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Burnham House Veterinary Surgery

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Ella's Story 
Our 2006-7 Patient of the Year was Ella House, a red setter who was a model patient following facial surgery.
A dog who kept her sunny personality, even after having extensive surgery for cancer, has been named our Patient of the Year.  Ella, who lives with her family in West Hougham, first came to us with a lump in the roof of her mouth, which extended down one side of her jaw.
At first, vet Jeremy Stattersfield thought the situation was hopeless as the cancerous lump would be hard to remove without taking a large amount of tissue from Ella's face.  However, years of surgical experience and an operating theatre equipped with laser surgery facilities meant that the Burnham House team could operate.  The procedure took over four hours and preserved most of Ella's good looks.
Head Veterinary Nurse Leasa Neame said: "The staff voted for Ella because she never complained and woke up after such extensive surgery happy to see the nursing team caring for her."