Hello! Welcome to the Manor vets Blog. We're here to keep you up-to-date with all the latest happenings at Manor Vets...
Global Tiger Day is being celebrated across the world today. July 29th is observed to create awareness about tiger conservation and protection of natural habitat of tigersRead Full Story
Our very own Clive the Chameleon who lives at Manor Vets Exotics, Edgbaston... isn't he handsome!?!
Gamera came in to Manor Vets Exotics, Edgbaston for his microchip with our Exotic Vet Lourdes Lavilla Atienza and RVN Lucy Till
Our very own Clive who lives at Manor Vets Exotics, Edgbaston... isn't he handsome!?!
...came in to see our Exotic Vet Sergio for a full health check...
Freddy, Cosmo and Watson in our Cat Ward after their recovery, enjoying some food and lots of fuss...
Our very own Clive getting involved with the "NEW" Exotics waiting area here at Manor Vets Edgbaston
Road trips in the car can be fun for the whole family including your pet. Check out our travel tips for keeping your dog happy during car journeys.Read Full Story
Today is the day to celebrate all the little pigs in our lives. Did you know that the term guinea pig translates to “little pig” in Latin?
Don’t forget there is still time to enter your pet into Pet Health Club’s Pet Hero of the Year award. Entries close at one minute to midnight on 7th July!Read Full Story
Anyone missing this little cutie. Currently at our Manor Vets Halesowen Hospital please contact us on 0121 4225411
Have you entered your #PHChero into the competition yet?
Hands, paws up – who’s fed up with rainy days, muddy puddles and soggy walks! Anyone have any top tips “How to Keep your pet-friendly home clean and feeling fresh during this soggy, wet paws weather? They liked to share…Read Full Story
oday we say a very emotional goodbye to our RVN Hollie Beaumont who leaves Manor Vets for adventures new. Hollie has been an exceptional nurse here at Manor and although we are so sad to see her go, we all know she will continue to be the amazing nurse that she truly is. Good luck Hollie, we will miss you
Top tips for a healthy, happy Rabbit. We’re always available to chat to you about your Rabbits health, so for more information call us on 0121 429 2829 or pop into Manor Vets Silver Awarded Rabbit Friendly branch, Edgbaston for free food samples!
Association of Zoo & Exotic Veterinary Nurses conference was a huge success, with our Exotic Veterinary Nurses attending and sharing their knowledge through presentations of their experiences in practice. We are also always looking into gaining further information to care and treat all your exotic pets
Congratulations to our very own Lucy Till RVN who not only won her Golden Ticket to Association of Zoo & Exotic Veterinary Nurses conference at the weekend but was also on the winning quiz team!
Welcome to Rabbit Awareness Week 1st - 9th June at Manor Vets
Association of Zoo & Exotic Veterinary Nurses Jess Bell, representing Manor Exotics and presenting her talk at AZEVN
Our very own Head Exotic's Nurse Kirsty Dewhurst presents her talk at AZEVN. There will be lots of interesting presentations and information during the conference this weekend
Our Exotic nurses here at Manor Vets are attending the annual AZEVN conference in Norfolk this weekend
This is the gorgeous Rhinoceros Rat Snake called Rachel. Rachel came to Manor Vets, Exotics Edgbaston to see Siobhan Cox BA VetMB MRCVS for an examination of her cloaca. On examination Rachel's cloaca needed to be flushed by Siobhan with help from veterinary assistant Hollie
This is Arya, a 3 year old Leopard Gecko, under going a Spey procedure at Manor Vets Exotics, Edgbaston. Little Arya had a slow recovery but after an overnight stay for monitoring, she was able to go home.
