Why a new vet in York?
Green Vets is the first independent veterinary surgery to open in York for over 15 years.
Like in many other professions, Veterinary surgeries in the UK are increasingly taken over by corporate businesses resulting in an ever declining number of independent local practices. In 2018, out of all the 15 clinics and branches in the York area, 11 were owned by the same corporate group and 2 clinics were corporate branded joint ventures. There is a planning application for yet another corporate group wanting to enter the York market. Before Green Vets opened in May 2019, there were only 2 independent veterinary businesses left.
Green Vets is bucking this trend by opening a brand new, independent veterinary surgery in Acomb. We bring traditional family vet values back to the city, with modern facilities and a wealth of veterinary experience.
Unlike the large corporate-owned clinics, Green Vets is 100% owned by Rob and Anne, a husband and wife team of experienced vets. This setup enables us to re-invest profits in the business without the need to redistribute and drain dividends to external shareholders. It also gives us the opportunity to provide the consistent personalised service that the larger practices find ever harder to deliver. At Green Vets your pet sees the same vet every time. This has enormous advantages for continuity of care.
With state of the art diagnostic and surgical facilities, on-site intensive-care hospitalisation and ample off-street parking, we offer an outstanding one-stop veterinary care experience.