Interesting cases


The beautiful Nancy was in with us today…Nancy is a 6 year old German  Shepherd who had become increasingly lame on her hind legs and as described by her owner was biting at the top of her tail…Nancy was given a little sedation and was x-rayed…on the second picture below you can see that three of Nancy’s disks have fused, Nancy was diagnosed with spondylosis…the reason for the lameness and the tail biting was her reacting to the pain she was feeling..To treat Nancy’s condition Des put her on a low fat diet to help reduce her weight therefore reducing the pressure on her back, she will also have daily anti inflammatory liquid to reduce pain and A glucosamine supplement called Arthrican…Nancy doesn’t need to come to the clinic for her check ups instead she will check in with Des from home using VideoVet … #videovet #televeterinary #desthevet #groomevet​


Quackey got himself into a bit of trouble chasing goats, his leg was fractured when a goat got his own back, with some treatments and tlC his owner reports that he is back to himself his old tricks again away from the goats. 

This little lady was fed up with her old life, so at four weeks of age she hitched a ride in the engine of a car and landed on her feet in a fab new home (she was sniffed out by her new big bro Hugo) and is doing great

Moo Cat

This friendly neutered male cat was brought in as an emergency on Wednesday night . Found on the green road kildare. He had a badly shattered hind leg. No owner has come forward yet. 

Yesterday Des operated to amputate the shattered leg rather than euthanize a young healthy house cat. He is doing well and now looking for a home


Before Pin was inserted

After pin was inserted

Beautiful little Ollie came into us a couple of weeks ago in a sorry state. Ollie had suffered a head  trauma and was bleeding heavily form the mouth. Des got the bleeding under control much to the relief of his very worried owners and immediately treated Ollie for pain and shock. Little Ollie was stabilised and made comfortable. Des observed that Ollie had a couple of broken teeth and most definitely had fractured his jaw.

​As soon as the little guy was up to it Des x-rayed him to see exactly what was going on inside that mouth. X-rays revealed that Ollie had a fractured mandible on the right hand side. He also had a smaller fracture on the opposite side. To add to this he also had two cracked molars. Despite all this trauma Ollie remained in good form but was unable to eat with all this going on inside his mouth.

Ollie was scheduled for surgery that afternoon, during which Des planned to extract the broken teeth and place a small pin to secure the fractured jaw on the right hand side. It was tricky and delicate surgery to ensure everything was correctly secured where it should be. Surgery was very successful and Ollie came round and rested for the night.

The following morning Ollie was bright and happy to see everyone, he had his little walk and immediately showed interest in food when the morning breakfast cart was doing its rounds. Ollie was offered a small amount of soft food and he gulped it down.

Jaw fixed and now pain free Ollie was as happy as he was before his accident. Ollie stayed with us for a couple of weeks and we were all sorry to see him leave when it was time for home.
At his check up his owners reported that he was in great form and back to his happy self.

Ollie will return to us in a couple of weeks to have the pin removed when the jaw has stabilised and healed.

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-​Dr Des Groome's motto .

“”My name is Des Groome, owner-founder of Groome Vets Ltd. I grew up on a stud farm in Carbury, co. Kildare surrounded by Mares, Foals, Racehorses, Cows, Dogs, Cats, Foxes, Rabbits and all God’s creatures. I think I was born to be a Vet and have worked with animals my entire life either on the farm as a stable groom, dog trainer, jockey, Vet. After an early veterinary career globe trotting and working with every species from racehorses to tigers, camels and parrots I established Kildare Vet Surgery in 1999 and built an accredited pet hospital here in 2005.

My guiding ethos as a Vet is to help animals live their best natural lives. There are 3 ways we do that which make us different from other practices- We focus on your animals lifestyle helping you understand your pet and their natural needs.
We focus on preventative healthcare for your pet.
And thirdly when your pet does become ill or elderly we focus on quality of Life issues before we do the usual array of scans and tests.
Our health plans are a life plan to keep your pet healthy. We are now developing daycare facilities, boarding kennels, a dog park, dog training service, pet fitness centre and our Groome Vet range of premium food. All these innovations are moving me closer to my life time aim of helping animals live their best natural lives. I have established also a sister company GymDog limited which will develop our Pet Gym service alongside Groome Vets to further improve pet’s lives by offering dog training, day care, fitness and therapy. This will make our hospital, resort and therapy centre for pets at South Green Road Kildare unique in Ireland.
I believe our mission of Helping Pets live their Best Lives is a unique statement in the Irish Veterinary Landscape

I recruit like minded people who’ve also grown up with animals and are here to support pet owners. “”