Seadown Vets, based in Hampshire, has decided to join the CVS Group.
The well-known small animal hospital, equine practice and two first opinion practices for small animals serve the New Forest and surrounding area from three well-equipped sites based in Hythe, Totton and Lymington.
Its four owners – Clinical Directors Anna Jennings, Gillies Moffatt and Laura Trigg, and veterinary surgeon Kate McMorris – decided to join the CVS family due to the added investment and support a larger veterinary group can provide, along with CVS’ commitment to the profession and wellbeing of their staff. They will all remain at the practice.
The Seadown group employs a large team of 78 colleagues. There are 21 vets, including multiple advanced practitioners, certificate holders and two veterinary ophthalmologists – who treat referrals for all species. 21 veterinary nurses also work at the practices to conduct surgical cases, run nurse clinics, and care for patients.
Seadown Vets comprises two first opinion practices for small animals in Totton and Lymington with the latest equipment and facilities. Its Hythe site is a state-of-the-art RCVS approved small animal referrals hospital. Based from Hythe the Equine team at Seadown provide a high quality ambulatory and clinic based service to local clients.
Established for over 100 years, the practice is well known in the local area. It provides honorary veterinary services to the New Forest Pony Breeders and Commoners Defence Society, along with involvement in the annual stallion passing, breed show, point-to-point and welfare tours.
It also has a significant continual professional development programme to nurture and support all staff with recognised RCVS training. In addition, Seadown is an RCVS Veterinary Nurse Training practice.
Laura Trigg, Owner & Clinical Director at Seadown Vets said: “Seadown has thrived as a practice for almost 100 years, serving the animals of the New Forest and surrounding communities. We have always prided ourselves in providing the highest standards of clinical care, combined with an excellent working environment for our staff. Our move to become part of CVS ensures we can continue to provide our high quality services with the added investment and support a larger veterinary group can provide. CVS’ commitment to the profession and the wellbeing of their staff was a key factor in our decision to join the group.”
Ben Jacklin, Chief Operating Officer at CVS, said: “Seadown Vets is an exceptional practice with some outstanding people at its heart. We are thrilled to welcome Anna, Kate, Laura and Gillies and their highly experienced team into our group. We look forward to doing everything we can to support them in their best-in-class work to provide care for animals.”
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 www.careerswithcvs.co.uk .