Will the independent vet survive?

“Should we look to more of a freelance business model in the UK?" https://veterinary-practice.com/article/should-we-look-to-more-of-a-freelance-business-model-in-the-uk

Joint venture partners in ‘£1m’ Medivet fee challenge. https://www.vettimes.co.uk/news/joint-venture-partners-in-1m-medivet-fee-challenge/

IVC acquires Scarsdale Vets. https://www.vettimes.co.uk/news/ivc-acquires-scarsdale-vets/

Linnaeus buys Blacks Vets. https://www.vettimes.co.uk/news/linnaeus-buys-blacks-vets/

Telemedicine proves a headache for Britain’s Royal College. https://news.vin.com/VINNews.aspx?articleId=54736

Sadly I can see this trend growing in both human and animal prescriptions. It is concerning to say the least.

Mars expands its international veterinary practice ownership. https://news.vin.com/VINNews.aspx?articleId=54869

Medivet to accelerate partnership plans. https://www.vettimes.co.uk/news/medivet-to-accelerate-partnership-plans/

British veterinary practice chain CVS shuffles management. https://news.vin.com/VINNews.aspx?articleId=55296

Selling wave of UK independent veterinary clinics brewing. https://news.vin.com/VINNews.aspx?articleId=55984

France’s largest referral hospital joins IVC https://www.vettimes.co.uk/news/frances-largest-referral-hospital-joins-ivc/

Independent veterinary laboratories face extinction. https://news.vin.com/VINNews.aspx?articleId=56285

Ireland: Stronghold for independent veterinarians no more? https://news.vin.com/default.aspx?pid=210&catId=3115&id=9609207

Linnaeus acquires four more practices. https://www.vettimes.co.uk/news/linnaeus-acquires-four-more-practices/

Linnaeus expands amid continued investment. https://www.petgazette.biz/27696-linnaeus-expands-amid-continued-investment/

Specialist cat clinic joins VetPartners. https://www.vettimes.co.uk/news/specialist-cat-clinic-joins-vetpartners/

The veterinary practice made famous by James Herriot and the Yorkshire Vet will stop treating large animals in December. https://www.yorkshirepost.co.uk/country-and-farming/veterinary-practice-made-famous-james-herriot-and-yorkshire-vet-will-stop-treating-large-animals-december-3016986

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Linnaeus buys Pets at Home referral business. https://www.vettimes.co.uk/news/linnaeus-buys-pets-at-home-referral-business/

Mars buys specialty veterinary practices in Britain. https://news.vin.com/default.aspx?pid=210&catId=3115&id=9971882

My vets are now Medivet, COVID has been ridiculously stupid, they won’t let me in at all with my dog who doesn’t like the table, then put her on the table while I’m not there to complain that my dog won’t do what they need. Also it is a different locum every time so not consistently the same person, some I don’t actually understand at all when they speak.