Hello! Welcome to the Manor vets Blog. We're here to keep you up-to-date with all the latest happenings at Manor Vets...
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.