Masters Success for RVN Georgi

RVN Georgi Sharman is celebrating after gaining a master’s degree in veterinary anaesthesia and analgesia from the University of Edinburgh.  A delighted Georgi said it’s a triple-whammy success story that will benefit her, her patients and NDSR.  Speaking about her masters Georgi said: “I really wanted to focus on anaesthesia because I love working in…

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Prestigious Industry Award For NDSR Hospital Director

Congratulations to Hospital Director Gerry Polton, who has received the highly respected 2024 British Small Animal Veterinary Association (BSAVA) Woodrow Award for his pioneering oncology research.   The award is presented to vets who have contributed to the advancement of small animal medicine.   His prolific veterinary oncology research, much of it completed by bringing together oncologists…

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Annabel joins the medicine team

We’re delighted to announce the arrival of Annabel Haines, who has joined the Internal Medicine team here at NDSR.   Annabel, who graduated from the University of Liverpool in 2016, joins us from Anderson Moores Veterinary Specialists in Winchester.   She said: “I’m delighted to have joined such a strong medicine team at NDSR. It is wonderful…

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Teddy’s feeling peachy again after cancer scare

A South London dog owner has spoken of her mixed emotions as her treasured pet’s life hung in the balance. Sara Crawford, from Wimbledon, said she was “devastated” when local vets told her an unexplained mass in her golden retriever’s stomach could be cancer. As a result, 11-year-old Teddy was quickly referred us, where a…

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FREDDY, STEADY, GO! Specialists Race Against Time To Save Seriously-ill Freddy   


Our specialists faced a race against time to save the life of Freddy, a 12-year-old Westie, after he experienced a ruptured intestinal tumour.   On arrival the much-loved family pet was weak, listless and feverish.  Head of Internal Medicine, European and RCVS specialist Fiona Adam, immediately recommended blood tests and an ultrasound scan, which revealed Freddy…

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Hypertrophic osteopathy in 8-year-old Sybil 

Sybil after surgery

Sybil first came to see us back in 2020.  She had very sore and swollen legs. Initially her vets thought she had an autoimmune condition called immune mediated polyarthritis where the body attacks the joints. This is quite a common condition that we see quite a lot, so it was a reasonable consideration.  But what…

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Local road closures on Monday 12th February – diversions in place

Road closed diversion

We’ve been told by Surrey Country Council that White Hill Lane will be closed on Monday 12th February from 9.30am – 3.30pm. This is just a few hundred meters from the hospital, so to avoid a lengthy diversion we advise that clients approach from the south using Sandy Lane and Brewer Street. Full details on…

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The importance of paw care in cold weather: navigating grit hazards

Grit image on road

As winter blankets our surroundings in a chilly embrace, it’s crucial to be mindful of the potential hazards our companions face during this season. One often overlooked danger is the impact of grit on our dogs’ paws and the risks associated with its ingestion. Grit, commonly used to enhance traction and prevent slips on icy…

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New Anaesthesia Resident Joins The Team

Carlos Millan working as a vet

We’re delighted to announce Carlos Millan has joined us as our new anaesthesia resident.  Carlos graduated with a veterinary medicine degree in 2018 in Valencia and is a member of the European College of Veterinary Anaesthesia and Analgesia (ECVAA).  Speaking about his new role Carlos said: “My primary role involves the care of the patients…

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‘Outstanding’ NDSR lead the way in UK-first sustainability award

NDSR has become the UK’s first small animal referral hospital to be rated outstanding by the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS) in recognition of its drive to increase sustainability. We’re celebrating after receiving the prestigious Environmental Sustainability Award, which is part of the RCVS Practice Standards Scheme. Delighted Hospital Manager Josey Killner said the…

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