Vets welcome launch of Davies London
Vets have welcomed the introduction of Davies London, the capital’s new private specialist veterinary practice based near Hyde Park. More than 60 attendees at the formal launch of the initiative last week showed enthusiasm for the increased choice and convenience that the new service provides.
Davies London, a subsidiary of Davies Veterinary Specialists (DVS), Bedfordshire, is based at the premises of the centrally located Hyde Park Veterinary Centre on Connaught St W2. The new service conveniently allows clients to consult with a leading team of RCVS Recognised Specialists in the heart of London, thus avoiding the need to make the lengthy and sometimes stressful journey out to a distant referral centre.
Minor procedures will take place at the well-equipped London clinic, but where more detailed investigation or intensive treatment is required patients can be transported up to the main DVS hospital. A free daily ambulance service between the two sites is available should clients not wish to make the journey themselves.
Caroline Murray, a locum vet who is based in London, said: “I have referred many animals to the main clinic over the years, and it will make things much easier now London-based owners and veterinary surgeons have the benefit of the expertise of DVS specialist clinicians virtually on the doorstep. This, combined with the free ambulance service, hugely extends the range of possible referral services and treatment options for our clients.”
Andrew Prentis, head vet at the Hyde Park Veterinary Centre continued: “Like most clinics, we have to refer some cases for specialist care, and we have always been very aware of the additional worry and practical difficulties for our clients when this has been necessary. We firmly believe that this service will be a huge benefit for both London pet owners and their vets, simplifying the referral process at a stressful time and extending the service that can be offered.”
Davies Veterinary Specialists employs 40 veterinary surgeons, 23 of them RCVS Recognised Specialists and more than 50 nurses. The main hospital, based in Bedfordshire, has sophisticated diagnostic, surgical and treatment facilities and offers integrated multi-disciplinary care. All administration for the Davies London is handled directly by DVS and clients will not be registered at the Hyde Park Veterinary Centre.
Davies London is at the Hyde Park Veterinary Centre, 61-63 Connaught St, London W2 2AE. To find out more call 0207 535 0444 or visit Davies London W2