23 October 2012
YourVets, which was originally founded in Coventry, has created 19 new posts in Solihull following the establishment of a new veterinary care centre in Olton, Solihull and a further six in Coventry.
The new jobs follow continued expansion of the group which has had an investment from Midven’s Exceed Fund of more than £500,000 to provide the company with capital to both open additional practices as well as improving the practices already in operation.
The company now has some 135,000 clients.
Founded in 1997 in Coventry, under the Pet Vaccination Clinic (PVC) brand, practices provide affordable preventative veterinary care for pet owners.
The company went through a management buy-out by its current owners in 2005, since when revenue has increased significantly through organic growth and new site development. The PVC name is still used for its traditional small practices, but for larger ‘super’ vets, the YourVets brand is adopted.
Janet Martin, CEO of YourVets, said that opening new branches would enable the group to reach a larger section of the market.
“There are around 26 million pets in the UK, 16 million of which are cats and dogs, and we offer only primary veterinary services at highly competitive prices. By offering that service to large urban populations, we are confident we can continue to grow quickly,” said Ms Martin.
Steven Greenall of Midven, said he was delighted at the continuing expansion of YourVets.
“This is an innovative organisation that is very clear about its ambitions and its offer. A YourVets branch is typically larger than the average veterinary branch and their offer is proving attractive to humans and pets alike.“They have ambitious plans with the goal of opening two additional sites per year,” said Steven.