Larger intensive care unit, new chemotherapy ward, superior cat and dog wards and increased number of cat and dog “hotel” spaces enhance state-of-the-art referral hospital.
The space and services on offer to pet owners in the Derwent Valley, Derbyshire, have been greatly enhanced as a result of a £700,000 investment in a state-of-the-art referral hospital.
Scarsdale Veterinary Group’s Pride Veterinary Centre has completed an extensive, five-month development, allowing its veterinary teams to care for more animals.
A cat ward has been created to complement Scarsdale’s recently achieved International Society of Feline Medicine Cat Friendly Clinic Gold Level status by offering a quieter, more relaxing area away from other animals, as well as a new walk-in dog ward, which will allow staff to more easily treat larger breeds.
The intensive care unit has also been relocated within the building to increase its size, allowing the development of a chemotherapy area, ensuring Pride has the capacity to support more animals in need of this treatment.
John Turkington, the partner at Scarsdale Vets responsible for overseeing the work, said: “We are already really proud of the state-of-the-art facilities we have at Pride, but are not complacent and that is why we have made this significant investment to improve our facilities and, ultimately, the services we offer our clients and patients.
“Patient comfort is paramount, which is why we’ve invested in an additional walk-in ward for our larger breeds, and a new cat ward with a separate feline examination and treatment area.”
As well as these changes to improve clinical care, several improvements have also been made to the on-site “Pet Resort”, including relocating the cat hotel area upstairs into a quieter and more calming space, and also increasing the number of cat suites available.
The addition of eight extra dog hotel spaces and one isolation kennel has also doubled the capacity for the number of dogs that can holiday at Pride, which will help relieve strain on this popular service.