🎉The BIGGEST congratulations to our gorgeous Georgie!🎉
Georgie was supposed to sit the last of her exams in March this year. As you can imagine, that didn’t quite go to plan. A global pandemic was graced upon us and all student practical exams were cancelled.
Georgie got the opportunity to take her exam in a different format in September, and in typical Georgie style, she grabbed it with both hands and absolutely smashed it out of the park.
Last week she received her results and is officially a Qualified Veterinary Nurse.🥳🤩🎉
Georgie has worked so hard ever since she joined Straitons as a kennel maid in 2016. She really is the ultimate student, using her own initiative, striving to learn new things and has worked so hard to be where she is now. You will see her rocking her greens in style. The future is bright. We could not be prouder!💚
⚠️We are open this week 8.30am-6pm, Saturday 10am-2pm, still by appointment only. Our Rugeley branch is open 10am-6pm. Our most recent update of protocols is pinned to the top of the page.📌 Please bear with us with the phone lines on a Monday, they are always busier than normal.
Pumpkin was brought into the practice a few weeks ago when he was just 5 weeks old. He had been abandoned by his mum and all of his other litter mates sadly hadn’t made it. He had a few health problems initially, including cat flu, but with some due care and attention, he’s made it out the other side.
🙏Our lovely nurse Helen has taken Pumpkin under her wing and whisked him off to her safe and warm home. It's safe to say, he loves his new life with Helen, thriving off human company and cuddles. He’s also tried to adopt Helen’s dog as his surrogate mum (to her despair!🤣). Amber was terrified when she first met him, but it hasn’t taken long, and he’s won her over too! They even play together now.
Pumpkin’s favourite thing in the whole world is food. He has a tendency to paw open Helen’s mouth to try to obtain the food she is consuming. He’s turning into a right cheeky chappy!🙊🙉
We love a success story, and Pumpkin finding his forever home is just that.👏💙
⚠️As always, we are open tomorrow 10am - 2pm, by appointment only. We are always available outside of these hours for emergencies. Please do keep trying the phone if at first you can’t get through.
Feel free to swoon over Pumpkin, stay safe and have a lovely weekend!🐾 ... See MoreSee Less
We are so lucky to have specialists in the veterinary profession. If your pet is thought to be suffering from heart, respiratory or circulatory system disease they are sometimes referred in-house to a visiting cardiologist!
❤️Mark Overend is that visiting cardiologist who comes into practice for cardiology and ultrasound referrals. He has been running this service for the last 11 years! ❤️Mark qualified from Glasgow University in 1990 and has had several positions and Directorships within practice and the veterinary industry since. ❤️He was awarded the ESVPS GP Cert in cardiology and a the PgC (Small Animal Cardiology Studies) (Distinction) from Harper Adams University in 2017. ❤️He carries mobile top of the range technology to use on patients at different practices. He is also an experienced surgeon! ❤️He comes to us frequently to see our referred cases. He has been in over the year multiple times, throughout all that has been going on, working with our nurses to help our patients. ❤️Mark is fabulous with all of his patients. He is kind and extremely thorough, not only in his examination, but with his diagnosis and communication to our vets. He also lectures and trains veterinary professionals in ultrasound and cardiology and has always been fabulous with our team!
This time really is tough on everyone. We as a practice have done our upmost to keep our team and families safe whilst providing care for our patients and clients. It's not easy, and we ask that you continue to be patient with the protocols that we are currently following in regards to social distancing and client presence. This is for everyone's safety.
We are continuously striving to improve our outside waiting area. We understand it is getting colder and the weather isn't desirable. You are more than welcome to wait in your car for your appointment.
🙏Please be kind to our staff. We wouldn't function without them.⭐️
Thank you SO much to one of our clients for giving us these flowers. They brightened up our reception for a very long time! Thank you SO much to one of our clients for giving us this bunch of chocolate. These didn’t last as long!🙊 It is gestures like this that remind us to smile.☺️💐🍫
⚠️We are open this week 8.30am-6pm, Saturday 10am-2pm, still by appointment only. Our Rugeley branch is open 10am-6pm. Our most recent update of protocols is pinned to the top of the page.📌
A massive thank you to Dave and all the nurses who cared for Beauty at the end of last week. We know you did everything possible and more for her. We are also truly grateful for the care and compassion we received especially during these very difficult times xx
Thank you for all your care for Tootsie, she is so much better now, thanks to Craig and your lovely nurses, you are all amazing, thank you xx🐾⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Thank you to Ollie for his continuing care of Freddie who although an old boy( Freddie not Ollie) is improving and has much better quality of life. We are fortunate to have such a caring team for our beloved pets .