A Fylde coast veterinary practice is set to hold an official opening this month of its new state of the art hospital style clinic.
Moy Vets’ new building in Hambleton is of a high grade hospital level specification to look after pets and small animals.
It has been the culmination of years of planning by practice owner Michelle Lingard who has run the vets since the death of her husband Mark in 2011.
Moy Vets began in 1992 when Mark and Michelle moved from Australia and built Moy Farm Veterinary Centre on the site of a sheep shed and stables in Out Rawcliffe.
The practice grew and then followed the purchase of the Animal Medical Centre in Thornton, the opening of a small branch surgery in Knott End On Sea and the opening of a small branch in Hambleton.
Sadly, Mark developed an in-operable brain tumour and Michelle, a widow with two young children to bring up, had to cope with a business that had suffered the loss of one of the main vets. She said she formulated a new plan for the business to enable the practice to grow and provide care for local animals for the next 26 years.
She said: “The Hambleton practice proved to be popular so a long term plan was started of moving the small animal side of the business into a new state of the art clinic there so it would be more accessible for clients who didn’t really need the rural location that the equine side of the business required.
“Through hard work of the team, 2017 saw the plan come to fruition in the building of the new Moy Vets premises in Hambleton to where the team from Out Rawcliffe moved in.
“The new building is of a high grade hospital level specification that will provide superb treatment for pets and local employment for 35 plus persons for years to come.
“Our new site has created an extra five jobs.
“At our open day there will be lots for adults and children alike – tours of the whole clinic, the chance to learn about veterinary equipment, facepainting, bouncy castle and an exotic raptor display by Corio Raptor Care.”