This beautiful 6.5 year old Cocker Spaniel Nimrod has been spending some time with us lately.
Nimrod came to see us as he was unable to walk and in a lot of discomfort. He underwent a CT scan, which revealed problems with the vertebrae in his neck.
Nimrod underwent spinal surgery with Charter’s Simon Thompson VetMed CertSAS MRCVS RCVS Advanced Practitioner Small Animal Surgery. Simon has particular interest in orthopaedics. He operates from his dedicated, highly equipped orthopaedic theatre at Charter Veterinary Hospital and treats challenging surgical cases across the south-west so this lovely boy was in the best of hands.
Simon performed spinal surgery with success and Nimrod stayed with us under hospital care for over two weeks for rehabilitation and supportive care.
He underwent regular physiotherapy and was closely monitored for pain management. He was such a tolerant and loving patient who became a firm favourite with all of the staff during his stay!
Nimrod has made a full recovery and we are delighted to see that he is now back at home enjoying life with his family and his canine companions.