Festive opening hours 2022

As we head into the festive season, we want to reassure you that we will still be here for you and your pet, however, with some slightly different opening hours than normal. Please see below our opening times over Christmas and New Year. Friday 23 December: All…

Safeguarding antibiotics

Why do we need to keep antibiotics working? Antibiotic resistance occurs when bacteria mutate and adapt to reduce the effects of antibiotics. Antibiotics can also affect ‘good bacteria’ and cause harm. New antibiotic drugs are not easy to develop, so we need to preserve the efficiency of…

Accessing our services

Here at Shires Vets, we are committed to providing the best quality healthcare for your pet. If you are not registered to our Pet Health for Life preventative healthcare plan, do check our website to find out how you can save money and relax, knowing your pet’s treatments are…

Important information – price increase 2022

Over the last year, we have seen our costs increase significantly and we have absorbed the majority of these additional costs to try and support our customers during difficult times. However, with costs continuing to escalate, our prices need to increase to offset at least some of…

Preparing your pet for firework season

Fireworks are used throughout the year to mark significant seasonal celebrations in Stafford including Bonfire Night, Halloween, New Year’s Eve and Diwali. Whilst they are enjoyable for humans to watch, pets can often get scared of the loud bangs and bright flashes. Preparing your pet early can…

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…