Hello! Welcome to the Manor vets Blog. We're here to keep you up-to-date with all the latest happenings at Manor Vets...
This is little Peggy- Sue featuring Fearne. They both belong to Lucy Edmonds one of our RVN'S here at Halesowen. Dont they look adorable together!!! Peggy- Sue was unfortunatly born without her foot being fully formed, you wouldnt know it though she is always running round and trying to climb things she shouldnt! Fearne is always very protective of anything that lucy brings home and is always the perfect baby sitter.
For the month of June we are offering 50% off micrcochips!!! Call us on 0121 422 5411 to make an appointment before it runs out.
Today we have Allanah, she has been with manor for 5 years in June. This is her cat Albie who you'll have seen featured a few times on here! Allanah is one of our Senior receptionists at our Halesowen branch and if she could be an animal for a day she would be a panda because there fat,lazy and eat all day!
Does anyone remember this little cutie we posted about a few weeks ago, she was left at our Northfield practice as a stray... she's found her perfect family now, they called her Newt and she has settled in really well!! We think she definitely landed on her paws there!
This is little Rogue she belongs to Robyn our receptionist from Cradley Heath. She is what we call a tuxedo cat. Rogue is is nearly 4 and she lives up to her name bringing all sorts of things that she shouldn't home to Robyn!
This is Charlie the Macaw who was brought in recently as she managed to tighten the ring on her leg, luckily we managed to remove this under anaesthetic and also microchipped her at the same day. She recovered really well from the anaesthetic we gave and went home within the hour minus the leg ring pictured!
This is Amy Finch, Amy is a veterinary nurse and qualified April 2010. She has worked at manor for 9 and a half years. Amy started as a 2nd year student and is now a senior inpatient nurse at the main Halesowen hospital. She loves spending time with the patients and getting to know all of their characters. If Amy could be an animal she would be an otter, they always look so happy and carefree and she would live in the river otter near sidmouth in devon... her favourite part of the world
Mocha is clearly loving his new toy!!!! These are only £3.09 on sale at most of our branches. Just think of all the funny photos you can get with your pets!
This little cutie is Nigel, he belongs to our inpatient nurse Kirstie here at halesowen. He was brought in as a little 3 day old stray kitten and she hand reared him herself!!! He even had his umbilical cord attached. Kirstie couldnt bare to part with him and ended up keeping him forever.
Today is the role of the Inpatient nurse. This is such a vital role in the practice, they perform hourly rounds to monitor all animals in their care. They are responsible for ensuring the inpatients all have the medications they need at specific times. They exercise all pets that are in with us even if its letting a little bunny have a hop around in the exotics ward to walking the dogs. Pictured is Amy our Senior Inpatient nurse here at Halesowen (I'm sure many of you have met her discharging your animals before)
This is the handsome Rabbit Eric Allsop with our CT Nurse Devon and Exotic SVN Lucy. Eric came in for a CT scan and after some TLC on recovery from our nurses, was able to go home with his lovely owner Anna.
Manor was thrilled to meet so many people from the LGBT community & their pets. We would like to say a massive thank you to the organisers of Birmingham Pride 2017 for letting us take part again this year. Without you & your hard work it wouldn't have been an amazing success for us all. Also, a thank you to West Midlands Police and West Midlands Ambulance Service for keeping us all safe & was a great reassurance.
Today is wound care, nurses apply lots of different types of dressing including for fractures, open wounds and surgical wounds. They do all of this whilst under the instruction of the vet. We have some of the coolest Vetwrap that we use including chickens, tractors and more recently Vetwrap with glitter in!!!!
Dental nurse, this nurse will assist the vet with the whole dental procedure. This includes scaling and polishing the teeth and sometimes helping with the extraction of teeth, all whilst under the instruction of the Veterinary surgeon. They will often advise on after care and how to keep those nashers clean with routine cleaning at home!
A lovely nurse from Birmingham City Hospital found this bird yesterday and took it to our edgbaston branch. If you have any information please give us a call and let us know!!
Today we have the surgical aspect of nursing, this involves preparing the animal for surgery by clipping and cleaning the surgical site ready for the procedure. They will also assemble all the equipment, medication and consumables they will be using for that operation.This nurse then converts roles and will take up the role of the anaesthetist and will stay with the animal throughout.
