The new year has heralded a new chapter for two Independent Vetcare (IVC) founding veterinary groups, with both having opened new branches.
Rowe Veterinary Group opened its sixth small animal practice in Filton near Bristol on 5 December and features separate cat and dog waiting areas and private parking.
On 3 January, Bath Veterinary Group’s Keynsham practice also opened the doors of a new site, which has become the eighth general practice branch within the group.
The new facility includes a hydrotherapy centre and the Rosemary Lodge Veterinary Hospital site.
Vet Jo Everett, a clinical director at Bath Veterinary Group, has taken on responsibility for the Keynsham practice in addition to the group’s further expansion plans.
‘Labour of love’
Dr Everett said: “We wanted to provide the local area with a full service facility and also support our Saltford consult-only practice, which is in the next village.
“It’s been a labour of love, but we are very proud of the end result and grateful to have the opportunity to expand the group and services available to pet owners in the area.”
Dr Everett and colleague Kezia Lockhart will share the veterinary role. They are also looking to recruit an additional vet soon, or potentially take on a new graduate as part of the IVC new graduate programme during the next intake this September.