AN award-winning Dudley vets has been visited by the MP for Dudley North who praised the expert team and state-of-the-art facilities.

Conservative MP Marco Longhi visited Blacks Vets’ flagship Dudley animal hospital in Hall Street to meet the talented team there and enjoy a behind-the-scenes tour of the Linnaeus-owned veterinary centre, which has invested almost £100,000 on improving facilities this year.

The MP said he was impressed by the dedication and diligence of the Blacks’ team and its cutting-edge equipment.

Marco said: “It was really fascinating to visit Blacks’ newly-renovated hospital and understand how a specialist veterinary hospital works, along with the comprehensive range of treatments available.

“I was particularly keen to learn about the array of medical equipment available to diagnose and treat animals, much of which wouldn’t be out of place in a human hospital.

“It was very informative to get behind the scenes and meet all the patient care assistants, nurses, vets and specialists and it’s clear my constituents’ pets are in safe hands.”

Blacks also has surgeries in Dudley, Sedgley, Lye, Quinton and Oldbury.

Practice manager Sarah Lewis said: “Dudley is our flagship branch and an RCVS accredited veterinary hospital, so this was a great opportunity to show our MP the great things we can do for our patients.

“We have invested significantly this year across our group and among the facilities we can offer is a CT scanner, ultrasound machine, electrocardiograph equipment, digital X-ray machines and an in-house laboratory for biochemistry and haematology tests.

“There’s also a suite of operating theatres and the latest surgical equipment to deliver a wide range of soft tissue and orthopaedic procedures and surgeries.

"The investment, which totals almost £100,000 across the group, is a sign of our ongoing commitment to make sure our practices provide a warm welcome and a safe place for any pets in need of care."