Lucy Frazer, MP for South East Cambridgeshire, visited the Dick White Referrals Specialist Hospital in her constituency to discover more about the local employer and the state-of-the-art veterinary care offered for pets across the region. Part of the Pets at Home Group, the Dick White Referrals Specialist Hospital is one of the largest specialist veterinary centres in Europe.
The MP was welcomed by Pets at Home’s Head of Media and Corporate Affairs Gillian Hammond and Clinical Director at Dick White Referrals Rob Foale. She was given a tour during which she heard how the specialist hospital ensures world class care for all animals that come through the door.
On the tour Ms Frazer was shown the extensive services available, including hydrotherapy, MRI scanning, diagnostic pathology and vital surgeries. In addition, the hospital features an on-site reference laboratory with both clinical and diagnostic histopathology.
The site also includes the DWR Academy, which delivers Level 2 Diploma Veterinary Care Assistant (VCA) and Level 3 Diploma in Veterinary Nursing courses, with apprentices employed across the practice. The DWR Academy was created as a response to the recognised shortage of qualified veterinary nurses and nursing assistants across the UK.
Lucy Frazer MP said: “It has been great to visit the Dick White Referrals Specialist Hospital in my constituency. This was an opportunity for me to see first-hand the impressive skillset and dedication of these veterinary professionals. The hospital has great facilities and it is exciting to see the on-site training on offer for those interested in joining the profession. Animals across the region are in safe hands!”
Gillian Hammond, Head of Media and Corporate Affairs, said: “The Pets at Home Group is incredibly proud to have Dick White Referrals, a world class veterinary hospital, as part of its group. It was a pleasure to welcome Lucy to the hospital and introduce her to our Specialist Veterinary colleagues, and show her just some of the facilities that we are lucky enough to have at our disposal, in order to provide leading edge treatment to pets. We’re continuing to invest in the facility in Cambridgeshire, and look forward to the completion of our multi-million pound investment in 2020, and inviting Lucy back to see the end result of this investment.”