Paul Snape from Shires Vets

Horse owners in Staffordshire will have the benefit of getting top equine advice straight ‘from the horse’s mouth,’ when Shires Vets give a free talk on Tuesday. (27th June)

Paul Snape, Cathy Leonard and Frankie Tomlinson, from Shires, which has practices in Stone, Eccleshall and Gnosall, will be at the event, with Paul talking about equine allergic airway diseases commonly seen at this time of the year.

A familiar face on Staffordshire equine scene, Paul is one of the four senior directors in the Shires Vets family. He started at the practice as a mixed practitioner and quickly developed an interest in equine medicine and dentistry. Over time, the practice has grown its own dedicated equine team.

Cathy and Frankie will be giving advice on how to deal with any unwanted equine emergencies.

Cathy joined Shires in 2009 from university. She currently works with horses and has a special interest in lameness and orthopaedics. After graduating from the University of Liverpool, Frankie spent time in Nicaragua as a volunteer giving basic veterinary care to working horses. He then completed a one-year internship in Yorkshire before joining Shires. He has a particular interest in equine medicine and orthopaedics.

The evening will be held at Eccleshall Cricket Club in Chester Road, ST21 6NA, with arrival at 7.30pm for an 8pm start.

The vets will also use the meeting to promote the free Cushing’s Disease tests now available until the end of October through the Talk About Laminitis (TAL) initiative which is supported by the British Horse Society, Redwings and World Horse Welfare.

To book a place at the event, call Shires on 01785 850218.