Things are starting to look a little brighter in the world.🌈 We just want to keep you in the loop of everything going on here at Straitons.
⚠️Our opening hours are Monday-Friday 8.30am-6pm and our Rugeley branch is open 10am-6pm. Our Penkridge branch is open Saturday 10am-2pm by appointment only. We are still available 24/7.🆘
We are now happy to inform you that all appointments and procedures, including breeding health schemes and vetting, are going ahead.
We are still keeping some measures to ensure everyone’s ongoing safety. ▪️Clients are still to wait outside and in the stocks area for all appointments. There will be no consultations in the building. This may be for some time yet so please be prepared for all weathers. ▪️All clients must wear face coverings when entering the yard, having a consultation and inside any of our buildings. Please ensure you do this unless for a medical reason. ▪️Please only one person per pet on the yard. ▪️Hand sanitisers are available in multiple places outside and inside the practice. ▪️Only two people in reception at any one time. ▪️Customers are to pay by card wherever possible. ▪️Please be aware of social distancing and people around you. ▪️Patient admissions and discharges are still being done over the phone where possible. ❌We are still unable to provide house visits.
⚠️⚠️If you or anyone you have been in contact with has displayed any signs of being unwell, or tested positive for coronavirus, please be honest and don’t come to the practice. We can still try to help you.🙏
We’ve come a long way since our first update and we are very grateful for your patience and understanding during these times. Your support, especially on this platform, doesn’t go unnoticed.
Today is a good day!🙏 Not only are things starting to become a little more normal in the world🙌... we welcome back nurse Claire!!🥳🥳🥳
Nurse Claire has been on maternity for what seems like a whole lifetime. She has given birth to her gorgeous son, Albie, and experienced a maternity leave like no other. We are very proud of Claire and we are also very glad to have her back today. We know she'll settle back in like she never left.🥰
⚠️We are open 8.30am-6pm, Saturday 10am-2pm, still by appointment only. Our Rugeley branch is open 10am-6pm. We're still following our Covid-19 protocols, including waiting outside for consultations. Please stay tuned for a pending update!🥳
As always, please bear with us on a Monday if at first you don’t succeed getting through on the telephone.
Have a lovely week whatever you're all booked in for doing. Remember we're here if you need us! Stay safe.🐾
March’s theme was ‘Pets at the Vets’. Thanks ever so much for all your entries. After some deliberation... here are the 10 lucky winners…
🖤Monkey the gorgeous black and white cat. 💉Doug who was super brave for his vaccinations. 🐶Henry having a visit from his family in the paddock. 🐴Dylan who was enjoying the grass in the paddock on one of his stays with us. 🐑Coco lamb and Hollie dog patiently waiting to see Uncle John. ❤️Roxy after giving blood – the best kind of visit to the vets. 🐶Jax sitting nicely ready for his appointment. 🐶Argo the super handsome Beagle. 😻Storm the stunning cat in the consult room. And finally, Baloo with vet Craig.💙
Congratulations you gorgeous lot!👏
Thank you to everyone who sent photos in, your animals really are incredible. We wish they could all win!🐾
Everyone of the staff at straightens are heroes in my eyes you dedicate ever day to ensuring the best care is given to our beloved animals and I personally want to thank you all especially after our recent emergency with our little girl Phoebe who needed emergency surgery without that quick thinking and expertise I dread to think what would have happened to her, a million thank you's to you all xx
☹️Today is a super sad day as we are saying bye to nurse Tori!
Nurse Tori has been at Straitons for 7 years. She trained here, became a Registered Veterinary Nurse here, and brightened up the place.☀
She is heading off to pastures new to further her career at a referral practice in Derbyshire. We are very proud of Tori and all that she has achieved. She is a big part of the team and is going to be sorely missed.
Today is her last day working, so if you see her, please don’t hesitate to send your best wishes.🙏
You’ve got this Tori!🍀 All the luck in the world, from all of us here at E.C. Straiton & Partners.💚 ... See MoreSee Less
Thank you for looking after William and I wish you all the best for the future ❤
All the best for the future tori xxx
Aww so sad to see you go tori you are amazing all the best in your new job lots of love xxx
Good luck Tori 🙂
Good luck and thank you Tori from us , and Tizer x
Have a great last day at straitons Tori. Such a bitter sweet moment for us all.
Go spread those amazing nursing wings elsewhere now, they are lucky to have you.
You will be missed but we are so proud of you.
Good luck Tori, Amber, Monty and me are sooo going to miss you😪
Go be the bestest ever in your new job, love from us all xxx
Good Luck !!
Thank you Tori for being an amazing vet nurse, for helping take care of my beloved Dukey, wishing you all the luck for your new adventure, you are going to be missed by many, xx
Good luck the new practise is blessed.
All the best for the future Tori! Congratulations on your new job xxx
Awww....she was great! And will be missed...
So many happy memories, Tori Ireson. Wishing you every success for the future. K x
Good luck. 👍
Good luck Tori. So glad I got to see you before you left.
Wishing you everything you wish for your self. 🎉👏🥰
Good luck Tori xx
Good luck Tori 🐾🐾🐾
Good luck in your new job tori xx
All the best for the future xx
All the best for the future Tori
Good luck Tori xx
Oh Tori, I will miss you. You have given our dogs the best care over the years. I remember when you started at the practice. Sad to see you go, but I hope you will continue to grow in your new role. Take care xx
I know what amazing time you've had at Straiton's what a amazing Veterinary nurse you are ❤ loved by all ❤ I'm so very proud of you wishing you all the best in your new job ❤❤❤
Lockdown is well and truly over... for chickens!!🐓
If you haven't seen already, the government, along with Defra, released a statement that poultry and captive birds no longer needed to remain housed and 'indoors' from Wednesday 31st March.🙏👏🥳 The measure was put in place last December to help prevent the spread of Avian Flu. The risk of spread has now been reduced to 'medium'.
Whilst they are now allowed out, you are being urged to keep taking extra precautions with cleaning, disinfecting and changing clothing/footwear when entering enclosures.
Anyone else's birds keen for the great outdoors?🌥🌱
It’s bank holiday Monday! We hope you have a lovely extended weekend in the garden.☀️
We are open today between 11am and 1pm for pre-booked appointments only. All current practice protocols still apply in regards to social distancing, etc. Please take the time to read the pinned post at the top of the page.📌
As always, we are available on our emergency line 24/7.🆘