Veterinary centre opens its doors at former Post Office site

A veterinary centre with cutting-edge technology has opened in Norton near Stourbridge with the support of a six-figure finance package.

Paveley and Day Veterinary Centre has been purpose-built with facilities to provide care for up to 4,500 animals each year.

Facilities include an on-site laboratory that can provide immediate blood test results, as well as machinery for x-rays, digital imaging and ultrasound tests.

Veterinary medical staff will also have the capacity to perform soft tissue and orthopaedic operations, in addition to dental surgery.

The surgery has been opened by friends Neil Paveley and Christina Finch, who combined have more than 50 years of experience in the veterinary industry.

The funding from Lloyds Bank has also enabled the practice to keep supporting animals and their families during the coronavirus pandemic.

The centre has opened at the site of the former Post Office on The Broadway, which had previously been closed for more than three years. The opening has also created jobs for an additional four veterinary nurses.

Christina Finch, director and veterinary surgeon at Paveley and Day Veterinary Centre, said: “Our goal is to provide the highest quality service for all our patients, from the waiting room right through to recovery. We want to offer continuity of care, experienced advice, and a fair and transparent price structure and the new centre will undoubtedly help us to do this.

“The Lloyds Bank team has been by our side throughout the process and their support and guidance has been invaluable. We look forward to continuing to work with them as we move forward.”

Sian Matthews, relationship manager for healthcare at Lloyds Bank, said: “As a nation, we collectively spend a staggering £10billion a year on our dogs alone, so there’s no doubting that we’re a nation of pet lovers. As a result, pet owners expect their animals to receive the same high level of service as any other member of their family.

“Paveley & Day Veterinary Centre will help to tap into this demand with the opening of their new centre in Norton, and we are pleased to support them at the beginning of their journey.”

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