THE PDSA in Quinton, one of the businest pet hospitals in the UK, is throwing its doors open for an open day.

Families, budding vets and animal lovers are invited to the event on Wednesday, June 18 which will include behind-the-scenes tours and fun activities for all the family.

Ian Fleming, senior vet at Quinton PDSA, said: "If you’ve ever wondered what goes on at one of the UK’s busiest pet hospitals, make sure you join us at our open day when all will be revealed.

“There will be plenty of fun for all the family, with behind-the-scenes tours of the operating theatre and x-ray suite, plus free pet health checks for dogs and fun activities for children.

"It gives people the chance to see how a PDSA pet hospital is run and learn more about the charity’s vital work helping sick and injured pets.

He added: "There will also be plenty of entertainment so it promises to be a great day out for everyone."

PDSA cartoon characters Roobarb and Custard will provide entertainment and cake and refreshments will also be available.

The event is being held to raise funds for a brand new Pet Aid hospital, which is desperately needed to keep up with increasing demand for PDSA’s services.

Mr Fleming added: "The main attraction will be an in-depth hospital tour offering guests an insight into how pets get diagnosed, what happens in an operating theatre and how we help poorly pets recover after surgery. There will be hands on demonstrations and children will be able to experience life as a PDSA vet!"

Quinton PDSA Pet Aid hospital provides a lifeline to thousands of pet owners who may have fallen on hard times and are struggling to cover the cost of vet care for their beloved pets.

The dedicated treat over 150 pets every working day and perform over 90,000 treatments a year, ranging from major life-saving surgery to x-rays and treatment of long-term illnesses.

Its charitable veterinary services are funded entirely by public support.