Helping on reception... Here at Manor we are very lucky to have our own team of dedicated receptionists but sometimes we do have to call upon the nurses to help. Particularly at our other branches, they are very good at multitasking and will help answer phones, book appointments and put up medications also! Here is one of our student nurses Esme showing us how it's done!
This week we have Archie who belongs to Fern Brewer. Some of you might recognise him as we have featured him before as a little pup, but he's all grown up now!!!
He is a white entire male, not microchipped and wearing a black collar. Missing from Copse Road, Netherton. Missing for around 1 day. Please contact us if you have any information on him!
Today we're telling you all about our dual nurses. We are very lucky to have alot of inhouse diagnostics here at Manor Vets. We can carry out a number of tests inhouse and have results within the hour. This is vital when we have an emergency case and time is of the essence. This is Louise our head nurse at Cradley showing us how its done, she was looking at Cheyletiella this is commonly known as walking dandruff as this is how presents on the skin causing dry and flaky skin.
Tomorrow is the day folks, we hope to see some of you there make sure you come by and say hi to our team!!!
Yes folks its that time of the week again!!! This week we have the gorgeous James and he belongs to our receptionist Harleigh. Jay was a rescue puppy from Wild Acre Rescue, the charity took his mom in and she had quite a few puppies. He is now nearly 4 and is as handsome as ever!!!
We've just had the best delivery of brand new toys to Halesowen! Yesterday the receptionists had a massive move around and made our shelves look wonderful with all the new toys. The cats haven't been missed out either! Come by Halesowen and see what we've got
Today is Louise our head nurse at our Cradley heath branch. Louise has been with us for 13 years and has been a qualified nurse for 11 years!!!! She even did her original nurse training here at Manor. She did pop off for a few months to have little Thomas in the picture below. He is a right little character!
Imaging nurse, this nurse is responsible for the positioning of the animal ready for taking the xrays and also taking the pictures. This requires an in-depth understanding of bone structure and main organs. They also have to know how to use and generally maintain the equipment. We are really lucky here to have our wonderful CT scanner also!!! We do have two dedicated nurses who take care of everything to do with this. They run the scans and also general maintenance of the machine.
Exotic Nurses from all over the country descended on Bristol Zoo over the weekend for The Association of Zoo & Exotic Veterinary Nurses (AZEVN) conference. Our very own Exotic RVN Kirsty Dewhurst presented a talk about The African Pygmy Hedgehog. A case study “The Prickly Pyometra”.
See us in the parade and come and have a chat to us on our Manor stall. Grab a free consultation voucher, free goodies for your pets and meet your Manor team. We look forward to supporting our LGBT community and their pets!
Monitoring anaesthetics | Some of you may recogonise this lovely lady, this is Lynn one of our Theatre nurses. This is one of the most important roles to do whilst we have an animal in for a procedure. They are responsible for monitoring the animal throughout the General anaesthetic. They will closely monitor all vital signs whilst under anaesthetic and whilst they are in recovery.
This week we have Bethany Seabright she has been with us here at manor for 7 months. Beth is one of the receptionists at cradley Heath and the little cutie is her new puppy called Jax - If Beth could be an animal for a day she would be a sloth because she likes to go at her own pace and loves sleeping!!! (Don't we all beth!)
I'm currently at our Northfield branch as someone found me dumped in a park in a cardboard box this morning! I'm not microchipped and i dont have a collar on either. Do you know who i belong to? Please contact us with some information, we will keep for 7 days and then we will try to rehome.
Today we'll be telling you about our nurses and their consults. They run clinics for various different things including senior pets, weight management and puppy and kittens. These nurses are the main source of education to teach our clients on how to keep their pets in tip top condition!!!
This week we have the wonderful Milo the Labrador. He belongs to Amelia, one of our nurses here at Halesowen. Dont you just want to squeeze those puppy cheeks! Im sure you'll all agree hes grown into a very photogenic boy!
This is the handsome Rabbit Eric Allsop with our Exotic Vet Sergio. Eric came in for a CT scan and after some TLC on recovery from our nurses, was able to go home with his lovely owner Anna.
This month we'll be telling you all about the roles our nurses take on every day! We really appreciate our nurses here at manor vets and this month we'll show you why you should love them just as much as we do! Keep your eyes peeled for the posts!
