I went to see Dr Christine Hawke after she was highly recommended to me by our local vet who had been treating my dog Cleo with antibiotics for mouth problems.

Cleo was also being treated for a heart condition so the thought of an operation and anesthetic scared me greatly for this sweet old girl.

I went along to see Christine one Thursday morning, Christine could not have been more kind or thorough in her consultation.

Cleo will be 18 in December, she had suffered the problems in her mouth for too long now, I agreed that the operation was necessary so I left her with Christine to be operated on the same afternoon.

When I picked her up the next day she was happy to see me but I had a feeling it was going to take a couple of days to get her over the long operation and to get used to having no teeth!

It has been one week since the operation and I am thrilled to say that Cleo is looking wonderful, she is so much happier and brighter.

She has no problems at all eating, in fact I think she is enjoying food much more now!

Her mouth was slowly poisoning her system. Now there is no more bad breath or sad eyes in fact I would even say there is a spring in her step that I haven’t seen for years.

I can highly recommend Dr Christine Hawke, she is an honest, down to earth and extremely clever lady whom I’m glad was recommended to my family.