We will publish regular News here on our website to keep you up-dated with developments in our veterinary practice and other news and features that we feel might benefit you.
Do please come back to this page to receive an up-date on what's going on.
PARKING PROBLEMS (27/7/2017)
Due to council changes to the local roads recently we are aware that some clients are having difficuilty finding parking in the area. To resolve this problem we have arranged for our staff to park of-site so freeing up our car-park for client and patient use.
Please feel free to park at the back of the surgery (entrance of the Chester Road) if local parking is not available.
We hope this will make visiting us that bit easier !
CHRISTMAS OPENING HOURS 2016
Christmas Eve - 9.00 - 4.30
Christmas Day - Closed
Boxing Day - Closed
Tuesday 27th - 9.00 - 1.00pm
Wed 28th - Normal opening hours.
New Years Eve - 9.00- 4.30pm
New Years Day - Closed
Monday 2nd Jan - Closed
Tuesday 3rd Jan - Normal Opening Hours.
CHRIS COOK 1946 -2016
It is with great sadness and regret that we have to report the unexpected death of Chris Cook on the 1st of February 2016 at the age of 70. Chris had been unwell for a short time but had been responding well to his treatment so it was all the more devastating and shocking to hear of his untimely passing. Chris was a veterinary surgeon of great talent, extreme patience and kindness with a passion for animals of all shapes and sizes. The practice would have been nothing without Chris's work and dedication over many years-even after his retirement.
Our thoughts are with Jenny, Heidi and Mark and all those that knew Chris. He will be greatly missed by everybody that ever met or knew him.
Rest in peace Chris.
**CHRISTMAS OPENING 2015**
We will be open until 4.30pm on Christmas Eve. We are closed on Christmas day and Boxing day but our emergency providers will be available if needed. We have a limited Sunday morning surgery on the 27th and will then be open from 9.00am to 4.30pm on Monday the 28th.
Normal hours will resume on the 29th December.
Please phone 0121 3502303 if you have any questions.
*** HAPPY CHRISTMAS ***
July 2015 - Improvements to Emergency Cover.
From July 31st 2015 we are handing our emergency work to a brand new dedicated service based at the Willows referral centre in Solihull.
This new service is staffed by dedicated emergency vets and nurses and will provide unrivalled patient care at a very similar price to our existing service. They will be able to provide 24hr nursing care to all emergency cases as well as providing home visits in those very rare occasions when patients can-not be moved. The drive from Erdington / Sutton Coldfield takes about 25mins via the M42 so will actually be quicker than waiting for a vet to meet you at the surgery.
We have brochure at the surgery with the full details of the service and a scan is also provided above.
Please call if you have any questions or concerns regarding the new service.
May 2015 - Dental Offer
Mar 2015 - Vets can use title of Dr.
Veterinary surgeons in the UK have been given permission to use the courtesy title ‘Doctor’, following a decision made by RCVS Council on 5th March 2015.
The decision follows a consultation, to which 11,202 responses were received, where 81% were in favour of the change, 13% against, and 6% did not mind either way.
The issue had been raised in a bid to align the UK with international practice, providing greater clarity for the profession and offering reassurance to clients and the animal-owning public that all veterinary surgeons registered with the RCVS, regardless of where they qualified, have veterinary degrees of an appropriate standard.
Most international veterinary surgeons use the title and, in Australia and New Zealand, this is frequently tied to registration and professional standing, rather than necessarily academic attainment.
Oct 2014 - Our Practice Online
In keeping with the huge growth in the internet and the number of people online (33 million people in the UK, would you believe it!), we are delighted to have launched our practice website.
This site is designed for new and existing customers alike and provides a wealth of information about the veterinary practice and pet healthcare in general.
We encourage you to use the website as a source of information as it will be updated regularly to ensure that the latest contact details, opening hours and information on our services are always at your fingertips.