Donview Vets is to undergo a £175,000 transformation to provide state-of-the-art facilities for poorly pets across the region.

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Inverurie, Aberdeenshire , Scotland, Friday, 1 October 2021 Donview Veterinary Centre in Inverurie is set to go under major refurbishment. Pictured is the clinical director Charlie Carnochan holding plans of the revamp with vet nurse Josie McBride and Alfie the dog. Picture by Michal Wachucik/Abermedia

We will soon undergo a major internal renovation to expand our facilities and increase our patient footfall.

As a multi-award winning practice, we currently employs 16 vets, seven veterinary nurses and 10 receptionists and office staff.

The extensive renovation, the largest of its kind for the practice, will see the number of consult rooms increase from three to five with an investment in new technology.

The project will be the biggest investment in the practice and has been made possible with funding from VetPartners, a veterinary group which owns some of the UK’s most respected and trusted small animal, mixed, farm and equine practices.

Expanding facilities will enable Donview Vets to provide wider specialist services, including a higher level of surgery, as well as having visiting specialists to treat pets.

‘This investment will put us as the top of the game’

Donview Vets clinical director Charlie Carnochan said: “The practice already had excellent facilities, but this investment will put us as the top of the game and really enhance what we do for clients and their pets.

“It will create a great environment to work in, which is so important for our team members.

“We want it to be a place where people really want to come to work and have the best available equipment and technology so they can provide a great service for our clients and their pets.”

Overhaul of patient facilities

The expansion will see the creation of a third theatre to facilitate more specialised operations and referrals.

Improvements will also be made to a number of facilities including a dental room with radiography, the refurbishment of our imaging room with upgraded x-ray machines and separate instruments room for sterilisation of surgical kits.

Inverurie, Aberdeenshire , Scotland, Friday, 1 October 2021 Donview Veterinary Centre in Inverurie is set to go under major refurbishment. Pictured is the clinical director Charlie Carnochan holding plans of the revamp with vet nurse Josie McBride and Alfie the dog. Picture by Michal Wachucik/Abermedia

The revamp will also see an increase in specialist veterinary services and physiotherapy, acupuncture and veterinary nurse clinics.

We are also planning to create a large room upstairs so they can host client evenings and education events about pet health.

Staff will also benefit from the transformation with the creation of a large open plan office for team members.

Vets and nurses will also be able to enjoy revamped facilities, including two bedrooms for on-call vets working overnight, a kitchen, shower room, relaxation area with lockers and a training room for team members to advance their skills and learning.

Mr Carnochan added: “Our clinical facilities and equipment, including critical care equipment, have been massively upgraded in advance of this work being carried out, and we will be able to offer extra specialised services.

“We have always been a practice that has invested, but having VetPartners’ backing has taken what we can do to a new level. They work in collaboration with their practice teams and support them to provide the best possible service for clients and best possible care of patients.”

An exciting day at Donview!

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Introducing Richard Coe; part of the surgeon on site team that will be visiting Donview regularly to perform high level specialist surgery at the practice.

Richard is undertaking a couple of operations today, the one in the photo is a TPLO which is a specialist knee surgery.

We are grateful for Richard and the team to start this collaboration with our team which will allow us to continue to offer high level care for our patients.

Recent high level investments in critical care hospitalisation, equipment and facilities underpins this.

More exciting things to come in the future as well which we will update you on as we can!

We have just upgraded our kennels and cattery units!

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Exciting development at Donview!

We have just upgraded our kennels and cattery units! (Demonstrated here by Alfie, one of our receptionists dogs.)

What does it mean for your pet? A more comfortable stay – sound and heat insulated kennels giving them a larger more comfortable/private space. More room for us to examine and treat in this area reducing stress for your pets because they don’t have to be moved into our prep area; especially important for cats who don’t have to leave the cattery.

Glass doors – so easier to visualise and monitor your pet, better for infection control and treatment instructions can be written on the door again allowing easier monitoring as there is no need for clipboards to hang on the door! 2 of the cat kennels are double size which was the last box we needed to tick to gain GOLD cat friendly practice status (we have a separate hospitalization room for cats – part of our aim to reduce their stress when in the practice).

Final finishing touches will be flooring, storage units and electrical sockets/drip/pump stands to go above the cat kennels. We have donated our original cat kennels to the new arc animal sanctuary.+2

Exciting new surgery service launched at Donview Vets!

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We are pleased to announce that we have started working with Richard Coe MA VetMB CertSAS DipECVS MRCVS – RCVS and European Specialist in Small Animal Surgery.

Richard and his team will now be able to perform referral level specialist surgery at Donview!

This is excellent news as it means our patients now have access to a specialist surgeon at the practice and it allows the care of these cases to be managed in house.

ONLINE BOOKING now back online!

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We had to pause our online booking because we had to triage cases before they came in, however now we are used to the new norm and have procedures in place we have been able to put online booking back online! If you haven’t tried it out yet please take a look, its a great way to book an appointment for your pet when its convenient for you!

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New equipment investment!

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We have just invested in a new videoscope to upgrade our previous endoscope. Endoscopy is used to take a look inside the gullet, stomach, intestines, lungs and colon and to take samples. Our previous endoscope has served us well and it was time to invest in an up to date video scope. It was used for the first time today for a dog that has had diarrhoea and vomiting for a number of weeks, we were able to take a look at her stomach and take a biopsy which will get sent to the lab and hopefully give us a diagnosis! The vets were really happy with the image quality and it will serve the practice well. In addition to this we also have an equine endoscope for horse work.

OurVet.Shop Launched!

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We are excited to be able to announce the launch of OurVet.Shop.

A home delivery service for medications and food.

Initially we will be able to deliver flea, tick and worm treatments whilst we trial the system. Orders can be made via the link in your reminder text or email or via the OurVet.Shop page on our website.

Later we will be able to deliver other medications and foods. There will be no delivery charge for members of our healthy pets club.

Those who aren’t members will be able to make the most of a launch offer of free delivery for orders over £30. Otherwise delivery charges are around £3-£5.