Dereham vet includes bereavement room in new site plans

The Grove Veterinary Clinic's current site on Norwich Road in Dereham.

The Grove Veterinary Clinic's current site on Norwich Road in Dereham. - Credit: Archant

A Dereham vet is planning to move to bigger premises to provide new facilities, including a bereavement room.

The Grove Veterinary Surgery’s Dereham branch, which has been based on Norwich Road for more than a decade, has lodged a planning application to move to larger premises at Dereham Business Park, next to Tesco Extra, in January.

“We’ve outgrown our current site and we want to offer our clients a more bespoke facility,” said clinical director Lisa Jones. “At the moment, a lot of our intricate procedures can only be done at Fakenham, but we’ll now be able to offer those in Dereham.”

The new site would include X-ray facilities, dental facilities, a bigger operating theatre and more space for staff. It would also offer separate waiting areas for cats and dogs and a bereavement room, which Ms Jones said will give customers privacy when their pet dies.

“It will be a comfortable place to be,” said Ms Jones, “with a rear access door so customers can leave without having to walk back through a busy reception.”


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Breckland District Council will decide on the application by December 2;

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