NEWS presenter Louise Minchin launched a new vet's facility near Chester with a little help from Waffle, her Golden Labrador.
They cut the ribbon on the new advanced diagnostic imaging suite at ChesterGates Veterinary Specialists.
BBC Breakfast anchor Louise and Waffle were joined by ChesterGates’ Pet of the Year Belle and her owner Helen Rushton.
Both dogs were immortalised as they planted their paws in ChesterGates’ own Hollywood-style ‘hall of fame.’
Surgery bosses have invested £1 million in the latest MRI and CT scanners along with new consulting rooms, reception area and updated physiotherapy and hydrotherapy facilities.
The final phase, which includes three new fully-equipped operating theatres, radioactive iodine therapy for cats, an endoscopy suite and ultrasound room, will be completed later this year.
Referrals director, Professor John Innes, said: “The extensive re-modelling will place ChesterGates’ at the leading edge of veterinary treatment with some of most skilled veterinary specialists and the latest state-of-the-art equipment and facilities.”