Vets4Pets Northampton was opened on 7th December 2009 by vet Jenny and nurse Davinia. Jenny and Davinia had worked together for a number of years in another practice in the area, and when Jenny decided that she wanted to open her own practice, she could think of no-one better than her friend and colleague Davinia.
Fast-forward to today, and the team now consists of a team of nearly 50 staff: vets, nurses, VCAs, receptionists and a practice manager. The practice achieved RCVS Hospital Accreditation in 2018 after running 24/7 for several years.
We are one of the few hospitals to have ALL SIX awards in the RCVS Practices Standards Scheme: all rated as OUTSTANDING, which we’re really proud about.
In 2019 we won both the VMG/SPVS Wellbeing Award (medium practice) and the Vets4Pets New Graduate Practice of the Year award. Being the best is so important to us. Read more about why we won here.
We are the most successful all-female JVPs within the Vet Group ( 415 practices). We’re really proud of that.
Our day team cover the hours 8 am – 7 pm, and the OOH team cover 7 pm – 8 am. We don’t do OOH as “on-call”. A shift is a shift: these are your hours for the week. If the OOH shift is quiet and you sleep while at work – great. If it’s busy during the day – walk out when your shift ends; there is someone else there to pick up your case or an incoming emergency. We are a team – there is always someone just starting their shift to take over from you so you go home on time whatever your shift pattern is.
We have outgrown our current building and are moving to a brand new, purpose-built hospital in Spring 2022. This will have three theatres, a large colleague area, a quiet room, four wards, 10 consulting rooms and lots more.
We have a vision for what vet hospitals should look like to best serve their staff, community and. the environment. We are already “outstanding” across all 6 awards in the RCVS Practices Standards Scheme.
Our new hospital will:
- be paper-free
- have a dedicated pharmacy dispensing all medication and taking payments, leaving more time for vets and nurses to spend with the patients
- have a state-of-the-art video phone and messaging system, meaning we can interact with our clients really easily – giving inpatient updates and for client advice.
We have a great team already who are so excited about the move, and would love you to join us!
Organisation aims & mission
To be the best first opinion veterinary hospital in Northamptonshire, providing great 24-hour care for our patients.
To provide a fun, safe and inclusive working environment for all team members to grow in their roles and careers.