Minster Vets financial director, Lynn Sugden;  Minster Vets small animals veterinary specialist and
Clare Burnett

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York veterinary firm merges with Southern counterpart

York-based Minster Veterinary Practice Ltd, which has 16 branches around the UK, has merged the business with West Sussex-based Westpoint Veterinary Group, business, in a major deal.

The deal was advised by Philip Lewis Ogden, a partner in the corporate team at Harrowells Solicitors, York, with support from corporate team members, Matt Rowley and George Primarolo, and advice on employment aspects of the merger from employment team partner, Marie Horner.

Founded in Yorkmore than 100 years ago, the Minster Veterinary Practice, which offers veterinary care for poultry, horses, companion and farm animals, will now operate as part of the expanding portfolio of the Westpoint Veterinary Group which already has 17 practices between Dumfries and Camborne, Cornwall.

Minster Veterinary Practice chairman, Keith Warner, says: “This deal is very good news for our clients, colleagues and suppliers.

“By learning from our new partners, and expanding on their already active clinical governance structure, this new partnership will allow us to develop our position and capabilities in all species, providing an enhanced service for each of our customers.

“The access to greater resources and the wider expertise from the growing WestpointGroup will ensure that the UK’s animal keepers will be the real winners from the new partnership created by this deal.”

Minster Veterinary Practice looks afterthousands of animals each year through eight branches in and around York and a wider network inMalton, Ripon, Howton, Leominster, Wrexham, Sutton Bonington and Garstang.

This was posted in Bdaily's Members' News section by Clare Burnett .

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