Cave Veterinary Specialists, near Wellington, has expanded it's neurology service with the appointment of European specialist Sabrina Gillespie, and the installation of a £1.2m Phillips Ingenia 1.5T Evolution MRI.

Sabrina joins Fran Taylor-Brown, Simon Bertram and head of service Tom Cardy.

Tom, a European and RCVS specialist in neurology, said Cave is now the biggest specialist-led neurology service in the South West: 

“We are very pleased to have Sabrina join the neurology service at Cave, expanding our team to four European and RCVS-recognised specialists in veterinary neurology. This really sets Cave apart from our competitors.

“Sabrina’s arrival, in conjunction with the installation of our new state-of-the-art MRI scanner, means we can see most urgent neurology referrals within 24-48 hours in nearly all cases and increase the number of neurology cases we treat each day.”

Cave’s new £1.2m Phillips Ingenia 1.5T Evolution offers 50% faster scans at a far higher resolution than its previous MRI and shorter general anaesthetics for patients.

It also allows a more detailed and accurate diagnosis of complex neurological conditions.

Tom added: “The MRI scanner is one of the most advanced imaging modalities for the nervous system, providing millimetre-thick cross-sectional images of the brain and spinal cord which is essential for both accurate diagnosis and treatment.

“Having such advanced equipment and facilities plus four recognised specialists means all our clients and their pets will see a vet with the highest level of training in veterinary neurology.

“All of our specialists are happy to discuss challenging cases on the phone with our referring vets and Sabrina's skills and enthusiasm will continue to improve and diversify the service we offer. 

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