As part of their wider expansion plans, Scarsdale Vets’ Mickleover practice will relocate to a newer, larger premises this February, offering local pet owners a shiny new practice to bring their pets to, less than a five-minute drive from the previous location.
Opening to clients on Monday 12th February 2018, the new site at 73 Devonshire Drive, Mickleover, will offer an increased range of veterinary services within its new location. The practice has two consultation rooms and a surgical theatre, where vets and nurses will be able to carry out routine surgeries, vaccinations, neutering, nurse clinics and blood tests. The new practice also boasts separate dog and cat wards, an imaging room, an on-site pharmacy and a 2.6m retail area full of tasty treats and a variety of other accessories for dogs, cats and other small animals living in Derby. The new practice is nearly five times larger than its previous location on Vicarage Road.
As part of the relocation, Mickleover will have longer opening hours, and will be open from: 08:30-18:00 Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 08:30-19:00 on Thursdays and Fridays, and 08:30-13:00 on Saturdays. Although officially closed on Sundays, as with all of Scarsdale’s 10 veterinary practices, Scarsdale Vets offers a 24 hour, 7 days a week, 365 days a year service to Derbyshire’s pets as it has the back up of its state-of-the-art hospital, Pride Veterinary Centre which is staffed day and night and can also offer more specialist treatment that may not be available in-house.
John Turkington, a Scarsdale Partner and small animal vet who predominantly works at the Mickleover practice explains: “This relocation is part of Scarsdale’s wider development plans to move all First Opinion practices to larger, independent facilities. By moving our smaller practices to larger premises, we are able to offer our clients an increased range of veterinary procedures at just one site, which is invaluable. Expanding our practices also means we won’t necessarily have to refer all First Opinion cases to Scarsdale’s Pride Veterinary Centre at Pride Park, as we will have the facilities to treat more cases in-house. Moving Mickleover is the first of three relocations planned for 2018, so this is a very exciting time for Scarsdale Vets.”
The Mickleover practice was first set up in 1983 and until now had been in the same location (on Vicarage Road) for 30 years. John Turkington has been at this practice for over 20 years and will continue to work at the new location. John will be joined by vets Sally Collins and Ashley Davis, veterinary nurse Hollie Castledine and receptionist Karen Small.
A grand opening event at Mickleover’s new location is planned for Saturday 17 February, giving local residents the opportunity to meet the team and have a tour of the new facilities, as well as take part in a prize draw and listen to a wildlife workshop ran by an exotics expert. There will also be discounted offers available on retail products and face painting sessions for children and everyone will receive a voucher booklet with offers for the coming year. The event will run from 10:00-14:00.
John Turkington concludes: “We hope to welcome many of our existing clients as well as some new faces. This event will give pet owners the opportunity to ask any questions they may have about their pet’s health or the services we offer, and of course we would welcome anyone to bring their pets along on the day too.”
Established in 1945, Scarsdale Vets is one of the largest veterinary providers in the Midlands, offering a trusted, caring and professional approach to veterinary care for pets, farm animals and equines. Scarsdale Vets comprises 10 veterinary practices in the Derby and Burton-on-Trent region, including eight First Opinion practices (like Mickleover), one referral hospital (Pride Veterinary Centre) and a dedicated farm and equine practice in Markeaton.