VetPartners, the York-headquartered veterinary group, is investing £5.5 million into its veterinary practices.
Flagship veterinary hospitals in Northamptonshire and Surrey head the major projects being funded by the veterinary group, which has more than 420 sites across the UK, in the first six months of 2021.
Work is expected to start next month on a new state-of-the-art hospital for Northlands Veterinary Hospital in Kettering, while work is already in progress on the new Farnham Veterinary Hospital in Surrey.
The Laurels in Runcorn, Cheshire, and Charter Vets in Biddulph, Staffordshire, both part of Willows Veterinary Group, are set for major refurbishment work.
Severn Vets is undergoing an expansion at its practice in Henley-in-Arden, Warwickshire, while Park Veterinary Clinic in Sunderland – part of Gilmoor Vets – is doubling its size after outgrowing its current premises.
Phase one of a major project at Westway Veterinary Group’s main hospital in Newcastle to improve facilities for dogs requiring 24-hour care, with an isolation unit, additional x-ray facilities, laboratory and a larger dental suite, has been completed. A refurbishment of their existing kennels and preparation area is expected to be finished in February.
VetPartners CEO Jo Malone said: “Continually investing in new equipment and facilities supports our practice teams to deliver an outstanding service for their clients and excellent care of their patients.
“Our ethos at VetPartners is that care needs to be centred around achieving the best possible outcomes for each client and patient because that will make us a success and investing in practices enables us to achieve that.
“We are also committed to creating great places to come and work, whether you’re a vet, veterinary nurse or receptionist, and that means enhancing practices and providing good facilities for colleagues to work and relax in, which is important to their wellbeing and ability to deliver the best service and care.”