Jollyes invests £1million in eight new NI vet clinics

Jollyes invests £1million in eight new NI vet clinics

Northern Ireland has welcomed eight new community pet clinics at Jollyes shops.

The million pound veterinary investment took place at stores in Banbridge, Bangor, Ballymena, Belfast, Lisburn, Lurgan, Newry and Newtownabbey, with the service rolled out from March 13,

Over the next 18 months, the retailer will double the number of stores offering community pet clinics, double the clinics’ opening hours and double their number of dog grooming locations to be rebranded as The Jolly Groomer.

The firm has appointed Dr Adrian Ward MRCVS to the Jollyes board to bring veterinary experience to the leadership team and provide in-store veterinary services from fully trained and Royal Veterinary College-accredited vets.

Jollyes Northern Ireland Regional Manager, Laura Hadden, said: “We are beyond excited to introduce the first pet clinics here in Northern Ireland. With the current cost of living, we understand customers are struggling with the upkeep of their pets and we hope these pet clinics will lift some of that burden with the great prices on offer.”

The move is in commitment to what the firm calls “extraordinary value” to vet prescribed and administered dog and cat vaccinations in its clinics.

Jollyes predicts its turnover to hit £100 million in its current financial year and is also aiming have 100 stores with 1,000 employees within 18 months