New independent vet practice opens in Milnrow

Date published: 25 July 2023

A new independent veterinary practice has opened in Milnrow.

Milnrow Village Vets opened on 10 July at the former Village Practice doctors’ surgery on Newhey Road and is owned by veterinary surgeons Clare Farnsworth and Gemma Broome.

They are joined by head vet nurse, Vicki Egan; vet nurse, Michele Burniston; practice manager, Mandy Hollows; receptionist and veterinary care assistant, Kayla Marshall; and veterinary care assistant, receptionist and pet groomer, Pippa Coale.

Clare and Gemma – who have nearly 30 years’ experience between them – decided to open the practice as they noticed a gap in the area for a veterinary practice.

They said: “Having both worked in Rochdale and Shaw we noticed there was a gap in the area for a veterinary practice, meaning owners were having to travel their pets to seek treatment. When we saw the doctors were moving, we knew it was the perfect location for us.

“We are passionate about providing a personal, reasonably priced veterinary service to the pets of Milnrow and surrounding areas. Our aim is to be a community base service, where the vet knows you and your pet and the experience is positive for the whole family. We like the community feel and like getting to know our patients and their owners.”

The practice has separate cat and dog waiting rooms and large quiet consult rooms plus all the necessary equipment to treat the animals for the majority of routine ailments, including x-ray, ultrasound, dental and surgical suite.

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