Companion Care Vets notched up a record calendar year in 2010 with the addition of 15 new surgeries and 17 new joint venture partners, increasing the total number of partners to 87.
Companion Care Vets notched up a record calendar year in 2010 with 15 new surgeries opened taking the network up to 69. The group also welcomed 17 new joint venture partners increasing the total number of partners to 87.
Further, the company expects to double the number of surgeries over the next 3 years, following the announcement that it is to open standalone practices alongside the in-store Pets at Home surgeries.
The opening of 15 new full service surgeries represents an investment of approximately £3m during the year and underlines the group’s commitment to expand the provision of outstanding and affordable pet healthcare across the UK.
More than £340,000 of the investment went on state-of-the-art digital x-ray imaging equipment – a feature of all new surgeries.
Managing director Jane Balmain said: “The in-store model has been hugely successful and we will continue to accelerate our growth plans for in-store surgeries as the Pets at Home store footprint expands.
“The launch of our new standalone division provides a solution for the vets and nurses who are looking for a partnership but whose preference is for a more traditional standalone style surgery. The level of interest since our announcement has been massive and we will be looking to capitalise on this in 2011 and beyond.
She added: “Our vision is for Companion Care Vets to become a truly national leading veterinary group and with the record year in 2010 and our plans for 2011 and beyond, we are now well on the way and confident of achieving this.”