VetPartners has continued its growth within the equine market with the acquisition of two of the UK’s main equine practices.
The group has added Liphook Equine Hospital in Hampshire and Rainbow Equine Hospital in Malton, North Yorkshire, to its portfolio.
Final week, it was introduced BC Companions had reached an settlement to amass a majority stake in VetPartners from Ares Administration and August Fairness.
VetPartners has a base of just about 70 small animal practices throughout England, Scotland and Wales, however moved into the equine and blended market earlier this yr.
Liphook and Rainbow be part of the group’s different equine practices – Minster Equine, Ashbrook Equine Hospital, Gillivervet, Hampden Vets, Hale Veterinary Group, Penbode Vets, Uplands Means Vets and Abbey Vets.
Former Minster Vets director Julian Rishworth has been appointed as VetPartners head of equine and the group has established a graduate growth programme for its equine division.
Setting the tone
VetPartners chief govt Jo Malone stated: “It was an energetic resolution to maneuver into the equine sector and we wish to try this correctly by attracting main hospitals to the group, to set the tone on the usual of care and make it extra interesting to different equine practices that wish to be a part of a much bigger group.
“Increasing our equine sector may have enormous benefits for practices from a profession growth viewpoint, from our graduate growth programme to having a few of the UK’s prime specialists.
“Our collaborative strategy throughout the group may even allow us to share the experience, information and expertise of some extremely gifted crew members at main UK equine practices.”
VetPartners has three,500 workers working throughout 313 websites all through the UK and its headquarters at Leeman Home in York.