CVS is continuing its rapid expansion after acquiring Bell Equine Veterinary Clinic in Kent.
Bell Equine is one of the leading equine hospitals nationally and internationally, and was the first practice worldwide to install a standing MRI unit for horses.
The acquisition follows an increased focus by CVS on equine practice. Its equine division has experienced rapid growth over the past 18 months, with further expansion expected in the UK and Europe during 2017.
CVS equine director Ben Jacklin said: “The acquisition of such an outstanding hospital is an exciting step for us. Bell Equine has always been at the forefront of the equine profession, both clinically and non-clinically, and, as such, it is a perfect match for the equine division of CVS.”
Julian Samuelson, former managing director of Bell Equine, will continue in the role of clinical director.
He commented: “We are delighted to be joining forces with CVS and are very much looking forward to working closely with the group to help realise the exciting potential of its equine ambitions.
“We look forward to the opportunity to continue to lead the profession, both within and outside CVS.”