Independent vet group opens three new practices

1st February, 2019

Independent veterinary group Scarsdale Vets is set to open three new practices in Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire.

The move is part of the group’s wider development plans and will see practices open in Alfreton, Langley Mill and Wollaton in March and April. These standalone practices will be able to function independently of Scarsdale’s other first opinion practices.

Each of the new practices will have two consulting rooms and one surgical theatre, as well as x-ray and ultrasound machines, a small on-site laboratory and a retail area.

Out-of-hours services will be available from Scarsdale’s referral hospital, Pride Veterinary Centre, which is based in Derby.

Wendy Furness, partner at Scarsdale Vets, said: “The creation of these three new practices is the latest phase in our ongoing development, which will not only offer outstanding veterinary care to pets in each of these areas, but it also means we are able to offer our clients an increased range of veterinary procedures at just one site, which is invaluable…

“There are also fantastic career opportunities available to the staff working in each practice, as they effectively will be running their own First Opinion practice, under the guidance of the wider Scarsdale brand. We will continue to train our staff in any role and at any stage of their career, to ensure they are content and confident in running their own practice to the same high standards all staff strive to achieve at all of Scarsdale’s practices.”

In February last year, the group relocated its Mickleover practice to a new premises five times the size of the original practice. A few months later, it revealed it had invested £800,000 in Pride Veterinary Centre, which saw the creation of a new cat ward and a walk-in dog ward for larger breeds. The intensive care unit was also relocated to increase its size, allowing the development of a new chemotherapy area.