Formal opening for Chipping Norton’s new animal hospital

David Cameron and Martin Whitehead.
David Cameron and Martin Whitehead.

Chipping Norton’s cutting edge new veterinary hospital was formally opened on Friday by the Prime Minister.

David Cameron visited the purpose built new centre on Banbury Road on Friday last week to meet staff and director Martin Whitehead.

A full tour of the facility included the chance to even meet some of the patients, which included several cats and dogs, and in the exotic-animal ward a tortoise, gecko and armadillo.

Chipping Norton Vets moved from their old practice in Albion Street to the purpose-built facility in February. The new building has extensive car parking, a waiting room with separate waiting areas for cats and dogs and four consulting rooms. There are range of wards for dogs and cats as well as specialist equipment including an in-house diagnostic laboratory, a digital radiography, ultrasonography, a selection of endoscopes. The practice also features two fully equipped operating theatres.

Although the veterinary hospital itself is finished, a planning application has been submitted to West Oxfordshire District Council tobuild a specialised cat treatment unit and a boarding cattery.