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Newbury vet celebrates 25-year milestone

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Last Tuesday Carl Gorman, who was marking taking over Falkland Veterinary Clinic a quarter of a century ago, spoke about the advancement in technology and other changes.
When Mr Gorman took over the practice, it was based in Essex Street. At first, it was just him and his former wife running the practice but after 18 months, more staff were taken on. It moved to Newtown Road in 2007, and now has five full-time and one part-time vet. In total, the practice has grown to 25 members of staff.
Speaking of the changes that have taken place in the veterinary world in the past 25-years, Mr Gorman said: “Everything has progressed, in that time we have moved to high-speed dental machines, digital x-rays and ultrasounds.
“Like in human medicine, technology has advanced a lot and added to that, training for nurses has come on tremendously. They now take on some of the vets work.”
He said that he was proud of the number of staff who stayed at the practice for so long – one has been there since the start, another is celebrating 20 years while another has clocked up 18.
He added: “We have also got a lot of clients who have been here the whole time and the clients really like having long-standing staff.
“Personally, I have really enjoyed being a vet in Newbury.
Mr Gorman, hit local and national headlines recently, for his role in alerting the authorities to the cluster of Mycobacterium bovis cases in Newbury which led to the first recorded cases of tuberculosis infection jumping species from cats to humans.

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