Case Files

Below you will find articles written by our vets, providing information on recent cases..

FORLs...

by Louise Harrison - BVetMed (Hons) PGCertVPS CertAVP MRCVS

A ten-year-old female tortoiseshell cat was brought in by her owner because she seemed uncomfortable in her mouth . ...

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The Lovely Lily...

by Amy Parsons - BVetMed GPCert (SAS) MRCVS Group Surgical Lead

Lily, an 11-and-a-half-year-old Corgi, initially presented in March of last year when her owners noticed a lump on jaw. ...

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Kitten Trouble & make it a double!

by Alex Sousa - MRCVS Veterinary Surgeon

4-month-old kittens, Pip and Percy had been with their new owners for about 1 month when a little lesion was spotted on Pip’s ear. ...

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Eddie the Cocker Spaniel...

by Hannah Darbey - BVSc MRCVS Veterinary Surgeon

Edie is a lovely 8-year-old cocker spaniel who came to see us after suffering from her third lip-fold infection in 6 months. ...

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Hop Little Bunny!

by Cristina Perez - DVM GPCert (FeLP) Pgc FVS ISFM AdvCertFB MRCVS RCVS

Ruby is a 6-year-old rabbit who came to see us early this year because she was passing blood in her urine....

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This saved his life...

by Nicola F - Head Veterinary Nurse, Nailsea

Charlie the 8-year-old cat visited the Practice when his owner noticed he was not his usual sociable self and became withdrawn...

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A swollen abdomen & retching...

by Chris Griffiths - BVSc MRCVS Veterinary Surgeon

Luna is a 10-year-old German Shepherd who presented to the vets with a swollen abdomen and a history of retching that morning...

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Seeing clearer with CT...

by Amy Parsons BVetMed GPCert (SAS) MRCVS

Betty first saw us with her sore leg back in December. After hearing a scream from the other room, her worried owners found her lying in shock on the floor...

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A Pesky Grass Seed for Chester...

by Sam Woodnutt BVSc MRCVS Veterinary Surgeon

Chester is a 7-month-old male Cockapoo who came in after having sneezing episodes over the weekend. He was showing no other signs that could suggest anything was wrong...

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Barney is a 9 year old cockerpoo...

by Sam Leaney BVSc MRCVS Veterinary Surgeon

Barney is a 9-year-old cockerpoo who came in with a lump on his upper right eyelid.  Two years ago, Barney had a similar lump removed successfully, but it had returned...

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Flappy the lop rabbit's ear issue...

by Amy Bowler BVSc MRCVS Veterinary Surgeon

Flappy is an adorable 8-year-old lop eared rabbit. His owner noticed a swelling at the base of his left ear so came to get it checked out by us at the vets...  CAUTION some images are quite graphic!

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Practising as a Vet in Australia

by Hannah Darbey BVSc MRCVS Veterinary Surgeon

September last year I embarked on a three-month journey to Australia to experience living and working as a vet over there...

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A French Bulldog with a sore eye...

by Louise Harrison BVetMed MRCVS Veterinary Surgeon

Marnie the French Bulldog came in to see me with a sore eye. Her examination showed she had a large corneal ulcer, which is a scratch on the surface of the eye. ...

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Who ate all the pies?

by Mario Amaral DVM PGCertSAM MRCVS

Mickey is a very friendly 5-year-old, Doberman doggy and a bit of a gourmet, in other words he likes to eat and chew all sorts of fancy treats, like pigs’ ears and deer legs, all yummy!...

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Otis's Story of Hope...

by Katy Duncan BVMS BSAVA PGCertSAM MRCVS RCVS Veterinary Surgeon

Meet Otis, a beautiful one year old British Shorthair who spent a week at our Portishead branch earlier this year.  After noticing that Otis was not feeling himself,,Otis’s family promptly took him to our Portishead branch ...

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Happy tears produced for Evie ...

by Sam Leaney BVSc MRCVS Veterinary Surgeon

Evie is a 10-year-old Jack Russel Terrier who came to me because her left eye was red and cloudy, and she was squinting. Her tail was still wagging of course!

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The Blocked Cat ...

by Abi McCarthy BVSc MRCVS Veterinary Surgeon

Oscar, a male, 6-year-old cat presented to me on a Saturday midday, following the end of consults. He unfortunately had been straining to pass any urine for the last few days...

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Wild Hedgehog needing help ...

by Louise Harrison BVSc MRCVS Veterinary Surgeon

A wild hedgehog was brought to the Nailsea practice a few weeks ago, having been found stuck on a sharp bit of garden fence. With hedgehog populations steadily declining since the early 2000s, it’s vital we look after them.     [Click to read more...]

