Vetster option 02 (Blog)

Nicola Avery

MA VetMB CertSAS MRCVS

Nicola qualified from Cambridge university in 2004. In 2008 she gained her certificate in small animal surgery and is now registered as an advanced practitioner in this area. She currently works in a busy veterinary hospital in Berkshire and enjoys seeing a wide variety of orthopaedic and soft tissue surgical cases. Whilst not at work Nicola enjoys running and being with her family - especially her rescue tabby cat who is the one really in charge! If not treating patients she is happiest in her garden trying - sometimes successfully - to grow a few vegetables.

Latest articles by Nicola Avery

Why is it more expensive to neuter a dog with a retained testicle?
Common Conditions
Why is it more expensive to neuter a dog with a retained testicle?
If your vet diagnoses your dog as having a retained testicle, they are likely to recommend surgery. But why is this and why does surgery cost more than routine neutering?…
April 16, 2022 • 57 shares
What is a ‘gastropexy’ in dogs, and is it worth it?
Dogs
What is a ‘gastropexy’ in dogs, and is it worth it?
If you are the owner of a large or giant breed dog, then you may well be aware of a condition known as gastric dilatation volvulus (GDV) or bloat. A GDV is potentially very serious. It can develop very quickly and can sa…
March 27, 2022 • 145 shares • 1 comments
My cat was hit by a car. Will they live?
Cats
My cat was hit by a car. Will they live?
Discovering that your cat has been hit by a car can be an extremely worrying time. You will have concerns about what injuries your cat might have. And you are likely to be anxious about what sort of recovery they might m…
February 24, 2022 • 12 shares
Why isn’t spinal surgery on dogs done by my practice?
Dogs
Why isn’t spinal surgery on dogs done by my practice?
Discovering that your dog requires spinal surgery can be a worrying time. It is not uncommon for such surgery to require your pet to travel to a referral centre. But why might this be and why might spinal surgery be nece…
January 26, 2022 • 24 shares
Can arthritis in dogs be fixed with surgery?
Common Conditions
Can arthritis in dogs be fixed with surgery?
Arthritis is a common condition that will affect many dogs at some point in their life. One large study (Anderson et al, 2018) found that approximately 2.5% of dogs in the UK are affected every year. This is 200,000 dogs…
December 9, 2021 • 24 shares
How can I make sure my new puppy doesn't get bloat or a torsion?
Dogs
How can I make sure my new puppy doesn't get bloat or a torsion?
You may well have heard of bloat especially if you chat to owners of larger breeds of dog or happen to own one yourself. But do you know what bloat is and how best to avoid it happening? …
August 22, 2021 • 32 shares
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