Practice secures cash for further growth

Daryl Peart, Barclays Corporate, Leslie Barwise-Munro, Alnorthumbria Veterinary Practice and Martin Rankin, Barclays Corporate .
Daryl Peart, Barclays Corporate, Leslie Barwise-Munro, Alnorthumbria Veterinary Practice and Martin Rankin, Barclays Corporate .

ALNORTHUMBRIA Veterinary Group has secured funding for growth from Barclays Corporate.

The practice, which has nine centres throughout the North East including sites at Morpeth, Alnwick, Amble, Seahouses and Wooler, has developed the Fairmoor Equine Clinic in newly-acquired buildings adjacent to the existing Fairmoor surgery in Morpeth.

The clinic, which offers state of the art equipment, provides diagnostic, surgical, hospitalisation and recuperation facilities to equine clients across the North East and Scottish borders.

“Together with five dedicated equine vets, they are able to provide round the clock nursing care with access to some of the leading UK equine specialists.

Equine partner Lesley Barwise-Munro said: “The purchase and development of the new equine clinic at Fairmoor has been major investment for the practice and it’s great that we’ve been able to secure funding from Barclays Corporate.

“We’re now able to offer access to some of the best equine care across the North and this development is another example of the partners’ passion and commitment to providing quality care for our clients.”

The veterinary practice is also investing in its existing Wagonway Road site in Alnwick, which is currently undergoing significant design and structural changes to create a much larger and modern companion and farm animal veterinary clinic.”

The newly-refurbished site is due to open in the autumn.

Martin Rankin, Barclays corporate relationship director, has partnered with the practice to provide the necessary funding.

He said: “Alnorthumbria is a highly professional and progressive practice that is thriving despite the current economic challenges.

“We are delighted to have the opportunity to assist this forward thinking and ambitious business, helping them to bring their aspirations to fruition and we look forward to supporting them through their next phase of development.”