Green light for plans for state-of-the-art veterinary hospital in Macclesfield

Plans for a new veterinary hospital in Macclesfield have been approved. Proposals for a new sui generis animal hospital and emergency veterinary service were approved by Cheshire East Council on Monday (May 16).

The change of use was submitted by Orbit Investments and will be located at Unit 107, Heather Close, on the Lyme Green business park in Macclesfield. Plans say the unit has remained vacant since THG Studios left in February last year.

The new veterinary tenants have been providing emergency services for animals nationwide for over 15 years. The plans say they are the “leader” in emergency pet care and the new hospital will be open 24 hours a day, every day of the week, including holidays.

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The Design and Access Statement states: “The proposed veterinary leaseholders provide emergency veterinary care nationwide and have been providing expert emergency pet care across the UK for over 15 years. The network of animal emergency clinics spans more than 50 locations and works in partnership with over 1,000 practices offering after-hours services.

“It is the leading provider of emergency pet care, treating more after-hours emergencies than any other veterinary group. Typically, the company receives over 400,000 inquiries per year and treats more than 100,000 pets.

“The Company currently operates three veterinary clinics which it believes offer the highest level of emergency pet care.”

The plans also state that the unit will provide the necessary space for a state-of-the-art animal hospital with state-of-the-art facilities.

The statement said: “Unit 107 provides the space required for a planned state-of-the-art animal hospital. There are firm plans for six consulting rooms, two operating rooms, a CT scanner, ultrasound and X-ray facilities, and a number of treatment rooms.

“The aim of the newly proposed veterinary hospital facility is to provide a very high level of critical and emergency care facilities. The planned CT scanner will be the first in a veterinary practice in the area.”

The new vet clinic will be open 24 hours a day. Daytime services are available from 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Outside of these hours, after-hours services are available.

It will also create new jobs in Macclesfield, with the day center having five full-time vets, three part-time vets, six full-time registered zookeepers, one student veterinarian (SVN) and six full-time and part-time receptionists. time rolls.

The on-call service is staffed by three full-time vets, three full-time RVNs, and three full-time receptionists. Daytime and after-hours services would be provided by different staff teams.

The plans conclude that the new animal hospital and emergency service will create jobs in the area, ensure the unit does not remain empty and increase veterinary services for Macclesfield.

The proposals have now been approved by Cheshire East Council and revised plans by Orbit Developments have included two electric vehicle and two disabled parking spaces. They also added a bike shop.

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