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Practice ownership at Vets for Pets Dunfermline

The opportunity

Dunfermline Vets for Pets is looking for a new owner to take on this well-respected practice, which takes its responsibilities to its colleagues as seriously as it does to the pets in its care. This opportunity is ideal for a vet or group of clinicians who are looking to do more than just clinical work. If you have ideas on developing clinical and non-clinical protocols to improve patient, colleague and client care, would like to own a well-established practice that can offer excellent future growth potential and a chance to secure your own financial future, then please get in touch.

This is an opportunity to buy a practice which is profitable and well established in the local community.  A practice where the hard yards have already been done, providing you with the chance to continue the growth and secure your financial future, running the practice clinically, as well as managing a team.

Having opened its doors in 2014, Dunfermline Vets for Pets has developed an incredibly strong and loyal client base, which values and shares the practice's proactive approach to preventative and medical care, plus a team that has the support to consistently offer those higher standards of both client and patient care. The practice is in excellent condition, has great potential for expansion, is profitable, and prides itself on staying true to its claim of being able to offer high-value clinical care and client service with a team that has the time to do so.

There are just over 2,700 active clients at the practice, split roughly 55% canine and 30% feline. Currently, an incredibly high percentage (more than 57%) of clients bonded to the practice through healthcare plans. All out of hours work is referred out, providing a better work-life balance for the team.

In practice

At Vets for Pets Dunfermline, everyone knows how the practice does things. It has built strong relationships with clients of the practice, which is evidenced in its excellent online reviews and truly exceptional net promoter score of >90%.

The team is supported with:

  • 30-minute challenging consults for sick pets, euthanasia, first vaccines and new patients
  • Allocated admin time and protected lunch breaks
  • Recruitment based on shared values and behaviours to support a positive culture
  • Clear protocols to support the practice's vision
  • iM3 Dental X-ray
  • MyLab omega ultrasound
  • Digital radiography
  • In-house Idexx lasercyte, microscopy
  • BP monitor, pulse ox, capnography

About our model

Practice ownership with Vets for Pets is the only model in the industry that gives you clinical autonomy to make your own clinical and practice-based decisions, allowing you to run your practice, your way, and enabling you to have the freedom to make the best decisions for your patients.

Partnering with our business experts across several key functions will help you develop your commercial and leadership skills and experience, and as an employed director and shareholder in the practice, you will have clinical freedom to make your own decisions, shape your team, develop your local presence in the community and secure your financial future.

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Get in touch

To find out more about practice ownership at Dunfermline Vets for Pets, or around how our model works, contact Sian Noon on 07523 696059 or email by clicking on the button below


Dr Forbes Shaw and Lauren Millmore, current practice owners

Hear from Forbes and Lauren

Forbes and Lauren opened Dunfermline in 2014 and have built the practice around open communication, respect, trust, honesty, fun, empathy and making sure that the team are supported with clear protocols, expected behaviours, and encouraged to put forward ideas that might improve things for patients and colleagues.

Why did Lauren and Forbes become practice owners with Vets for Pets? 

"I quickly realised after qualifying that I wanted more…After taking a few separate roles to find my feet, it was clear to me that I wanted to start a journey towards leadership, creating a healthy culture in a practice and training the next generation of Veterinary Nurses. When the opportunity of become a Joint Venture Partner was suggested to me I knew that I was at the starting line to the role I had been looking for." - Lauren Millmore, Practice Owner and Head Veterinary Nurse

"After 8 long years of study and with a background in retail management I spent my first few years after graduating working for both independent and corporate veterinary practices and hospitals. Within months of graduating I very quickly realised that I didn’t feel the current approach to vet med was sustainable and already felt myself heading towards frustration and burnout. The culture, values and behaviours that I believed were fundamental to enjoyment at work were not being met and I quickly realised that I should do something about it" - Forbes Shaw, Practice Owner and Veterinary Surgeon

About the practice

The current layout of the practice consists of:

  • 3 consult rooms – 1 currently doubles as an imaging room
  • Sterile surgical theatre
  • Isolation ward
  • Separate cat and dog areas
  • Good-sized prep area with iM3 Dental X-ray
  • Office/colleague room
  • Dispensary

The practice has building plans already agreed and in place for further expansion, which could include a space for a new dental and imaging suite, or something similar related to an area of expertise, and a colleague room and office.​


What our clients are saying

Just a snippet of some of the reviews the practice has received to gain its 4.7 stars on Facebook Reviews:

"Excellent vets. We have 3 cats registered, and we trust them to give the best care and attention to our pets."

"My puppy is almost 7 months old and has been to Vets for Pets a few times. Each time he goes the staff are super friendly and give him lots of love and attention. They are all very knowledgeable and helpful, I always feel at ease when I visit."

"We've had six pets all registered here as well as three foster dogs. The service is always excellent and the staff make an extra effort to make sure the animals feel happy and comfortable during their visit"

"Vet is always so friendly & so good with my cats. He always takes his time & doesn't make you feel rushed."

Reception area

3 Consult rooms


Prep area

In-store location


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About Dunfermline

Dunfermline can offer the best of both worlds when it comes to countryside and city living. It has excellent coastal and forest walks right on the doorstep, and Edinburgh is only a 15 minute commute by car. There are good transport links into Edinburgh too, so this area really can offer you a little of everything.


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