GRANGE Vets in Stockton-on-Tees is set to undergo a £400,000 expansion to create a modern, vibrant surgery.
The practice in Norton Road is seeking planning permission to double the size of the building so it can improve the service offered to pet owners across Teesside and Cleveland.
The neighbouring house has been bought by the practice to extend its waiting room and facilities, while the surgery will also build an extension on disused land it owns at the back of the building.
VetPartners is funding the project, and directors hope the work will start in August, and that building work and a refit of the surgery will be completed by the end of November.
Plans include a bigger, modern waiting room, increasing the number of consultation rooms from two to four, an imaging suite with X-ray machine and ultrasound, new prep room and operating theatre.
The re-development will also include accommodation for veterinary staff.
VetPartners North East Business Development Directors Jason Atherton and Paul Wilson are overseeing the project.
Mr Atherton said: “The re-development of Grange Vets is going to totally revolutionise the practice and the service it provides.
“It will be both modern and functional, creating a great place to work, and transforming facilities and services for clients and their pets.
“The surgery is growing all the time and there is potential to attract more clients to the practice.”
Grange Vets currently employs four vets, six veterinary nurses and four admin and reception staff, and the expansion could see an increase in jobs.
The project will increase the size of the current premises from 150 square metres to 300 square metres.
The plans, which will go before Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council, have been drawn up by Durham architects Howarth & Litchfield, while the building work will be put out to tender.
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