At Fairfield, we pride ourselves on our knowledge and ability
to untangle complex cases. Our reputation in the investment
of further education means that we continue to see patients
referred from other veterinary surgeons. However, we still
find time to support a number of local animal charities
in the more routine surgical procedures.
The Cats Protection are a nationwide charity with a very
committed group in Hinckley. In combination with local volunteers
we are engaged in a comprehensive "neutering"
campaign for a number of nearby feral cat colonies.
Essentially, these "wild" cats are trapped humanely
and transported to Fairfield. Once here they have to be
handled with a great deal of care, patience and expertise
which I am proud to say my nursing team have in abundance.
Using specially adapted cages they can be successfully anaesthetised
and then either castrated or spayed using the same high
tech equipment available for our more complex procedures.
Knowing that they are never likely to see the inside of
a veterinary practice again they are also medicated for
worms and fleas before being returned to their colony. Additionally,
for easier identification for those who have been "neutered"
their left ear tip is trimmed to avoid an unnecessary return
trip to the operating table. Anyone interested in supporting
the Cats Protection should contact them via their website
Dunne BVMS, Cert SAO, MRCVS