Press Release

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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Hip op beats Bailey’s blues

6 February 2020

We’ve transformed a lame Labrador’s life following a double hip replacement. Bailey was just eight months old when he began to be incapacitated by lameness in both his hind legs. When his condition continued to deteriorate, he was referred to us for an expert assessment. Our orthopedic surgeon Nick Blackburn led the case and carried…

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“Outstanding” Paragon scoops four RCVS awards

8 January 2020

Paragon has earned glowing praise from the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RVCS) after being rated as outstanding in four different award categories. We have been recognised for our excellent work in Team and Professional Responsibility, Diagnostic Service, Inpatient Service – for which we received full marks – and Emergency and Critical Care Service. We…

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Paragon takes double win at BVHA Design Awards

11 December 2019

We’re delighted to report we have lifted two prestigious industry prizes. We were the overall winner of the 2019 British Veterinary Hospital Association (BVHA) Design Awards, an annual event held to reward excellence in veterinary practice and design. We also picked up the top prize in the Conversion category, awarded to practices which have made use…

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One-of-a-kind Brodie is a veterinary first

10 December 2019

We think we’ve identified a veterinary first in Brodie, a humble one-year-old mongrel who may now be used as a leading light in scientific case literature.   We were initially unsure why Brodie, a Beagle-Border Collie crossbreed, was significantly underweight, unresponsive, timid and quiet. Further investigations, including consulting with genetics experts in the UK and USA,…

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Beloved pet dog survives run-in with giant barley awn

11 November 2019

The owners of a fun-loving 10-year-old dog were left “gobsmacked” when a giant barley awn was found to be the cause of his persistent cough. Burt, a Springer/German Short-Haired Pointer cross, had been coughing for six weeks after running in a field of barley and X-rays taken at his local vets suggested there was an…

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Diabetic Doris on the mend after intensive care at Paragon

31 October 2019

This is Doris, who came to Paragon after a sudden onset of lethargy, reluctance to eat and excessive drinking. She was being treated by Vets4Pets in Worksop, who were worried she was significantly unwell and suggested she was referred. Doris’ owners were very concerned and made it clear right from the start that she was…

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Could your pet pooch be a lifesaver?

21 October 2019

We’re calling on owners to put their pooches forward to become potential lifesavers as we are planning to hold a Pet Blood Bank event in January. The need to have blood on standby for emergencies was highlighted by a recent case where a dachshund called Molly would have died had it not been for the blood transfusion…

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New Paragon diplomate launches chronic pain clinic

8 October 2019

The newest diplomate to join Paragon has added to our range of services by launching a chronic pain clinic. Liz Leece, an RCVS and EBVS specialist in veterinary anaesthesia and analgesia, started the clinic last month, shortly after joining us. Liz willl head up the service to provide a bespoke pain management plan for pets…

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Partially-paralysed cat back on all fours after treatment at Paragon

24 September 2019

A kitten is recovering after we diagnosed and treated an extremely rare spinal condition. Tiger, a domestic short-haired cat, has improved dramatically after treatment for epidural empyema – a septic process which occurs within the epidural space. Initially his vets thought Tiger was showing signs of trauma, as he was guarding his hind quarters, so…

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