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…

May bank holiday opening hours

With an extended bank holiday here, we wanted to let you know that our opening hours on Monday 2 May 2022 will vary from our usual opening hours. Please see below our opening times and our out of hours contact number. Stone Emergencies only Eaton Park Closed…

Easter opening hours

Whether you’re planning a weekend break or a few days at home, we will be here over the Easter weekend should you need us; however, our opening hours will vary from our usual times. Please familiarise yourself with our opening times over the Bank Holiday weekend. 15.04.2022…

Spring hazards in Stafford

Spring is an exciting time for most of us in Stafford, pets included! Lighter nights mean more opportunities for being outdoors in the spring months in Stafford. To ensure a happy and safe season for your animals, take a minute to make yourself aware of hidden spring…

The role of a veterinary surgeon in Stafford

Our Veterinary surgeons in Stafford (commonly known as vets) serve the healthcare needs of animals. Once qualified as a vet, there are many roles such as teaching, research, government and clinical work. Clinical vets can work with farm animals, zoo animals, horses, laboratory animals, pets or a…

Protect your dog against kennel cough

Does your dog come into regular contact with other dogs in Stafford? Maybe out on walks, or at the local Stafford park or when they’re staying in kennels? If so, we’d highly recommend a Kennel Cough vaccine or booster. Kennel Cough, or infectious tracheobronchitis, is a very…

Tortoise parasite prevention in Stafford

Do you own a tortoise in Stafford? If so, it is recommended to have a worm count carried out on your tortoise twice a year. A worm count can be carried out by obtaining a faecal sample, which can be tested in practice. It is common for…