August bank holiday opening hours

With the summer bank holiday just around the corner, we wanted to let you know that our opening hours on Monday 29 August 2022 may vary from our usual opening hours. Please see below our opening times and our out of hours contact number. Stafford, Eccleshall, Gnosall…

Barbecues and your pets – things to consider  

Picture the scene…you’re in your garden in Stafford, the sun is shining, maybe you have friends and family round to visit, and the charcoals are just about ready for you to start cooking al fresco. The last thing you want is an emergency vet visit to us…

The importance of microchipping your pet

Keeping our pets in Stafford safe is important to all of us as pet owners. They trust us with their care and protection and, as well as feeding, exercising and cuddling them, that includes identifying them so that we can be reunited if we are parted. A…

Top 10 hazards to watch out for this summertime to protect your pets

Summertime in Stafford brings longer days, warmer climates, new adventures and outdoor socialising, which with pets in tow, can be made even more enjoyable! However, when the temperatures rise, the dangers to our pets increase too. To keep pets safe, you should be aware of potential hazards,…

Veterinary Nursing Awareness Month at Shires Vets

We’re celebrating our wonderful nurses at Shires Vets; want to join in Stafford? Throughout May, we will be raising awareness of the resilience and myriad of jobs our veterinary nurses have within our practice team and the wider veterinary industry. Below you’ll learn what Veterinary Nursing Awareness…

The importance of pet insurance in Stafford

We believe that pet insurance in Stafford is an important part of responsible pet ownership. Owning a pet is hugely rewarding, but it can also be expensive if they are to suffer an illness or injury. Having a good pet insurance policy allows you to concentrate on…

How to help your itchy dog

Have you noticed your Stafford dog scratching a bit more than usual? This article covers the common reasons your dog might have itchy skin and some top tips for providing relief from us at Shires Vets. Common dog skin conditions in Stafford If your dog has started…

Adopt a pet – save a life

If recent months in Stafford have meant you put your new pet plans on hold, you may now be starting to put the wheels in motion to extend your family and welcome a new member. Many people Google reputable breeders or consider designer dogs based on celebrity…

The role of a client care team in Stafford

As with any business in Stafford, a vet practice such as ours at Shires Vets needs a strong supporting team for the non-clinical business functions. The client care team will generally be the first and last port of call for pets and their owner. Depending on the…