New Moira practice opens with Ulster Bank support
A new veterinary practice has opened in Moira following a £118,000 investment from Ulster Bank for business start-up support.
Affinity Veterinary Clinic was founded by local veterinarian Rebecca Martin and offers a range of services to small animals including vaccinations, microchipping, x-rays, ultrasound imaging, dental procedures including dental x-rays, medical treatments, extensive in-house blood testing, surgical procedures, vet and nurse consultations.
The building has been designed with the patient and client experience in mind and features a large waiting area with separate cat and dog waiting areas, consult rooms and hospitalisation facilities to make pets’ visit as stress free as possible.
Following a significant investment supported by Ulster Bank, the premises offer scope to grow the business in line with demand, with the potential to offer orthopedic treatment in-house, grooming facilities, specialist treatment and the ability for remote practitioners to use the facility as a temporary base.
Rebecca, above left, who graduated from the University of Liverpool in 2012, said: “We are delighted to open our doors in Moira this month. Pets are one of the family and it is important they get the care they deserve. I am fortunate to be joined by an experienced team, and through our combined years of knowledge and experience, we aim to offer the best quality veterinary care possible.
“I am very thankful to have my vision supported by Ulster Bank. Without this, our new venture would simply not have been possible. They have helped make this process really smooth and easy, with a fantastic customer support team who are always readily available. With their support, our long-term vision for this practice is far more than I could ever have imagined.”
Business Development Manager at Ulster Bank, Derick Wilson, top right, said: “Ulster Bank is excited to offer support to Rebecca and her team on their journey in opening Affinity Veterinary Clinic. Rebecca’s passion for animals and wealth of knowledge in veterinary science is evident. We are pleased to have been able to provide funding that has made Rebecca’s dream become a reality and we can’t wait to see the practice grow and support her in this new journey.”
Read more in the upcoming edition of NIVT.