The two branches of a veterinary clinic in Kent have become the 100th and 101st veterinary practices to join the Medivet veterinary partnership.
Based in Dartford and West Kingsdown, Pilgrims Veterinary Clinics will be joining the Medivet team of more than 200 vets.
Partner Paul Morton said the benefits for the business have been both personal and professional.
“Joining Medivet has enabled me to become a partner in my own practice – that’s been good both on the financial front and in terms of improved job satisfaction,” he said. “The Medivet support centre deals with the legislation, human resources and regulations. For me, that has removed the stress of dealing with the administrative side of partnership, enabling me to concentrate on what I enjoy – being a vet.”
Medivet’s senior managing partner Arnold Levy said: “We are delighted to welcome the Pilgrims group.
“Medivet was founded in 1986, and we have been growing steadily ever since. Our model is based on acquisition or partnership with existing practices, which means we are still entirely vet owned and vet managed.
“We invest alongside our partner practices. We share the cost of investment for new equipment equally, and we share the profits equally. This has been a consistently successful approach for us. It’s given our group the resilience to thrive whatever the competition, or the state of the economy.
“We are very pleased the Pilgrims Veterinary Clinics has joined our growing team, and we wish them every success.”
Medivet senior partner David Abratt agrees becoming part of a large team is an asset.
“The biggest benefit of being part of Medivet is the sharing of expertise right across the group,” he said. “I also have resources that I would otherwise have struggled to access, such as the latest in veterinary diagnostics, and a dedicated 24-hour centre. Because of this, I can be confident I am providing the highest level of care to patients.”
Visit www.medivet.co.uk for more information.