An industry-leading animal hospital has been praised by Winchester and Chandler’s Ford MP Steve Brine after he took a guided tour of the state-of-the-art veterinary centre.
Mr Brine visited Linnaeus-owned Anderson Moores Veterinary Specialists, in Winchester, to take a behind-the-scenes tour of the multi-disciplinary hospital along with a fellow VIP – his much-loved black Labrador Monty.
The 48-year-old parliamentarian had previously taken Monty’s brother Popcorn to the referral vet centre as a patient but revealed he was astonished at the hi-tech facilities when given a tour of the hospital by Anderson Moores clinical director Matt Gurney.
He said: “I was delighted to be able to visit Anderson Moores and meet the team who are providing such outstanding quality of care for pets across Hampshire and the south of England.
“I thought it was fitting that I should take Monty along with me and it’s fair to say he was really the star of the show, with the vets, nurses and client care team Anderson Moores team all showing him real affection. It’s easy to forget that vets do their job because they love animals, but walking around the hospital, it was abundantly clear how much they love what they do.
“Indeed, Monty’s brother was actually treated at Anderson Moores some time ago. However, as a client you obviously have no idea what goes on behind the front desk so it was a real insight to see for myself. I was especially interested in the discussion we had around recruitment and they clearly concur with the view of many of us that we need a much more liberal immigration policy post-Brexit to ensure veterinary medicine gets the workforce it needs.
“The UK is a nation of animal lovers. Our pets are much more just animals – they are part of the family. Just like our family members, when our pets are ill, we want the best possible medical care for them and it was wonderful to see first-hand the difference the team there are making.”
The MP was greeted by Anderson Moores clinical director Matt, who introduced him to the team and guided him around the hospital’s cutting-edge facilities, which include one of the very few specialist-led feline hyperthyroid clinics in the south of England.
Mr Brine also visited Anderson Moores’ woodland walk, an idyllic outdoor space created as part of the hospital’s sustainability ambitions, which both clients and patients can enjoy, along with team members who want to enjoy some mindful downtime.
Matt, an RCVS and European specialist in veterinary anaesthesia and analgesia, said: “We were delighted to welcome our local MP to Anderson Moores and to give him guided tour of both the hospital and our woodland walk.
“Steve was incredibly engaged in the issues affecting the veterinary profession and was interested to see our facilities and meet the team here. He was very impressed and commented how similar we are to a human hospital.”
Anderson Moores offers specialist care in anaesthesia and analgesia, cardiology, dentistry, dermatology, diagnostic imaging, emergency and critical care, feline hyperthyroid clinic, internal medicine, neurology, oncology, orthopaedics and soft tissue surgery.
For more information on Anderson Moores Veterinary Specialists, visit www.andersonmoores.com or search for Anderson Moores Veterinary Specialists on social media.
Pictured; Steve Brine, MP for Winchester and Chandler’s Ford, pictured with Matt Gurney, clinical director at Anderson Moores Veterinary Specialists.