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    ABOUT CAT ARTHURS BSc (Hons), DVM, CertSAS, MRCVS

    Joined Towcester Veterinary Centre in 2005 and now a partner, Cat enjoys all aspects of surgery but has a special interest in orthopaedics and laparoscopy.


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    Young bones heal quickly

    Posted in Small Animal, Surgical on by Cat

    Meet the lovely Reggie – sweet enough to eat isn’t he! He is an Italian Greyhound, a very dainty sighthound breed. At the tender age of 3 months he broke his tibia (shin bone) one Sunday afternoon. He was a … Continue reading

    Does what it says on the tin

    Posted in Small Animal on by Cat

    This lovely young male stray cat was brought to our surgery with a tin can stuck over his head. Poor thing had been so hungry and had presumably tried to lick the bottom of the can and then got stuck. … Continue reading

    Happy healthy pets in summer

    Posted in Small Animal on by Cat

    Summer appears to finally have arrived and we are all enjoying the sunny weather and al fresco dining. Here are some tips on keeping our four legged friends cool and healthy during this lovely season. Top tips on keeping your … Continue reading

    A sticky situation

    Posted in Small Animal on by Cat

    It’s so tempting… your dog comes running up to you stick in mouth, eyes expectant. Come on throw it! But you must resist! Stick injuries are common and can be very dangerous for your dog. The problem with throwing sticks … Continue reading

    Laparoscopic standing cryptorchid castration

    Posted in Equine on by Cat

    Following the successful introduction of laparascopic surgery at the Small Animal Clinic we are pleased to report further investment in equipment and expertise has allowed us to perform equine procedures laparoscopically. Combined surgical teams from the Small Animal and Equine … Continue reading

    Pyometra – a good reason to spay your bitch

    Posted in Small Animal on by Cat

    Meet Kizer, a beautiful seven year old Staffie bitch who came into the surgery not feeling very well at all. She was lethargic, not eating, had a fever and had just finished her season 3 weeks earlier. Alarm bells immediately started … Continue reading

    Don’t feed your rabbit muesli type food

    Posted in Small Animal on by Cat

    New research carried out by the University of Edinburgh has shown that feeding muesli-style foods (a mix of seeds and flakes) with or without hay can be dangerous for rabbit’s health and wellbeing. Feeding muesli-style foods is also linked to … Continue reading

    Genevieve’s special chair

    Posted in Small Animal, Surgical on by Cat

    Genevieve is a 7 year old Springer Spaniel who was referred to us from a local practice with a history of vomiting. She underwent endoscopy which involves looking inside her gastrointestinal tract with a camera. She was diagnosed and treated … Continue reading

    Ask The Vet at Duston GSD Training Club

    Posted in Small Animal on by Cat

    Last night we answered questions on topics ranging from cleaning your dog’s ears to  the latest diagnosis and treatment of Degenerative Myelopathy in German Shepherd Dogs. Around 30 people (and 5 very well behaved canines) attended and listened to Helen Pope, … Continue reading

    Houdini’s thorn in his side

    Posted in Small Animal, Surgical on by Cat

    Houdini presented with a one month history of a 5 cm by 4 cm swelling and weeping wound to his flank. The swelling had previously been drained and flushed but had recurred again. The wound was sore and Houdini was feeling … Continue reading

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