Life-long friends start veterinary practice venture
A NEW vets has opened its doors and the pair behind the venture have spoken of their busy first few months.
Long-term friends Brian Harrison and Marcus Hutber opened their practice AAA Pet Care on July 1 this year in Leigh Park.
The duo have years of veterinarian experience and have previously owned other practices in the area.
Marcus said they have now ambitions of opening another nine practices – one a year.
The pair first met as children through their religion. They are both Mormons and are still active in the church – Brian in Chichester and Marcus in Winchester.
Marcus said: ‘It is more of a case of wanting to give a service to people, we are just as interested in helping people as business.
‘At the end of the day, we take relationships with us to the next dimension.’
The practice aims to deliver an excellent level of care at low prices. In addition to check ups, vaccinations and surgical procedures, they also offer a home visit service to treat pets at home.
‘We’re old fashioned in the sense that we want to focus on the service side of things’, said Brian.
They even offer to collect pets from their homes and take them into the surgery if necessary.
Since opening, the practice’s client base has grown.
‘We want to have a practice that gives people the service they want,’ said Brian.
Rather than performing unnecessary procedures, they prefer to treat pets with as uninvasive methods as possible. ‘If suitable, we’d rather give a dog a bone to clean its teeth instead of a cleaning procedure,’ said Brian.
Brian and Marcus employ four other staff members at their business at 19 Park Parade, Leigh Park.
The business can be found online at aaapetcare.uk.
Alternatively call on (023) 9307 5006.