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Vet hospital extends business

£1m helps Broadley’s vet hospital expand


Dog’s life: Vivien Bisset (relationship manager Bank of Scotland) Ian Paterson, Alastair Bruce and Helen Sutton (partners at Broadleys Veterinary Hospital)

A veterinary hospital is undertaking a £1 million expansion to enable it to extend the range of treatments it can offer and to compete against the rise of corporate players.

Broadleys Veterinary Hospital, the first purpose-built animal hospital in Scotland, is using a new finance package for an extension, a scanner, extra operating theatres, pre-op areas, imaging suites, kennels and additional office space. It will also take on staff.

The funding is supported by a £250,000 asset finance facility and a £550,000 loan from Bank of Scotland.

Alasdair Bruce, veterinary surgeon and partner at the Stirling-based practice, said: “The veterinary sector has changed considerably in recent times, with corporate veterinary businesses now dominating the industry more than ever before.

“This funding has allowed us not only to maintain, but to build upon our strong standing as an independent practice in the field.”

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