Medivet Accelerates Partnership Plans

An Ambitious campaign to double its partner community launched at the London Vet Show.

Medivet Branch Partner Reena Patel

Medivet is stepping up its recruitment drive to find a partner for every practice in its 300-branch estate.

The progressive plans – to encourage vets to consider Medivet’s unique partnership opportunities – will be ramped up in the coming months with a new push launching at the London Vet Show (LVS).

The veterinary group currently has over 150 Branch Partners but wants to significantly bolster this number over the next 12 months.

A host of current Branch Partners will be sharing their rewarding experiences of partnering with one of the country’s leading veterinary communities at the LVS, being held at ExCeL London on 14 and 15 November, and urge aspiring partners to quiz them on the opportunities.

“Partnership is one of our key focuses at this year’s show and we’re looking forward to the opportunity of engaging with practices and practitioners who are open to becoming part of our ever-expanding community,” said Medivet’s CEO, Arnold Levy.

“We offer unrivalled and varied routes for vets to become Branch Partners and have the huge benefit of flexibility in our agreements. We hope that ambitious vets looking for a path to partnership will come and talk to us.”

One of Medivet’s youngest Branch Partners, Simon Cook – who took the reins of the Shrewsbury practice in 2017 at the age of just 28 – will be on hand at the LVS to share his story.

“If I’d followed the traditional route of becoming a junior partner first, I doubt I would be a Branch Partner yet,” said Simon.

“The relationship I have with Medivet is that of a true partnership, which has helped me to unlock the potential of my practice very quickly.”

Also attending the LVS is Andy McVey, Branch Partner at three Medivet practices in the Liverpool area – Orrell Park, Anfield and Mossley Hill.

When his father decided to sell the independently-owned Orrell Park practice, Andy was able to partner with Medivet to keep the family tradition alive. He has since expanded his horizons – and earning potential – to partner in the two additional practices.

Simon and Andrew will be joined on the Medivet stand – G20 – by Reena Patel, Branch Partner at the Medivet Pinner and Medivet Stanmore practices. Her path to becoming a Branch Partner began 20 years ago when she joined Medivet’s Hendon practice – working on reception.

“The opportunities for aspiring vets to own or set up a thriving veterinary practice have become, for most vets, almost non-existent because of the costs involved, which is why the flexible routes we offer can work so successfully,” added Arnold.

“We have always defined ourselves as a partnership and hope like-minded practices and practitioners are keen to learn more about the potential of harnessing our unique model.”

For further information about routes to partnership with Medivet, please contact us at enquiries@medivet.co.uk or visit us on stand G20 at LVS.