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Jessie can walk again thanks to Michał Mól and the team at Paragon Veterinary Referrals.

Jessie can walk again thanks to Michał Mól and the team at Paragon Veterinary Referrals.

Lame Dog Can Walk Again Thanks To 'angel' Yorkshire Vet

4 weeks ago

17th June, 2024 15h54

Linnaeus Group

A dog owner from Doncaster has hailed a ‘life saver’ vet from a Yorkshire animal hospital as her beloved pet can walk again.

Eight-year-old Jessie, a female Cocker Spaniel, was in agony and unable to lift her head before a successful and highly complex spinal operation at Linnaeus-owned Paragon Veterinary Referrals in Wakefield.

Severe spinal cord compression was found to be the cause of Jessie’s acute discomfort and lameness, and she was in such pain vets had difficulty examining her.

Michał Mól, neurology clinician at Paragon, took charge of Jessie’s care and performed the successful operation to restore full movement. 

Jessie’s owner, Rebecca, said: “When Jessie arrived at Paragon she was unable to walk, crunched over in pain, screaming out in distress and unable to lift her head.

“Just one week after the spinal operation and she was trying to do zoomies around the living room when taken from her crate.”

Michał said: “Jessie was taken to theatre immediately after an MRI scan which confirmed intervertebral degenerative disc disease.

“We accessed the spinal column and the extruded disk material was removed. Jessie now has no neck pain and it’s great to hear she’s back to be being an energetic handful for her owners.

“Jessie’s amazing recovery wouldn’t have been possible if it wasn’t for the skills and dedication of many teams at Paragon, including neurology, anaesthesia, diagnostic imaging, surgical ward nurses, reception and our client care team.”

Jessie’s owner Rebecca was keen to lavish praise on all the teams at Paragon as well as giving Michał a special mention.

Rebecca said: “Michał is a life saver and cared for my dog like he would his own. He not only operated on Jessie but took time to get to know her. A very kind man.

“The other teams, including the veterinary nurses, were amazing too. They always put the animal’s needs first and they clearly spend lots of time with the patients to understand their quirks and personality.

“As for Jessie, I can’t thank Paragon and Michał enough for the care they gave to my fur baby who is now eager to get going and back to her old self.”

Paragon provides expert care in anaesthesia and analgesia, cardiology, dermatology, diagnostic imaging, internal medicine, neurology, oncology, ophthalmology, orthopaedics and soft tissue surgery. 

For more information on Paragon Veterinary Referrals, visit or search for Paragon Veterinary Referrals on social media. 

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