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Be a lifesaver, too. Donate today to help us save more lives. From our centre of excellence in Suffolk we have global impact. The things we discover and learn – from treating animals in our clinics to our world-class research – help to improve the lives of animals all around the world.

All of the funds we raise through our services, go straight back into developing new diagnostic tests, treatments and vaccines to help thousands more animals. Nearly all dogs, cats and horses will have benefited from our work – that includes your pets and those of your family and friends.

Your donation really does save lives. Without loyal supporters like you, the AHT wouldn’t exist to help pets like Ken, Errol and Eric have brighter futures. The animals you help through the Animal Health Trust can’t thank you themselves, but we can. Every gift we receive goes towards our dedicated work to help sick and injured animals today and to find new treatments for the future. Your gift is special and will be greatly appreciated.

Together we can save more animals’ lives.

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Please make a much-needed donation today to support the work of the AHT so that we can help animals live happier and healthier lives.

 

A pug on the beach with one eye

KEN – LIVING A NORMAL LIFE WITH ONE EYE

Ken was rescued from Cyprus. One of his eyes was badly ruptured, causing him a lot of pain. Our Head of Ophthalmology, Lorraine, operated to remove the eye and limit the risk of infection. Ken is now loving his new life in the UK and doesn’t let his sight limit him in anyway.

Our research gives dogs the gift of sight

Through our excellence in this field, and collaborative work with our canine genetics researchers, we are giving countless dogs the gift of sight. This research has helped to develop numerous DNA tests to control, and in some cases, eradicate, blinding hereditary conditions in many breeds of dog, such as glaucoma and progressive retinal atrophy (PRA).

Dog in a scanner with a Vet looking at him

ERIC – COLLABORATING WITH VETS ALL OVER THE WORLD TO SOLVE COMPLEX CASES

Left abused, in pain and frightened, Eric was used as a baiting dog in Turkey and was shot in the face. There are still hundreds of lead fragments under his skin and he is partially blind in both eyes. However, this is not what causes his discomfort now. He has a weeping abscess under his chin which will not heal.

Eric’s vets operated to investigate this area and found a dog’s tooth deeply embedded under Eric’s jaw. It was removed, hoping this would finally solve the problem. Sadly for Eric, the wound still hasn’t healed fully and he has been referred to the AHT for further assessment and tests by our specialist vets.

We’ve performed a CT scan, which takes extremely detailed 3D images. These scans, reviewed by our specialist vets in diagnostic imaging, have revealed the full extent of the damage: part of Eric’s jaw is badly decayed and needs to be removed.

Eric’s scan results are so complex, we have shared them with a dental specialist in the USA for a further opinion on how best to tackle this extensive bone injury. Hopefully we can finally solve Eric’s mystery and give him a healthy and happy future.

Cat wearing a cone

ERROL – OUR SPECIALISTS HAVE SAVED ERROL’S LIFE MORE THAN ONCE

Poor Errol hasn’t had an easy life. He was found abandoned as a kitten and has needed two major operations later in life. The first was a life or death situation as part of his bowel was blocked and he needed surgery to remove the damaged intestine and bowel. This surgery was able to limit the risk of infection before it was too late.

Less than a year later, Errol was hit by a car and suffered a fractured pelvis. His tail could not be saved and had to be amputated. We hope Errol has many more of his nine lives left and that we don’t have to see him again on our feline ward!

Together we can save more animals’ lives.

Donate now (select ‘Lifesaver’ in the drop down menu)

Please make a much-needed donation today to support the work of the AHT so that we can help animals live happier and healthier lives.