Sarah Hardy, client services team leader at Northwest Veterinary Specialists, oversees the start of building work on the £300,000 expansion.

Construction is underway on a major £300,000 extension at one of the North West’s leading veterinary hospitals.

The work at Northwest Veterinary Specialists (NWVS), in Sutton Weaver, Cheshire, started on Monday, October 10 and will rubberstamp the practice’s standing as one of the best-equipped sites in the region.

The Linnaeus-owned hospital will triple the size of its waiting room and nearly double the number of consultation rooms to seven, including one cat-only consult room and a cat-only waiting area.

Design work has been carried out by Newmarket architects ACD Projects and construction is being handled by Carve Interiors of Stoke-on-Trent.


The work to improve facilities for felines will also enable NWVS to apply for the International Society of Feline Medicine (ISFM) gold award, the industry’s highest recognition for veterinary cat care.

Clinical director Prue Neath said: “This work will serve to further enhance the modern facilities we have on offer and add to our wide range of cutting-edge equipment which is all aimed at delivering the very best of care and treatments to our pet patients.

“We are always looking to expand our expert team and recruit new specialists, clinicians and vet nurses, as well as extending our in-house opportunities for residents and interns to fulfil their veterinary ambitions.

“This work will be another piece in the jigsaw which allows us to meet those ambitions, both in terms of the care we deliver to pets and the opportunities we offer to outstanding clinicians.”

Northwest Veterinary Specialists (NWVS) is one of the UK’s leading specialist-led animal hospitals. It offers care in anaesthesia and analgesia, diagnostic imaging, emergency and critical care, internal medicine, neurology and neurosurgery, oncology, orthopaedics and soft tissue surgery.