Group unveils latest practice in £350k project

An expanding independent veterinary group has unveiled its latest practice in County Durham. Harrison Family Vets has invested £350,000 in the site in Stockton-on-Tees, where six staff have initially been recruited. The practice is the group’s fourth to open since its launch in the summer of 2021, following facilities at Woodley near Reading, Kingswinford, West … Read more

CMA launches probe into IVC Evidence practice purchases

The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has announced that it has launched an investigation into the acquisition of several practices by IVC Evidensia. The inquiry relates to deals involving an equine clinic in Berkshire, plus five other practices in eastern England and two in Wales. IVC said it was “engaging constructively” with the probe, which … Read more

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

Canadian company launches mobile app to help vets practice virtually

Vet telehealth and pet care marketplace platform Vetster has launched a mobile app to help vets connect with their clients. Complementing the Canadian company’s existing web app, the Vetster for Veterinarians app was unveiled to the UK market during the London Vet Show (17 to 18 November). Vetster said the app has been designed with … Read more

New era begins for County Durham practice

Moving to a new site will enable a County Durham veterinary practice to see more pets more quickly, bosses say. CVS has opened a relocated Ashfield Veterinary Surgery in Stanley, which replaces its old site in nearby Lanchester. It is also hoped that new vets will join the surgery, which is significantly larger than its … Read more

Kent practice becomes first B Corp veterinary practice in Europe – VetNurse News – Vet Nurse

Congratulations to Kent-based Pennard Vets, an employee-owned, seven-practice group which has become the first veterinary practice in Europe to become B Corp certified. Certified B Corps are companies that meet exceptionally high standards of social and environmental performance, transparency and accountability. The process examines a company’s full range of processes, from supply chain to charitable … Read more

Growing specialist practice adds five clinicians

A veterinary referral center has added five clinicians – including specialists – to its team as part of its continuing growth plans for 2022. Cave Veterinary Specialists, which invested £500,000 in a practice refurbishment in winter 2021, is now adding further depth to its clinical teams. Newly qualified internal medicine specialist Florence Wootton has joined … Read more

Practice Profile: Pocket Nook Equine Vets, Cheshire

Staff: full-time own 1 • registered veterinary nurses 0 • practice administrators 0 Fees: initial consultation £45 To say the past year and a half has been an eventful period for new practice owner Emily Westwood would be something of an understatement. In chronological order, you encounter: graduated from The University of Edinburgh Royal (Dick) … Read more

Free course to help veterinary teams improve medication safety in practice – VetNurse News – Vet Nurse

RCVS Knowledge has launched ‘Managing Veterinary Medicines: Staying legal and promoting safety’, a free online course for veterinary teams to improve their medication safety in practice. ‘Managing Veterinary Medicines’ teaches safe and responsible use of veterinary medicines and medicine regulations. RCVS Knowledge says it will also show you how to put systems in place that … Read more

Borders veterinary group unveils new £1.4m practice project

A former soft play center in the Scottish Borders is set to be transformed into a new state-of-the-art veterinary practice in a £1.4 million project. Bosses of Galedin Vets, which has provided care for nearly 200 years, believe the facility in Duns will help them deliver more services locally and act as a catalyst for … Read more