VetPartners has announced the appointment of Hannah James PHD as its new sustainability manager.
Based at the group’s York headquarters, Dr James will now oversee the management of environmental and social issues on behalf of VetPartners and its 130 veterinary practices across the UK to “ensure the group is sustainable”.
She will be responsible for developing and implementing VetPartners’ sustainability strategy to reduce the company’s environmental impacts.
The vet group said the appointment underlines its “dedication to developing its business in an efficient, ethical, sustainable and profitable way”.
She said: “There is an increasing interest and need for environmental and social sustainability. It is about ensuring everyone has their needs met without compromising the needs of future generations.
“There has been a huge turn globally towards sustainability so this is a really positive move by VetPartners. We are in a strong position because we have so many practices so we can all pull together as a large group.”
VetPartners CEO Jo Malone added: “Hannah joining the VetPartners family is an exciting development and will help all of our teams to prepare for, and meet, the challenges of the future.
“She brings a wealth of practical experience from prior commercial settings alongside the academic background that further enhances the knowledge base within our group.”
She said: “We are aware of how vital it is to prepare for these challenges, and I am pleased we are among the front-runners in the veterinary profession putting sustainability high on the agenda.”