At Manor Vets, Halesowen, we are lucky to have somebody responsible for looking after our patients whilst they are in recovery.Read Full Story
Meet Amelia… She is one of our Registered Veterinary Nurses here at Manor Vets, monitoring a patient whilst under general anaesthetic.Read Full Story
Keep a look out throughout 'May' to see what our Registered Veterinary Nurses and nursing support staff "get up to" on a daily basis.Read Full Story
As an Exotic branch of Manor Vets, our nurses care for the most wonderful species of animals such as a Sugar Glider anaesthesia for castration Kirsty Dewhurst Head RVN and C&G Cert VNES APVN (ZOO)
As an Exotic branch of Manor Vets, our nurses care for the most wonderful species of animals such as this Pygmy Goat for careful restraint and bandaging Jess Bell RVN and C&G Cert VNES
As an Exotic branch of Manor Vets, our nurses care for the most wonderful species of animals such as taking blood from a fish for sampling, anaesthesia monitoring for X-rays and endoscopy. Kirsty Dewhurst Head RVN and C&G Cert VNES APVN (ZOO) Lucy Till RVN C&G Cert VNES APVN (ZOO) enrolled Hollie Beaumont RVN
As an Exotic branch of Manor Vets, our nurses care for the most wonderful species of animals such as an Otter for anaesthesia monitoring during X-rays, blood taking and a dental procedure. Faye Saunders SVN
As an Exotic branch of Manor Vets, our nurses care for the most wonderful species of animals such as bird anaesthesia for X-rays. Kirsty Dewhurst Head RVN and C&G Cert VNES APVN (ZOO) Lucy Till RVN C&G Cert VNES APVN (ZOO) enrolled Hollie Beaumont RVN
As an Exotic branch of Manor Vets, our nurses care for the most wonderful species of animals such as the correct restraint for birds during routine nail trims and microchips Jess Bell RVN C&G Cert VNES
Happy St. Georges Day! Did you know? 23rd April is the feast day of St. George, patron saint of England, whose encounter with the dragon symbolises triumph over evil. His dedicated flower is the bluebell and blue, said to be his favourite colour, was one of the colours traditionally worn on this day. Here's Holly having lot's of fun celebrating in the woods
If you are having an Easter Egg Hunt, keep pets away during the hunt and set up. Ensure guests and children know not to give your dog chocolate. It’s also a good idea to make a note of where all the eggs are so these places can be checked before pets are allowed back in the area… Forgotten Easter Eggs pose a threat for curious pets looking for treats to munch on.Read Full Story
With Easter just around the corner it’s time to inform you of all the possible toxins your pets could encounter over this chocolate filled period. There are many things that can be dangerous to cats and dogs and here is why:Read Full Story
This is the very handsome 11 month old Quentin, visiting Manor Vets Exotics for a blood test for a routine screening...
Remember Megan the Goshawk? Here she is at her follow up appointment. Megan is now weight bearing and it’s so lovely to see her doing well after her bumble foot procedure...
A very happy 'Mothering Sunday' to Mums and carers ! We hope you have a wonderful day! x
Well the sun is shining, it’s Friday and here's Holly having some Friday happiness… Who’s got that Friday Feeling? …and looking forward to the weekend.
Megan the Goshawk at Manor Vets, Exotics Edgbaston having her procedure for Bumblefoot, which is an inflammatory reaction to the feet of birds which, in some cases, needs to be removed. The surgery went very well and Megan had a steady recovery...
Happy World Book Day everyone! Will you be sharing a story today...
Microchipping is an invaluable way of easily and permanently identifying your Cat... Don’t risk losing your pet, if your pet is not already chipped call to make an appointment now! Call Us Today 0121 422 5411
Even though we love our pets EVERY day, we're so happy it's #LoveYourPetDay and we would love to see your furry or not furry friends!
Celebrate this Valentine’s Day with lots of love in your heart! Happy Valentines Day everyone! ...from Team Manor...
Sheldine, the four year old Hermanns Tortoise, came in to see our Exotic Vet Sergio Silvetti Cert A (ZM) MRCVS DVM at Manor Exotics, Edgbaston for her worming treatment
Neev previously had an ultrasound scan for follicles which resulted in her having surgery to remove the ovaries. You can see from the pictures, the ovaries that were removed are covered in the little white follicles. Neev was very carefully monitored throughout her surgery which involved an endoscopy procedure...
