We've come a long way since Dr Rob Jones opened the doors of our first surgery in 2011! This is our story of how we've grown to become the UK's largest, independent, family-owned veterinary group.
The Pet Vet Doncaster opens
Our very first surgery and the beginnings of The Pet Vet! Our Doncaster surgery was opened by Dr Rob Jones, who graduated in veterinary science from Bristol University in 1987. Rob established the business with a co-founding colleague. Today, the business sits under Rob's sole ownership and he remains steadfast in his resolve for us to remain a family-owned business.
Bigger and better
We extended The Pet Vet Doncaster surgery to more than double the size due to increasing local demand!
The Pet Vet Rotherham opens
Our modern, purpose-built £1m+ premises opened to bring the very best veterinary care to the Rotherham community.
The Pet Vet Barnsley opens
And then there were three! A £1m surgery using the same design as our Doncaster & Rotherham practices to deliver veterinary excellence to the furry, feathered & scaled residents of Barnsley.
New senior hires
Dr Mel Fuller joined the team, appointed as Managing Director. Mel took on the remit of establishing a leadership team to develop and implement an ambitious programme of development, improvement and growth for The Pet Vet. Today, Mel is CEO.
Investment in technology
Our state-of-the-art 128-slice CT scanner was installed at The Pet Vet Rotherham, enabling us to provide a high quality, efficient diagnostic imaging service and better healthcare to the pets in our region.
The Pet Vet Lincoln opens
Fact: The Pet Vet Lincoln was the first independent veterinary practice in the UK to be located within a prime retail park! Our 5,500 sq ft surgery includes 7 consultation rooms, 3 operating theatres, a dental theatre and an imaging suite comprisising of x-ray, ultrasound and dental x-ray. Everything needed to give the very best care to the pets of Lincoln.
Extension completed at The Pet Vet Rotherham
Due to increasing local demands and to support the growth of the business, we expanded The Pet Vet Rotherham. Our surgery now features:
- 9 consultation rooms
- 4 operating theatres
- 1 dental theatre
- An imaging suite & extended cat and dog wards
- A new suite of offices on the upper floor to house the central support team, including a customer service centre to handle incoming calls and emails for the whole group.
Acquisition of The Vet
Officially making us the largest, independent veterinary practice with a national presence!