This little chap hopped by to see us with the lovely Mark from Halesowen College for a health check. The ideal temperature for your White's Tree Frog is recommended to be 25-30°C (77-85°C) with a slight temperature drop at night or 2 or 3 degrees. Heat should be provided using a heat mat with thermostat. White's Tree Frogs are native to northern and eastern Australia, and adjoining New Guinea
We will be at Birmingham Pride with a whole lot of expert advice, information and free goodies for your pets. So come along and have a chat with us, we would love to see you.
We've had the best visitors to our Halesowen branch this afternoon! These are 7 week old Labrador puppies!! Here is Pippa, Sky, Stanley, Chewie and Bear. Aren't they just gorgeous!!!
Today we have Sarah Brokenshire who is one of our Registered Veterinary nurses and has been qualified for 3 years. She has been with us for just over 18 months. If she could be an animal for the day then she would be a dolphin!
Look at this big handsome lad that came into our Halesowen surgery last night. He is called buddy and he was obviously very relaxed with his dad and even stopped for a tummy rub!!!
This is Bruce who came to see us at our Cradley Heath branch last night. He's that popular he even has his own Instagram page!!! Thats one cool pug!!!
We are very pleased to say that Sherlock has been found!
We thought it would be great to see you fur baby vs fur adult pictures to see how much they have grown. This is Dotty who belongs to one of our student nurses Hollie - how cute!
It may be a Bank Holiday but our Halesowen branch is open 10 - 4pm for consultations today. Please call 0121 422 5411 if you need an appointment.
We love Easter and we love rabbits but please remember that rabbits are there to be loved all year round! They are very cute and sweet but, like all pets, need regular care and commitment.
Half term is here and it's a great time to get out and about with your dog. There are plenty of dog friendly attractions, pubs and beaches to be found all around the UK that you and your family can enjoy. Why not check out the Dog Friendly Britain website for some inspiration? Don't forget to let us know if you decide to explore any of the suggestions :)
Here at Manor, we believe that it is important to neuter your dog or cat if you are not planning to breed from them. Besides adding to the already growing number of unwanted puppies and kittens, there are lots of reasons as to why neutering is better for your pet's long term health.
With the tempature set to take a chilly turn this weekend, please take a minute to read through our cold weather advice to keep your pets safe and snug. Please share to spread the word!Read Full Story
Jennie Platt: Our divina having a sleep x bless must be such a hard life being a totally pampered cat x
Kuljeet Jagdev: Skywalker resting on my arm!
I now have a new loving home! Thank you very much everybody!
Our very own Senior Imaging Nurse Devon Caffull wrote an article on small animal dentistry which was published in the VN Times this week! The VN Times is a major publication in the veterinary world and we are all extremely proud of her for such an achievement!
It's that time again when we all make promises that we intend to keep for the year ahead but we thought it would be a good laugh to see what resolutions you think that your pets should make! Maybe your dog should promise to try to chew less shoes, or your cat needs to stop knocking things off ledges when they want attention.....?! Share your ideas and pictures on our Facebook with us so we can all start 2017 off with a good laugh!!!
Now it has become cold and Icy, the gritters are in full force keeping roads and pathways safe for everyone to use, but we must remember the rock salt is harmful to our pets, if ingested.
As you can see, we had lots of fun at the Mary Stevens Hospice Santa Jog today.
Thank you to everyone that came along to help raise money for an incredible cause and we hope that you enjoyed it as much as we did
We're here and ready for the The Mary Stevens Hospice Santa Jog! Don't forget to come and say hello!
This is the lovely Roux who came in for her £79 package. Clearly she was quite chilled out about her first visit to us. Look at those ears!
Something exciting is going on at our Halesowen branch today...... HINT: There might just be another competition very soon so keep your eyes peeled!
Meet Giles everyone! Giles is a bearded dragon and now a fully fledged member of the Manor Exotics team. He has his new home set up in reception at Edgbaston and seems to be loving all the attention and fuss
...Because you're beautiful!
We have all been really excited here a our new CT scanner arrived today! Sadly it was on a lorry and not a sleigh but we are still rather pleased.
Work is progressing quickly next door and we'll keep you posted!
