Layla Karas

Pets Age: 
4 year old
Pet Type: 
Female neutered, Boxer

Layla is a good example of a forelimb lameness case that can be frustrating in general practice. She first presented in June 2013. Her main presenting complaint was that she had been intermittently stiff on the right fore, usually after a period of rest following a vigorous walk. These signs were temporarily responsive to rest but resumed once more challenging exercise was brought in.

Amanda Morgan MCSP ACPAT A

Amanda joined the SMART Clinic in May 2013.

March 2014

Pet of the Month: 
Benji O’Rourke

Benji, a 3 year 5 month old Shih Tzu, will be a recogn

Claire Wheatley

I just wanted to thank you all so much for turning our old dog back into a pup!!!

You all do such an amazing job and treat the dogs with such affection. Maisey could't weight bare on her hind leg after a cruciate repair now she is back to her old self. When we are out on walks people don't believe that she is 11!

Thanks again for all your effort and patience.

You truly do a wonderful job!


February 2014

Pet of the Month: 
Ben and Gracie Bassett

Ben and Gracie Bassett: 5 year 5 month old Male Newfoundland, 7 year 10 month old Female Newfoundland

Zola Shearing

Pets Age: 
4 year old 4 months
Pet Type: 
Female Neutered, Greyhound

At the time of writing, Zola is a 4 year 4 month old, female neutered, Greyhound. She started attending the Smart Clinic in October 2013 and has had 10 appointments over 2.5 months to date.Her presenting sign was that she showed an on-going low grade left fore lameness. This had been un-responsive to Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory treatment (Meloxicam). The lameness first materialised in June 2013 following a very active beach holiday and may have coincided with a fall on the beach which included an awkward landing.

January 2014

Pet of the Month: 
Hector Probert

Hector, a 6 year 4 month old Male Neutered Lhasa Apso, started coming to see us at the Swansea clinic in September 2013.

SMART CLINIC CLIENT EVENING SEMINAR-The growing dog- from conception to athlete

Wednesday, March 26, 2014 - 19:30

We will be following a dog’s development starting from conception to young puppyhood and then through the months until maturity. Topics to be discussed will include:-

Jacqui Simmons

Thank you all for what you have done for Mitzi, now she can run and play with the other dogs. THANK YOU

Winston Smith

Pets Age: 
10 year old
Pet Type: 
Male, German Shepherd
Fibrocartilaginous Embolism

Winston is a 10 year old Male White German Shepherd Dog. He started to have mobility problems earlier this year in the form of bilateral hip and stifle osteoarthritis. In mid-August he became acutely paraplegic. After 24 hours a degree of left hind function had recovered but he continued to be monoplegic in the right hind. Poor core stability and his concurrent degenerative joint disease lead to inability to recruit his hind limbs into a functional gait pattern.  His owner had invested in a hind limb cart and had started to take him out in this.