A BORDER terrier left seriously injured after being hit by a car in Powys has made a miraculous recovery thanks to experts at a Runcorn animal hospital.

Two-year-old Teddy was left fighting for his life after escaping from his owner Kate Oakley's garden in Four Crosses.

He found his way through a hedge while chasing his favourite ball, and was hit by a driver who had no chance of avoiding him.

Now Ms Oakley has lavished praise on Northwest Veterinary Specialists in Runcorn after her beloved Teddy was nursed back to health.

County Times: Teddy is on the road to recovery.Teddy is on the road to recovery. (Image: Northwest Veterinary Specialists in Runcorn.)

Following emergency care and a specialist referral from Teddy's local vet in Four Crosses, investigations by experts at Linnaeus-owned NWVS found significant trauma to Teddy’s head and shoulder, however, such has been the success of his recovery that Kate says it is hard to believe he has been through anything traumatic.

Kate said: “Teddy is truly part of the family and we cannot imagine our lives without him.

“I was away in Italy when the accident happened and was understandably emotional when I saw an unresponsive and extremely poorly Teddy for the first time.

“He was extremely lucky to survive and my thanks go to the team at Northwest Veterinary Specialists who gave him the best care possible.

“Now he’s playing with his toys, his personality is back and he’s not at all anxious. He even loves the attention he gets with his physiotherapy sessions at the practice.”


Luca Motta, head of neurology at NWVS, said: “Teddy suffered a serious brain injury and it was also thought he had some visual impairment.

“It was a long road to recovery for Teddy. With intensive nursing, he slowly started to respond to treatment, his vision returned, he began to show an interest in food again and took his first few wobbly steps down the corridor.

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“His owners came to visit him every day which perked him up and he was discharged to recover at home after staying with us for seven days.

“He’s been back for reassessment and further treatment and the great news is that he has fully recovered from the traumatic brain injury. We are thrilled to see him do so well after such a serious accident.”

Northwest Veterinary Specialists (NWVS) is a specialist-led animal hospital offering care in anaesthesia and analgesia, diagnostic imaging, internal medicine, neurology and neurosurgery, oncology, physiotherapy, orthopaedics and soft tissue surgery.