Diesel is a 6 month old Labrador who has been in for neutering. Diesel actually belongs to Leon who works in our I.T Department here. Look at that sweet face!
This is Pudge the French Bulldog puppy who came in for their £79 Starter Package. Every job has it's perks, and this is certainly one of them. Our Senior Receptionist Allanah just couldn't help but have some cuddles
Our special friend Charlie the super star!
Do you remeber these two who were needing a home a few weeks ago?! Look at them now! They came in for some cuddles and love from the staff and we can't believe how much they have grown up. They both now have a fantastic home together and certainly landed on some lucky paws.
This lovely litter of puppies are only 2 weeks old and came in today for a check up with their Mum. Clearly it was all too much for them as they just slept through it all!
We are really pleased to announce that we will be sponsoring the The Mary Stevens Hospice Santa Jog again this year! We had a fanastic time last year despite the rain and we were only too happy to sponsor this amazing charity again this year. Registration for this event is now open so please sign up to take advantage of the ealry bird offer!
We had this lovely picture of Eric sent in to us by his family proudly sporting his Manor bandana! Just look at his happy face!
The building works at the old hairdressers is really coming along now. As you can see, some areas have been plastered and some of the re wiring has begun! We expect that the works will be complete towards to end of November. We are all very excited to see the CT scanner going in
Reunited!!!! Thanks again everyone!
How could we not share this picture with you all?! This adorable puppy belongs to Gemma Kirby-Dunn who works at our Halesowen branch. Harvey is a 4.5 month old Cavashon and looks rather dashing in his outfit.
This beautiful girl is 3 years old and has gone mising from the B63 area of Halesowen and was last seen on 20th September. She is neutered and microchipped.
Call us sad but we love to celebrate our Manor-versaries as we call them. Today is the turn of our Senior Inpatient Nurse Amy who is celebrating her 9 year Manor-versary today! Here she is with her own cat Sir Oliver Rodney The Third (yes, that is his full title!) as he has been in hosptial with us this week.
This lovely litter of English Bull Terriers came in yesterday to start their £79 puppy packages. They were certainly popular with the staff and clients!
Ringo the Raccoon came in to see us for a pre-operation check over last week. Here he is with his dad and his nifty homemade harness!
So the summer holidays are pretty much over now but have you started planning your next holiday? Have you ever thought about taking your pet abroad with you? Why not have a look into getting a Pet Passport that means you don't need to leave your furry family behind! We have plenty of qualified Vets that can guide you through the process. Just call your nearest branch for more information!
Did you know that chewing has a number of benefits for your dog’s health and wellbeing? For dogs, chewing is a natural stress releasing activity. Chewing helps release calming hormones, in other words, chewing helps dogs feel good.
We hope that you have a lovely day without needing to see us but don't forget that there is someone on site 24/7 with our Halesowen branch open for consultations 10 - 4pm today - just incase!
As part of our expansion into the Barbers we will be needing a Nurse to look after and be responsible for the use and booking of the CT scanner as well as monitoring the anaesthetics needed for the patients. We are pleased to say that the lovely Devon has accepted this role and will now be our official Senior Imaging Nurse. Well done Devon
This little man is Squid who was found limping outside Birmingham Library at only 8 weeks old. Luckily Squid is now loving life with one of our Receptionists, Lucy Jones. Lucy sent us this great picture of Squid and we think you could all come up with some great captions for it on our facebook (personally, we think he's heard that he is coming in for neutering soon!)
It's only been a week but the builders have started working on next door, stripping the paper and paint off and removing doors. What do you think?
One of our Receptionists, Robyn, got married on Saturday and didn't she look beautiful?! I'm sure you will join us in wishing Robyn and her Huband, Dave, the very best for the future!
This well well behaved puppy is little Titch who has been in to our Northfield branch. This was her patiently waiting for her appointment to start her £79 package.
As you all saw the other day, we are really excited about the extension to our Halesowen site and the arrival on our on-site CT scanner in the next few months. Our CT scanner will be available to all of our Manor Vets clients but we will also be accepting referrals from other practices.
Throughout the month of August we will be offering microchipping at just £15!
This happy face is Yui who is our latest addition to the Exotics Team here at Manor.
