Dear All of our Seers Croft Large Animal Clients,
As you may have heard, Medivet has recently bought into Seers Croft and I am writing to you to introduce them to you and to inform you of some changes.
I am pleased to say that Dan Andrews will remain on as a partner, while I will remain on as a consultant for 3 days per week. All of the other veterinary surgeons, nurses and support staff will remain.
Seers Croft is a practice that has enjoyed an excellent reputation and I am certain Medivet intends to continue to deliver the high standard of care that we have tried to deliver for the past 25 years. We have been assured that it will be run in a very similar style to that which currently exists and based largely on the personal relationships you have enjoyed with all the staff.
In recent years it has become challenging to find veterinary surgeons that are competent to treat both small and large animals. Sadly this has become an increasingly common scenario across the profession and we have found that it is not possible to recruit enough vets to continue to undertake farm animal work.
Furthermore, in October, two of our mixed animal vets will be taking maternity leave and this means that we will not be left with enough vets to continue to provide a sustainable out of hours emergency service for large animals.
It is therefore, with great regret, that Medivet has decided to end Equine and Farm animal veterinary services at Seers Croft with effect from 1st November 2017.
However, I am pleased to say that Alastair MacVicar, of the Anvill Veterinary Surgery has kindly agreed to take on any of our Equine and Farm animal clients who choose to register with him. Anvil is an, equine and farm practice that offers a very personal service and one that runs in a very similar manner to Seers Croft. Like myself Alistair enjoys working on farms and smallholdings, as well as with horses. I have arranged to work with Alistair on an occasional basis and so I can continue to treat patients who register with him, on a prearranged basis.
Medivet have assured me that Seers Croft will continue to treat all companion and exotic animals. This includes “large” exotic animals and our zoo clients are not affected by this change.
I would like to take this opportunity of thanking you for your business, loyalty and friendship over the years and I hope to continue to see most of you at the surgery with your small and exotic animals.
Alastair MacVicar BVSc MRCVS can be contacted at: The Anvil Veterinary Surgery
Tel 01403 731213