Vet hospital in £1m expansion
CT scanner and operating theatres
A Stirling veterinary hospital is undertaking a £1m expansion project.
Broadleys Veterinary Hospital, in Craigleith Road, the first ever purposebuilt animal hospital in Scotland, primarily cares for pets in the Stirling and Dunblane area.
The facility is home to veterinary neurologists, orthopaedic surgeons, cardiologists, physiotherapists and experts in internal medicine and pain management.
The Bank of Scotland has provided the veterinary hospital with a £250,000 asset finance facility and a £550,000 loan. The loan has funded an extension to its premises with extra operating theatres, pre-op areas, imaging suites, kennels and additional office space. The expansion will see Broadleys take on new members of staff and patients.
The asset finance facility has enabled the business to purchase a CT scanner, which provides detailed images of bone and soft tissue. The scans provide valuable information on the patient’s condition to aid in diagnosing conditions and when planning complex surgeries.
Broadleys receives patient referrals from across Scotland and the North of England and has seen its loyal client base grow continuously in recent years.
Helen Sutton, veterinary surgeon and partner at Broadleys Veterinary Hospital, said: “At Broadleys we do our utmost to ensure that we provide the best level of care. Our aim has always been to have as many resources as possible that the animals need under one roof, so that our patients can receive all the care they need in one place. The funding from the Bank of Scotland is helping us meet this goal.
“Having our own CT scanner means that the animals will be able to get the treatment they need far quicker. This will really improve the level of care that they receive.
“The expansion has helped us to compartmentalise our space – we now have a specific dental treatment suite, endoscopy suite, imaging suite and ultrasound room.
“By reorganising and adding to our space, we’re able to accommodate more animals and continue to provide a gold standard of care to all our patients.”