“With an opening date of 21st November, it’s a race against the clock to prepare for our first customers,” says John Taylor, veterinary surgeon and the proprietor of the new business. “The refurbishment work is now in its final stages and we’re really pleased with the way it’s turned out, but there’s still a long way to go to tidy up, fit out and stock the premises. “
As with all new businesses, long days of preparation and sleepless nights are the norm, but John is confident the surgery will be spick-and-span as planned when the big day arrives.
“We’re pleased to have recruited a brilliant team, and from Monday 14th, all four of us will be working hard to make the final preparations.” Rolling up their sleeves together, John is joined by his other half and Practice Manager Angela Monk, veterinary nursing assistant Madeleine Golby and Ruth Hornsby.
“There’s been lots of local interest, and we’ve already been made to feel very welcome in the village,” John explains. “We’re very excited about establishing ourselves as an invaluable local service, providing high-quality veterinary care in a contemporary setting.
“But we wont be neglecting traditional values either,” he points out. “Our priority will be maintaining the highest standards of care and reviving the popularity of the small local practice – something some people feel is old fashioned.
“Continuity of care is what it’s all about really, a vet that knows your pet personally and familiar friendly faces each time a client visits.”
But, before all that, there’s decorating to be done!