...a three year old Mexican Fire Legged Tarantula who visited Manor Vets Exotics, Edgebaston Exotic Vet Lourdes Lavilla Atienza. Teddy had a lump on the abdomen. Lourdes had help from our Exotic Nurse Jess Bell, to take a sample from the lump for testing...
Don't forget... ...to pucker up those lips!...💋 because today marks the 10th anniversary of National Kiss a Ginger Day. #kissagingerday
Wishing you all a very Happy and Healthy 2019! Happy New Year, from all of us. — Team Manor Vets
"A Very Merry Christmas and all good wishes for a Happy and Healthy 2019"
Chocolate contains theobromine. This is poisonous to our pets and is naturally found in the cacao beans used to make chocolate.
If you’re leaving a special treat for Santa, store it up high, preferably in a room your pet can’t get to. We hope you have the most Merry Christmas!!!
Onions, Garlic & Leeks can cause toxicity in dogs and cats. Initially symptoms are vomiting and diarrhoea but can also cause damage to red blood cells resulting in anaemia.
Do you have a case that would benefit from an MRI scan? The next date the MRI facility is with us - Friday 21st December 2018, if you have a case you would like to refer for an MRI scan please fill out the MRI request form or call 0 7487 265 979 or 0121 422 5411 and ask for Devon or Amelia.
Oscar the one year old Panther Chameleon came in to Manor Vets Exotics, Edgbaston for a blood test with Sergio Silvetti Cert A (ZM) MRCVS DVM
It took a full team at our Manor Vets, Edgbaston Exotics department to look after Turin during this abscess removal surgery...
…and today is #ChristmasJumperDay ! We hope you have a fabulous time… Here’s Manor Vet’s Holly Paws cosy in her Christmas Jumper on a frosty December morning! Do your furbabies have their jumpers and coats ready for the Christmas chill?
Another Stray Lets see if we can get this little one home for Christmas. Currently being looked after at our Halesowen Practice. If you Recognise this cutie please call us on 0121 4225411 and ask to speak to the inpatient Nurse.
Huge Huge Thank you to all the dogs that gave up their afternoon with their humans to help save the lives of other dogs...Read Full Story
Today Siobhan the Manor Vets Exotics team met four month old Rocco, the very friendly and lovely blue headed macaw, for a nail clip, microchip and to check out his sore leg...
Beautiful Edie came back to see us here at Manor vets Exotics, Edgbaston this morning for an ultrasound scan to monitor her egg growth with Sergio Silvetti Cert A (ZM) MRCVS DVM and Qualified Veterinary Nurse Lucy Till
Meet adorable Priscilla, the three month old potbellied pig. Priscilla came to see Sergio Silvetti Cert A (ZM) MRCVS DVM for her first health check...
Try distracting your pet with their favourite game, toy or food… if they are excited and their brains are occupied, they might take less notice of the fireworks outside.
Keeping a balance between being alarmist and being informative is always difficult, but if your dog exhibits any of these symptoms after a woodland walk call us...Read Full Story
It’s #WorldSmileDay …and just for fun why not post a piccie of your pet's winning smile below and spread the joy! #WorldSmileDay is celebrated on the first Friday in October every year.
Please be careful of the spiky outer layer… these shells can be very painful for your dog to walk on and can damage your dog’s pads.
Who has that Friday Afternoon feeling?! …anyone have fabulous furby plans for the weekend?
Does your pet pal have what it takes to be a life-saving canine hero? Could you Dog be our next Life-Saving Blood Donor? Manor Vets are recruiting prospective new dog blood donors... for a blood drive on 'Thursday 29th November' at Manor Vets, Halesowen between 1.30pm - 7.30pm
Did you know snails can sleep for three years, the heart of a shrimp is located in its head and flamingos can only eat upside down?!
