Garth Pig Practice, a leading UK pig veterinary practice, has this week joined the Westpoint Group’s expanding portfolio in a private transaction.
Angela McKie, Garth’s Managing Director was delighted by the news and assures clients, colleagues and suppliers that this deal means more than business as usual. “By learning from our new partners and expanding on their already active clinical governance approach to veterinary practice, this business partnership will allow us to develop our position as the UK’s leading provider of veterinary services to the pig industry. The access to greater resource and the wide expertise in knowledge and R&D from our veterinary led group will ensure that the UK’s pig keepers be the real winners from this development”, she said.
Westpoint are delighted that such a preeminent veterinary practice is joining their group, as a true progressive partner, strengthening their other multispecies practices, research team and laboratory services. “We will build on the strong reputation of Garth as a leading pig practice in the UK and ensure the partnership leads to new and enhanced services, complementing our current support for the other UK livestock and companion animal sector”, said Matt Dobbs, Managing Director of Westpoint.
Garth’s strong and well known identity in the pig sector has been key to its success and the group will support their new partner as it continues to develop the services required by modern pig farmers. “We are excited about the opportunities this offers to develop our people under the Garth brand; to ensure we are at the forefront of innovation in pig health and production” added Partner Guy Wade West.
Westpoint is backed by private investment firm, August Equity, who have committed further funds for expansion of the group “This merger significantly broadens the technical capability and species scope of the business. We have followed Garth’s progress closely and have been hugely impressed by their high level of knowledge and expertise. The practice is held in the highest regard by its customers and the global animal health industry.” added August Partner David Lonsdale.
For further information please contact Jason Davies, Marketing Manager or Matt Dobbs, Managing Director at Westpoint on 01306 628 086.