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PCS joins with VetPartners

Based in Guilsborough, Northamptonshire, PCS has a national network of pet crematoria, providing a cremation service for the clients of UK veterinary practices

Pet Cremation Services (PCS) has announced it has joined VetPartners-the York based veterinary group.

Based in Guilsborough, Northamptonshire, PCS has a national network of pet crematoria, providing a cremation service for the clients of UK veterinary practices.

The group also delivers bereavement training for veterinary professionals through its company, Compassion Understood.

They also work directly with bereaved pet owners, who can attend their pet’s cremation.

After being established as a family-run business more than 30 years ago by managing director Glenn Tuck, PCS has since grown operating across 14 sites, from Cornwall to Ayrshire with 153 employees.

Commenting on the joining, Tuck said: “PCS was looking for the right partners who fitted our vision and our beliefs, and we believe VetPartners shares our values. VetPartners is all about working together as a team to provide the best care for pet owners. With their involvement, we hope to extend our offering.”

VetPartners CEO Jo Malone expressed that her own “personal experience” of PCS through her own pets, believes the caring service the company provides fits with the group’s own “ethos of giving compassionate end-of-life care” for owners and their pets.

She said: “My own three dogs were individually cremated at one of their sites and I know the level of care that they put into the service they provide.

“Being able to provide quality care for pet owners at this painful time is such a vital part of what our practices offer, so it was a natural decision to want to be part of that service more closely. We are looking forward to continuing the progression of PCS and the end-of-life care it provides.”

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