Blacks Vets
The Paws Post
Winter/Spring 2019
Dinky
Dr Fiona Allsop
Leanne Round

Welcome aboard!

We are delighted to welcome Dr Fiona Allsop to the Blacks family, who joined us at the end of January. Dr Allsop is a highly experienced vet with a Medicine CertAVP. She is also particularly skilled in Ultrasound Scanning and will work alongside Dr Girish Thakral to increase our imaging capabilities. At the end of February, we were also joined by Dr Georgina Mourant whose special interest in orthopaedic and soft tissue matters, is making a valuable contribution to the team.
It’s great to have you both with us!

Dinky

Lots of nice news to celebrate from the Blacks family in this edition of The Paws Post.

One of our brilliant trainees, Leanne Round passed her OSCE exams and is now a qualified Registered Veterinary Nurse. Congratulations Leanne, great job!

Georgia Gleeson from our nursing team got engaged whilst on holiday in Rome to her partner Conor. We’re getting our hats and confetti ready, Georgia!

Our four-legged family also grew by eight paws, with the arrival of Dinky the Great Dane who belongs to our Facilities Co-ordinator Viki Barnett and Edina the rescue dog who has been lucky enough to land in the lap of Group Practice Manager, Penelope Fox. Feel free to fuss if you happen to bump into them.

Penelope & Edina
Dr Fiona Allsop
Leanne Round

Welcome aboard!

We are delighted to welcome Dr Fiona Allsop to the Blacks family, who joined us at the end of January. Dr Allsop is a highly experienced vet with a Medicine CertAVP. She is also particularly skilled in Ultrasound Scanning and will work alongside Dr Girish Thakral to increase our imaging capabilities. At the end of February, we were also joined by Dr Georgina Mourant whose special interest in orthopaedic and soft tissue matters, is making a valuable contribution to the team.
It’s great to have you both with us!

Welcome aboard!

We are delighted to welcome Dr Fiona Allsop to the Blacks family, who joined us at the end of January. Dr Allsop is a highly experienced vet with a Medicine CertAVP. She is also particularly skilled in Ultrasound Scanning and will work alongside Dr Girish Thakral to increase our imaging capabilities. At the end of February, we were also joined by Dr Georgina Mourant whose special interest in orthopaedic and soft tissue matters, is making a valuable contribution to the team.
It’s great to have you both with us!

Electra

SQUEAKS DON’T MAKE TASTY TREATS…

We know that toys are a vital part of play for many dogs and provide valuable stimulation, especially if they squeak or rattle.

Unfortunately, not all toys are suitable for all pets, with some being small and easy to swallow, or simply not as durable as perhaps they could be. It’s always best to supervise your pet when they are playing with a toy and if you suspect that they have swallowed all or part of it, then please get them to us as quickly as possible. The faster we can act, the lower the risk of surgery. Beautiful Doberman Cross, Electra and lovely Willow, the Cocker Spaniel, both recently had first-hand experience of this distressing problem and were brought in to our Dudley hospital for treatment. Luckily, the offending blockages were located and retrieved with an endoscope under general anaesthetic, avoiding the need for surgery. Our advice is to always keep an eye on the quality and size of toys that your pet has access to, and throw them out if they are able to fit them into their mouths whole or if the toy shows signs of wear.

Good news for
bunny owners

If you have a rabbit and are a member of our popular Protect My Pet Club, then we have some great news! Not only have monthly membership prices come down, the package now also includes the VHD2 vaccine which guards against the latest strain of Viral Haemorrhagic Diarrhoea. Better service for an even better price. That’s a win for both your pet and your pocket!

Kendall & Betty

Kendall is a star

It’s true that regulars at our Dudley hospital may already know star quality when they see it, but we are delighted to announce that our fabulous receptionist, Kendall Clee, has made it down to the final three of the British Veterinary Receptionist Association (BVRA) Awards. We are thrilled that Kendall’s excellent attitude to her role has been recognised on such a large scale and can’t wait to hear the results. Well done Kendall, we are really proud of you.