Good news for poorly pets after investment in latest veterinary technology

Good news for poorly pets after investment in latest veterinary technology

RIVENDELL Veterinary Group has been boosted by a £25,000 investment in state-of-the-art equipment following the arrival of a new vet to oversee the running of the practice.

Kevin Clayton has been appointed as Clinical Director at Rivendell, which has surgeries in Farncombe in Surrey and Vale in Hampshire, serving more than 8,000 pet owners.

He oversees both surgeries and is in charge of a team of four vets and six veterinary nurses at the practice that carries out nearly 800 pet consultations each month.

The practice has invested in new technology, including a £25,000 ultrasound machine to help detect heart conditions, tumours and problems with major organs.

It is the latest round of investment as the practice is constantly upgrading its facilities and last year installed a new digital x-ray and endoscopy equipment. With an in-house laboratory, the practice is able to turn around test results as quick as possible.

Kevin, who was brought up in Farnham and graduated from the Royal Veterinary College in London in 2014, previously worked at practices in Portsmouth and Surrey, before his arrival at Rivendell.

He is currently studying for a Certificate in Small Animal Orthopaedic and Soft Tissue Surgery.

“As well as operating and consulting, with the help from my fantastic team, my roles include the day-to-day running of both surgeries, making sure everyone is happy and that we provide gold standard care for pets,” he said.

“We are always looking at where we can improve and expand with new equipment and further training for staff.

“The new ultrasound machine is top of the range and even allows us to take video to show clients to give them more information about what is wrong with their pets.”

Rivendell is planning further investment in an electrosurgical unit, which improves patient comfort during surgery and reduces the time pets spend under anaesthetic.

The veterinary team has also expanded and now consists of six nurses, along with three full-time and one part-time vet.

For media enquiries, please contact Amanda Little, VetPartners Head of PR and Communications, on 0191 300 1181 or email