A Worcester veterinary practice is celebrating 25 years of providing pet care.

The team from Severn Vets enjoyed cake to mark this special anniversary, also observed by Jock Queen, the vet and clinical director at the practice.

Severn Vets was founded in 1999 by Mr Queen and his wife, fellow vet Caroline.

The practice originally served Warndon Villages from a single site.

The team has grown over the years and it now runs four sites across Worcestershire and Warwickshire, supported by a robust team of 57 personnel.

Besides enjoying cake, the team also extended the celebrations to pet owners, offering goody bags and inviting them to participate in a tombola with 25 prizes.

This event was earmarked to rally support for StreetVet, a noble initiative that provides free veterinary services to homeless people.

This charity is receiving aid in 2024 from VetPartners, a larger veterinary group that Severn Vets is part of.

While the practice has expanded, it has never strayed from its initial location; currently, it operates from the state-of-the-art Worcester Veterinary Hospital in Berkeley Way, Warndon Villages and a branch surgery, Tybridge in St John’s.

In addition to expanding its geographical reach, Severn Vets has also stayed up to date with the latest technologies in veterinary care.

The practice boasts facilities such as a CT scanner, ultrasound, hydrotherapy treadmill and laparoscopic equipment.

Further, it has bolstered its team with specialists in cardiology, ophthalmology, diagnostic imaging, and orthopaedic surgery.

Worcester News: The team from Severn Vets enjoyed cake to mark this special anniversary

Mr Queen said: "I’m very proud that Severn Vets has been a focal point of the community we serve for 25 years and I hope that we will continue to provide the highest levels of care to pets in Worcester for a long time to come."

Long-term client care manager Sarah Davey joined the team as a trainee nurse 25 years ago.

Ms Davey said: "Severn Vets is a lovely place to work and it has been great to watch the practice grow over the years and to care for pets through their whole lifetime."

The practice anticipates additional celebrations this summer with a celebratory party for team members.