Meet Dolly, the chicken loved by Westmoor Clinic

Dolly the chicken
Dolly the chicken (Westmoor)

Our Braveheart Award this August goes to Dolly. On Tuesday 11th July, Dolly the chicken was brought to Westmoor as she had a very large growth under her wing.

After a brief discussion, her owner decided that Dolly needed to have the recommended surgery to remove the growth. On the 13th of July, Dolly was admitted to Westmoor for her surgery, theatre was prepared and she was anaesthetised. Dr van der Spuy, who performed the surgery, said that the procedure was somewhat complicated due to the close proximity of the wing veins as well as the size of the tumour.

The surgery was a success and the 140g tumour was removed. Dolly weighed a lot less afterwards as the tumour was approximately 13.5% of her body weight. Dolly was discharged from Westmoor the same day and lovingly cared for by her owner until she was fully fit again.

To everyone’s surprise, Dolly was presented for examination again on Saturday the 29th of July, as she had a rather severe tear in her comb and wound on her head possibly caused by a natural predator. Dolly was once again anaesthetised so that the wounds could be stitched and unfortunately a part of her comb had to be amputated as it was irreversibly damaged. Dr van der Spuy said the surgery went very well and Dolly was discharged the same day into the care of her owner.

Dolly is nearly 10 years old, doing well after her surgeries and is loved by us all here at Westmoor Vets.

Welcome to Walk 4 Rescue

Walk 4 Rescue
Walk 4 Rescue (Walk 4 Rescue)

Margaret Green Animal Rescue are very excited to be hosting their Walk-4-Rescue at their Wingletang centre near Tavistock, PL19 0LF on Sunday 3rd September. 

Starting at the centre at 10am, the walk will involve a 5 mile route through the beautiful Devon countryside, which will finish at the Peter Tavy Inn. 

Once completed, there will be the opportunity to enjoy a delicious meal or a refreshing drink to celebrate your hard work and fabulous efforts. 

If you would like to book a table in advance, please contact the pub directly by calling: 01822 810348, as they will be very kindly donating 20% of their takings on the day to Margaret Green Animal Rescue. 

If you would like to take part in the sponsored walk to help raise vital funds for rescue animals in need, please arrive at the centre from 9:30am where the team will be thrilled to greet you. Don’t forget that your four-legged friends are welcome to come along too! The event will be a wonderful way to support a local charity, take part in an exciting challenge and meet new people and their dogs. 

To discover more details and to download a sponsorship form, please visit the website here or pop into the centre for further information. 

The team look forward to seeing you there!