DUNEDIN Vets in East Lothian has undergone a major £60k expansion.
Dunedin’s main surgery in Tranent has undergone an extensive revamp to boost facilities for pets, their owners and the practice’s 13-strong team of highly skilled vets and nurses.
New consult rooms, a state-of-the-art laboratory and larger pharmacy ensure that pets get the best of healthcare at the surgery in Haddington Road.
For vets and nurses there is a new staff room, kitchen, office accommodation, study room and meeting area. The improved reception allows cats and dogs to wait separately for appointments to reduce the stress of feline patients.
Opening soon is an extra dog ward to cater for Dunedin’s growing client base. This is being developed from former offices.
Margot Hunter and Chris Monk, Clinical Directors at Dunedin Vets, have overseen the redevelopment which was made possible by expansion into a neighbouring flat owned by the practice.
Dunedin Vets already boasts some of the latest veterinary technology and equipment, with the expansion providing more space for clients and a better working environment for staff.
Mrs Hunter said: “We are delighted with the new facilities which give us extra space to boost our already excellent service as well as improving facilities for our staff.
“Over the years, we have expanded the practice in phases but this is the biggest project we have undertaken. These latest changes have really modernised our facilities to provide the very best of pet healthcare.”
She added: “The new equipment brings an added dimension to the service we offer with the improved facilities empowering staff. The ability to use the latest of equipment has boosted the team’s confidence. All in all the changes have created a great environment.”
Dunedin Vets underwent its biggest ever redevelopment when the practice moved to its current location in Tranent in 2002, and this is its largest round of improvement work since then.
It has four sites across East Lothian, with its main practice in Tranent and branch surgeries in North Berwick, Prestonpans and Dunbar. A total of 21 staff work across the group, including six vets, seven veterinary nurses and eight reception and admin staff.
It serves a client base of 5,000 pet owners from the outskirts of Edinburgh, across to Berwick-upon-Tweed and down to the Borders.
Its Tranent centre is fully equipped with a large surgical suite, medical, X-ray, ultrasound, diagnostic and hospital facilities.
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