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CVS Group announces the acquisition of Gilabbey Veterinary Hospital

23rd August 2018

CVS Group proudly announces the acquisition of Gilabbey Veterinary Hospital in Cork, Ireland. On 26th July 2018 Gilabbey Veterinary Hospital (“Gilabbey”) joined the CVS Group (CVS).

Gilabbey is a dedicated small animal referral practice in Cork, Ireland and is CVS Group’s second acquisition in the Republic of Ireland. The practice employs around 38 staff, which include seven regularly visiting specialists and consultants.

The previous owners Shane Guerin MVB MACVSc Cert SAO DVCSc Diplomate ECVS MRCVS, Pat O’Doherty MVB MRCVS and Tom Conway MVB MRCVS will be staying with the practice.

The Veterinary Council of Ireland accredits it to the highest practice standards and it is a centre of excellence for both referrals and first opinion patients.

CVS Group plc is the UK’s leading provider of integrated veterinary services. The company owns over 186 practices across 476 sites in the UK, Republic of Ireland and Netherlands across small animal, large animal and equine specialisms including seven small animal referral hospitals and two equine referral hospitals.

Mr Shane Guerin of Gilabbey, who will continue in the role of Clinical Director, said: “The ever expanding range of new equipment and resources required to continue to provide a top class small animal first opinion and specialist referral service is a very big challenge. This new partnership will now secure and support our exciting development plans long into the future.

“This new partnership has immediately enabled us to invest in a new CT machine, which will be installed over the coming months in Gilabbey along with other state of the art veterinary equipment, which will significantly enhance the quality and range of services we offer in Gilabbey. We look forward to introducing a dedicated 24-hour emergency care service in the very near future.”

Mr Simon Innes, Chief Executive at CVS, said: “We are pleased to announce our second acquisition in the Republic of Ireland this summer. This practice is already well known to TV watchers in Ireland and around the world as the home of RTE’s The Pet Surgeons and we are looking forward to a long, successful, happy and productive partnership with Gilabbey.”

Irish Operations Director James Cahill MVB commented: “I am delighted to welcome Gilabbey into the CVS family. We knew of Gilabbey’s stellar reputation and are very excited at this opportunity to work with Gilabbey’s team to expand their client services and support their growth and future development”