Out-of-hours provider Vets Now Ltd has announced the acquisition of SALUS Quality Partnerships (QP), a leading health and safety service provider to the veterinary profession in the UK.
Out-of-hours provider Vets Now Ltd has announced the acquisition of Salus Quality Partnerships (QP), a leading health and safety service provider to the veterinary profession in the UK.
According to the company, this strategic acquisition extends the range of services provided by Vets Now to practices across the UK aimed at improving the quality of life within the profession and supporting practices to run more efficiently.
Vets Now currently runs 50 emergency clinics throughout the country and, in recent years, has extended its offering to the profession to include business services aimed at supporting vet practices. These services include:
- Lifelearn (client education & compliance),
- Staff Training Services,
- RCVS Practice Standards support, and
- Practice Web services.
These areas are further strengthened by the addition of health & safety services through acquiring Salus QP, which offers vet practices information and services to help them comply with health and safety legislation and an anaesthetic monitoring service.
As part of the acquisition, head of Salus QP Mark Enright and health and safety manager Alison Clark will continue to run the business once it is incorporated into the wider Vets Now service offering.
Vets Now founder Richard Dixon said: “Our core purpose at Vets Now has always been to improve the lives of vets and pets and the recent addition of Salus QP will help to do exactly that.
“The Salus QP team have extensive knowledge in their field and, crucially, they fully understand the issues as they specifically apply to veterinary practices. With Salus QP our aim is to keep it simple and practical, helping practices fulfil their obligations without letting the health and safety tail wag the practice dog. I am very much looking forward to working with both Mark and Alison in the future as we take a fresh and common sense approach to health and safety in our profession.”
Mr Enright said: “Salus QP and Vets Now both share a strong commitment to the veterinary profession and I truly believe that together we will be greater than the sum of our parts. I look forward to a future of innovations and benefits for all, and to continue to form quality partnerships within the veterinary profession.”