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Equine Services   • Exotic Pets   • Family Pets   • Poultry

Shires Veterinary Practice



Our Stone branch is our main companion animal centre.


Consultations are available throughout the day, along with a full range of medical and surgical facilities, nursing clinics and hospitalization facilities.

Facilities available include:

  • Separate dog and cat wards, along with facilities to hospitalize many more exotic species
  • Sterile operating theatre and separate dental operating suite
  • Digital X-ray and dental x-ray
  • Ultrasound, endoscopy and bronchoscopy
  • Advanced surgical and dental treatments including TTA surgery for cruciate ligament disease and endodontic (root canal) and orthodontic treatments for dogs and cats
  • In house laboratory to allow rapid analysis of most blood tests

All of our nursing team are either fully RCVS qualified or enrolled students studying for their qualification in Veterinary Nursing.




RCVS Accredited Practice - Small Animal Practice



How to find us



Shires Vets Stone

Shires Vets  Stone

Eccleshall Road, Walton, Stone, Staffordshire, ST15 0HJ


t: 01785 813955

f: 01785 817311



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Opening Times

Mon - Fri 8.30am - 6.30pm
Sat 8.30am - 1pm




Consulting Times

Mon - Fri 8.30am - 10.00am
2.00pm - 3.00pm
4.30pm - 6.30pm
Sat 8.30am - 10.30am

Patients will be seen by appointment only; please telephone for an apppointment.



Nurses Clinic

Mon - Fri 3.00pm - 4.00pm



Latest news from


Latest news from Stone

NEW Laparoscopy Service!

Our new laparoscopy service enables us to carry out minmally invasive surgery - so your pet is back to normal much more quickly following surgery.



Sarah Barnes  Sarah
Lucinda Cartlidge  Lucinda
Lucy Cutting  Lucy
Ted Cutting  Ted

Ted graduated from Cambridge in 2007. He enjoys all aspects of small animal practice but has a particular interest in surgery. He is undertaking a further certificate in imaging (xray interpretation and scanning).
His interests include hockey and football, singing with Stone choral society and playing the piano.

Geraint Davies  Geraint

Geraint graduated from Glasgow Vet School in 2003. After spending 3 years as a farm vet in North Wales he joined the Shires team to concentrate on small animal work in 2006. Geraint spends equal amounts of time in the Stone and Hanley practices, particularly enjoying surgery. He is undertaking a further certificate in surgery.
In his spare time he loves walking miles in the hills with Kate and their two mischievous terriers.

Charlie Forman  Charlie

Charlie qualified from Bristol in 2007 and joined Shires in 2009. He is interested in all areas of small animal medicine and works mainly at Stone. Away from work Charlie gets roped into equestrian activities as his fiancee is a keen horsewoman.

Sarah Hopes  Sarah

Sarah graduated from London in 2007 and joined Shires straight from university.
She is usually at Stone where she enjoys all aspects of Small animal medicine and surgery.

Jessica Hulme  Jessica

Jessica Hulme BVM&S MRCVS is a partner in the practice.
Her interests include dentistry, exotic pets (especially small 'furries') and behavioural problems.

Jessica has recently undertaken a 5 day advanced dentistry course in the USA and is now able to offer state of the art dental treatment including crowns, fillings, orthodontics and much more.

Will Jeffels  Will

Will Jeffels is a partner in the practice.
His interests include feline medicine, cardiology and ultrasound.
Will has two dogs, Bolly a mad Springer Spaniel and Poppy, a Norfolk Terrier, two cats, two horses (which he claims no responsibility for), ducks and chickens!

Lucy Lack  Lucy

Lucy qualified in 2006 and joined Shires in 2008 after a two year spell in Ashbourne. She is based at the Stone practice with occasional days at Eaton Park. Her particular area of interest is canine and feline opthalmology (eyes). In her spare time Lucy enjoys gardening and oil painting.

Cathy Leonard  Cathy

Cathy joined Shires in 2009, fresh from University. She currently spends most of her time seeing horses with the occasional dog and cat as well.

Sam Lockett RVN  Sam
  Lockett RVN
Matthew McCree  Matthew

Matt started work at Shires at the end of 2012, having spent the last 6 1/2 years working in mixed practice in the Lake District, he loves calving cows and lambing sheep, and has a growing interest in all aspects of fertility work and mastitis management.  Outside work, Matt plays American Football for the Staffordshire Surge, and tries his hardest to stop his dogs Toby and Joey from eating their bodyweight in cow pats and dead things while out on walks!

Miriam Snape  Miriam

Miriam works part time at our Stone and Eaton Park surgeries


Paul Snape  Paul

Qualified from Liverpool in 1994 and worked in Burton on Trent for 3 years before joining Shires in 1997. During his time at Shires Paul has developed an increasing interest in horses which now fill most of his working day. One of his main areas of expertise is in equine dentistry for which he has completed an advanced course at Edinburgh Veterinary School.

Erica Thomson  Erica
Pam Walklett  Pam
Christine Wheat  Christine