Taverham Veterinary Hospital is a large 24-hour practice based in Norwich, Norfolk.
We were founded in 1994 by a vet and a nurse and have since developed to become a large, highly-equipped, first opinion practice with a strong referral caseload. We are the only RCVS registered veterinary hospital in the area and have two two-vet branch practices, both within 10 miles of the hospital.
We have been providing an on-site out-of-hours service since 2008 and now support 25 user practices OOH. We currently employ a total of 31 vets, 49 RVNs/SVNs/ANAs and 26 support staff across the three sites, with planned ongoing expansion and recruitment.
An exciting extension (with a CT scanner!) is planned to commence in June 2022. We have certificate holders and accept referrals in the following: Internal Medicine, Chemotherapy, Soft Tissue Surgery, Orthopedic Surgery Emergency and Critical Care, Diagnostic Imaging, Cardiology, Dermatology, Dentistry, Ophthalmology and Endoscopy.
Organisation aims & mission
Taverham Veterinary Hospital has been employing at least one or two new graduates per year for the past seven years. As a practice, our mission is to support new graduates on their journey to becoming competent and confident veterinary surgeons. As members of a struggling profession, we are concerned about the lack of support new graduates often receive in their first job; therefore, as a practice that has the capabilities and enthusiasm to teach and nurture new graduates, we developed a formal tailored ‘internship’ program which has been running since 2019. It has been slowly growing over the past few years, and we now employ four new graduates every year to join this exciting and unique internship.
Our team loves to support, teach and watch new graduates flourish and we ensure time is allocated to each individual’s development. We can offer a variety of experiences with different practice types and a broad, varied and exciting caseload, where there is always a senior colleague on hand to help.
The practice is aiming, with the help of the planned extension, to become the only AVP-led referral hospital in the area.