A DOG that suffered a serious leg injury in a road traffic accident is back to enjoying walks thanks to a Winchester vet.

Three-year-old Bear, a Cavachon, was in poor condition with a broken right femur when he was referred to Anderson Moores Veterinary Specialists.

The issue was made more difficult for Bear’s owner Victoria Jones, also from Winchester, as she was on holiday in Australia when the accident occurred, with Anderson Moores keeping in contact with her throughout her dog’s treatment.

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Hampshire Chronicle: Bear at Anderson MooresBear at Anderson Moores (Image: Anderson Moores)It was while at the animal hospital discovered Bear was also suffering from two other unrelated medical issues – a pneumothorax, which is an abnormal accumulation of air outside the lungs, and a heart murmur.

Victoria, whose mother was looking after Bear while she was away, said: “Being in Australia was very hard as I was so worried about Bear and also my poor mum, who felt dreadful the whole thing had happened on her watch. 

“After speaking with James Grierson at Anderson Moores I felt so reassured Bear was getting the best care and attention, meaning I no longer had to worry about him and could just concentrate on reassuring my mum.”

James Grierson, European specialist in small animal surgery and head of surgery at Anderson Moores, said: “Bear suffered a femoral fracture after a road traffic accident. Such was the extent of the injury the trauma needed repairing with a pin down the bone as well as a plate and screws.

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“He’s a lovely little dog with a great personality and smiling demeanour, so it’s great to hear from his owner that he’s back enjoying his walks, which are slowly building up in length.

“It was also very rewarding we were also able to diagnose and treat two other medical conditions which is a testament to the skill and professionalism across departments, including cardiology, at AMVS.”

Victoria added: “The aftercare was exceptional, and Bear is back to enjoying regular off-the-lead walks of five to six miles. I will continue to increase the length of walking in small increments and am looking forward to taking Bear on holiday in the Lake District once he is fully fit.”