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Practice Ownership

Vets for Pets
Chatham, Kent
Competitive Salary
Closing date
13 Jun 2024

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Chatham Vets for Pets is currently looking for a new owner!

The successful practice opened in 2011 and has continued to grow over the last 10 years.

There is a strong active database of over 4,000 happy and loyal clients, and the practice has a reputation of providing excellent service and a very high standard of veterinary care, this is demonstrated with the high Google and Facebook review scores.

The practice is well equipped and runs at a high level, accredited by the RCVS practice standards scheme. Chatham Vets for Pets is a profitable practice that will offer the new partner a fantastic position to enter allowing for more growth potential. Currently open 6 days a week but does have the potential to open 7

The practice offers:

  • A fantastic location inside on the ground floor of Pets at Home which is based on a small retail park which is on the route to the main road going into Medway towns.
  • A strong relationship with Pets at Home store, high numbers of footfall and clients being referred to the practice
  • 3 consult rooms
  • A separate operating theatre
  • Isolation ward
  • Digital x-ray
  • Ultrasound machine– coloured and pulsed doppler
  • Orthopaedic surgery equipment
  • Prep room with dental table, 2nd examination table
  • Kennels (separate wards for cats and dogs)  
  • Separate colleague break room
  • Currently more of a dog client base but still see lots of small furries and unusual animals
  • Potential for nurse clinics

The team in practice is well established, (newest member has been there 3 years and a few colleagues from day 1) so very experienced, it consists of 3 vets (not including the JVP and his wife who are both vets) 5 RVNs and 1 SVN who is due to qualify in 2022. They have a practice manager who is also an RVN who is responsible for the day to day running of the team and practice and works closely with the JVP at present. There is also an experienced client care advisor team of 4.

If you’d like to find out more about the opportunity at Chatham Vets For Pets, please get in touch with Darene Blackwood at

All conversations are confidential.


Locally owned practices with a world of support

At Vets for Pets we’re a network of practices that are owned and managed by the practice owners that run them. Because they’re locally owned, each practice has the freedom to serve patients and clients the way it thinks is best. 

But crucially, being locally-owned also means enjoying a truly team-spirited atmosphere. We want all our colleagues to build lasting relationships with practice owners and team members as well as patients and clients.

And because we’re also part of a wider group, you’ll get all the support you need when you need it. That means state-of-the-art facilities, high quality CPD, financial stability and a real sense of job security.

With our framework, we’ve made it simpler and easier for you to help patients and clients live happier, healthier lives together. It’s about making the most of your expertise and bringing this to life in practise while being safe in the knowledge that you’re looked after too. Simply put, we offer locally owned practices with a world of support.

Flexibility & Wellbeing
You tell us which hours you want to work, and we’ll do everything we can to make it happen. With us, you could enjoy a better work-life balance where flexibility and wellbeing come first.

Training & Development
We offer great training programmes, plus fully funded CPD, leadership courses and access to our group’s learning curriculum. We’ll also support you if you’re interested in owning a practice. With our wealth of resources, it’s easy to build your skills and develop your career.

Local Practices
With us, no two practices are the same. We’re deeply rooted in our local communities and we want you to really get to know your patients and clients locally.

Being part of the Pets At Home Group
Being part of Vets for Pets means you’ll be part of our network of locally owned practices. Our practices are located across the country and are owned and run by our Joint Venture Partners (JVPs). Our Joint Venture Partnership model is unique and gives everyone the best of both worlds. Working within one of our practices you’ll get to work with the JVP who has the clinical freedom and autonomy to do things their own way.

As we’re part of a large respected organisation you’ll also enjoy the benefits of being part of a wider PLC Group. This means we can give you greater stability and job security during these uncertain times and beyond. 

What’s more, we’ve worked hard to make sure everyone in our group can take part in a fun, friendly, professional and inclusive culture that allows you to bring your whole self to work and be at your very best. 

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