Lottie learns to swim

  Lottie loved paddling, but was just not brave enough to venture out of her depth. Her owners wanted her to learn to swim as they were sure she'd enjoy it once she got started, and because they wanted to know she would be safe if she should fall into the nearby...

Tara joins the Hall of Fame

We are delighted to introduce you to Tara. This brave lady battled to recover from paralysis of all four legs after being struck down with a rare disease without warning or any known cause. https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=3GJsfHMjgXA&feature=em-upload_owner

Dora: the dog with (at least) three guardian angels

This is Dora. She was out running with her owner when she was attacked by three bigger dogs, and horribly injured. No fewer than three separate 'guardian angels' combined to save her life- one of which was another dog.Read her story on the Animal Rehabilitation Centre...

Strut your mutt!

What are you up to next Sunday? If the answer is 'nothing much' or even if you did have plans, why not come and join the Donaldson's Vets team as we raise money for a local dog charity at our sponsored Mutt Strut? Two different walk routes are available, refreshments...

Running with Reuben

We have a coffee break quiz for you today.... Q: One of these two dogs was diagnosed with elbow dysplasia and hip dysplasia at only six months of age. The other more lucky chap has been healthy and sound all his life. Can you spot the patient? A: Reuben (left) is the...

Doggy dash for life 2014

Calling all our canine friends- could you join us at the 2014 Doggy Dash for Life and raise money for Cancer Research UK? It's a great day out- you get to walk, jog or dash round Hollingworth Lake with your human, and receive a doggy goody bag too! Your human just...

Ruby is back on track!

This is Ruby, the most recently inducted member of our Hall of Fame. Ruby suffered a nasty injury four months ago where she damaged her stifle (knee) badly, including dislocating her patella or kneecap. She needed a major operation to repair the joint and her home...

Share a smile..

We'd like to share a smile with all our friends and followers today:- Gypsy, you so did!

Agility star Sampson shows where there’s a will……..

Regular followers of our blog will have met Sampson before. An accomplished dog agility competitor, Sampson was well on his way to the top when he injured his back badly in an unfortunate accident. In serious pain (and not terribly happy to let...

Pushing back the boundaries in neuro rehab

Neurological problems can be devastating for animals, leaving them weak, paralysed or unable to co-ordinate their movements. Sometimes major surgery is needed for patients with problems such as ruptured intervertebral discs or spinal fractures. It used to be...