Veterinary services provider CVS is set to develop a network of peripatetic advanced practitioners, with an aim to improve its service offerings.
CVS has appointed Ben Walton to the role of director of the advanced clinical services network (ACSN). Walton is an RCVS Specialist in Orthopaedics at Chestergates Veterinary Specialists, and has had a varied career in mixed practice, small animal general practice, academia and private referral practice. For several years, he also offered a peripatetic surgery service in the North West of England and North Wales.
Walton said: “I believe that the new network will deliver huge advantages to a number of stakeholders. The peripatetic model is an attractive proposition from a number of perspectives. For the host practices, allows cases to be managed to a greater depth in-house, improving their service offering, and increasing opportunities for the development of the practice team.
“It also allows the retention of revenue from these cases, which in turn justifies investment in facilities. For the client and patient, it improves the level of care that they receive at their home practice. Visiting clinicians bring expertise into practices through their own knowledge and experience, but also through the development of the practice team, thus improving standards across the board.”
CVS intends to develop the ACSN in multiple disciplines nationwide over the next few years.