One of the North West’s leading veterinary hospitals has expanded its expert neurology team. 

Linnaeus-owned Northwest Veterinary Specialists (NWVS), in Sutton Weaver, Cheshire, has appointed Michelle du Toit as its new neurology intern. 

Michelle, who qualified in veterinary medicine at University College Dublin, is particularly looking forward to assisting the specialists and diplomates with their patient and client care. 

She has always had a strong interest in neurology, which started at college and was strengthened further while working in general practice in Ireland. 

Michelle, who aims herself to have a neurology residency and be a diplomate, said: “I love building relationships with clients and looking after their animals. I also thoroughly enjoy working with, and learning from, specialists who are leaders in their field. 

“NWVS has a busy, multi-disciplinary environment and has been providing high quality referral treatment to thousands of pets across the north west of England. I’m thrilled to be joining the team.” 

Away from work, Michelle, who was born in Zimbabwe, loves sport and being outdoors. She has played hockey at a high level, including playing for Galway Hockey Club in Ireland’s national EY2 league. 

Clinical director Prue Neath said: “We’re delighted to welcome Michelle to NWVS. She has a real passion for neurology and will be a great addition to the team. 

“She also joins us at a very exciting time as we have just completed a major £300,000 expansion. 

“The hospital has tripled the size of its waiting rooms and nearly doubled the number of consultation rooms to seven, including one cat-only consult room and a cat-only waiting area.” 

NWVS is one of the UK’s leading specialist-led animal hospitals. It offers care in anaesthesia and analgesia, diagnostic imaging, internal medicine, neurology and neurosurgery, oncology, orthopaedics and soft tissue surgery. 

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