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Basildon mayor opens new-look Vets4Pets practice


The Mayor of Basildon Borough, Cllr Luke Mackenzie, officially opened the doors to the new extension at Vets4Pets Basildon Hospital, increasing its services and care for pets across Essex.


The Vets4Pets extension, which has created seven jobs, now makes Vets4Pets Basildon Hospital (Pitsea) the only practice in the area to house an onsite MRI scanner, helping vets to better diagnose and treat pets.


Hydrotherapy has also been added to the list of specialist services the hospital now offers, along with a number of others it already provided, including a state-of-the-art CT scanner, advanced skills in keyhole surgery, soft tissue surgery, orthopaedics and laser therapy.


Established in 2010, Vets4Pets Basildon Hospital (Pitsea) provides emergency and out of hours veterinary care, along with inpatient care 24 hours a day, 365 days a year from its site in Pets at Home at Old Market Retail Park.



The rest of the Pets at Home Basildon store has also been refurbished, including a new pet village, which has been designed with small animals in mind to ensure there is plenty of room for them to play, hide, eat and sleep, as well as an aquatic centre, with a range of fish and accessories.    


Customers can make use of the brand-new dog self-wash station where they can wash and blow dry their dog themselves without the hassle of cleaning up the bathroom at home.  


Nikki Idowu, Joint Venture Partner and Practice Manager at Vets4Pets Basildon (Pitsea), said: “We’d like to say thanks to Cllr Luke Mackenzie, Mayor of Basildon, for taking the time to officially open the new extension. It’s our priority to provide the very best possible care to our loyal community and our new and improved facilities and services mean we can do just that.”


Vets4Pets offers a full range of veterinary healthcare services from a team of highly skilled vets, experienced nurses and dedicated Client Care Advisors who are on hand to support pets with all of their important healthcare needs – from preventative care and welfare advice, to treating sick and injured animals.


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