Work resumes on £1.3m vet hospital project

Work restarted this week on a £1.3 million project to build a pet hospital following a delay for COVID-19 restrictions.

When it is finished this summer, Northlands Veterinary Hospital in Kettering, Northamptonshire will be three storeys and feature:

  • four operating theatres
  • three separate wards for cats, dogs and exotic pets
  • a diagnostic lab
  • dedicated areas for cats and dogs
  • a laser therapy treatment room
  • rooms to house equipment including an ultrasound machine, digital x-ray and a £150,000 CT scanner


The hospital will provide 24-hour emergency and out-of-hours care, and is part of a £5.5 million investment by VetPartners in its practice sites this year.

Karl Walker, Northlands practice manager, said: “I am delighted that work to complete the hospital has resumed and we are moving ahead to fit out the interior of the building so the veterinary equipment can be installed.

“This is a very exciting project because the hospital will provide much-improved facilities for pets and their owners, and a vibrant, modern working environment for members of our team.”


The site for the hospital was previously a nursery and had been empty for 12 years. The exterior has already been renovated by a developer, who added a two-storey extension.

The building will house Northlands – currently based elsewhere in Kettering – and sister practice The Avenue Veterinary Clinic, which are merging. Northlands Veterinary Group has five surgeries in the county, including a specialist cat and

Credit to: Work resumes on £1.3m vet hospital project (Vet Times)

In-text: (Vet Times, 2021)

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