Eville & Jones, the leading provider of veterinary and public health solutions, is to continue their 10-year partnership with Jollyes, as the nationwide pet retailer confirms a £1 million investment over the next 18 months. The investment will supercharge the provision of vet clinics, grooming parlours and other pet services in its UK stores.
Jollyes will double the number of stores that offer community pet clinics between now and the summer of 2024. Partnering with Leeds-based Eville & Jones to provide in-store veterinary services facilitates their ambitious growth plans.
Eight Vet Clinics to open in Northern Ireland
The expansion gets underway immediately, and Jollyes will have 100 stores within 18 months. From 13 March, Jollyes will introduce vet clinics across eight of its Northern Ireland stores – Ballymena, Lisburn, Lurgan, Banbridge, Newry, Newtownabbey, Belfast and Bangor, entirely staffed by Eville & Jones’ MRCVs veterinary professionals.
Existing clinics in 45 Jollyes stores will see extended opening hours across the week enabling greater access and convenience for shoppers.
Eville & Jones has worked with Jollyes since 2013 to provide in-store vaccination clinics, and its chief executive officer Charles Hartwell was delighted at the expansion of the relationship.
“Jollyes’ investment in more community pet clinics in their UK stores is fantastic news,” he said.
“It’s an exciting time, and with eight new vet clinics set to open in Northern Ireland, I look forward to continuing our successful partnership with Jollyes and their customers.”
Vet-supervised dog and cat vaccinations in its clinics will start at just £14 and £13 for rabbits. Microchipping, already compulsory for dogs and expected to be extended to cats, start at just £13, offering significant savings against average prices charged by formal vet practices.
Jollyes’ commented on the new clinic openings:
“We’re moving at pace at Jollyes as we support our extraordinary colleagues as they support pet parents in their communities with much needed ways to lower the cost of looking after their four-legged family members.
“Our commitment to widening the provision of vet clinics will help us build on our extraordinary growth as more customers discover the value and expert support our people provide.”