A ‘state-of-the-art’ cardiology suite – a part of a £1 million extension – has opened at Willows Veterinary Centre and Referral Service in Solihull.
Main heart specialist João Almeida Neves has additionally joined the Willows group – a part of the Linnaeus Group – including to a formidable surgical line-up.
Dr Neves, who graduated from Portugal’s College of Porto in 2009, has been recruited from the College of Liverpool, the place he was a lecturer in small animal cardiology.
Willows scientific director Toby Gemmill mentioned: “That is an thrilling time for us.
“As a part of our new extension, our state-of-the-art cardiology suite is open and absolutely operational, whereas we’ve additionally appointed a massively educated and skilled heart specialist to affix the group.
“It’s additional proof of our continued dedication to put money into high expertise and the perfect amenities so we will present the best requirements of care and remedy.”
‘Centre of excellence’
Dr Neves mentioned: “I’m more than happy to have joined a centre of excellence like Willows and to be working within the incredible new cardiology suite.
“I take pleasure in all features of medical and interventional cardiology, however I’ve a specific curiosity in feline cardiomyopathies, cardiorenal syndrome and atrial fibrillation.”
As a part of its enlargement, Willows has additionally opened a specialised radioactive iodine unit for treating cats with hyperthyroidism – one of many few centres in Britain to supply such remedy.