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Practice Partnership at Vets4Pets Dunfermline

The opportunity

Dunfermline Vets4Pets is looking for a new owner to take on this well-respected practice which takes it's responsibilities for their teammates as seriously as those to the pets under their 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.  Where the hard yards have already been done, enabling you the opportunity to continue the growth and secure your financial future, running of the practice clinically as well as managing a team.

Having opened its doors in 2014, Dunfermline Vets4Pets has developed an incredibly strong and loyal client base who value and share their proactive approach to preventative and medical care and with 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 future opportunity for expansion, is profitable and prides itself on staying true to their 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 with over 55% of patients being canine and over 30% feline. Currently they have an incredibly high percentage (more than 57%) being bonded to the practice through the healthcare plans. All out of hours work is referred out, providing a better work-life balance for the team.

In practice

At Dunfermline everyone knows "how we do things!" We have built strong relationships with the clients of the practice which is evidenced in our excellent online reviews and truly exceptional net promoter score of > 90%!

The team is supported with:

  • 30 minute challenging sick pet consults, euthanasia’s, 1st 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 our vision
  • iM3 Dental X-ray
  • MyLab omega ultrasound
  • Digital radiography
  • In house Idexx lasercyte, microscopy
  • BP monitor, pulse ox, capnography

Dr Forbes Shaw and Lauren Millmore, Current Partners

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 JVPs? 

"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, Joint Venture Partner 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, Joint Venture Partner and Veterinary Surgeon

About the practice

The current layout of the practice consists of;

  • 3 consult rooms – 1 doubles as an imaging room currently
  • 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 or further expansion with its new owners 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 receives to gain their 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 Vets4Pets 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

Instore location


About our model

At Vets4Pets, joint venture partnership is at the heart of everything that we do. It's our greatest strength. Our joint venture partnership model allows vets, nurses, and practice managers the opportunity to take the next step into being a practice partner.

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 Partnership at Dunfermline Vets4Pets or more around how our model works, contact Bronwen Ballinger on 07719072463.

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About Dunfermline

Dunfermline can offer the best of both worlds when it comes to countryside and city living. It offers 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 bit of everything.


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