January 2018

Built from a platform of just 20 practices in 2011, Independent Vetcare has acquired its 500th practice, becoming the UK’s “market leader”.

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Success for vet and former zookeeping husband in offering services to zoological collections, along with CPD to vets and nurses.

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Growth in its pet grooming and veterinary services has seen Pets at Home surge back to the top of the FTSE 250 after a glowing third quarter report.

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Company announces the fund-raising efforts of thousands of runners due to take part in its 2018 Great Run Series will go to the mental health charity.

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“Team ethos” helps south-east practice achieve accreditation from RCVS practice standards scheme assessors, following rigorous examination of premises and facilities.

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The UK’s largest provider of out-of-hours and emergency veterinary care has revealed its intention to open three new clinics and significantly expand its Glasgow hospital site.

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First feline patient receives treatment at Solihull-based Willows Veterinary Centre and Referral Service’s radioactive iodine unit.

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Ageing surgery buildings attached to an end-of-terrace, three-storey Victorian town house have been demolished and transformed into a 3,000 sq ft practice.

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Orthopaedic referral hospital in Leeds will have a “sustainable pricing structure” and will be more accessible to a wider range of clients, according to the man behind the project.

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December 2017

About 80 staff will be employed, including up to 18 referral vets and 32 VNs, while specialist services will include cardiology, neurology, ophthalmology, and orthopaedic and soft tissue surgery.

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Two years since its formation, the VetPartners group threw a glittering awards ceremony in recognition of the work of its 2,000-plus employees.

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Family-owned veterinary business caps cracking year by being voted top small and medium employer in national business awards held at Wembley, London.

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November 2017

A new benchmarking platform has been launched that will allow users to compare the performance of their practices across a wide range of key performance indicators.

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Animal health agencies call for a continued close relationship between the UK and EU on animal medicines safety, regulation and supply.

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Susan North, who established VRCC Veterinary Referrals in Essex, has sold her business, meaning she will have more time for further study and to pass on her wealth of experience.

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Interests of French specialist Alexis Bilmont cover all aspects of orthopaedics and spinal surgery, with a particular interest in minimally invasive fracture repair.

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“With corporate businesses now dominating the industry more than ever before, this funding has allowed us... to build on our strong standing as an independent practice,” says Broadleys director.

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October 2017

For £75 for indoor cats, or £99 for outdoor cats, the Kit-Start package includes a bespoke vaccine course, neutering, microchip, parasite control and nail clipping.

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Places still available for first CPD event at University of Glasgow on 20 October, on use of platelet growth factors, with second on class IV lasers in Reading on 8 November.

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“We have invested heavily in some of the very best equipment and we are in talks with some of the most talented and dedicated clinicians and nurses in the industry” – founder Michael Hamilton.

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