Moray Coast Vet Group’s new premises were officially opened in Nairn on Sunday, 8th September by Sheila Gibbs, SSPCA stalwart and animal lover. The Open day was very well attended with, at times, people queuing to get in for a look at the new clinic. What they discovered was that the old Doctor’s surgery at Lodgehill has been totally revamped and upgraded and a light, airy, modern interior has been created. Walls have been knocked down to provide lots of space and new facilities, including a main waiting room, a cat and small furries waiting area, consulting rooms, prep area, operating theatre, lab, xray room, dental room, separate cat, dog and isolation wards.
John Donald, who first came to Nairn as a fresh faced young slip of a thing in 1990, is now the Managing Director of Moray Coast Vet Group. John said he is very pleased with the new building and is looking forward to working in the new location.
Shelagh Carson from the Nairn and District branch of the Cat’s Protection League was in attendance providing information about the charity. A special collection bin for donations of cat food or other cat related items is situated in the cat and small furries waiting area.
One of the consulting rooms had been taken over for the day by Nick Martin of the Scottish Exotic Animal Rescue. The star of the show was undoubtedly Sam, the rescued Burmese python (14 foot long and a mere youngster) but the other reptiles, cockroaches, centipede’s, snakes and tarantulas were also very popular with both small and big kids.
Sadly, the Black Isle dairy ice cream stall will not be a permanent feature; their delicious ice cream was being copiously consumed and enjoyed throughout the building, as were the teas and home bakes on offer from the helpful staff.
Good luck for the future to all the staff in your new premises.