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CVS Acquires Landmark 100th Practice Group

CVS has acquired West End Veterinary Partnership, an Edinburgh-based veterinary practice, bringing to 100 the number of practice groups now within the company's practice division. They operate out of  267 sites across the UK.

West End Vets is a well-established small animal practice in Edinburgh, employing around 12 staff. Its main site is in Bread Street and it has two branches elsewhere in the city. Owners David Rimer and Maurice Hunter are joining CVS as joint Clinical Directors.

Simon Innes, CVS Chief Executive, comments: "We are rapidly broadening the range of practices within CVS, both in terms of the type of practice and in terms of geographic spread. West End Vets is a successful and popular practice in Edinburgh and we are delighted that it has now joined our family."

CVS UK Ltd is the largest and fastest-growing mixed practice corporate veterinary group in the UK.  Founded in 1999 and run, principally by vets, it employs more than 3,000 staff at its practices and surgeries across the UK and in its related veterinary businesses, including an online pharmacy, three pet crematoriums and five veterinary laboratories.

Key to its success is CVS' ability to attract ambitious veterinary staff and to invest in their clinical skills, knowledge and in research to drive the profession forward. It also provides the business support to ensure its diverse range of small animal, large animal and equine practices achieve their full potential.   CVS' guiding principles include a commitment to excellence in all aspects of its work and a focus on building long-term relationships with its customers and suppliers. The company works in close partnership with the wider veterinary profession and industry colleagues.

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