Following the recent announcements 23/03/2020 we would like to advise clients of the following:
We are dedicated to providing the best care for your pets at this time whilst adhering to government regulations regarding safe practice and social distancing.
We will continue to provide emergency care for sick and injured pets during our normal opening hours, but would request that you wait in your car or outside until the vet is available. You may be asked not to accompany your pet into the practice whilst they are examined. Please respect our staff guidance regarding this situation. Please telephone to let us know of your arrival and where you are parked or knock on the door. Do not enter the practice without staff guidance. Please also bring along a detailed, written description of symptoms where possible. The vet may choose to examine your pet in the car.
Telephone consultations may be more appropriate and will be available. Medications may be posted where appropriate. Payments can be taken over the phone.
All routine consultations are cancelled until further notice, along with post op checks and worm/flea checks. These may be conducted via photos sent to us by e mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please bear with us at this time, as replies may not be instant. We are running at reduced staff levels in order to try to protect staff members as much as possible so that we can continue to remain open for emergency care.
Please do not attend the surgery if you are showing any symptoms of coronavirus. Telephone for advice regarding treatment for your pet if they are sick.
We appreciate your help during this difficult time and wish you all safe health.
Our out of hours service continues to be covered by the Willows, Solihull who have advice on their website regarding their safety protocols.
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 20 years, and Cara Alma, practice principal, who has been qualified for over 22 years. Both our vets have a keen interest in small animal medicine and surgery.
Our nursing team consists of Mrs Sharron Meigh, VN, Mrs Sherran Buckley, VN, Miss Beth Woodall, RVN , Mrs Daisy Shephard, RVN, Miss Jenny Hedges, RVN and Mrs Caroline Baker, animal nurse. Between them, all our nurses have many years experience within the industry. Daisy is available on Thursdays and Fridays. Beth is available every day except Thursday.
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 25 years.
All nurse appointments are currently cancelled.
Appointments with the vet are as follows:
Monday - Friday 8.30 am - 10.30am / 4.00pm - 6.20 pm
Monday and Friday 2pm-3pm / Saturday 8.40 am - 11.00 am
Appointments are at 10 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.
Additional surgeries will be running through the summer, including afternoon clinics. Please phone for surgery times.
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