About Us

Update 17/06/2022

    We would like to thank all our clients for their understanding and support over the last two years.

We understand that restrictions have been lifted but would kindly ask that clients visiting the practice still maintain the following advice in order to protect staff and clients alike. The practice is still advising staff to isolate if testing positive in order to protect clients, so we need to also safeguard ourselves:


Upon arrival at the practice please ring the bell and wait for a member of staff to assist you.

Please use the hand sanitiser provided upon entry to the practice.

We understand that some clients are still cautious or at higher risk and will be happy to wear a mask during consultations if requested. Please advise reception upon arrival.

Social distancing be maintained wherever practicable.

Unless in exceptional circumstances, we would request that only one person attend the appointment with their pet.

Clients may be able to wait in the waiting area, but numbers will be limited, so please come prepared for a possible wait outside or in your car.


            Thank you for protecting our team thus allowing us to stay open.


We at Hopwood are a small, independent veterinary practice, priding ourselves on our personal touch. Priority is for the care of sick and injured animals who are registered clients.

Appointment slots are prioritised for sick and injured animals. Please telephone the surgery for an appointment slot on 0121 453 1006 rather than sending e mails. Currently we are unable to take on new clients except in specific circumstances.

As the telephone lines remain busy, we can answer queries via e mail at hopwoodvets@btconnect.com. We aim to answer all queries within opening hours on the same working day, and will offer appointments (not necessarily on that day) or relevant guidance, as appropriate. There may be a charge for on line advice, at the vet's discretion.


Clients showing signs of coronavirus or who are self isolating are not to come to the practice. Please telephone for advice under these circumstances.

Telephone and e mail consultations will remain as an option for certain cases.


Our out of hours service continues to be covered by the Willows, Solihull who have advice on their website regarding their safety protocols.


    We wish you all good health, and will continue to keep you updated on changes to our services via our website.



We are a friendly, approachable team at Hopwood Veterinary Centre, keen to make you and your pet feel welcome and cared for:

Our veterinary team consists of Liz De Wolf, full time vet, who has been qualified for over 22 years, and Cara Alma, practice principal, who has been qualified for over 24 years. Both our vets have a keen interest in small animal medicine and surgery.

Our nursing team consists of  Mrs Sherran Buckley, RVN, Miss Beth Woodall, RVN , Mrs Daisy Shephard, RVN, Miss Jenny Hedges, RVN, Miss Jess Hemus, RVN, Miss Sammy Norman, animal nursing assistant and Mrs Caroline Baker, animal nurse. Between them, all our nurses have many years experience within the industry.

Our full time receptionist, Mrs Zena O'Connor, is usually the first to make you feel welcome within the practice, and has been working with vets for over 30 years.

Limited nurse appointments are now available.

One of our patients
Consultation Room - Hopwood Veterinary Centre
Reception - Hopwood Veterinary Centre


Appointments with the vet are as follows:

Monday - Friday 8.30 am - 11 am / 3.30 pm - 6.20 pm

Tuesday 2pm-3pm / Saturday 8.40 am - 11.00 am

Appointments are at 15 minute intervals. If you require a longer appointment time, please ask when booking the appointment. We try to provide longer appointments for delicate or complicated cases. Additional costs may be incurred at the vet's discretion.

Nurse Clinics :

We also run nurse clinics with our qualified staff where you can discuss health issues with the nurse at your convenience. Nurses can also provide services such as nail clipping and identichip at a reduced price to a vet consult.
Beth Woodall and Daisy Sheppard will be running specific nurse clinics in the week. Please telephone or ask at reception for details.

We hope that we can provide you and your pet with a lifelong care and treatment plan.

Our aim at Hopwood Veterinary Centre is to educate clients into the advantages of preventative health care for their pet, and provide support and advice for the care of your pet throughout its life.

Should you have any advice on ways in which we can improve our service, please do not hesitate to let us know.


We have a fully operational theatre, including x ray and dental facilities. We operate Monday to Friday, except for emergencies. Most procedures are performed the same day, and the animal admitted in the morning will go home that day. We can arrange for animals to be kept in the evening before the operation or the evening following the operation at no additional cost if this is more convenient for you.

Hopwood Veterinary Centre

Hopwood Veterinary Centre is run as a limited company, Hopwood Pets Limited, Companies House reg no. 04750431

Registered address 1-3 Hillside Court, 498-500 Lickey Road, Cofton Hackett, Birmingham, B45 8UU

Director Mrs Elizabeth Cara Alma