We like you to introduce you to our newest Veterinary surgeon Flo Scott. Flo qualified from Nottingham Vet School in 2014 and has been working in mixed practice in Norfolk since then. She is delighted to be able to focus on looking after small animals at Swaffham Vets and is currently studying for a certificate in Veterinary Business Management. Outside work, Flo loves baking and long walks at the beach with her husband and their dogs, Lucy the Border Terrier and Addie the Labrador.
Our newest RVN is Jason Langford. Jason has moved to Norfolk after living in London. He has been a qualified nurse for 20 years. Jason was the Head Nurse and practice manager at a branch of Goddards Vets in inner London and has an interest in Surgical Nurse training. In his spare time Jason enjoys swimming and is the director of a children’s cancer charity, Jesse’s Anchor.
We would like to introduce you to Jennie Hunt one of two new Vets that has joined Swaffham Vet Centre in the past month. Jennie qualified in 2018 and worked in Suffolk as a mixed animal Vet for a year before moving to Swaffham. Jennie has joined us to focus on companion animal medicine and enjoys surgery and cardiology. In her spare time Jennie tends to her horse Ellie.
This handsome lad is Chopper, a 52kg Mastiff cross. He is this months Courageous Pet. He was seen out of hours due to lethargy and vomiting. The on call Vet was able to palpate an object within Chopper’s abdomen. A radiograph was taken and it was obvious that Chopper had a foreign body within his small intestine. Chopper underwent an enterotomy and Lisa removed a mechanical mouse toy. He was hospitalised overnight and we are happy to say that he made a full recovery. Foreign body removal is quite a common operation and in the past we have removed: Various types of underwear Socks Hair Scrunchies..
A sad update on the stray tortoise. He passed away today. He was in a pretty bad way and couldn’t be saved. It’s rare to see such illness in a tortoise that lives outdoors so we can only assume that he was let loose due to being unwell. If you have any exotic pets that need help please ask. We won’t judge, we just want to help. We have many experts we can go to for help. A sad outcome