The Yorkshire-based Garth Pig Practice has joined the national Westpoint Group in a move which both parties say will expand resources and expertise to the benefit of UK pig producers.
Garth’s managing director, Angela McKie, and commercial director, Ian Carroll, said that the development will give them access to greater resources and a wide expertise in knowledge and R&D from the veterinary-led national group.
Westpoint’s managing director, Matt Dobbs, welcomed the arrival of such a “preeminent veterinary practice” as a truly progressive partner which would strengthen the group’s other multispecies practices, research team and laboratory services.
“We will build on Garth’s strong reputation, ensuring the partnership leads to new and enhanced services,” he said.
Group veterinary director Gemma Morton added that Westpoint would support its new partner as it continues to develop the services required by modern pig producers.
“We are genuinely excited about the opportunities offered to develop our people under the Garth brand; ensuring we are at the forefront of innovation in pig health and production,” she said.
Westpoint was founded in 2000 as a single-handed veterinary practice with a vision to provide a dedicated livestock focused service for farmers in SE England. The group now encompasses 20 practices nationwide.