A North East veterinary nurse and entrepreneur has launched a ‘one-of-a-kind’ mobile vets’ practice called ‘Vets on the Meowve,’ bringing a fully qualified veterinary team directly to the doors of animal lovers in the region.
Launched in 2018 by 28-year-old entrepreneur Christine Murphy RVN, Vets on the Meowve offers a ‘stress free’ consultation for pets in the home.
Vets on the Meowve provide services for cats, dogs and small furries (rabbits, guinea pigs, hamsters). Murphy initially secured funding from the Prince’s Trust, and later received an additional £20,000 funding from the Business Enterprise Fund. Plans are in place to expand the business in early 2019, including additional services such as mobile surgery, extra mobile units and recruitment of nurses and vets across the region to provide further support services.
The Newcastle-born CEO and founder has been working within veterinary practices since 2007, and qualified as a registered veterinary nurse since 2012. She oversees full pet MOTs, vaccinations, blood tests, and prescriptions and works alongside veterinary surgeon Konrad Koziński.
She said: “Vets on the Meowve is a service that not only helps the wellbeing of animals, but also the practical and mental wellbeing of people in the North East.
“From families with young children and elderly people who solely rely on public transport, to individuals with mental health difficulties and full-time workers who struggle for time, the mobile vets service is for anyone and everyone to help make a stressful situation a more paws-itive experience.”
“In my new role I quickly understood the stress involved for cats, and their owners, to simply get to and from the vets practice. The demand for a stress-free alternative became very clear, which is when the idea of a mobile service sprung to mind. I knew that this idea could make a huge difference to the lives of thousands of people and pets in the region.”