Surgeon will operate in Teddington to save puppy's life
A top surgeon who normally operates on humans has been called in to help rescue a sick puppy.
Ian Stroud, a vet, said his doctor friend Chris Anderson was the only person he knew who had the experience to help Jess, a 12-week-old Welsh springer spaniel born with severe kidney and urinary tract abnormalities.
Mr Anderson, an expert in human urological surgery, will carry out a keyhole procedure on Jess at Vet4life, in High Street, Teddington.
The surgeon, who often meets Mr Stroud when they take their children to the park, will perform the operation with the vet on Saturday, July 28.
He has been carrying out keyhole surgeries, often using robotics, for more than four years.
His expertise will help to minimise discomfort for Jess in a pioneering collaboration between a human doctor and a veterinary surgeon.