1 September 2017
'The re-birth of the relevance of murmur intensity'
A heart murmur is an abnormal heart sound that indicates a degree of turbulence to the usually laminar blood flow in the heart. It can be physiological in athletic animals, due to congenital cardiac conditions in young patients or caused by non-cardiac condition affecting the way blood flows (anaemia, fever, high cardiac output states, etc) but in an adult dog it is often an indication of heart disease.» Read more
7 July 2017
When is a Lipoma not a Lipoma?
Have you ever been mortified to find that the simple lumpectomy you promised has turned into something more? And, as a rule, the greater your pre-operative confidence, the greater the mortification when it becomes apparent that your confidence may have been misplaced...» Read more
2 June 2017
‘an up-and-coming treatment
Metronomic chemotherapy has been used more and more in veterinary oncology in recent years. It is something which we often prescribe at NDSR, with patients coming back to your practice for monitoring tests.» Read more
24 May 2016
I am a Neurology Nurse at North Downs Specialist Referrals and have worked here since September 2009 after completing a degree in Veterinary Nursing. I have been a Neurology Nurse since July 2013 and I recently completed a Graduate Diploma in professional and clinical veterinary nursing. This is an advanced veterinary nursing diploma for practicing registered veterinary nurses and takes 2 years to complete, requiring many hours of study. This further increased my knowledge in multiple areas of nursing and gave me the inspiration to continue to improve patient care.» Read more