Dudley vets voted best in the UK
It was all smiles for staff and pets as a vets practice in Dudley celebrated being named the best in the UK.
Blacks Vets' Dudley Hospital Veterinary Practice has been crowned the Best UK Vets 2015 in an online scheme.
Pet owners ranked the practice, in Hall Street, as the best out of 3,500 businesses across the country through VetHelpDirect.com and Any-UK-Vet directories
The success comes as the centre also marked the competition of a refurbishment project which was opened by actor Christopher Timothy last year.
The star, best known for hit television series All Creatures Great and Small, opened Blacks' new £500,000 last October.
The new hospital took around eight months to build, extending the practice's existing surgery.
It now features four operating theatres, a £60,000 new X-ray room and a new ultrasound scanning room.
The firm received 262 reviews of four or five stars over at the past 12 months to give them the title.
In its third year, the judging panel selects the veterinary practices with the most positive reviews.
Hot on the heels of the Dudley practice and in second place with 232 positive reviews was Blacks Veterinary Practice in Oldbury.
Blacks Vets clinical director Brian Hogan said: "We are absolutely thrilled to have been voted Best UK Vet by the pet owning public.
"The team here work incredibly hard in our accredited veterinary hospital, staffed by our own nurses and vets 24/7, 365 days a year, to meet the needs of our clients, constantly striving to improve pet care in our local area.
"We are also delighted that more of our branches appeared in the top ten. We are so very privileged to have fantastic clients and pets who have taken the time to nominate us, thank you so so much, we are truly overwhelmed."
Website founder, Susie Samuel, added: "In our third year of judging this award, we were overwhelmed by the growing number of reviews left online.
"It shows that people in the West Midlands and throughout the UK are increasingly turning to the internet to say online what they were saying aloud."
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