51 Leicester Road Hinckley Leicestershire LE10 1LW

Email: enquiries@fairfieldvets.co.uk

Having graduated from the University of Glasgow in the summer of 1985 my first paid employment as a qualified veterinary surgeon was running a one man mixed practice (large and small animals).Inspired by my first successful venture I then took a position in Bury, Lancashire, (home of the black pudding....and very nice it was too!). Here I worked in... a very busy small animal and equine practice. I remained here for three years during which time I learned a great deal and played rugby too for the Bury 1st XV. Throughout this period I also began studying for a postgraduate qualification in orthopaedics (Cert SAO) and was very pleased at the age of 24 to become one of the youngest people ever to attain this award in 1988. More

"Cosmo" - Traffic Accident

"Cosmo" - Traffic Accident
Just as I was settling down for a spot of lunch a couple of months ago the phone rang. It was one of my nursing team urging me to return to the practice ASAP. A cat had been involved in a road traffic accident and was in a bad way. It will ...
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"Penny" - Pigeon with Tight Leg Ring

"Penny" - Pigeon with Tight Leg Ring
Some time ago a regular client at the Fairfield Veterinary Centre rescued a badly injured pigeon. The poor bird had become entangled around wires and cables at the factory where he worked. Undaunted by the fact the bird was unable to escape from its ...
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"Harry" - Rock Eater

"Harry" - Rock Eater
"What goes up must come down" is a concept with which we are all too familiar since that apple first dropped on Sir Isaac's head. However, at Fairfield we have had the rare pleasure of proving the opposite theory with a patient called "Harry". To des...
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"Bramble" - Rabbit with Uterine Adenocarcinoma

"Bramble" - Rabbit with Uterine Adenocarcinoma
If you knew that there was a very high probability of developing cancer in a part of your body you could live without, would you have that body part removed? Fortunately, for most of us this is a dilemma we rarely face. Sadly, for owners of female ra...
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"Rupert" - Snoring

"Rupert" - Snoring
I know I must be getting old when I am the only member of staff at Fairfield to have previously seen a rare condition affecting cats! When Rupert, a 4 month old kitten, first presented to my colleagues he appeared to be suffering from ...
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"Doris" - Guinea Pig with Urinary Tract Stone

"Doris" - Guinea Pig with Urinary Tract Stone
Whilst the festive season is more traditionally associated with rejoicing and reflection it is sadly also a time of the year which sees a big increase in disease, pain and misery! A large number of these ailments are associated with big population mo...
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"Cassy Abbot" - Thorn in the Eye

"Cassy Abbot" - Thorn in the Eye
It was when I was at University that I first realised how short sighted I had become. The lecturer and his blackboard were but a distant blur. Realising that some assistance with my visual capabilities were a prerequisite for success in graduating as...
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"Doug" - Licence to Kill

"Doug" - Licence to Kill
A job well done always leaves a slight glow of satisfaction. I think it should be clear from the photo that this particular cat is licking his lips with some degree of pleasure. Rescued as a mature Tomcat from an inner city rescue centre he is now "e...
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Stray Rabbit

Stray Rabbit
I think it is somewhat ironic that during "Rabbit Awareness Week" back in May a stray bunny was brought to Fairfield vets. Perhaps his previous owner became aware of just how much effort is required in looking after a pet rabbit and opted to let him ...
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"Buzzard" - Injured Wildlife and Quality of Life

"Buzzard" - Injured Wildlife and Quality of Life
As someone who had the privilege of a childhood in the countryside at the foot of the Campsie Fells, 12 miles North of Glasgow I developed a keen interest in Scottish wildlife. This in fact played a large part in my chosen career as a veterinary surg...
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"Sashca" - Chocolate Poisoning

"Sashca" - Chocolate Poisoning
The Festive Season probably wouldn't be quite the same without it but, the sheer volume of chocolate in all it's guises readily available to our canine patients can pose a significant problem at this time. Only a few days ago, "Sashca" was rushed int...
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"Spencer" - Collapsed Lung

"Spencer" - Collapsed Lung
Under normal circumstances when we breathe a partial vacuum exists between our lungs and the chest cavity. This allows our lungs to fill with air more readily when our chest expands as a result of our diaphragm and intercostal muscles. If this vacuum...
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The Brown One and George - protected against Myxomatosis

The Brown One and George - protected against Myxomatosis
A client was very concerned by the behaviour of a wild rabbit that she had found. It was apparent that there was a problem with it's eyes which were swollen and clearly affecting it's vision. Consequently, she brought the rabbit to our surgery to see...
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"Daisy" - Guinea Pig with Polycystic Ovary Syndrome

"Daisy" - Guinea Pig with Polycystic Ovary Syndrome
Guinea pigs and humans are two of only a handful of species in the world to-day whose bodies cannot manufacture Vitamin C. Consequently, they have to obtain Vitamin C from their diet in order to survive. "Daisy" the guinea pig was brought to me by he...
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"Wombat" - Addison's Disease

"Wombat" - Addison's Disease
With experience and a great deal of study, many patients can be diagnosed on first presentation. This however leaves a vast number of cases where only repeated examinations and investigations can finally lead to a definitive diagnosis. "Wombat" origi...
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"Jimmy & Maggie" - Feline Anxiety

"Jimmy & Maggie" - Feline Anxiety
Anxiety or worry is a natural instinct which has evolved over the years to provide an advantage to those who can experience that innate sense of fear. If gazelles in Africa aren't anxious when they approach the water hole for a drink then they would ...
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"George" - Rabbit with Bordetella Infection

"George" - Rabbit with Bordetella Infection
Bordetella is a type of bacteria which causes a variety of debilitating diseases across a wide spectrum of species. "Whooping cough" ( Bordetella pertussis ) in humans is a potentially fatal disease in young infants whose incidence has been largely c...
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"Sicilian Fox" - Living Safely on a Volcano!

"Sicilian Fox" - Living Safely on a Volcano!
Whilst I was in Sicily earlier this year I had the rare pleasure of 2 unforgettable experiences. Firstly, I was on the side of Mount Etna whilst this active volcano was erupting. Standing only a few yards from the lava flow and listening to the main ...
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"Alfie McKenzie" - Atopic Allergic Dermatitis

"Alfie McKenzie" - Atopic Allergic Dermatitis
Whilst we have all been enjoying the dying embers of summer this year it is all too apparent that Winter is almost upon us. This Indian summer we all enjoyed had a rather disappointing consequence for many of our canine patients like "Alfie" who suff...
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"Libby" - Cat with Fibrosarcoma

"Libby" - Cat with Fibrosarcoma
The most common cause of lameness in cats is as a result of cat bite injuries, so when I noticed "Libby" on my waiting list with a "sore leg" I wasn't anticipating anything too worrying. However, on examination it became clear that the associated swe...
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Fairfield Veterinary Centre

51 Leicester Road,
Hinckley,
Leicestershire
LE10 1LW

Tel: 01455 637 642
Fax: 01455 631 898

enquiries@fairfieldvets.co.uk

Emergency Number
0116 255 6360

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