Langford Veterinary Services, a wholly owned subsidiary of the University of Bristol, has today announced the closure of its small animal veterinary surgery in Cardiff. The Cardiff surgery opened for business in 2014 as an extension of the company’s existing service based at Langford in North Somerset, which comprises three first opinion clinics and two referral hospitals.
The clinics and hospitals at Langford are busy, thriving businesses that provide training opportunities for students studying veterinary science at the University of Bristol. The intention was that the Surgery at Cardiff would grow to be both financially viable and provide an additional opportunity for training our students across the border. Unfortunately, this is not the case. The surgery is not financially viable and the growth in the practice has been so low that the number and variety of cases do not make it a suitable surgery for training either now or for the foreseeable future.
The Surgery will close on Thursday 2 April 2015, and whilst it will not be accepting any new clients from today, it will honour appointments with existing clients until the closure date. All clients will be provided with details of all alternative practices that are in close proximity to the Cardiff practice. In addition, arrangements have been made with other local veterinary surgeries including the Parkvets group (1.9 miles from the Cardiff Surgery) and Valley Vets (2.7 miles from the Cardiff Surgery), to take over the care of any of the Surgery’s patients should that client so wish.
Richard Hammond, Acting Chief Executive of Langford Veterinary Services, said: “We would like to take the opportunity to thank the team at the Cardiff surgery for all of their hard work and dedication to their patients over the last year. They have continuously provided their clients and patients with a high standard of care. We realise that this is a sad day for the clients, patients and staff at the Surgery, and we would like to thank everyone who has utilised and supported the Surgery over the last ten months.”
Any clients who would like further advice on finding alternative options for the care of their pet are advised to call Langford Veterinary Services on 0117 928 9562 or clients may wish to use the ‘Find A Vet’ facility on the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons Website.
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We understand that a number of clients are keen to continue with Sylvia as their vet. We are pleased to let you know that Sylvia will be moving to Vets4Pets within the Pets at Home store in Barry, due to open in mid-May 2015. Further to this, we can also confirm Elena will be moving to Vets4pets in Ely and Caerphilly starting on 7th April and Nicole will be working for Caerphilly Veterinary Clinic starting on 8th April.