Vet hospital clinical director Hans van der Hoven and practice manager Karl Walker at the new Northlands Veterinary Hospital site
A new state-of-the art pet hospital for Kettering, Northamptonshire is a step closer after work resumed on the £1.3m project following a delay due to covid-19 restrictions.
The three-story Northlands Veterinary Hospital has been designed to meet the needs of pets, from cats and dogs to rabbits, guinea pigs and hamsters.
When it opens its doors this summer it will have four operating theatres, three separate wards for cats, dogs and exotic pets, a diagnostic lab, a large waiting room with dedicated areas for cats and dogs, and four consulting rooms.
There will also be a bereavement room for owners facing a difficult decision, dispensary, laser therapy treatment room, general office space, client toilets, night-team accommodation and outside exercise yard.
Additional rooms will house the hospital’s high-tech veterinary equipment, including an ultrasound machine, digital X-ray and a £150,000 CT scanner.
The new facility will provide 24-hour emergency and out of hours care and, as well as treating sick pets and performing surgery, the veterinary team will offer healthcare advice to help prevent animals becoming ill. Ten on-site car parking spaces will allow easy access for clients.
The project has a budget of around £1.3m and is part of a £5.5m investment in veterinary practice sites this year by VetPartners, the larger veterinary group of which Northlands is part.