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This year, as previously, the staff at The Lodge have raised funds for a worthwhile charity in lieu of sending Christmas Cards to each other.  Previous recipients have been John Taylor Hospice and Dogs for Good.  This year we have donated £200 to the Birmingham Children's Hospital, a charity which is particularly close to our heart this year.  Watch this space for further fund raising.


With the uncertainty of the Brexit negotiations, the APHA have advised Practices that they may need to prepare clients for some possible significant changes to the Pet Travel Scheme.  A letter will be sent to each affected client and further updates will be issued accordingly.  Please find a link below to the government website for further information on being prepared for a no-deal Brexit, and do not hesitate to contact the Practice if you have any queries or concerns about European Travel from 29th March 2019.


 To our most recently qualified Veterinary Nurse, Kelly White.  Kelly commenced her training with the Practice in 2015 and has just completed her final Practical Examinations, enabling her to register as a Qualified Veterinary Nurse.  Well done Kelly!

We are very excited to announce that once again the Practice has achieved the RCVS Accreditation for Practice Standards.  The Practice underwent a thorough inspection in October 2017 at both sites and we are pleased to retain our status as an RCVS Accredited General Practice at Hodge Hill and as an RCVS Accredited Core Practice at Coleshill.  The team all work extremely hard throughout the year to ensure that the Practice runs to these very high standards. 


Once again, the Practice is pleased to receive nominations for the Pet Plan Practice of the Year 2019.  This year the Practice has been nominated for our wonderful vets Monika Michalska and Lauren Michael, our RVN's Heather O'Hagan and Vicky Cormell and our Admin staff, Jo Bradley and Louise Cartwright.  Thanks to all our clients who have nominated us and to all the staff who represent the Practice. 


We are very pleased to announce the arrival of our new Veterinary Surgeon, Dr Lauren Michael BVSc, MRCVS.  Lauren is a new graduate from Liverpool University and joined the Practice at the end of July.  We look forward to welcoming Lauren to our team and know that our clients will welcome her to Practice Life.


Although we endeavour to ensure you are not kept waiting to be seen, sometimes emergencies can occur which delay your appointment.  But fear not, there is no need to be bored! Our new TV display provides lots of  information about the services that the Practice offers, as well as general health advice and interesting facts about your pets.

Puppy and Kitten Packages

The Practice is offering Puppy and Kitten Packages for Primary Vaccinations and Neutering.  There will a fixed fee, payable at the time of Primary Vaccine, for a package that includes the full primary vaccination course and neutering within the first 12mths of age, which will include a discount in relation to our individual prices.  Packages start from £70 for a male cat up to £150 for a female dog.  Terms and Conditions apply.  Please contact us for further details.

Dogs for Good

Our evening Receptionist Sarah Melody is a keen dog walker and foster carer for young dogs awaiting training with various rescue or police organisations.  Last year Sarah became the proud puppy walker of Pammie, who will hopefully soon complete her training and become a qualified support and therapy dog with the charity Dogs for Good.  As well as puppy walking, Sarah also made a wonderful range of hand-made Christmas Cards which she sold in the Practice to both staff and clients.  Staff members also chose to donate to Dogs for Good in lieu of sending each other Christmas Cards and the proceeds of these contributions made over £160.00 

Pet Care Plan

This is a scheme enabling clients to budget monthly for all of their pet’s regular healthcare needs. For a monthly fee, paid by direct debit, your cat or dog will benefit from two 6-monthly health checks, vaccinations and a year’s worth of flea and worm treatments.

By joining the plan, clients can also benefit from a 10% reduction on all other practice services, including surgical fees (neutering, dental treatment, lump removal and x-rays), pet food - including prescription diets - and kennel cough vaccinations for dogs.

Please contact us for further details.


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Dog neutering

Have you had your puppy vaccinated with us? Then we have a great offer just for you! Details can be found under Special offers.