Martha was referred to A30 with suspected spinal problems after a long period of limited activity, culminating in a week where she was really miserable, reluctant to eat, get up and move about at all.

In her consultation with a Colin Whiting, a clinical picture built up…she had a very high temperature and swollen knee and elbow joints.

x-ray of dog's stifle at A30 referrals Cornwall
vet nurse Laura Knight and Bernese mountain dog at A30 Referrals Cornwall

We ran a bank of tests and couriered samples to be looked at, with initial results the following day confirming an immune system problem and ruling out Lyme’s disease.

Appropriate treatment was begun, she responded very well and her temperature normalised rapidly, and nurse Laura Knight will be discharging her with her ongoing medication.

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What a wonderful team!

Pebbles had a short stay in with us post spinal surgery and at discharge her lovely lovely owner….

A kiss for Chester

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