A vet from Bristol has launched a “cost effective veterinary service” for customers visiting the Newton Abbot branch of Mole Valley Farmers, in a modular building delivered and installed on site in just one day.

A veterinary surgeon from Bristol has launched a high quality, cost effective veterinary service for customers visiting Mole Valley Farmers at Newton Abbot – in a modular building.

Mole Care Veterinary PracticeThis exciting new veterinary practice venture is the brainwave of vet Mark Riggs and the team from Mole Valley Farmers Ltd (MVF), suppliers of agricultural goods and feeds for farmers and the general public in the UK.

Like all the best practices, Mole Care Veterinary Practice – located next to the store at Newton Abbot – has an experienced team of veterinary surgeons and nurses, a fully equipped surgery with the latest digital x-ray facilities as well as an in-house laboratory.

However, rather than a traditional method of construction, Mr Riggs and his team chose a modular building due to the fast track build and ease of implementation, meaning comparable costs yet minimal disruption.

Mole Care logoMr Riggs said: “When I looked into the different options I was surprised how quickly a modular building could be built. The building was delivered and installed on site in one day and completed externally and internally in just under a month. We were trading within 9 weeks from start to finish.

Mole Care Veterinary Practice, interior and Mark Riggs exterior.“I also liked the fact that a modular building could be clad in a number of finishes to suit almost any style. Gone are the days of modular buildings easily identifiable in their battleship grey.”

The outside of Mole Care Veterinary Practice is finished with a wood style cladding to fit in with the MVF style, providing the vets practice with its own identity.

The building was supplied by Wernick Buildings, a company that specialises in the design and build of steel-framed modular buildings. Mr Riggs said the company was “very flexible in their approach to discovering and delivering precisely what we wanted,” particlarly as careful planning was needed for this project to get all the required facilities into a limited amount of space.

Mr Riggs said that first impressions of new modular building have been positive.

“Once the building was complete the Mole Valley board members and chief executive came to visit and were very impressed with the building and inside facilities. They also liked the fact that the buildings outside finish looked perfectly in style for a well established agricultural retailer,” he said.


  • MVF has a number of stores throughout England and Wales. If the first Mole Care proves successful, plans are afoot to expand the concept to other stores in the south west.


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