Davies Veterinary Specialists is one of the largest and most diverse small animal practices in Europe, providing outstanding care for over 20 years. Established in 1998, we were the UK’s first specialist referral centre set up outside of the traditional university-based system. Today, we employ more than 100 Specialist Veterinary clinicians, Registered Veterinary Nurses and Veterinary professionals and provide care for more than 9,000 patients every year.
At Davies, we recognise that all businesses impact on the environment in a variety of different ways. We are committed to the continual improvement of our environmental performance in relation to our services and operations.
Our intention is to more than just improve our own sustainability; we want to help other veterinary practices navigate the steps which can be taken to improve both environmental and social sustainability in their own practice. We recognised early on that pulling all our initiatives, enthusiasm and ideas together was challenging. We needed a focus and iiE offered a framework to follow and help us to systematically categorise all our efforts.
We are extremely proud of the fact that Davies was the first veterinary practice to achieve iiE accreditation. We were awarded iiE’s top level Green accreditation in 2019 and recently, achieved another first for the veterinary profession by winning Sustainability Influencer Business of the Year 2020.