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When we sit, late at night and the question is asked, “how did it all start”, we are hesitant to share our story. Why? Because looking back, it sounds all a little absurd. The following is mostly true. Except for the bit about cheese.

Vets 1 launched in May 2013 in a dining room, in the small village of Barton Bendish in West Norfolk. The decision to open the business was made exactly 21 days beforehand by Katharine and Simon Power and our kit list on day one consisted of a stethoscope, a half box of sharpies and a block of cheese.

Things are different now. In some ways. Our client base at launch was 100% LA. Since 2017 it has been 100% SA. Our kit list has expanded dramatically (2 stethoscopes, full box of sharpies).

We no longer work out of a dining room but instead, operate out of a beautiful 200 year old barn conversion (RVCS Tier 3 Hospital) and a beautiful converted old Bank (opened August 2020) in Kings Lynn.

Despite our sizeable work locations, each we find still has a soul. Weaved into the bricks and beams is a friendly, warm, family vibe that runs through the team and out into our community. Each location looks nothing like what you would expect but each houses what is required.

Our headcount at launch was 2. Today it is 65 and by default, we have become one of the largest independent practices in East Anglia. This makes us smile. Material things have changed but the most important things haven’t. Our commitment to protecting and nurturing a team of all job titles is paramount, and our ability to deliver on any development project within 21 days is legendary.
Overview

Independent company

Small animal

Hospital

50-99 employees

Satellite clinics

Overseas sponsorship

Gain experience

Nurse Training

VetGDP approved

Out of hours

Accredited workplace

Award winner

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Caseload

70% Dog

20% Cat

1% Chicken

1% Exotic

1% Rabbit

1% Small furries

6% Other

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Employee experience insight

Our purpose

Psychological safety

Employee engagement

Wellbeing champions

Onboarding

Breaks

Flexible working

Graduate friendly

New graduate training scheme

Performance management

Environmental champions

Community champions

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Awards and accreditations
Best UK Vets

Voted best Vet in Norfolk 2021 & 2022

Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS)

Small Animal Veterinary Hospital

Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS)

Approved Graduate Development Practice

Investors in the Environment

Working Towards Green Accreditation

President’s Award for Outstanding Design - 2015

British Veterinary Hospitals Association

ISFM - International Cat Care

Gold Standard