Brand new home

Brand-new home for vets’ practice

A Cotswolds veterinary hospital is celebrating a move to brand-new, purpose-built premises.

Chipping Norton Veterinary Hospital, which had been on the same site in Albion Street since it was founded in the 1960s, has taken up residence in its state-of-the-art new home on the Banbury Road with help from NatWest.

The new premises boasts improved facilities including four consulting rooms instead of the two it had previously, separate wards for dogs, cats and other animals, a much larger waiting room in which dogs and cats can be kept apart, more kennels and a bigger treatment room where up to three animals at a time can be prepared for surgery or treatment.

Director Martin Whitehead said: “The new hospital means we can be vastly more efficient. We also have photovoltaic cells on the roof, which makes the building environmentally-friendly and in the long term will save us money.

“The new build provides a very much nicer working environment for our staff and we put much thought into that during the design process.”

“The new hospital means we can be vastly more efficient”

Martin Whitehead, director, Chipping Norton Veterinary Hospital

Martin and fellow director Peter Kettlewell are about to take on a seventh vet and may recruit an additional nurse and receptionist in future.

The directors worked with NatWest relationship director Steve Moore, who specialises in the healthcare sector, and Jim Heppell, director of corporate and commercial banking for Oxfordshire, to borrow £620,000 towards the building of the hospital.

Steve said: “We are delighted to have supported the ambitions of the directors with the development of the new purpose built veterinary surgery. The new premises are extremely impressive and will allow the business to better meet the needs of its customers with its wide range of services and facilities.”

The new hospital means we can be vastly more efficient


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