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Derbyshire Vet's Paw-fect Expansion as Third Anniversary Approaches

An award-winning mobile veterinary service has celebrated the paw-fect third anniversary by taking on extra staff.

Vet Care @ Home, a vet service dedicated to the treatment of animals in their own homes, has responded to growing demand with the appointment of new veterinary surgeon, Catherine Bennett-Williams, and new veterinary nurse, Louise Reeder RVN.

While this particular move has enabled Vet Care @ Home to expand its area of operations beyond the Belper region of Derbyshire to the High Peaks area around New Mills, the company is also now seeking a new vet in Chesterfield as well as a veterinary surgeon in Derby – appointments that will hopefully be supplemented by two further additions later in the year.

This latest move sparks a doubling of staff numbers since the start of 2019, taking the number to six, and Dr John Rosie, founder and director of Vet Care @ Home, believes the success of his company is based squarely on the value of the proposition it offers.

He said:

"The fact that our team is fully mobile means there's no need for our clients to travel to a surgery; no need for them to wait to be seen; and no stress for their pets because everything is carried out in the safety and familiarity of the owner's home."

According to John, it's also a model that appeals to the industry:

"I find that vets are now coming to me, seeking employment because they believe the flexible work-life balance of our practice will enable them to feel fresher, happier and more effective. That's partly why I started the company, so it's very satisfying to see how attractive it is to fellow professionals as well as to clients."

Founded in Belper in 2016, Vet Care @ Home has already won critical acclaim by scooping the Derby Telegraph's 'Start-Up Business of the Year' award in 2018 – and despite the uniquely flexible nature of its approach, the range of services it offers remains extremely broad.

In addition to joint problems, micro chipping, breeder services and flea and worm control, it covers gastrointestinal issues, vaccinations, pet obesity, repeat prescriptions and end of life care – and it's often able to do so at prices below those of traditional high street practices.

As the company's three-year anniversary approaches, John is understandably optimistic about the way business is developing:

"The fact that we're continuing to expand – and continuing to win glowing reviews from the people we see – is clear validation of the fact that a mobile veterinary practice is a kinder, more modern and more convenient way to care for your pets."

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