Ashfield House Veterinary Hospital in Long Eaton, Nottingham, has received £100,000 finance facilities from The Royal Bank of Scotland, alongside self-funding, in a deal worth £230,000. This will aid expansion by accommodating two further qualified vets to provide round the clock vet care.
Ashfield House has been established for over twenty five years, serving the residents of Derby and Nottingham with small pet and exotic pet care. They employ 47 staff, which include nine full-time vets. A new extension to their existing premises will create roles for a further two qualified vets to assist with the out of hour’s rota between 8pm and 8am, seven days a week.
The 7,000 sq feet premises is set to increase the company’s annual turnover of £2million by 5-7% each year. This is mainly down to Ashfield House bringing all their veterinary services back in-house, which have been previously contracted out to other vets in the area. Ashfield House is the only vet practice to boast hospital status in the area.
John Oleshko, Director and practising vet at Ashfield House Veterinary Hospital, explains: “We have grown the business over the last two and a half decades to accommodate local residents with their pet care needs. We found ourselves at the stage where we needed more space to become a one stop shop, providing increased flexible hours for our patients. The extension achieves this and we couldn’t be more delighted with the finished look.
“The Royal Bank of Scotland has strong sector knowledge of our industry and is the reason why they been so supportive over the last eight years. We are pleased they have invested in the practice and supported our expansion plans for the benefit of all.”
David Mee, Healthcare Relationship Manager at The Royal Bank of Scotland, added: “Working with experienced veterinary practices, combined with our healthcare industry experience, is helping customers like Ashfield House to continue their success story. The extension looks very professional and I have no doubt it will impress current and future patients.”