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

Summer 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, as well as some top tips to help…

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…

The role of a patient care assistant (PCA) in Stafford

A patient care assistant in Stafford works alongside and supports the whole practice team to achieve the highest standards of patient care. Under the direction and supervision of a veterinary surgeon or registered veterinary nurse (RVN) they will assist with monitoring of inpatients, infection control and handling…

The role of a Registered Veterinary Nurse in Stafford

Ask most veterinary practices in Stafford and they will tell you that their Registered Veterinary Nurses (RVNs) are at the very heart of everything they do, we are no different here at Shires Vets. Such is the respect for RVNs that a whole month is dedicated to…

Jubilee weekend opening hours

With an extended bank holiday on the horizon, we wanted to let you know that our opening hours may vary from our usual opening hours. Please see below our opening times and our out of hours contact number: Thursday 2 June 2022 – Spring bank holiday Emergencies…