Pets at Home has acquried Anderson Moores, a specialist veterinary referral hospital based in Winchester, Hampshire.
Based near Winchester, Hants, Anderson Moores has 25 referral clinicians and provides referral expertise in internal medicine, soft tissue surgery, orthopaedic surgery, cardiology, neurology and neurosurgery, diagnostic imaging, dermatology and anaesthesia. Anderson Moores is equipped with dedicated MRI and CT scanners, state of the art operating theatres and a range of other specialist facilities.
Anderson Moores was founded in 2006 by Richard Hoile, Chief Executive Officer, and Davina Anderson MA VetMB PhD DSAS(ST) DipECVS MRCVS, who were joined as shareholders in 2009 by Andy Moores BVSc DSAS (Orth) DipECVS MRCVS and in 2012 by David Walker BVetMed (Hons) DipACVIM DipECVIM-CA MRCVS.
Together they will retain a 25% stake in Anderson Moores, which will continue to operate as a stand-alone brand and business within the Pets at Home Vet Group.
Sally Hopson, CEO of Pets at Home Vet Group said: “We are delighted to welcome Anderson Moores into the Pets at Home Vet Group. Anderson Moores is one of the country’s leading Specialist referral centres and having it as part of our network underlines our commitment to quality as we begin to expand our presence in this segment of the market, following the acquisition of Northwest Surgeons earlier in the year. I am particularly pleased that Richard, Davina, Andy and David have recognised the opportunity to remain as equity partners in the business; this has always been our preferred model.”
Davina Anderson said: “We developed Anderson Moores from the very beginning to focus on providing the best care we possibly can for the dogs and cats referred to us. We are very proud of the team we have built here and have many colleagues who have been with us since the early years, continuing to provide consistent standards of clinical expertise and compassion. We have been really impressed by the ability of the Vet Group team to understand our values and ethics and support us in our long term future together.”
Andy Moores said: “While for our clients and our colleagues it will be business as normal at Anderson Moores, being part of the Pets at Home Vet Group provides us with a wealth of resources to enable us to develop and extend the services we can provide.”