Paragon News

Pitch Invader Cat Fit Again and Reunited With Owner

24 March 2022

A missing moggy that halted play in a top football match is now happily reunited with her owner thanks to our fantastic team. Topsey had disappeared eight months ago and was presumed dead until she suddenly reappeared with an impromptu pitch invasion at Sheffield Wednesday’s recent home match with Wigan Athletic. One of Wigan’s players…

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Paragon Saves Dog’s Eye Thanks to Superficial Radiation Therapy

2 March 2022

Gunther, a handsome Poodle was presented to our ophthalmologist David Habin, due to a fast growing mass of 1.5cm on his right lower eyelid. David decided to perform an excisional biopsy and sent the mass for histopathology, which showed that Gunther had an aggressive melanoma, which is a tumour that has a high chance to…

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Paragon Welcomes New Internal Medicine Specialist

19 January 2022

We are delighted to have welcomed a new European specialist in small animal internal medicine to our growing team. Lizzy Conway has joined us from the University of Glasgow, where she completed a residency and a masters in veterinary medicine. Lizzy qualified from the University of Cambridge in 2012 and spent 18 months in general…

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World Championship Joy For Paragon Vet Nurse

6 January 2022

A sports-mad Yorkshire vet nurse, here from Paragon is celebrating a remarkable success in the Duathlon World Championships in Spain. Katie Roberts, our patient flow co-ordinator , achieved a top ten finish in the 35 to 39 age group and was the second-fastest British entrant. The gruelling race saw 39-year-old Katie kick off her quest…

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Christmas Opening Hours

17 December 2021

We wanted to wish you a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from all of us at Paragon Referrals.  Please see our festive opening hours below: Monday 20th – Friday 24th December – Usual opening hours Christmas Day 25th December – Reception only 8.00am – 4.00pm Boxing Day – 26th December – Reception only 8.00am…

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COVID-19 Update

30 November 2021

We are operating as normal and happy to accept referrals! As the COVID-19 situation evolves, we are continually reviewing the resources we have available and the provision of services which are of most need to our clients and their pets.   At Paragon Referrals we are maintaining our high standards of service while prioritising the safety…

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Paragon Saluted For Environmental Achievements

26 November 2021

We have been congratulated on our remarkable environmental advances in one of the fastest times recorded for a veterinary practice. We are pleased to have taken just six months to earn an Investors in the Environment (iiE) bronze-level accreditation. iiE is a nationwide initiative that encourages firms to transform their working practices to introduce more…

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Paragon Launches UK-First Superficial Radiation Therapy For Animals

10 November 2021

Our award-winning animal hospital has become the first veterinary centre in the UK to launch a pioneering superficial radiation therapy (SRT) service for pets. Our renowned medical and radiation oncology specialist, Dr Rodney Ayl, has been the trail-blazer for the new service and says it will transform the way the Yorkshire hospital can treat skin…

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Emergency Open Chest Surgery Works a Treat on Kitkat the Kitten

15 October 2021

Make-or-break heart surgery on a kitten called Kitkat worked a treat thanks to the expertise here at Paragon. The 11-month-old domestic cat was born with a rare, life-threatening heart defect and was in imminent danger when she arrived with us. However, the combined skills of our cardiologist Debra Hyman and soft tissue surgeon David Barker…

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Mum Runs Marathon to Make Children’s Dreams Come True

27 September 2021

The pain and anguish of losing her first child is now inspiring a Yorkshire woman to help other families facing tragedy and heartbreak. Nicola Challice, a credit controller, here at Paragon Veterinary Referrals, lost her son Ethan in 2007 when he was just five days old. She never had the chance to make memories with…

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