Dave Allen, Shires Vets’ head of farm animal services

Vets from a Staffordshire practice will be on hand to offer free advice and giveaways at a major event in the county’s calendar next week.

Shires Vets will be hosting a stand at the Staffordshire County Show, which takes place at Staffordshire County Showground on Wednesday, May 30 and Thursday, May 31.

The practice is a long-term supporter of the event and regularly has a stand to show its support to the farming community, with a particular focus on young farmers.

Shires will have a stand in the Young Farmers’ Marquee from 8am to 6pm on both days.

With more than 100,000 visitors expected over the two days, the team will be offering animal health advice and variety of giveaways to take home, including free goody bags and competitions to enter.

Dave Allen, Shires’ head of farm animal services, said:

“Supporting the farming community is a big part of what we do, including working with the next generation of farmers.

“We’re delighted to be able to support them with a stand at this year’s County Show, which we’re sure will be even bigger and better than ever.

“We’d love to see as many people as possible over the two days so if you’re visiting, please come and say hello.”

The Staffordshire County Show is one of the largest shows in the region, attracting farmers, pet owners and families.

The event includes a grand parade of livestock, horses, hounds and beagles, show jumping, JCB dancing diggers, falconry and duck displays, antiques and craft fairs, and a variety of trade stands.

Shires Vets has practices in Stone, Eccleshall, Gnosall, Loggerheads and Eaton Park and is opening a new practice in Stafford this summer. For more information, visit

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