Holly is a vet at our busy Pet Hospital in Huyton. It's Holly's role to see and treat pet patients, including the occasional bin raider!
- Where did you study? The University of Liverpool.
- How long have you worked for PDSA? Four years.
- What do you enjoy most? I love the challenge of working for a busy charity. There is never a dull moment and we get to talk to people from all walks of life. The biggest benefit to working at the PDSA however, is all the happy Staffies I get to cuddle on a daily basis.
- Do you have any pets? My mum and I share a little black-and-white staffie-cross called Daisy.
- What's the strangest case you've ever seen? I once saw a 9-year-old dog with a very large, rounded abdomen. during surgery, what came out was nothing short of a scene from a horror film. It was a football-sized tumour, which appeared to be taking up almost all of the poor dog's abdomen. Once removed we warned the owners he may not survive due to the size of the mass and the impact it had on the other organs. However, this little chap was a fighter and made a full recovery. It's safe to say he trotted home about 3kg lighter with his tail wagging.
- Incredible survival story? We see a lot of dogs at PDSA that eat things they shouldn't. One in particular was a 7-year-old Staffie cross that went on a path of destruction one day and decided to raid a bin. Further investigations revealed he'd eaten a large bone, large ball and an old towel along with a dummy teat! Following surgery and close care, he waddled out the door with his very happy and relieved owner, and never raided the bin again!