Manor Vets are celebrating #NationalWildlifeDay! What wildlife have you seen lately? If you have any please share your favourite wildlife photos with us on facebook!
Hades new enclosure is now refurbished...
We met this beautiful family of Boxers over the weekend while out walking…
Falkor, our resident Axolotl here at Manor Exotics...
Take a lesson from Holly, sometimes you just gotta let it all go & relax… ZZzzz - Are you furbies making like Holly and taking things easy today… ? or don’t yours understand the concept of National Relaxation Day?
It might be a little soggy out there… but we hope it’s not spoiling your day? Here’s to a fabulous Sunday!
How's your KITTY celebrating their SPECIAL Day? We’d love to see your piccies, why not share with us on our facebook... Have a purrrfect day!!
We hope you have a FABULOUS WEEKEND!!!…please remember should you need us we are an RCVS approved veterinary hospital with 'our own team' of friendly vets and qualified nurses who are available 24/7, with around the clock on-site care.Read Full Story
Adding a frozen bottle of water to your rabbit’s cage is a great way to cool the air down for your bunny. Just use a normal plastic bottle with water and place in the freezer until ready.
Heat stroke is not the only danger in this hot weather - water intoxication is dangerous and can be quickly fatal! If your dog is showing any of these clinical signs, please call us immediately 0121 422 5411Read Full Story
It's a HEATWAVE! Please make sure to put out plenty of water for the birds in your garden so they can keep cool and have enough to drink! Birds need fresh, clean water for drinking and bathing. THANK YOU!
Here's wishing ALL Fathers and soon-to-be-fathers a very Happy Fathers Day! Hope you all have a great day
Manor Vets Maintenance Technician Jason taking a moment for hugs and cuddles with his ‘little girl’ Sage…
Do you recognise me. If you do please contact the practice. He has received treatment for his abscess and wants to go home to his family now...
Today (4th June, 2018) is... Hug Your Cat Day. Here at Manor Vets we think every day is ‘hug your cat day’, but today 4th June - it's official! We'd love to see your photos celebrating this snuggly …purrfect day! Why not share one or two on our facebook
Thanks to our knowledge base and top-of-range on-site facilities, we are able to accept referrals from veterinary surgeons across the UK. We offer CT and MRI scanning, as well as exotic veterinary referrals.
Anyone missing this little one!
Thank you so much Adriana Smith for sharing such a fabulous #tongueouttuesday photo of Seaweed!!! Please kee them coming...
Still looking for her forever home. If you are interested please contact the practice and ask to speak to the inpatient nurse 0121 4225411.
Have you heard the word LUNGWORM? Lungworm is spread to dogs when they eat snails and slugs, but also by eating the grass they have been on! Make sure your dog is protected against this sneaky parasite. If you aren't sure if they are protected, give us a call at any of our branches for product advice.
...there have been cases of horses dying due to ingesting dog poo bags?! Scooping that poop is the first step, but making sure you dispose of it in an appropriate place is just as important.
Spread the word - it's time to scoop that poop! Did you know that diseases spread from dog faeces to sheep can be fatal? It's vital to keep your dog's worming up to date and to always remember to scoop that poop.
Though rabbits enjoy their vegetables, remember that 85% of their diet should consist of hay or grass - this helps prevent their teeth from overgrowing and makes sure they don't eat too much sugar.
‘Woof’, ‘meowww’, ‘sssst’, ‘rawk’ or ‘squeak, oink!' Join us with a BIG THANK YOU to all the Pets that make our lives that little bit more fun and fulfilling! HAPPY #NationalPetDay !!!
Spring is finally springing! Please watch out for the beautiful but toxic flowers. Easter Lilies, Tulips, Foxglove, Hyaciths and Daffodils! If your pets happen to ingest any of these toxic plants - poisonous ornamentals, please give us a call immediately 0121 422 5411
THE clocks go forward tonight which unfortunately means we are all going to lose an hour's sleep, but we will gain an EXTRA HOUR of DAYLIGHT in the evening…
First day of spring - Woo-hoo!!!
