South Devon Coastal Local Action Group (LAG) funding for new facilities and equipment at Selworthy Vets, Kingsbridge, Devon
Selworthy Veterinary Group is a mixed veterinary practice serving the farming, equine and companion animal communities across the south of Devon. The practice was founded in 1989 and moved to new premises in 1990, which were later extended in 2005. However, the practice steadily grew further over the years and even these extended premises were constraining any future development. (These original premises also came with the added complication of being situated within the private grounds of two retiring partners of the business.) As such the veterinary group moved location to a newly constructed premises in Kingsbridge, South Devon.
In 2018 the desire to continue to grow the business led to a successful South Devon Coastal Local Action Group (LAG) funding application. This funding has enabled the business to:
- 1. Construct a new equine unit adjacent to the surgery and fit out with examination and x-ray facilities – providing a full range of equine in-patient services.
- 2. Purchase new equipment to extend the small animal dentistry services available and therefore be able to provide in-depth investigative procedures.
- 3. Fit out and equip a dedicated hydrotherapy area, providing post-surgery recuperation and exercise regimes for dogs with muscular-skeletal change.
- Within the foreseeable future they will also fit out a dog grooming area, providing a service in much demand from clients. This service willgive opportunities for a thorough appraisal of a dog’s condition often leading to clinical work.
Not only has this funding through the South Devon Coastal Local Action Group benefitted the business in terms of facilities and equipment but it has also created four full time skilled jobs, an equine veterinary nurse, 2 veterinary nurses specialising in hydrotherapy and physiotherapy and a dog groomer.
If you’ve been inspired by Selworthy Vets and have a project that you would like some help or advice with, please get in touch!