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CVS announces the acquisition of B&W Equine Vets

14th September 2017

CVS has announced the acquisition of B&W Equine Vets, one of the UK’s leading equine veterinary groups.

B&W is the largest specialist equine veterinary group in the south west of the UK. It operates an integrated practice based around a state-of-the-art multi-disciplinary referral hospital in Breadstone, Gloucestershire, with additional clinics in Cardiff, Gloucestershire and Bristol. It employs more than 30 vets, including seven diploma holders, and offers a full range of services, including the most comprehensive equine imaging service in the UK. It is accredited to the highest practice standard by the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons.

CVS (UK) Ltd is the UK’s leading provider of integrated veterinary services. Its Equine Division has grown rapidly over the last 18 months and currently comprises 32 sites. The Division is clinician-led with key decisions taken by members of its Equine Clinical Advisory Committee.

Mr Ian Camm, Managing Director of B&W, will continue in the role of Equine Regional Director for the South West at CVS. He said: “We are excited about life within CVS and see many opportunities for our staff both within B&W and within the wider Equine Division at CVS. We look forward to working with the CVS team to realise the potential the partnership offers to members of our team and to further developing B&W as an equine veterinary centre of excellence.”

Mr Simon Innes, Chief Executive at CVS, said: “Our Equine Division has grown rapidly over the last 18 months because we offer an ambitious and exciting vision for the future of equine practice. B&W is one of the UK’s premier equine practices and we are delighted to welcome the team to CVS and look forward to working with them to help them build an even more successful future.”

Key to its success is CVS’ ability to attract ambitious veterinary staff whilst continuing to invest in the development of their clinical skills and in research to drive the profession forward. It also provides the business support to ensure its diverse range of small animal; large animal and equine practices achieve their full potential. CVS’ guiding principles include a commitment to excellence in all aspects of its work and a focus on building long-term relationships with its customers and suppliers. The company works in close partnership with the wider veterinary profession and industry colleagues.

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