As always, Rhyn was very pleased to see us all on the handover this morning and was trying to get us to throw his toys! Rhyn patrols the corridors upstairs when his Mum, Emma, is on nights.
The lovely Poppy came to us yesterday for her booster and annual check up. She is such a sweetie!
This very happy chappy is Charlie who came in to our Northfield branch recently. He certainly seems rather happy with his new Manor bandana
Look at this little fella who was found waddling outside our Halesowen branch! This isn't actually the first time we have had ducklings appear on the doorstep either. This little one is being looked after by us but they need a name! Any suggestions?!
These 2 beauties were left at our Northfield branch and are not even a week old (the black one is too wriggly for a good picture!) Luckily our lovely staff have come to the rescue again and are hand rearing them which involves feeding them every few hours - day and night! We will keep you updated on their progress but we will be looking for homes for them once they are weaned
On Saturday our lovely ladies took part in Pretty Muddy to raise money for Cancer Research UK.
Our Muddy Ladies Of The Manor On Saturday our lovely ladies took part in Pretty Muddy to raise money for Cancer Research UK. They all had a great time which is just as well as they chose to do the run as part of Robyn's Hen Do! We are really proud of our guys and well done!
Gizmo has gone missing from Lapal, B62. Gizmo is a neutered male and is chipped although the details are out of date. Can you help us bring him home?
“Exotic Animal Anaesthesia; How Risky Is It Really?!” CPD Evening 27th September 2016
The adorable Edna and Mable have been in to us for heir first vaccinations. Look at those ears! Edna and Mable are French Bulldog puppies and were only too happy to sample our treats
This little one is called Zorro who came in for a check up. Zorro is a sugar glider and we couldn't resist such a cute face to cuddle. Sugar gliders are marsupials so are part of the same group as kangaroos and koala bears!
Thank you to everyone for entering our photo competition. The judge's decision is in and the winner is..... Cheryl Lucy for her picture of Grey and Earl! Well done.
This is the lovely Anna who came in recently with her 2 week old kittens for weighing with one of our Nurses. Aren't they sweet?!
So, how many of you saw the story of poor Bramble last night?! Our Vet Claire Denny, our Nursing Manager Sophie Aziz-Price and Student Vet Nurse Amelia made an appearance on The Dog Rescuers last night. Although it is often heartbreaking, we are very proud to be able to help animals like Bramble get a second chance in life. If you missed the episode, you can watch it on catch up: http://www.channel5.com/show/the-dog-rescuers
The new series of The Dog Rescuers starts tonight on Channel 5 at 8pm. It is now on it's 4th series and the show, presented by Alan Davies, follows the RSPCA on some of the hard and shocking cases they deal with. Manor Vets usually feature a lot throughout the shows and we've been told that you may see a familiar face or two tomorrow so don't forget to tune in!
To celebrate Rabbit Awareness Week we will be running a FACEBOOK photo competition...
This handsome chap is Julius who belongs to our Vet Kathryn. Julius is 20 years old this week!!! He was named Julius as he was born by caesarean (or 'Caesar' as we say here!)
Rabbit Awareness Week 18th - 26th June 2016 | RAW is celebrating it's 10th year and Manor Vets will be offering free dental checks throughout this period. Please call your nearest branch to book an appointment. We also have an exciting competition lined up so keep your eyes peeled!
This lovely litter of Staffie pups came in to us last night for their 1st vaccinations and microchipping. Of course we couldn't resist a quick cuddle
We're sure everyone is enjoying the lovely hot weather but please take a moment to make sure that your pets are able to enjoy it too!
Aren't these two sweet?! Meet the lovely Reggie and Ronnie who came in for their £79 Puppy Packages at our Northfield branch!
Our Pride winner, Kipper, popped in to see us yesterday to show off his medals and rosette. We told him how proud we were that he did such a lovely thing for homeless dog Michael. He couldn't wait for some cuddles and to pose for more pictures. He even went away with a Manor bandana to add to his fancy dress collection. Kipper even has his own Facebook page - Kipper the Pug!
