Two major vet practices in Stirlingshire and Perthshire, Scotland have merged their farm and equine expertise to form Forth Valley Vets.
The new business is based at its new premises in Stirling and will provide large animal and equine veterinary care at realistic, competitive prices, owners say.
Struthers and Scott Veterinary Practice based in Doune, and Grahams Road Veterinary Clinic based in Falkirk, have joined forces and moved to a brand new practice where they can provide state-of-the-art diagnostics, treatment and care for horses and large animals.
Facilities include a new x-ray machine and scanner, endoscope, electro-ejaculator for reproduction services and an in-house laboratory for speedy turn around of results.
Practice partner Ian Rodger said: “By sharing expertise and buying power Forth Valley Vets has been able to invest in the best specialist equipment and software and to access better deals on medicines and vaccines. This means even better value and service for our clients.
To this end, the new practice has introduced free individual horse health plans. Through discussion between owners and the vet, and the completion of a free health questionnaire, individual health plans can be tailored for each horse and its current situation.
Forth Valley Vets has also introduced free herd and flock health planning for farming clients with regular updates.
Farm clients will also be offered a free visit on request every six months to discuss any farm requirements and any new services available.
Practice partner David Reed said: “Through this joint venture we hope to continue to develop our businesses and provide the best possible service for our clients. “We care deeply about the animals under our care, and the people we work for.
“Both practices have been serving the local farm and equine community for more than 60 years and we plan to be at the forefront of veterinary provision over the next 60 as well.”