This is the final practice to be opened as part of the current phase of the group’s development plans, making Wollaton Scarsdale Vets’ eleventh First Opinion practice across the East Midlands region.
Following Scarsdale Vets’ other First Opinion practices in style and set up, Wollaton will also operate as a stand-alone veterinary practice which will function independently of Scarsdale Vets’ existing sites. It boasts three consulting rooms and one operating theatre, where vets and vet nurses will be able to carry out a range of services from routine surgeries and vaccinations to nurse clinics. Wollaton also has two diagnostic machines – one x-ray and one ultrasound – plus an on-site laboratory where blood tests and other investigations will be carried out by staff. As with all of Scarsdale Vets’ practices, it has a retail area full of tasty treats, toys and other everyday items for dogs, cats and other small animals.
Veterinary Surgeon Sanduni Senaratne, Veterinary Nurse Hollie Azzini and Client Care Advisors Georgina Wolf, Laura Smith and Rebecca Brown, who were all recruited specially for this new practice, will work at Wollaton, allowing pets and owners to get to know the same friendly faces on each visit.
Veterinary Surgeon Sanduni Senaratne says: “I am really excited to be a part of this new, smaller team at Wollaton. Even though each of the team will be doing different roles, I’m looking forward to us working closely together as a fully-functioning family, to the benefit of our clients and their pets. Getting to know each pet and their medical history will hopefully bring consistency for both the animal we’re looking after and their owner, and will allow our consultations and treatment, if applicable, to be as efficient and streamlined as possible. With all the new facilities – ultrasound scanner, x-ray machine and on-site lab – and my interest in surgery, we will be able to offer so much to our clients, with the support of Pride Veterinary Centre for out of hours care and specialist referrals, should a pet need it.”
Like all of Scarsdale Vets’ practices, Wollaton is supported by the out-of-hours service available at Pride Veterinary Centre – Scarsdale Vets’ state-of-the-art referral hospital in the heart of Derby – which has a multidisciplinary team of specialists on site, as well as a Vets at Night team. This offers pet owners across Derbyshire the comfort of knowing their pet has access to 24/7 care, state-of-the-art facilities and expertise, should they need it.
This new practice is the final phase in Scarsdale Vets’ development plans for spring 2019. It follows:
- February 2018: The relocation of the group’s Mickleover practice to a new premises five times the size of the original practice
- May 2018: The £800,000 investment in Pride Veterinary Centre was revealed, which saw the creation of a new cat ward and a new walk-in dog ward for larger breeds. The hospital’s Intensive Care Unit (ICU) was relocated within the building to increase its size, allowing the development of a new chemotherapy area. At the on-site Pet Resort, the number of residential spaces for dogs was doubled and its spaces for cats was relocated upstairs where it is quieter – reflecting Scarsdale Vets’ Gold Level status as Cat Friendly Clinic
- March 2019: The new practices in Alfreton and Langley Mill opened
- July 2019: The Wollaton practice opened in July