Air rifle shot shatters cat’s leg

Obi - Air rifle story

A shocked cat lover has told the shameful story of how her precious pet was seriously wounded after being shot by an air rifle. The one-year-old cat, called Obi, suffered a shattered leg in the shooting and needed a two-hour operation to remove the pellet and repair the widespread damage. Obi’s owner Hayley Williams, from…

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Festive turkey bone scare for westie Alfie

Alfie - chicken bone story

A beloved Westie who suffered a very unhappy new year after he gobbled down a festive turkey bone is none the worse for wear after the swift actions of the Northwest Veterinary Specialists team Alfie, the 11-year-old West Highland White Terrier spent the new year bank holiday receiving emergency treatment after the bone became stuck…

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Micro-surgery on miniature dog makes massive difference


A miniature dog who could barely move and was in constant pain after suffering serious spinal damage is back on his feet thanks to intricate surgery using tiny screws to stabilise his vertebrae. Two-year-old Chihuahua cross Tyson weighed just 1.7kg, which posed a heavyweight challenge for our experts here at NWVS. Scans revealed Tyson had…

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Help us to keep antibiotics working…

What is antibiotic resistance? Antibiotic resistance occurs when bacteria develops 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 include…

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Important Information

We have recently carried out a review of our prices. These changes will be implemented from 1 December 2021. Please note that all existing quotes prior to 1 December will be honoured for four weeks. If you have any questions, please speak to a member of our team. Thank you for your continued support.

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NWVS Receptionists are going for Gold!

Our fabulous team of receptionists are making an Olympian effort to capture gold and prove our practice is perfect. We’ve set our sights on achieving the top award from the British Veterinary Receptionist Association (BVRA). The BVRA is a not-for-profit membership organisation working to recognise and raise the status of veterinary receptionists within the UK’s…

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Cheshire vets warn pet owners to keep dogs cool in summer heat

Summer holidays are fast approaching and temperatures set to peak but while we humans might be looking forward to fun in the sun, it’s a different story for animals. That’s why one of the north west’s top veterinary centres is urging all pet owners and animal lovers to be extra vigilant and extremely careful in…

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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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Veterinary Nursing Awareness Month: Introducing Michelle Moran

May is Veterinary Nursing Awareness Month, a whole month to celebrate and promote the wonderful work our nurses do here at Northwest! Today we’d like to introduce you to Michelle Moran, who was recently chosen by our parent company Linnaeus to be the nurse subject matter expert in anaesthesia across the whole group. Michelle also…

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