£1 million veterinary practice Vet’s Klinic to open in Reading

Swindon-based Vet's Klinic is to open in Reading
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Vet’s Klinic, the innovative veterinary practice is planning to open its second business after signing a ten-year deal for a unit in Reading.

Vet’s Klinic, which has a practice in Swindon, has agreed terms to open a new state-of-the-art practice in Base 329, on Headley Road East, Woodley, owned by national commercial property and investment company LCP.

The 7,024 sq ft unit will comprise four consultation rooms, an operating room, digital x-ray, ultrasound, in-house laboratory, dental suite and advanced anaesthetic monitoring. It will also include a cattery and isolation cattery, kennels and isolation kennels, waiting rooms and dispensary.

Laura Shears, managing director of Vet’s Klinic, which is part of Swindon-headquartered Pets’ Kitchen – a business that also owns the Vet’s Kitchen brand of pet food, said the new practice will incorporate the same state-of-the-art facilities as its Swindon practice.

Vet’s Klini at Base 329 woodley ReadingThe company is investing £1 million in the Reading facility after securing financing from private equity house Mobeus – now Gresham House – as part of its ambitious expansion plans on the M4 corridor.

“Ten years after establishing the Swindon Klinic, which is now one of the biggest single site practices in the area, we are looking to open further practices and Reading is the first,” she said.

“We are quite a different practice in the way we operate and the way we look, and we are also committed to affordable pet care.”

Other unique facilities include a glass-fronted prep room, which enables owners to see the vets and nurses at work; secure online access to pets’ medical records, which feature photos and videos as well as all the vet’s clinical notes; and a unique online booking system that enables clients to access lower online prices when booking and paying in advance for routine care.

Tendering has already started for fit out and it is hoped Vet’s Klinic will open in Q3 2022. Once it is fully operational, there will be 10 full-time equivalent staff on site.

Claudia Gasparro, LCP asset manager, said: “Headley Road East is a great location as it is easily accessible and Base 329 also has plenty of customer parking, making it convenient for pet owners.

“The plans we have seen for the interior look amazing and we’re looking forward to seeing it come to life over the next few months.”

Base 329 comprises six units, a total of 53,446 sq ft, and other occupiers are Howdens, Betterstore Self Storage and MJF Furniture.

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