LEGENDARY Midlands news anchorman Bob Warman was guest of honour at the official unveiling of a new-look veterinary practice in Hagley.

Veteran Central News presenter Mr Warman, whose pet dog Barney and cat Angel are patients of the Clent Hills Veterinary Group, 'cut the ribbon' at the group's revamped premises on the Kidderminster Road, on Friday September 30.

The veterinary surgery, which operates out of a converted house, has undergone a £23,000 makeover.

As part of the refurbishment - which follows a revamp of the consultation rooms two years ago - the operating theatre, preparation and recovery areas and patient accommodation have all been renovated, wall, ceiling and floor coverings have been replaced and new lighting installed.

Marketing manager Amy Holloway said: "The practice has always been in this converted house, and until now, improvements have been piecemeal.

"We wanted to make a bigger impact and improve the level of care we can provide, by improving the layout and flow of patients. We have a new recovery area now that is closer to the nursing team so we can improve how we monitor patients in recovery.

"The walls have been covered with new material which is much easier to keep clean, and generally the operating theatres and preparations rooms were gutted and re-imagined."

The veterinary group, which boasts another practice in Bromsgrove, is also celebrating its 20th anniversary this year.

Head vets Rod Stroud and Alun Edwards started the business back in the late summer of 1996 and its name was chosen by a staff member in a competition as the picturesque Clent Hills lies between the two practices.

To mark the big milestone - staff were treated to a celebratory bash at St Andrew's Hotel, Droitwich, on September 10.

Continuing the celebrations - the veterinary group is also inviting people to enter its pet selfie competition for a chance to win an Amazon Fire Tablet.

For details on how to enter click here.