A £400,000 expansion plan is set to “totally revolutionise” a veterinary practice and the service it provides to clients in the north-east of England.
Grange Vets in Stockton-on-Tees has acquired the house next door to its existing premises and is seeking planning permission to double the size of the business.
Plans will create a bigger, modern waiting room, double the number of consultation rooms to four, provide an imaging suite with x-ray machine and ultrasound, as well as a prep room and operating theatre.
The redevelopment, which includes expansion to the rear, will also include accommodation for veterinary staff.
Grange Vets is part of the VetPartners group, which is funding the project. The directors hope the work will start in August, with building work and the refit of the surgery completed by the end of November.
VetPartners north-east business development directors Jason Atherton and Paul Wilson are overseeing the project.
Mr Atherton said: “The redevelopment of Grange Vets is going to totally revolutionise the practice and the service it provides. It will be both modern and functional, creating a great place to work, and transforming facilities and services for clients and their pets.”
Grange Vets currently employs four vets, six VNs, and four administration and reception staff. The expansion could see an increase in jobs.