The team at The Forest Vet, Maresfield, which is celebrating its first anniversary. Those standing include, from the left, Chloe Goatcher, Wendy Delmon, Michele Dickinson, Jasmin Barnatt, Becky Woodhouse and Bex Delmon (right). Seated are vet Rachael Butler, centre, with her parents Peter Gillett and Annette Butler.

Forest Vet at Maresfield celebrates first anniversary

The Forest Vet at Maresfield celebrated its first anniversary with Pimm’s, Prosecco and nibbles for clients and friends yesterday.

Vet Rachael Butler, who set up the practice, said the first year had been “brilliant”.  An out of hours service was going well and a new vet would be starting there in September bringing the team to eight.

She said the location at Millers Yard, Straight Half Mile, Maresfield, was perfect with plenty of parking to attract pet owners from Uckfield, Nutley, Piltdown, Buxted and Newick.

At the moment Rachael is studying for her Certificate in Small Animal Surgery which will add to the expertise available at The Forest Vet.

“We are building up a lot of expertise within the practice. We already have a European specialist in orthopaedics and a European specialist in diagnostic imaging and cardio thoracic medicine who come here.

“The only thing we have to refer on is neurology cases.”

Three generations of one family are involved in the practice, Wendy and Bex Delmon can be seen in our picture but missing is Bridget Sharp who, along with Carol Anderson, is one of the practice ‘nans’ who sit and read to patients in recovery.

• Contact details for The Forest Vet Maresfield can be found 24/7 in our Uckfield Directory. Look for the name or search in the category for Vets.

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