Market Cross Veterinary Clinic joins CVS Group

28th Oct, 2022

  • Practice Acquisition

Market Cross Veterinary Clinic in Dalkeith has joined CVS Group.

Its current practice owners, head veterinary surgeons and husband and wife team John and Beate Buxton, will both remain with the surgery as Clinical Directors. Eleven colleagues in total, including senior veterinary surgeon Rebecca Rex and veterinary surgeon Ailsa Maltby, also work at the town centre site, located just outside of Edinburgh.

Market Cross is a first opinion small animal practice providing outstanding clinical services and state-of-the-art facilities, including digital x-ray, ultrasound, video endoscopy, plus soft tissue, orthopaedic and ocular surgery. The practice comprises of one site renovated to a high standard, which is soon to be extended to provide additional clinical space.

The surgery was also one of the first to enrol in the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons Practice Standards Scheme. In addition, it is an RCVS Approved Graduate Development Practice as well as a Veterinary Nurse Training practice.

Ben Jacklin, Chief Operating Officer at CVS, said: 

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“We are absolutely delighted that Market Cross has chosen to join our group. We welcome John, Beate and the rest of their team to the CVS family and look forward to supporting them in their first-rate work providing the best care for animals. We are also keen to support their excellent nurse and graduate vet training programme to provide roles for new colleagues wanting to join CVS in Edinburgh.”

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John and Beate Buxton, Clinical Directors at Market Cross, said: 

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“We take the health and wellness of our clients’ pets very seriously, and wanted to continue to offer them the exceptional care they deserve. We also have a passion for training and mentoring a new generation of vets and veterinary nurses – who are the future of our profession. So we are pleased to join the CVS Group as we know that they strongly believe in the same vision and values as we do.”

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Market Cross Veterinary Clinic was established in 2003. It serves Dalkeith, Edinburgh, Musselburgh, Loanhead, Bonnyrigg, Gorebridge, Penicuik and the surrounding areas.

CVS Group operates across small animal, farm animal, equine, laboratories and crematoria, with 473 veterinary practices and referral centres in the UK, the Republic of Ireland and the Netherlands. In the last five years the company has invested nearly £80 million in its sites, facilities and equipment, in addition to industry leading training and support, to give the best possible care to animals. For more information about careers with CVS Group visit