Loki, his sneeze and his teeth ...

by Hannah Darbey BVSc MRCVS Veterinary Surgeon

Loki is a 10-year-old Balinese cat that came to me with a persistent sneeze. Loki had his sneeze for a few weeks before coming to see me as it was getting worse and it had started to affect his appetite...

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Ozzy, the two year old Guinea Pig

by Amy Bowler BVSc MRCVS Veterinary Surgeon

Ozzy is a very handsome 2 year old rescue Guinea pig that came to see me one evening after his owner noticed he had been squinting with his left eye. ...

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Bobbie, a 5 year old black labrador...

by Viv Ridley Veterinary Physiotherapist and Fran Horton Hydrotherapist/Veterinary Nursing Assistant

Bobbie is a 5 year old female black Labrador. In January 2022, Bobbie ruptured the cranial cruciate ligament in her right knee. This causes the knee joint to be unstable and very painful...

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.... and breathe! Relieving the symptoms...

by Amy Parsons BVetMed GPCert (SAS) MRCVS

Relieving the symptoms of Brachycephalic Airway Obstruction Syndrome (BOAS) starring ‘Doug the Pug’. No one can resist smiling at a happy little pug passing you in the street but sadly that cuteness comes at a huge cost.

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Positive Behaviour for your Pets…

by Mischa BTEC ND Level 2, Veterinary Care Assistant

Co-operative care is a concept used within dog behaviour training. It reinforces positive behaviour rather than telling an animal off for something they may not understand...…

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Puppy swallows a cigarette lighter

by James Greenwood BVSc MRCVS

It is often in the early hours of the morning that the most unusual cases present themselves. A young Golden Retriever puppy called Bryan had decided, just before midnight, to swallow a cigarette lighter...

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Freya and a small pea sized lump

by Katy Duncan BVMS MRCVS

Recently our vet Katy noticed a small lump on her own four year old Golden Retriever, Freya. The lump was about the size of a pea, on the back of the neck and quite difficult to find under such a thick coat! …

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A cat with a fondness for fighting

by Lizzie Bennett MA VetMB PgC GPCertSAM MRCVS

Koru is a young male cat with a bit of a fondness for fighting which landed him in difficulty one evening. ..…

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Holly and her growth

by Amy Parsons BVSc MRCVS

Here at Watkins and Tasker Vets we will always do everything we can help get your poorly pets home for special occasions. Below vet Amy talks us through a recent case that occurred close to Christmas…

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Zola - a Chemotherapy Case Story

by Amy Parsons BVSc MRCVS

Zola, a beautiful 8 year-old, crossbreed, owned by our Receptionist Mischa is this month’s case story.  Mischa brought Zola to work one day in February of this year with a short history of vomiting…

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George ‘Gorilla Glue’ Ingestion – a sticky situation

by Mario Amaral DVM PGCertSAM MRCVS

 

George a curious and very energetic French Bulldog, was brought to us on a Friday evening, because he was off his food and vomiting, then retching and trying to vomit unsuccessfully. His owner reported that he had been chewing a small ‘Gorilla Glue’ bottle a couple of days before. ... [Click to read more...]

Mooch Keeley - Serious 'Stick' Injury

by Mario Amaral DVM PGCertSAM MRCVS

The amazing case study this month is not for the faint hearted.

If you get squeamish easily you may want to sit down before reading on…

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Whistler undergoes a novel
new treatment

by Steve Tasker BVSc MRCVS

Whistler is a 10 year old Labrador who has been under our care for problems with his joints. His knee was still sore so it was decided for him to undergo a Platelet Rich Plasma infusion ...

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Lizard tail amputation

by Mario Amaral DVM PGCertSAM MRCVS

Kaktus came to see vet Mario for some growths on his tail which had been present on and off for over a year. Mario attempted medical treatment but unfortunately this was not successful so the next option was to remove the masses...

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Zoe May - a Lymphoma Success Story

by Steve Tasker BVSc MRCVS

I saw Zoe at the end of August 2013. Her owner brought her in two days before, when she was diagnosed with a urinary tract infection. My colleague noted some enlargement of the lymph nodes in her neck at that time, and had noted their size and started treatment for the urinary signs, booking her in for a review within days.

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Max and his blockage

by Amy Parsons BVSc MRCVS

Max presented on a Friday afternoon with acute diarrhoea and pain on eating. As part of her examination Amy did a rectal exam which revealed a massively distended colon. The decision was made to X-ray Max and the results were quite impressive ... [Click to read more...]

 

An unfortunate incident with a dog

by Steve Tasker BVSc MRCVS

"Lumpy Bumpy" recently came in to see us after the family dog gained access to her enclosure. Unfortunately the dog thought she was a toy and proceeded to have a little chew, not realising she was a tortoise ...

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