CVS Group plc logo

CVS Group exceeds 500th veterinary branch milestone

5th December 2018

CVS Group is delighted to announce the acquisition of its 503rd veterinary branch today.

Silverton Vets is a three site small animal practice situated around Paignton employing 23 staff.  The previous owner, Cath Meakin will be continuing post acquisition, with Cath taking on the role of Clinical Director.

CVS Chief Executive Officer Simon Innes commented: “We welcome our new colleagues at Silverton Vets to the CVS family. We continue to grow our practice division and are proud to have exceeded the 500th milestone alongside the growth of essential veterinary services we provide to our practices, enabling us to be the largest integrated veterinary services provider in the UK in line with our five year strategy.”

CVS employs over 6,000 colleagues, including over 1,500 vets and 2,000 nurses. The company owns over 207 practices across 503 sites in the UK, Republic of Ireland and Netherlands across small animal, large animal and equine specialisms including eight small animal referral hospitals and seven equine referral hospitals. CVS also operates four laboratories which perform diagnostic services for the veterinary industry, seven pet crematoria, two buying groups, MiVetClub and Vetshare, an online business Animed Direct, an instrumentation business Vetisco, MiPet Insurance and preventative healthcare programmes The Healthy Pet Club with over 385,000 members and Horse Health Programme.