POORLY pooches will have to take a side-step as vets try their hand at baking for charity.

Vets and staff at Goddard Vet Group in Whitchurch Lane, Edgware, will be frantically beating their cake batter as they prepare to host a MacMillan Coffee Morning on Friday, September 25.

Guests are invited between midday and 2.00 pm to join the staff for a relaxed chat and the opportunity to try some delicious cakes.

Animal nursing assistant Cat Disley said: "My family has first-hand experience of just how wonderful MacMillan nurses are as my 24 year old brother, Stephen, has recently completed a course of chemo.

“They were on hand at any time of day or night and provided great support to us at a very difficult time.

“We're all practising our baking and really looking forward to welcoming our guests on the big day. We'll all be raising money for a fantastic cause."

The Goddard Veterinary Group has been providing veterinary care for animals across Greater London for 60 years through its network of 46 branches and three veterinary hospitals.