Millcroft Veterinary Group Ltd is a fiercely independent, XLVets mixed practice consisting of six surgeries: Cockermouth, Keswick, Workington, Maryport, Aspatria and Egremont. We employ 22 vets, 20 nurses and 20 support staff.
In its current form, Millcroft is the product of an amalgamation of six small local practices over the last 20+ years. Our story began in 1999 with the merger of two long-established local practices: Millfields Veterinary Centre, based in Cockermouth, and Croft Veterinary Group, based in Brigham, Workington and Maryport. In 2010 the JRW Sedgwick practice, another long-established, local family practice, based in Cockermouth and Egremont, joined the group. The final practice to join was the Keswick based, Greta Bank Veterinary Practice, belonging to Mr & Mrs Gilbert, which joined in April 2011.
The corporate takeover of a local practice in Aspatria in Spring 2018 unsettled the veterinary service in the area for local pet owners and farmers. Millcroft’s response to the new corporate practice in the area, true to its commitment to independence, was to set up a branch practice in the same town to directly compete with the corporate and stabilise veterinary care.
Organisation aims & mission
We aim to offer the best level of client care and veterinary services; always acting in the best interests of our patients and their owners.
How we do this is simple:
- We aim to have the right human resources in the form of excellent, highly trained staff – and plenty of them!
- The right physical resources – modern well-equipped premises.
We are well-staffed with a solid foundation of support staff meaning the vets can be vets and the nurses can be nurses.