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Midlands vet group opens high-tech practice
12th January 2022

By David Rees



Independent veterinary group Harrison Family Vets has opened a state-of-the-art practice at Kingswinford near Dudley, as part of a £330,000 investment that has initially created six jobs in the town.

The practice at Gatehouse Retail Park has been designed around the pets it will treat. The waiting area features bespoke pods, spaced at least two metres apart, to shield pets from the stresses of facing other animals in a waiting room. Each pod has its own screen displaying pet jokes and facts through to information about pet welfare and nutrition.

There are also four high-tech consulting rooms, an on-site laboratory, x-ray suite, operating theatre and ultrasonography. The practice has separate dog and cat wards that have been designed with mood lighting, aromas, and music to create a calming atmosphere. 

The Kingswinford practice will be headed up by Rosie Levene-Barry, who brings more than 15 years’ experience to the role.

This latest opening is the second practice for Harrison Family Vets, after it launched in Woodley, near Reading, last summer. The practice will open a third site in the North West later this year and plans to open 50 practices by the end of the decade.

Tim Harrison, managing director at Harrison Family Vets, said: “With a pioneering practice, and as the only independent, family run veterinary business in the area, our proposition and ethos will really stand out.

“We’re striving to push the boundaries of pet care, customer service and employee wellbeing, in an environment that is a long way from a traditional veterinary practice.”