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Rosie the much-loved Jack Russell companion to doggy Daisy and humans Cathy and Lyn Gibb-de Swarte became progressively more unwell in December.
Practice partner and surgeon Jo Johnson came out in person to collect Rosie and told the girls to return late afternoon… Rosie was adopted by them 4 years ago after a life spent as a breeding bitch in an outside concrete pen when the owner decided to put her up for sale being surplus to requirements on an internet dog-selling site.
Expecting the worst, on December 23rd a very worried Lyn and Cathy headed to Littleport vets Johnson and Scott’s other surgery in nearby Witchford.
After a scan, they were told Rosie needed urgent treatment and to return in the morning for the operation.
Dawn hadn’t broken yet on Christmas Eve and the Main Street in the village was dark and quiet, but as the trio drove into the big house at number 186, it was a light-filled hive of activity that greeted them as they parked near the door.
Practice partner and surgeon Jo Johnson came out in person to collect Rosie and told the girls to return late afternoon…
After an anxious day Lyn and Cathy went to pick up Rosie.
They found themselves in a whole queue of animal lovers who had had their pets treated on that same day before Christmas!
It was like a conveyor belt of happy pet owners – all masked up and obeying social distancing of course.
Then it was their turn. Rosie had been operated on by both Catherine Scott and Joanne Johnson! It turned out to have been a truly life saving 2-hour procedure as they removed 15 big stones from Rosie’s bladder! And performed a cystotomy as well.
The delighted couple said “It was the best Christmas present ever. To have Rosie back with us over Christmas and to see her enjoying her Christmas dinner with Daisy a real Joy! We have had a real happy start to this new year with Rosie thanks to our amazing vets Jo and Catherine aka Johnson & Scott.”
Rosie has fully recovered now and is enjoying her new lease of life and her pal Daisy is happy too with her newly invigorated playmate!