The stray chicken from last week was never claimed so has found a new home with one of the Nursing Managers family. Only, the chicken seems to think it is actually a dog! She prefers to stay inside when she can and will even sit and wait for a treat with the dogs
Kipper was our winner at the Birmingham Pride Dog Show and sent us some pictures as he had such a great time. Kipper (Kipper the Pug) also met a homeless dog called Michael Jackson there (who is always dancing and shuffling apparently) and Kipper and his owners decided to donate his basket of prizes to Michael as they felt he needed it more! What a lovely thing to do, we are very proud of you
We had an amazing time at Birmingham Pride 2016 on Saturday. The weather was beautiful and the atmosphere was awesome. We were very proud to be part of such a great event and we hope to be back next year!
This is the beautiful Satch who was in with us recently as he wasn't feeling very well. Satch is a Bengal as you can tell by his distinct markings! Bengals are well known for their intelligence which can often make them very cheeky and interesting
With only 1 day to go we are really excited now! Only 1 more day until we find out who takes the crown for the best hound at Birmingham Pride 2016 Dog Show with Manor Vets
We've had a stray chicken handed into our Cradley Heath branch that was found by Cradley Medical Practice on Cradley Road. Does anyone know who they may belong to?!
Not long now until the big day! What do you think of our fabulous banner?!
This is the lovely Freddie who belongs to our credit controller, Elaine. Freddie needed a check up on his eyes so was keeping 'Mum' company at her desk. Clearly, Freddie thought she could cope without his help so decided to relax and have a snooze!
Look what arrived in the post today! We are really excited to be sponsoring the Birmingham Pride Dog Show and the prepations are in full swing. We can't wait to give these out to our winners
...for the lovely update! We are glad to help as always but a big well done really must go to Angela at Wild Acre Rescue for her hard work and dedication to the puppies
Little Quasi is a Russian Dwarf hamster who came in to have his leg amputated. Quasi weighs only a tiny 35 grams which is less than a bar of chocolate! We are pleased to say that Quasi is doing really well and here he is enjoying a healthy post op snack of yummy carrot
To cuddle or not to cuddle... that's today's big question? What do you think???
She was last seen wearing a Red collar with name tag, She is neutered & Micro chipped, She has white paws, bib and un even moustache. She has been missing since 7 March from Millbrook Way - Lakeside (Brierley Hill) DY5. Please share this, as she may have hitched a lift in a vehicle, so may have traveled out of the local area.
We are really excited and proud to announce that Manor Vets are official sponsors of Birmingham Pride 2016! Manor Vets will be judging their annual Dog Show and will be joining in the fun at the Saturday Parade. We've got the rainbow bunting and flags ready! How many of you will we see there?!
How cute is little Wendy?! She came in yesterday as she had a poorly leg but was still very happy to pose for some photos after taking her medication. Everyone loved seeing her
Tess does the tongue out the only way a labrador can...while resting (thank you Charlotte)
BBC radio came in today to do an interview about the importance of microchipping. They interviewed Mark who was microchipping the lovely Nessie whilst explaining why it is so important. Nessie was no trouble at all and loved the attention. Her Dad, Norman was also interviewed. Hopefully the interview will go out later today. We will keep you posted as to when/where you can listen to it
This lovely trio are Apollo, Jasper and Maximus who all came in today to start their £79 Puppy Packages today at our Halesowen branch. Aren't they sweet?!
Only 1 week left!!!! There is only 1 week left now until microchipping becomes compulsory by law in dogs! If your dog has not been microchipped, call us to book an appointment and make the most of our £12 microchip offer!
Some good news for you all - Sparky is home safe and well. Thank you all for your kind Facebook comments and shares!
This is Lady, a Yorkshire Terrier who belongs to one of our Senior Receptionists Sam. Little Lady came in today for a bit of a check over and was making herself very much at home!
Have a great day but remember to keep the chocolate and hot cross buns to the humans only!
Boo is a regular feature in our Tongue Out Tuesday album! Luckily she has only popped in for some flea and worm treatment along with a quick manicure
We've had a ferret handed in to the Halesowen branch as a stray tonight! If anyone recognises him, please call our Halesowen branch on 0121 422 5411. We are open all through the Bank Holiday.
Easter is a great time of year but it can be a dangerous time for our dogs. Whilst hot cross buns and Easter eggs sound great to us, they can be life threatening for our four legged friends
We are fortunate at Manor Vets to have an amazing team of committed, talented and enthusuastic staff.