It is with great sadness that we inform you The Park Vet Group will be closing the Farm Department from Wednesday 20th December 2023.
We know there have been many rumours circulating over the past few months, none of which were true at the time, but after looking at the overall situation, we had to recognise that the opportunities to grow and develop the farm business, and the future of our farm associates, are unfortunately limited. Hence we have come to the difficult decision that this is right for both the team, and our farm clients.
Park Vet Group has been proud and honoured to support the farming community in Leicestershire and beyond for over 100 years. We would like to thank you for your loyalty and support during this time, and especially over the past 12 months. We are truly grateful to have met and worked with such friendly and amazing people, who have trusted us to provide your services until the end.
It goes without saying, we wish you and your farm business every success for the future. We put our all into providing the best possible service to you and will always treasure the relationships we built.
The farm team are in consultation with the Park Vet Group management team around our future within the business. Park Vet Group continues to operate our small animal veterinary business, and the Whetstone practice remains fully open. We do hope you’ll continue to entrust us with the care of your domestic animals.
We appreciate you may have questions, and will be happy to answer them personally. Please call the farm office on 0116 286 1500 if you would like further information.
With our very best wishes,
The Farm Team
Why is Park’s farm service closing?
We want our wonderful patients to have the range of care they deserve, and our fantastic team to be supported in their careers. However, despite the excellent work of our farm team, this service has become much smaller and is no longer sustainable to run.
We have explored all avenues to continue the farm service, but sadly we will need to close it by Christmas 2023. This has been a difficult decision but we believe it is right for our patients, our farm clients and our team.
We would like to thank everyone who works in our farm service for their commitment and amazing work, and thank our wonderful clients for their loyalty and support.
Are you shutting any sites? Are you also closing other departments?
We are only closing our farm service, and all of our branches will remain open. This means we will continue to provide excellent care for our small animal patients at our Glenfield, Whetstone, Saffron Lane and Scraptoft Lane sites.
Our Glenfield hospital remains open 24/7 for poorly patients, but we will only be able to accept small animals rather than farm animals.
Can you still see my farm animal that is a pet?
Unfortunately we will be unable to treat any farm animals – including goats, pigs and other animals that can be pets – but our doors remain open for small animal patients.
When are you closing?
We will be closing our farm service on 20 December 2023.
Can I still collect medications from you?
We can only prescribe medications to our patients – so we will be unable to dispense medicine to farm animals when the farm service closes on 20 December 2023.
Where can I go for ongoing care?
There are plenty of other excellent farm veterinary services in the local area, which you can register with. Please speak to a member of the team if you would appreciate some guidance, as all our clients have different needs and we are happy to advise on the vets who could best meet your needs.
How do I register elsewhere?
Please ask the farm team for guidance, but the easiest way is to speak directly to another provider. We will be able to help with transfer of information.
Do I need to notify Park that I am moving elsewhere?
No, just let us know if there is anything we can help you with.
Who can I speak to about this?
Please visit our contact us page – the team are very happy to answer any queries.