MVS – THE JOURNEY SO FAR…
31st January 2018
Manchester Veterinary Specialist’s is official one year old today and what a year it has been!
From our official open day back in January the hospital has evolved and grown to meet the needs of clients and vets alike. The hospital is led by orthopaedic surgeons Ben Keeley and Steve Bright, both of whom are European and RCVS recognised specialists in Small Animal Surgery. Ben and Steve had previously worked alongside each other in a referral practice for many years when they decided to take the leap and build a ‘Specialist Orthopaedic Referral Practice’ in the heart of Manchester – Fast forward several months and MVS was born! The build of the hospital began in August 2016. It took approximately five months to take an empty warehouse and create a state of the art specialist hospital. On Friday 27th January MVS opened its doors to family, friends, surrounding veterinary practices and the general public. Food, drinks, practice tours and lots of fun was had by all. A weekend to recover and Monday arrived for our first official day of business. The subsequent months flew by as we saw our case load increase and expand. By early March we had already welcomed over 50 cases into the hospital and by late March MVS hosted its first CPD event. The event was a huge hit with veterinary staff both near and far, attending to learn all about MVS’s “Hints and Tips” on Orthopaedic Surgery.
Continuing to ensure MVS offered the best possible treatment to our ever growing client base a CT scanner was fitted into the practice in June and in July MVS welcomed Georgie Beaumont – A highly educated and very experienced Specialist in Veterinary Anaesthesia.
In August the MVS team completed their animal CPR training to ensure all staff members are fully educated should an emergency arise. The team at MVS are continuously improving their skill set by completing continual professional development and training courses on a regular basis. Since opening the doors in January MVS have seen a multitude of cases including fractures, cruciate ligament ruptures, patellar luxation’s, hip dysplasia cases, limb deformities and many, many more. MVS have many more exciting events and milestones in the near future so watch this space!