Golden Ticket Clue One

There are three golden tickets available this weekend. Here are your first three clues, can you work them out? Get your orders in by Sunday 2 December to be in with a chance of winning one of the first three hampers. Good Luck! 

This is a combined clue…

To help launch the hunt for golden tickets we are getting straight to the point, in the past twelve months we have launched several new products including needles and 3-part syringes. The most popular sizes are our 23G needles and the 2/3ml syringes.

Have you tried our giving sets yet? We have nine different sets, five of which have fully kink proof detachable end sections allowing for improved mobility of patients….one of our bestselling giving sets is the XL Plus.

Do YOU know what products they are?

WIN with Select from NVS

Win a fabulous ‘Love from Santa’ Christmas hamper with Select from NVS in the run up to Christmas. Look out for the Golden Tickets in your tote box during December when you order Select from NVS products.

Throughout December we will be hiding 24 golden tickets in our warehouse amongst a variety of Select from NVS products. All you need to do is order the Select from NVS product given in the clues on the correct day and keep your fingers crossed! We will be leaving lots of clues to help you find them on our social media channels Facebook and Twitter and our new website –

We launch our campaign on Monday 3rd December and will run through until Thursday 20th December.

You need to order on Friday 30th November or over the weekend to be in with a chance of winning the first hampers.

Medivet to Open ‘Centre of Excellence’ for Orthopaedics

Medivet to Open ‘Centre of Excellence’ for Orthopaedics

Medivet is to open a ‘Centre of Excellence’ in orthopaedics at its referral practice in Faversham, Kent.  The team will be led by Dr Ryk Botes, a Medivet Branch Partner with a special interest in orthopaedics and, in particular, replacement surgery.  

The company is investing in specialist equipment to help the new orthopaedics team refine current surgical techniques and to pioneer novel solutions to perplexing orthopaedic problems. The kit includes a state-of-the-art ‘gait analysis walkway,’ which provides a range of data for clinical and research purposes.  Set to arrive in December, it will be used to help diagnose the cause of lameness, and be a means to objectively measure improvement in surgical cases. The results it gives will also enable the team to publish their results in peer review papers. 

Ryk Botes qualified in South Africa and joined Medivet in 2013. Commenting, he said: “The volume of elbow, hip and knee replacements we undertake is growing rapidly and the creation of this new centre of excellence at Medivet Faversham will enable us to provide an even higher standard of service to our clients and to help develop and refine orthopaedic techniques for use by the wider veterinary community.” 

Ryk Botes continued: “Data from the gait analysis walkway will be particularly useful in sharing our findings in scientific papers.  We will also use the data to support an ongoing research project in elbow replacement surgery in partnership with one of the leaders in implant technology based in Zurich, Switzerland.

“I’m excited to be moving to Medivet Faversham and join its great team in order to create a dynamic hub for our orthopaedics work. Working with my Branch Partner, Dr Andrei Uricaru, I am confident that the Faversham team will rise to the challenge we have set before them.”

Dr Guy Carter, Senior Partner at Medivet and Joint Head of Clinical Operations, added: “Supporting our veterinary teams to develop innovative techniques and treatments that will help our clients’ pets live longer, healthier lives is a hallmark of our business.  We are delighted to support the pioneering work that Ryk and his team perform by creating this new centre of excellence and we wish them every success.”

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.

140th Branch Partner Joins Medivet

140th Branch Partner Joins Medivet

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.

London Vet Show 2018

London Vet Show 2018

We are exhibiting at London Vet Show at Excel London on Thursday 15 and Friday 16 November this year.

Visit us on stand R40 and R45, where you can talk to our team about our business, products, IT solutions and laboratories as well as take part in one of our challenges to win a luxury hamper.

We are also launching our ‘Select from NVS’ Golden Ticket competition where hampers can be won every day during December in the build up to Christmas – pop by and find out how you can take part and be a winner.

For more information please visit the LVS website:

TV Fame for Medivet Nurse and Rescue Dog Kora

TV Fame for Medivet Nurse and Rescue Dog Kora

Medivet Hertford veterinary nurse Amie Gilman and her rescue dog, Kora, were two of the stars of Paul O’Grady: For the Love of Dogs this week. Kora, a Cane Corso (also known as an Italian Mastiff) was dumped on the busy A10 on 22 July and taken to one of Medivet’s 24-hour centres in Enfield, where veterinary nurse Amie was working. Kora had shown signs of suffering terrible physical abuse, including having her ears cut off with scissors and her tail docked.

Amie instantly fell in love with Kora, but the dog had to spend the compulsory seven days with the local dog warden in case an owner could be found. She was eventually taken to Battersea Dogs and Cats Home where she was known as Sophie. She was found to have an overseas microchip, but the contact details were out of date. Paul O’Grady met her during the filming of his TV series and followed her story in this week’s episode.

When it was clear that no owner could be traced, Amie adopted Kora and went to Battersea to collect her from Paul. She has now been living with her at home in Harlow for two months and is settling in very well with Amie’s other furry friends, which include two cats and two ferrets.

Amie said: “Dogs like Kora can be stigmatised because of their breed and someone has tried to make her look frightening by cutting off her ears. In fact, she is an absolute sweetheart and I intend to train her as a therapy dog. She’s a perfect ambassador for her breed and I hope that other people will hear her story and realise that these dogs can make wonderful pets.”

Medivet Hertford is based at 45 Port Hill, Hertford SG14 3EP and can be contacted on 01992 554559. Medivet is a veterinary led group of more than 270 branches and 15 fully staffed 24-hour veterinary centres across the UK. Underpinned by its partnership ethos, it is forging a national community of passionate vets, offering exceptional veterinary care for every pets’ needs.