Mrs Emily Ward-Smith, owner of Dinas Vets in Dinas Powys, South Wales, has become the 140th Branch Partner to join the Medivet community. Emily merged her practice with the Medivet Group in September this year, and consistent with Medivet’s Branch Partnership model, is staying on with her team to support the growth of the practice for the future.
Under the new Branch Partnership structure, Dinas Vets will now receive full management and back office support from Medivet, enabling Emily and her team to focus more fully on clinical work and client service.
Medivet is the only vet-owned and vet-led corporate partnership in the UK veterinary sector. As experienced veterinary surgeons and previous Branch Partners, they have a deep clinical understanding as well as a solid grounding in the running of a successful practice.
Branch Partnership is offered to driven vets who either sell a share of their practice to Medivet or buy into one of its existing practices. The partnership ethos means that all partners have a stake in and responsibility for the continued success of the practice.
Mrs Ward-Smith has particular interests in Emergency and Critical Care, Feline Medicine and Veterinary Acupuncture. She opened Dinas Vets in 2012 and it now employs a team of eight. Commenting on the merger she said: “Partnering with Medivet was right for me and my practice because I wanted to offer my staff better development opportunities and give my clients a higher quality service. From a personal perspective, I also wanted to be able to focus on the clinical work I really enjoy rather than needing to split my time to get all of the support work done.
“I’m enjoying having a network of other practices that I can tap into for support and advice. It makes me feel less isolated and reminds me that I am striving towards a common goal with like-minded people.”
Medivet CEO, Dr Arnold Levy added: “Our unique partnership model ensures that our Senior Partner and Branch Partner teams work collaboratively to the benefit of our patients, their owners and all of our people. We aim to add value to every practice that joins us and our Branch Partners are equally committed to ensuring the continued success of their practices. Emily and her team at Dinas Vets have achieved a great deal in the six years since it opened and we look forward to working with them on the next exciting stage of their growth.”
Medivet is a veterinary-led group of more than 280 branches and 15 fully staffed 24-hour veterinary centres and hospitals across the UK. Underpinned by its partnership ethos, it is forging a national community of passionate vets, offering exceptional veterinary care to patients all under one roof.