Severn Edge Vets, a large mixed veterinary practice with 12 sites in central and south Shropshire, has been acquired by CVS.

John Brentnall
Severn Edge director John Brentnall will maintain the role of CVS regional director.

The practice was formed six years ago with the merger of two long-standing neighbouring practices and now employs 135 people, including 43 vets.

According to Severn Edge, its Bridgnorth veterinary hospital provides round the clock care for small animals while its other sites across Shropshire – including an equine and farm clinic – mean clinicians can care for a range of production, equine and companion animals.

An ‘impressive’ practice

Director of CVS’ practice division Karyn MacKenzie said: “Severn Edge is an impressive practice with an outstanding leadership team and an ambitious and exciting vision for the future which we share.

“We are delighted to welcome the team to CVS and look forward to working with them to help them build an even more successful future.

Significant investment

Vet and director of Severn Edge John Brentnall will maintain the role of CVS regional director. He said: “It was clear from the outset CVS understood what they were trying to achieve.

“We have embarked on a significant investment programme, including upgrading our surgery at Madeley, outside Telford, and redevelopment of the site of an additional clinic we recently acquired.

“In order to continually upgrade our clinics, provide the widest range of career opportunities for our staff and steer our practice through an increasingly competitive world, we believe the best interests of us all lie in joining forces with CVS.“

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