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Major development in the veterinary sector

26th Jul 2018 / By Alistair Driver

An interesting development in the veterinary sector. VetPartners has announced the acquisition of the Origin group, one of the UK’s leading production animal veterinary groups.

VetPartners said the addition of Origin group, which owns some of the best known veterinary businesses operating across farming, including pig and poultry, as well as a laboratory and consulting business, will create 'by far the biggest, most diverse production animal team in the UK'.

The Origin group includes Biobest Laboratories, Garth Pig Vets, Poultry Health Services, Westpoint Farm Vets and Kingshay Farming and Conservation. It will be joining VetPartners’ existing production animal network, which includes Willows Veterinary Group, Hampden Vets, Abbey Veterinary Group, Hale Veterinary Group and Penbode Vets. 

The Origin name will eventually be phased out as, VetPartners said, individual businesses within their group are so strong in their own right. 

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