CVS invests £1m to relocate and upgrade Notts practice

CVS says it has invested £1 million to relocate, upgrade and grow one of its east midlands practices. Ruddington Vets is moving two miles from its current location in the village of Ruddington on the edge of Nottingham to a 3,080 sq ft purpose-built site at the Clifton Triangle Retail Park in neighboring Clifton. Set … Read more

CVS announces new Scottish practice deal

A Scottish veterinary practice has become the latest to join the CVS Group. The company, which owns more than 470 sites across the UK, Ireland and the Netherlands, has announced the acquisition of the Market Cross Veterinary Clinic in Dalkeith, near Edinburgh. Established in 2003, the practice is run by husband and wife head veterinary … Read more

CVS launches ‘industry-leading’ mentoring training course

Practice group CVS has launched what it calls an “industry-leading” training course to equip its mentors with additional skills to develop high-flying veterinary professionals. The new Coaching and Mentoring Applied in Practice training course has been designed to improve the day-to-day experiences of graduate vets and student nurses by upskilling colleagues supporting their development. Modules … Read more

CVS appoints Paul Higgs to CVO role

CVS Group has announced the appointment of Paul Higgs to the role of chief veterinary officer. Mr Higgs takes over from John Innes, who resigned from the post in July when he left CVS to co-found a specialist veterinary hospital company, Movement Referrals. Clinical lead Mr Higgs will oversee all clinical quality improvement work in … Read more

CVS Group confident of ‘resilient’ veterinary market following profit rise

The CVS Group has recorded a near 9% rise in annual pre-tax profits, as bosses reported continuing confidence in future growth prospects. The company, which employs around 5,000 vets and nurses, has released its results for the year to the end of June. The report showed annual revenues were up by 8.6% to £554.2 million, … Read more

The Pet Vet acquires The Vet from CVS

Family owned independent The Pet Vet today (July 1) announced a deal for eight surgeries previously acquired by CVS. The purchase of all eight The Vet-branded surgeries has come about after CVS agreed to unwind its £20.4 million acquisition of Quality Pet Care and sell to a third party. The original CVS deal in August … Read more

CVS expands CPD with client care certificate

CVS said it is recognizing the crucial role played by receptionists in veterinary practice by expanding the CPD offering for front-of-house employees. It has launched a Level 4 Endorsed Certificate in Client Care for Veterinary Receptionists, tailored specifically to its receptionists’ needs – becoming, it said, the first in the sector to do so. Commitment … Read more