Apparently "The Beast from the East" is not done with us quite yet, so please don't forget our feathered friends if it gets freezy again this weekend!Read Full Story
Happy Valentine's Day, from all of us at Manor Vets
Have you any muddy photo captures of your furry friends enjoying getting mucky that you’d like to share www.facebook.com/ManorVets/ We’d love to see them!
Did you know... Although their eyesight is poor, they have good hearing and a well-developed sense of smell. Hedgehogs are good runners, proficient climbers and can even swim.
We all know hedgehogs are covered in spines but what you may not have known is that these spines are actually hollow hairs stiffened by keratin.
Hip hip hooray, it's #PenguinAwarenessDay everyone! Did you know? At Our Manor Vets Edgbaston Branch we have a 'Zoo & Wildlife' Medicine Specialists..
We hope this brightens up your #BlueMonday!
We hope you have a relaxing Sunday, but should you need us for an emergency we are open at Manor Vets' Halesowen Hospital 7 Days a Week 24/7 - At Manor Vets we are different to most veterinary practices because we have experienced vets & nurses on the premises around the clock every day of the year. Tel: 0121 422 5411
Obesity isn’t only a health issue in humans… As the new year gets underway, there’s never been a better time to make an improvement to your pet’s health and diet...
Today is... Kiss a ginger day!!!
It's National Bird Day - we salute our feathered friends! Birds have a special place in our hearts here at Manor Vets, their beauty, their songs, their flight, so it’s time to celebrate them on National Bird Day this January 5th!
...at Manor Vets Exotics, Edgbason our vets have treated and have cared for birds such as Small Psittacines (Budgies and Cockatiels), Large Psittacines (Parakeets and Parrots), Poultry, Raptors, Owls, Game birds, Passerines, Softbills, Waterfowl, Racing pigeons, Ratites and Penguins!!!
From all of us here at Manor Vets; Thank you for all your support throughout 2017. We hope you have had a wonderful Christmas and we wish you a very Happy & Healthy New Year!!! – Here’s to a purrfect 2018!
Remember, remember fireworks aren’t just in November!!! New Year’s Eve celebrations can be extremely frightening for our pets. However, there are a few things you can do to prepare and be aware of in order to keep our pets safe this New Year’s Eve.
...to our Head Nurse Kirsty Dewhurst!! Kirsty has gained her certificate in Veterinary Nursing of Exotic Species. Well done Kirsty Dewhurst RVN C&G Cert VN of Exotic Species. We are all proud of you!
Small breeds, shorthaired and thin dogs are especially susceptible to the cold. Dry your dog after being outside and allow a warm, draught free resting place for your pet. This is especially important for any pets that suffer from arthritis
This year Manor Vets are proudly sponsoring the Mary Stevens Hospice Santa Jog! Due to impending weather we unfortunately are unable to have a stand at the event, however we still have many members of our team running in the 5K race. We want to say a huge GOOD LUCK to them and all of tomorrows runners
It is certainly looking very Christmassy out there today! If you do have an appointment today, please allow extra time when travelling, as many of the roads around the practices are experiencing delays. If you do need to call us, our fantastic team are here, so please call us on 0121 422 5411.
Thank you to everyone who came to our Charity Open Day on Sunday at Manor Vets, Cradley Heath. We had a fantastic day with lots of money and awareness being raised for Wild Acre Rescue.
CONGRATULATIONS! David Beechey, our Head Vet, at Manor Vets Exotics, Edgbastonhas received a Petplan Veterinary Awards nomination. MORE CONGRATULATIONS! Our Manor Vets Edgbaston Branch has received a Petplan Veterinary Awards nomination for Veterinary Practice of The Year!
Good morning! Happy First Day of December …and Hello December - You’re the last one so be the BEST one!!!!
Its everyone’s favourite holiday! Happy Halloween! Time to dress up as something spooky and go trick-or-treating! But during all the festivities, please make sure that you are having fun with your pet and keeping them safe.
