The Leptospirosis vaccine we use to protect our dogs has been updated so it now vaccinates against all 4 strains of Lepto that your dog could possibly come in to contact with. This means that any dogs coming in for their annual boosters will be offered a free of charge booster in 4 weeks time to complete their changeover to this new vaccine. Any puppies starting their vaccines with us will have this new vaccine from their first visit so will simply need the 2 injections 4 weeks apart as previously.
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 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 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.
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 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.
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!
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.