Published: 08/10/2014 09:17:53
AHT VETS TRAVEL TO JERSEY TO GIVE THE GIFT OF SIGHT TO THREE DOGS
Vets from the AHT’s Ophthalmology Unit recently travelled to Jersey to perform surgery on a number of animals, including three dogs.
Thanks to the AHT’s expertise Jersey residents Baxter, Winnie and Trevor are now seeing a whole new world following intricate surgery to remove their cataracts.
Our ophthalmologists were asked to visit to help these dogs by New Era Veterinary Hospital in St Saviour, Jersey.
Ben Linnell, veterinary surgeon at New Era Veterinary Hospital, said: “We are really grateful to Rachael, Roser and Catherine, the Animal Health Trust Specialist eye team who came to Jersey and performed cataract surgery at New Era for the first time. Their patience and kindness was hugely appreciated by clients, staff and myself, and their professionalism and expertise was inspiring. Baxter, Winnie and Trevor are all doing really well and the AHT has changed their lives for the better. I’m hopeful that this will be the start of a regular trip to Jersey by the AHT and that many more animals can benefit.”
Rachael Grundon, of the AHT, said: “Knowing that we’re able to use our expertise and equipment to travel to animals who need our help is amazing. Baxter, Winnie and Trevor were wonderful patients. The procedure we performed on all three was reasonably straightforward, the type of surgery we regularly undertake in our Small Animal Hospital in the UK, but had we not been able to travel to Jersey with our portable equipment then these animals would still be having sight issues. It’s great to know that we’ve had a successful first visit and I hope we’ll be able to go back to Jersey in the future to help many more animals.”
The veterinary team’s trip followed hot on the heels of the AHT’s annual Jersey fundraising golf day, organised by Jersey resident and long-term supporter of the AHT, Bunny Roberts.
As a charity, the AHT relies on donations and fundraising events to carry out our important work, including veterinary training and research which benefits generations of horses, dogs and cats.
The golf day was a huge success raising £23,500, bringing the total raised for the AHT by Bunny over many years to nearly £2 million. Thank you Bunny – everyone at the AHT in Suffolk, as well as Baxter, Winnie and Trevor who have benefitted directly from the AHT’s expertise, are really grateful for your support.
If you want to help us to help more animals like Baxter, Winnie and Trevor please donate online here or by telephoning 01638 555648.
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