HAPPY NATIONAL CAT DAY!!! #NationalCatDay #CatDay Have a purrrfect DAY!!!
Wishing everyone a Happy #BlackCatDay If you have a cat, especially a black one, today is the day to make it feel extra special
Happy #InternationalSlothDay! from the Exotics Team at Manor Vets
It’s the first Friday of October so don’t forget it’s World Smile Day keep smiling!
Hades exploring his new plants... at Manor Exotics, Edgbaston
A HUGE thank you to everyone that baked and bought cakes at Manor Vets Macmillian Coffee Morning yesterday. Because of your generosity we were able to raise a fabulous £195.17 for the Macmillian Charity! What a fantastic achievement - Thank you everyone!
Our Macmillian coffee morning is well underway here at Manor Vets Halesowen. We have some fantastic treats available for all of our clients, so please come down an see us we are here until 6pm today!
...for Tongue out Tuesday!!
When you next visit us here at Manor Vets Edgbaston, see if you can spot our new resident Hades...
On Thursday 28th September Manor Vets will be taking part in the World's Biggest Coffee morning in support of Macmillian Cancer Support. From 10am - 6.00pm please join us at our Halesowen practice where you will be able to take part in our raffle to win a pet hamper, guess the cake height competition as well as enjoying a slice of cake or two :)
...a female Green Iguana. The Green Iguana is one of the largest lizards in the Americas, and a full grown Iguana is truly an impressive pet. Amazingly enough, it can also be housetrained to newspaper. Being a big animal, however, it needs lots of room and lots of food, and it can live for 15 or so years.
MISSING; Wylo - 1 year old ginger and white cat. No microchip, no collar. HANDSWORTH AREA . Please contact Manor Vets on 0121 429 2829
This is 2 year old Molly Perry who came to see us this morning with her owner Alex. Molly is a Ball Python and Alex says she enjoys a long soak in the bath!Read Full Story
Say Hi to 100 year old TOT HOUGH, a Hermanns Tortoise. Tot came in for a nail trim with our Head Exotics Vet, Sergio. At 100 years of age, Tot truly deserves a relaxing pedicure!
This is Tilly the Ragdoll who came in to be neutered. She was loving some cuddles with Devon whilst she was in recovery waking up from her general anaesthetic! Tilly is also modelling one of our Medipet shirts that we can use as an alternative to a buster collar for more information please contact reception and ask us about it!
Meet 9 week old skunk Oswald Parker, who came in for his check up. Skunks are mammals that can be easily recognized by their black and white colour fur. There are 10 species of skunks and almost all of them live in North and Central America. They can live in open, shrub, wooded and urban areas. Skunks are omnivores, which mean that they eat both plants and animals. They like to eat fruits, insects, worms, reptiles and rodents.
This week is Bobby, he belongs to Harleigh, one of our receptionists. As is the norm with our staff pets Bobby was a little kitten handed in to one of our branches that Harleigh and her family just couldnt say no to!!!
Meet 18 year old Kinkajou Roome, who came in this morning for a nail clip with her owner Jason... Kinkajous live in the tropical forests of Central and South America, where they spend most of their time in the trees. Did you know they are able to turn their feet backwards to run easily in either direction along branches or up and down trunks!!!
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.
Meet SKY the 10 month old Parrotlet who came in for her check up with her owner Jenny Purser. The Pacific Parrotlet (Forpus coelestis) originates from Mexico and Central and South America. These birds can learn to mimic, but they aren’t the best talkers of the parrot family. Some individuals can learn quite a few words. Parrotlets might be small but that doesn’t mean that a small cage will do. A spacious wide cage with 1/4 inch bar spacing is ideal. These are active birds that need their play space and plenty of toys to keep them busy. Parrotlets should have a pellet-based diet supplemented with fresh fruits and vegetables, as well as some seed. They also need a calcium source, such as cuttlebone. You might have to dice up their fruit so they can sink their tiny beaks into it.
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.