Vale Referrals and Vale Vets in Dursley, Gloucestershire, has completed its 18-month, £2m expansion. 

The expansion has increased the hospital's footprint by 30%, adding three new operating theatres, six new consult rooms and new feline facilities, including a cat-only waiting room, consult room and treatment area.

Hospital owner, IVC Evidensia said the expansion has been driven in part by the pet ownership boom of the last few years and increased demand for the hospital’s services.

To meet the demand, Vale has expanded its office space, adding desk space for a further 25 vets.

There are also new ultrasound and cardiology rooms, a new dental suite and enlarged prep and recovery areas.

The existing kennel area has doubled in size with the addition of nine new walk-in kennels, a bespoke isolation ward and secure outdoor runs.

Richard Artingstall, clinical director at Vale Referrals, said: “We’ve been working on this expansion for a long time and it’s incredible to see it complete.

"Our new and improved facilities mean we can give even more pets across the Southwest the gold standard treatment that they deserve and support our colleagues from neighbouring vet practices with extensive referral services.

"The feedback from pets and owners so far has been very rewarding to hear.”

The feedback from pets?

Really? contacted recent patient Dougal McDoggins for comment.

He said: "Woof."

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