A former shopping centre plant room that has been transformed into a state-of-the-art surgery marks a milestone for an expanding veterinary group.

Philippa and Gary Jones
Head vet Philippa Bradley (right) with Birchwood Shopping Centre manager Gary Jones and her dogs, Ollie and Millie.

The new premises, set to open at Birchwood Shopping Centre in Warrington, Cheshire, is the 25th surgery in the independently owned Willows Veterinary Group.


The new practice will include:

  • two consulting rooms
  • a pharmacy
  • a laboratory
  • an operating theatre with a separate prep room
  • an x-ray suite
  • separate wards for cats and dogs

The new surgery is the latest addition for the group, which boasts a network of small animal practices, a referral veterinary hospital, two equine centres and a five-office farm practice located across Cheshire, the Wirral, Staffordshire and north Wales.

Five-strong team

Willows head vet Philippa Bradley will be leading the five-strong team at the new site, which was chosen to better serve clients coming from Birchwood to the group’s three other busy Warrington surgeries.

She said: “It’s a really exciting development for us and we have had some great feedback from our existing Birchwood clients, who are really pleased we are opening a new surgery nearby.

“Being closer to hand makes life easier for them and we are looking forward to being an integral part of the local community.”

The new surgery will have an open day on 28 January from 10am to 2pm for people and their pets to have a look around, meet the team and find out more about the services on offer.

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