A Sprocker is back on all four paws after our team successfully treated her for a debilitating leg injury.
Six-year-old Bella underwent a lengthy and complex operation here at WMR to repair a complete rupture of her right cranial cruciate ligament.
The intricate operation, known as a tibial plateau levelling osteotomy (TPLO), involved fixing a plate so that Bella’s leg could recover and give her the chance of walking again.
Such was the success of the surgery that Bella was back to her normal self just two months later, with her grateful owner Michael Clayton from Mansfield having to hold her back as she was so excited to be running around again.
Michael said: “I don’t know what caused Bella’s injury and I was naturally concerned for her.
“However, the team at WMR put my mind at ease. They were very supportive and informative and I would absolutely recommend them to other pet owners.
“Bella is now allowed back off her lead and is running freely. It’s like she never had the injury in the first place.”
Chris Lancelott, veterinary surgeon at WMR, said: “Bella’s leg injury was serious, as a complete rupture of a cranial cruciate ligament can be life-changing if not successfully operated on.
“It’s a challenging procedure with its own unique difficulties, so it’s particularly pleasing to see Bella has made such a speedy and thorough recovery.”