At Market Veterinary Centre we have a large variety of cases come through the door on a daily basis, some are routine, others are emergencies. Although all our patients are treated with equal importance, each month we like to nominate an animal for our ‘Brave Heart’ award. This is awarded in recognition of animals who have shown exceptional bravery, battled against the odds or whose story captured the imagination and hearts of staff members!

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June 2015 - Jack

27/04/2016 - 14:31

This month's Braveheart award goes to a Parson's Jack Russell Terrier called Jack who has quite a story to tell ­­– the full details of which, we will never know for sure. Jack lives near Watchet, Somerset. One morning at about 8.30am he disappeared from his fully secured garden. At around 11am that same day Diana Lewis from the North Devon Animal Ambulance received a call from a concerned… [read more]


May 2015 - Harriana

27/04/2016 - 14:15

After retiring from being a broodmare, having produced 6 foals, Harriana landed on her feet at her new home where she quickly settled in, being  looked after by 14 year old Abi who has enjoyed caring for Harriana, teaching her tricks and some light riding. About a month after Harriana arrived, her new owners noticed that something was not quite right, and that Harriana was struggling to breathe… [read more]


April 2015 - Jake

27/04/2016 - 13:33

A Jack Russel Terrier who was helped by NDAA after being attacked by a  stray lurcher. Jake had severe internal injuries caused by a dog attack which was very  almost fatal. He had lost a lot of blood and the muscles holding his  internal organs had been torn apart! He had lots of other small  punctures to other parts of his body too. He was rushed in to stabilise his blood levels so that he… [read more]


February 2015 - Brady

27/04/2016 - 13:09

After a difficult start in life Brady found a lovely home through the Cats Protection League with his new owners Mr and Mrs Cocks. He led a very charmed life with plenty of toys and creature comforts until one day when Brady presented to us with breathing problems. He was obviously distressed and struggling to breath and was diagnosed with heart failure. Some medication soon helped control his… [read more]


January 2015 - Snert

01/04/2016 - 11:06

Snert is a 7 month old Bedlington- whippet cross, very friendly and full of the joys of being a puppy in a loving home with no cares in the world. Snert loves walks and playing on the beach. It was on one of these excursions to the beach he got himself in some trouble, while his owners were out of sight he managed to injure his back legs. One minute he was running around the next he seemed to… [read more]