A YORK veterinary hospital has undergone a stunning transformation following £325,000 of investment in the practice.
A major revamp of The Minster Veterinary Practice’s main hospital in Salisbury Road has improved facilities for clients, pets and staff, and the hospital now boasts some of the most high-tech, state-of-the-art veterinary equipment.
The biggest investment has been in a £250,000 CT scanner, which provides x-rays of a pet’s internal organs, soft tissue and bones to enable vets to prescribe the best treatment.
The upgrade has seen a significant reconstruction of the site to create a new waiting room, extra consulting rooms, dental treatment suite with dental x-ray machine and veterinary nurse station. The separate dog and cat wards have been rebuilt with new kennels to provide additional space and a dedicated isolation ward allows the hospitalisation of infectious patients.
Other new equipment include anaesthetic machines, dental equipment, operating tables, anaesthetic monitoring machines, endoscope and new diagnostic laboratory equipment.
Minster Vets practice manager Emma Darling, who has overseen the work, said: “This project has been the biggest investment ever in the practice and we are absolutely delighted with the results.
“We are a forward-thinking practice that is always looking to improve and we want to keep updating and expanding our service and facilities to ensure we provide the best possible treatment for pets.
“We were running out of space and needed to expand our services. A restructuring of the practice has enabled us to do this and we have also invested in the most up to date equipment.
“We have had fantastic feedback from clients who have come in with their pets and been astonished by the transformation in the practice.”
As well as its main veterinary hospital in Salisbury Road, Minster Vets has five other branch surgeries across York.
The extensive redevelopment of Minster Vets’ main hospital began 12 months ago and was carried out in two phases to avoid major disruption for clients, pets and staff. Work has just been completed.
The cost of the project was funded by the practice’s parent company, VetPartners, which includes some of the UK’s most respected and trusted veterinary practices.