The UK’s largest and fastest-growing veterinary group has continued its expansion by taking over three further practices.

Image: ©iStock.com/DenGuy
Image: ©iStock.com/DenGuy

CVS Group has taken over Alnorthumbria, in the north-east of England, and Torbridge Veterinary Hospital and Okeford Veterinary Centre, both in the south-west.

Simon Innes, CVS chief executive, said: “Alnorthumbria is a strong fit with our existing operations, significantly increasing the group’s presence in the north-east and enhancing our large animal and equine business. The acquisition of Torbridge Veterinary Hospital and Okeford Veterinary Centre will boost our presence in the south-west.

“We are delighted to welcome the teams from all three practices to CVS and look forward to a successful partnership.”

Alnorthumbria was founded in 2007 by the merger of Aln Veterinary Group and Northumbria Veterinary Partnership. It operates nine sites across Northumberland – in Amble, Fairmoor (two sites), Rothbury, Seahouses, Alnwick, Wooler, Ashington and Ponteland. It employs 24 vets and has more than 100 staff.

Torbridge Veterinary Hospital employs around 30 staff, including nine vets, in its hospital in Bideford and at branch surgeries in South Molton and Great Torrington, all in Devon. Its clinical director, Bill Slee, has a special interest in imaging using radiography and ultrasound.

Okeford Veterinary Centre employs 18 staff, including six vets, across its two sites in Okehampton and Chagford, Devon.

CVS now owns 115 practices across 310 sites in the UK, as well as laboratories offering diagnostic services, pet crematoria and an e-commerce division.

View your activity >

Leave a Reply

Be the First to Comment!

Notify of
avatar

wpDiscuz

related content

The RCVS has announced the winners of this year’s Queen’s Medal and Golden Jubilee Award – the highest honours the college can bestow on a veterinary surgeon and veterinary nurse.

4 mins

Brooke, The Donkey Sanctuary, SPANA and World Horse Welfare have formed a coalition that aims to support the implementation of the first ever global welfare standards for working horses, donkeys and mules.

4 mins

Total of 19 awards handed out in glittering ceremony to celebrate best in veterinary and animal health marketing.

5 mins

The granting of the UK’s first sterile Manufacturer’s Specials Authorisation by the VMD has the potential to change the way equine vets here manage horses, according to BEVA.

4 mins

Vets are being urged to encourage horse owners to take part in the 2017 National Equine Health Survey – one of the UK’s most important equine endemic disease-monitoring initiatives.

3 mins

Michał Mól describes the diagnostic imaging modalities and medical undertakings regarding a case of a five-month-old puppy with hindlimb tissue damage.

31 mins