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Important Information

Over the last year, we have seen our costs increase significantly and we have absorbed ...
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Pet antibiotic resistance – how can we safeguard our future?

What does antibiotic resistance mean? Antibiotics can be effective at treating bacterial infections. However, over ...
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Ground-Breaking Treatment Saves Cat from Deadly Virus

One of the north-west’s leading small animal hospitals has used ground-breaking treatment to save a ...
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Grinning Like a Cheshire Cat! Happy Ending as Brotherly Love Saves Feline From Devastating Condition

A cat from Cheshire has been saved from an autoimmune condition thanks to a blood ...
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Green-Fingered Neurology Clinician Joins Northwest Veterinary Specialists

Our neurology service continues to blossom after the appointment of a new clinician with a ...
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Skip to it! Month-long Charity Challenge at NWVS

Team members from the oncology department at NWVS are skipping into action to raise money ...
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Northwest Veterinary Specialists gives smile back to rescue dog after being shot with shotgun pellets!

Northwest Veterinary Specialists has given a ‘smile’ back to a rescue dog after removing an ...
Three specialists toast exam success
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Three specialists toast exam success at northwest veterinary specialists

Northwest Veterinary Specialists is top of the class after three of our clinicians passed exams ...
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Tail Wag Sparks Joy for Owners of Paralysed Dog

A much-loved dog who became paralysed has beaten the odds and is walking and running ...
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HIF abstract wins prestigious prize

A resident in small animal surgery has won the prize for best abstract presented at ...
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Terms of Service Update

To improve our client experience and simplify things, we’re making a few changes to our ...
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Vet Nurse’s Determination To Learn Places Her Among World Elite

A veterinary nurse at a north west animal hospital is one of just a handful ...
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10 early warning signs of cancer in our pets

Identifying early signs of possible cancer in your pets in Runcorn and getting a quick ...
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Important information – Price increase 2022

Over the last year, we have seen our costs increase significantly and we have absorbed ...
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Why do we need to keep antibiotics working?

Antibiotic resistance occurs when bacteria mutate and adapt to reduce the effects of antibiotics. Antibiotics ...
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NWVS Sustainability Projects

At North West Veterinary Specialists our team have worked hard to implement several environmental projects, ...
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Protect your pet from the sun

As we head into the summer months in Runcorn and temperatures start rising, it’s important ...
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Air rifle shot shatters cat’s leg

A shocked cat lover has told the shameful story of how her precious pet was ...
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Festive turkey bone scare for westie Alfie

A beloved Westie who suffered a very unhappy new year after he gobbled down a ...
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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 ...
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Christmas and New Year Opening Hours

Christmas and New Year Opening Hours May we take this opportunity to wish our clients, ...
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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 ...
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Important Information

We have recently carried out a review of our prices. These changes will be implemented ...
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NWVS Receptionists are going for Gold!

Our fabulous team of receptionists at NWVS are making an Olympian effort to capture gold ...
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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 ...
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IMPORTANT INFORMATION – PRODUCT RECALL

Fold Hill Foods has taken precautionary action to recall several dry cat food diets due ...
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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 ...
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External Talks By NWVS

Uncommon infectious diseases of dogs and cats Join us at our next online CPD event ...
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Walk 10,000 steps every day in March for Cancer Research UK

Unfortunately, cancer will affect us all at some point in our lives, whether that be ...
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Merry Christmas!

A message from our Clinical Director, Prue Neath Dear Friends and Colleagues, As we head ...
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Dogs & Raisins: Advice for pet owners

The Christmas holidays is a time where most of us indulge in lots of different ...
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Cats & Christmas Trees: Advice for pet owners

The festive season is upon us and Christmas trees and decorations are starting to be ...
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Introducing our new Clinical Director

Author: Prue Neath Dear Friend & Colleagues, I am delighted to announce that I have ...
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What to expect from the neurological consultation to advanced imaging

Commonly, we need to carry out a step-by-step diagnostic investigation approach which could take a ...
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Morris makes a remarkable recovery

Morris is a friendly 2-year-old Norwich Terrier referred for investigations of progressive whole-body tremors and ...
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Improved pain relief for our surgical patients, applying the very latest techniques

Author: Miguel Martinez, Anaesthesia and Analgesia Specialist Hi, my name is Miguel Martinez, Anaesthesia and Analgesia ...
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Beautiful Bella recovers from mast cell tumour removal

Bella is a beautiful 5-year-old black Labrador who belongs to Jenny Pearson – Support Services ...
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Bob returns to normal cat life

Bob is a lovely 8-year-old domestic short-hair cat who was presented for investigation of inability ...
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Charlie’s happy ending story

Charlie is a 13-year-old cat who was referred to Northwest Veterinary Specialists for investigation of ...
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Medicine joins the British Medical Ultrasound Society (BMUS)

Medicine joins the British Medical Ultrasound Society Author: Rebecca Littler, Head of Internal Medicine I was ...
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Bobby bounces back

Bobby is a lovely 5-year-old Jack Russell terrier, presented for investigation of progressive inability to ...
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Sam saved after life-threatening stick injury

Sam is a 6-year-old rough collie with a zest for life and – unfortunately – a ...
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New Developments in Oncology – Electrochemotherapy

The Oncology service at Northwest Veterinary Specialists is overseen by Mary Marrington and Jessica Grant, ...
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Launching of new pharmacy service

Northwest Veterinary Specialist in Runcorn. Cheshire have now launched a direct Pharmacy Service for our ...
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Pup-date – Miraculous Miko two years on

Some of you may remember the incredible story regarding the puppy that was rescued from ...
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Suki Unsworth

Suki came to NWVS in February 2019 after suffering an unknown spinal trauma which resulted ...
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Meg’s Story

Meg was diagnosed with multicentric lymphoma in February 2018. She was started on a chemotherapy ...
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Sapphy’s Story

I always loved animals; I had rabbits and guinea pigs as a child and I ...
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Cranial cruciate ligament disease – how physiotherapy can help?

The cruciate ligaments in a dogs stifle (knee) provide stability to the joint. Injury to ...
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Rosie’s acupuncture success

Rosie was referred to Northwest Veterinary Specialists in Runcorn in April 2017 for further investigation ...
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Big enough to matter; small enough to care

Nobody likes to think of their pet ill or in need of investigations, but should ...