Vets, Nurses and Receptionists have to be paid, pharmaceuticals have to be purchased, lab services have to be acquired and there is a never ending requirement to improve and update diagnostic and surgical equipment. The bureaucracy and administrative burden, and therefore cost, associated with running a Veterinary Practice grows every year.
While the cost of high quality Veterinary treatment can be difficult for some pet owners, the overheads involved in running a Veterinary Practice has seen many Vets decide to sell their Practice to a “Corporate”. A great number of local Practices are now owned by “City money”.
Donaldson’s Vets are, proudly, one of the few independent Veterinary Practices left in the area. With local surgeries and familiar faces, alongside Veterinary Hospital accredited premises and The Animal Rehabilitation Centre at Birchencliffe, we strive to provide a friendly local service alongside high quality Veterinary care.
To emphasise our commitment to Independent Veterinary Practice, we have joined up with another independent Veterinary Practice in Sowerby Bridge, Halifax. The Prospect Veterinary Centre was established 30 years ago and, since Monday of this week, it has become part of the Donaldson’s group.
As part of the Donaldson’s group, the surgery in Sowerby Bridge will continue to offer the friendly personal one-to-one attention that has previously been enjoyed by its clients. In addition, pets can now benefit from the kind of advanced non-invasive diagnostic treatment options that can only be available as part of a group practice as well as the resources, knowledge and expertise of a larger pool of Veterinary Professionals.
Over the next few months, the signage outside the building in Sowerby Bridge will change and there will be a few other changes as we integrate our systems. What will remain unchanged is the welcome that pets and their owners will receive by a Veterinary practice that continues its proud independent tradition.