Blacks Vets celebrates after closing in on an astonishing 600 years’ combined service treating sick and injured pets across the region.
The long-serving team has an animal hospital in Dudley and practices in Lye, Oldbury, Sedgley and Quinton.
Blacks’ clinical director Dr Brian Hogan said: “It is a remarkable achievement from an incredible team of dedicated professionals.
“I was taken aback when we realised that, between us, there is a combined service of 590 years treating our region’s pets here at Blacks.
“It really illustrates the depth of experience and the level of loyalty we have at our five branches of Blacks Vets across the region.
“Over the years, this exceptional team has helped us create an award-winning veterinary service with animal lovers right, left and centre of the business.
“A business fully focused on providing a place where pets will not only receive first-class care and treatment but where they will also be treated with love and respect.
“We’re really proud to have served the Black Country and surrounding area for so long.”
One of the longest-serving team members is Lynn Jones who has totted up a remarkable 42 years of service.
Lynn, from Dudley, who works as an insurance administrator, explained: “Blacks is my home and my family, and I enjoy my work as much now as I did all those years ago when I first started.
“We are very well supported by the management team and are always looking to constantly improve the care and service we provide for our clients.”
Of the various teams at Blacks, the vet nurses lead the way with a total of 296 years’ service between them, while the client and pet care team have invested 177 years, vet surgeons a combined 117 years, the insurance team 85 years and patient care assistants 32 years.