Isle of Wight
£38,000 Bridging the Gap Recipient - May 2013
The Mobile Vet provides a mobile veterinary surgery on the Isle of Wight, and has proved to be very popular with the elderly, disabled or otherwise housebound members of the population. The mobile veterinary surgery encompasses all the features of a normal veterinary practice; consultations are performed in owner's homes whilst further diagnostics to include blood work, ultrasound, general anaesthetics for operations and dentistry are performed in the bespoke designed mobile operating theatre.
BTG funding was secured to contribute to kitting out the vehicle with the full array of veterinary equipment required, and lead to the creation of four jobs.
Mobile Vet Founder Dan Forster said:
"Although we were initially nervous about starting the business, we now appreciate that this service is very much needed and have received many heart-warming reports from clients who feel their lives have been made so much easier by the Mobile Vet. The BTG funding has made a real difference in being able to provide a second mobile vet first response vehicle and employment of more staff."