Birmingham Dogs Home has announced the appointment of Dr Naomi Bradford as its new Head Veterinary Surgeon.

Dr Bradford, a graduate of Nottingham University Vet School, brings extensive experience to her new role. She began her career working with wildlife in South Africa before returning to the UK to work in small animal practice. Dr Bradford joined Birmingham Dogs Home in 2023.

The Vet Clinic at Birmingham Dogs Home, an independent practice owned by the charity, boasts a range of facilities. These include three consulting rooms, separate dog and cat wards, a dental suite, an operating theatre, a laboratory area, and a diagnostic imaging suite.

Dr Bradford expressed her enthusiasm for the role, stating, “I have always had a passion for charity work and as a student, I undertook many placements in rescue centres. Since then, I have always been keen to incorporate this into my work. Working at Birmingham Dogs Home has presented me with the chance to care for dogs that don’t yet have families, alongside owned animals. I am looking forward to continuing the great work Birmingham Dogs Home and The Vet Clinic do by building a team to provide high-quality care to all our dogs and other owned animals.”

Supporting the Charity’s Mission

Fi Harrison, Head of Fundraising and Communications at Birmingham Dogs Home, highlighted the significance of Dr Bradford’s appointment. “We are thrilled to appoint Naomi as Head Veterinary Surgeon at The Vet Clinic. Her passion and care for animals is inspiring, and we are looking forward to seeing her bring this to the role.

“Running our own veterinary clinic means we can significantly reduce the costs of essential medical care and better manage both emergency cases and the ongoing physical health of dogs on their road to recovery. The clinic’s income helps fund the vital life-changing and life-saving work of Birmingham Dogs Home’s rescue centres, which care for over 2,000 abandoned dogs from across the Midlands each year.”

Little Miracles Appeal

Birmingham Dogs Home is currently running the ‘Little Miracles Appeal’ to raise urgent funds for a new maternity wing at the Solihull centre. This initiative is in response to an increase in abandoned expectant mothers. More information about this appeal can be found on the Birmingham Dogs Home website.

The Vet Clinic at Birmingham Dogs Home is open to the general public, offering a full-service general practice for dogs, cats, and some small animals. The clinic is known for its compassionate and high-quality service to all clients and their pets.

Dr Bradford’s appointment and the ongoing initiatives at Birmingham Dogs Home demonstrate a strong commitment to improving animal welfare and providing exceptional veterinary care.