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Background

Medina Veterinary Group was started in 1998 by Neil Grant after buying the small animal component of the practice from Ian Stretch. After a succession of long term locums over the next two years Neil employed Tim Watson who has recently moved to the Island. The Practice at this time was just the two vets and five part time nursing and reception staff with Neils Wife Lianne as practice manager. Over the next eight years the practice grew rapidly on the basis of Neil and Tim’s tireless clinical work and patient first attitudes which was appreciated by clients and patients alike. Tim joined Neil as a Partner in the practice in 2010 at the point that the practice had expanded to five veterinary surgeons.

With a reputation for clinical excellence the practice became a veterinary nurse training centre in 2010 and gradually the entire nursing team was made up of qualified Veterinary Nurses. During 2012 the whole of the downstairs part of the practice was reconfigured and rebuilt to a plan that Tim and Neil had been working on for years to enable better patient and nursing facilities. With this in mind the in hospital patient care became much more nurse led, using best practice and strong clinical guidelines. In 2014 Donal joined the practice bringing another well known Island veterinary surgeon into the team. In 2017 Neil and Lianne retired from the practice and it was bought by CVS. Tim remained to lead the team he had built up over many years, appointing Emily Donovan to head nurse and Libby Walford as Practice manager. The practice has continued to strengthen in it’s clinical capabilities since and has a strong ethos on patient care and “QI” or quality improvement as outlined by the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons, using robust clinical audit to analyse clinical performance. Our aim is to continue and grow our clinical abilities through continuous learning, continue passing on our knowledge and learning through training students of veterinary nursing and surgery and to continue to strive to be the very best that we can be.