Meadow Lane Veterinary Centre was founded in the 1870s, making it one of the oldest veterinary practices in Leicestershire. In common with veterinary practices of that era, MLVC (although not known by that name at the time) was exclusively a large animal and equine practice serving the local farming and horse community.
An extension was added to the existing buildings in the 1960’s to accommodate a waiting room for the growing number of cats and dogs that were now being seen, but it was not until the late 1980s that the running of the practice and the practice office moved out of the senior partner’s house alongside the practice buildings, James Herriot style, and into the practice itself.
A major and difficult decision was taken by the partners in 2006 – to give up the large animal side of the practice. As one historic chapter of the practice was closed another was unfolding. The dynamics of veterinary life were changing. Small animal and exotic medicine was expanding, and expectations of both vets and owners had never been higher, and MLVC was also evolving to meet the needs of the modern veterinary world. Investment in staff, education and equipment and continued modernisation brings us to where we are today – one of the oldest practices in England with one of the freshest outlooks on providing veterinary care for the modern age.
This practice is Vetsure Accredited. Click here to find out more about The Vetsure Network.