Birmingham Dogs Home is delighted to be welcoming registrations from local pet owners to its new state-of-the-art veterinary clinic. The beautiful new practice is based at the charity’s rescue centre in Catherine-de-Barnes, Solihull. All income generated from the clinic will be put straight back into the charity, helping to fund its rescue and rehoming work across the Midlands.
Welcoming dogs, cats, as well as small furries, the charity’s friendly, dedicated clinic team offers a full small-animal practice provision. Among the services offered are preventive health-care options including vaccination, neutering, weight management and senior clinics. Care of ill and injured pets is also provided including diagnostic investigations, operations, dental procedures, acupuncture, and, ultimately, compassionate euthanasia if needed.
The brand-new clinic boasts lovely modern facilities including consulting rooms, separate dog and cat wards, an operating theatre, laboratory area, diagnostic imaging suite and dental suite. Much of the equipment was funded through the generosity of the local community, businesses and grants, fundraised by the charity as part of its ‘Healing Hearts Appeal’.
Helping dogs like Hope
A recent patient who found herself homeless through no fault of her own was a little spaniel called Hope, who is currently being cared for by Birmingham Dogs Home.
Poor Hope had been abandoned and tied up so tightly that her back leg had deep lacerations. She was no longer able to feel her paw or bear any weight when she was first seen by the charity’s clinical team and amputation seemed likely. However, after six weeks of treatment, she gradually began to show signs of improvement, with repairing nerves and feeling returning to her injured leg.
With lots of TLC from the Birmingham Dogs Home team, she is now gaining confidence and become the playful, happy little soul she was meant to be and has found her forever home with a loving new family.
BDH’s head veterinary surgeon, Dr Becky Westwood, commented, “We were delighted to provide this life-changing treatment for little Hope, and our team look forward to welcoming new clients and providing the best quality care to local pet owners from our lovely new facilities in Solihull.”
By registering your pet with the Birmingham Dog’s Home Veterinary Clinic, you are helping to support this charity and help little girls like Hope have the chance of a better future.