 2021 as she was suffering from hindlimb weakness. She was also having collapsing episodes and at times would appear to fall over. Gizmo was examined by her local vet and was found to have a transient arrhythmia, so she was…

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Winnie’s story

Winnie, a lovely 13-year old Border Terrier who was taken to her local vet after her owners noticed that she had shaky hind-limbs and was becoming lethargic, inappetent, drinking more than usual and displaying urinary incontinence at night. Winnie’s vet performed lots of tests and diagnosed her with high blood calcium concentration caused by hyperparathyroidism…

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Tiger’s traumatic time

Tiger is a beautiful 2 year old cat that was found collapsed by a neighbour in July 2021. They presumed that she had been hit by a car so they immediately rushed her to the local vet while her owners were contacted. On examination by Tiger’s vet, she was unable to walk, she had no…

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Veterinary Receptionist Appreciation Day

Friday 1st October is Veterinary Receptionist Appreciation Day and we are celebrating the fantastic work of our front of house team and those behind the scenes. Here at AMVS we have a team of 18 receptionists, every day undertaking different and varied administrative tasks and providing essential support to ensure the smooth running of the…

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Rosie, a Maine Coon X who suffered severe head trauma

Rosie is a sweet little 1 year old Maine Coon X who was taken to an emergency vet late one Tuesday night suffering severe head trauma after being hit by a car. On presentation she was bleeding from her nose and mouth, she was unable to close her mouth and she was unable to stand…

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IMPORTANT INFORMATION – PRODUCT RECALL

Fold Hill Foods has taken precautionary action to recall several dry cat food diets due to safety concerns. This is a result of a concerning spike detected by the Royal Veterinary College (RVC) in the number of pancytopenia cases in cats throughout the UK. What should I do? If you have bought any of the…

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New Clinical Director appointed at Anderson Moores Veterinary Specialists

We are delighted to announce that our Head of Anaesthesia, Matt Gurney, will be joining the Senior Leadership Team here at Anderson Moores Veterinary Specialists as Clinical Director. Commenting on his new role, Matt said; “I am really excited to be taking on the position of Clinical Director. My role is to ensure our amazing…

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Anderson Moores expands its laparoscopic and thoracoscopic repertoire

Laparoscopic and thoracoscopic (key-hole) procedures are gaining increased popularity and may accelerate patient recovery. They are proven to reduce perioperative discomfort and duration of hospitalisation, allowing pets to return more rapidly to the comfort of their home, while improving outcome at the same time. Anderson Moores is expanding its laparoscopic and thoracoscopic repertoire and is…

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