Hospital for Small Animals

News and updates

News and updates from the Hospital for Small Animals

Summer pet advice from the Dick Vet

Follow our top tips to make sure your pets don't overheat during the Summer months.

Double radiotherapy success for arthritic dog with cancer

Leading veterinary cancer centre uses radiation treatment to help Labrador with thymoma and severe joint pain.

Double hip replacement restores dog’s energy and mobility

Samoyed makes full recovery following operations to replace both his hips.

Vet School helps penguin from Edinburgh Zoo

image of penguin lying on its chest in a MRI scanner
Expert teams worked together to identify cause of king penguin’s seizures.

Spring pet advice from the Dick Vet

kitten with four easter eggs
Spring (especially Easter time) is a lovely time of year, but there are lots of potential hazards for your pets too! Read our guide to help keep your pets happy and healthy.

Vet becomes first woman to finish extreme race

Elite ultrarunner is only 20th person to complete the Barkley Marathons in its 38-year history

Teams work together to save cat following dog attack

Specialist vet and nursing teams successfully treat cat with life-threatening injuries.

Novel treatment proves successful in cats and dogs

Faecal transplantation helps restore gut health and helps animals with severe gastroenteritis.

Complex surgery corrects canine’s multiple eye conditions

Team of ophthalmologists shorten and repair inward turning eyelids and remove excess skin to improve dog’s sight.

Advice on caring for pets this winter

With winter upon us, our veterinary experts have put together some tips to keep your pets happy and healthy over the coming months.

Autumn pet advice from the Dick Vet

Halloween and Bonfire Night are enjoyed by millions of people but can be stressful for pets. Read our top tips to help keep your pets healthy and safe this autumn.

Interventional laser surgery cures incontinence in young dog

Alternative to major surgery delivers immediate benefits.

Dog makes full recovery following mechanical ventilation

Multiple specialist services at Hospital for Small Animals worked collaboratively to save critically ill pet.

Life-saving blood donation gives kitten new life

Local cat saves the day following emergency appeal for feline blood donors.

Intense physiotherapy gets Beau back on her feet

three images of french bulldog in physiotherapy sessions
French bulldog with slipped disc benefits from laser treatment and specialised therapy.

Agility dog returns to competing following catastrophic injury to her leg

Young dog secures her first competition rosette following reconstructive surgery

Snow leopard’s eye saved by novel surgical procedure

Dick Vet ophthalmologists treat corneal ulcer to save the sight of giant cat.

Dog blood donors deliver milestone achievement

Dogs donate enough blood to help save the lives of more than 2,000 fellow canines.

Pet fitted with glucose monitor now in diabetic remission

Black cat fitted with a glucose monitor
Cat’s glucose levels successfully monitored using Bluetooth technology

Dog benefits from innovative dentistry procedure

Series of images showing successful realignment of dog's lower canine tooth using bite plane
Hospital Dentistry Service uses brace to successfully realign dog’s canine tooth.