A FORMER Whitehaven pub will open next week as a brand new veterinary practice - with an all woman team.

The former Distressed Sailor pub, close to the A595 at Hensingham, is, from next week, going to play host to a brand-new veterinary surgery.

Sophie Murphy and Lynn Veitch bought the pub late last year and say they are proud to be bringing their own brand of veterinary practice to the area.

As well as being on a mission to offer care and compassion to clients and their pets, they are also passionate about looking after and providing training to their staff and inspiring them to fulfil their career goals.

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Collectively the pair boasts over two decades of industry experience and say they ‘know what works’.

Lynn and Sophie, founders and owners of The Vet Whitehaven said: "Next week marks the opening of our small animal practice, after months of preparation and hard work.

We are thrilled to announce we will open our doors on Monday, April 4.

"We are incredibly excited to offer our veterinary services to the people and pets of West Cumbria. The Vet Whitehaven would not have been possible without the support of friends, family and tradesmen putting in the time to help transform the old pub into what is now a beautiful modern veterinary surgery.

"The reaction on social media has been brilliant, the local community have really got behind us and our vision, we have also enjoyed seeing some fantastic images of the building in its former glory from over the years.

"The new practice is built on three core values: trust, compassion & community. Integrity will be the backbone of our business and we aim to bring our core values with everything we do at The Vet Whitehaven.

"We understand delivering a quality service is fundamentally down to having an inspired, well-motivated, competent team. We aim to develop a positive work environment by providing the right training, inspiration and rewarding environment to our staff. We are proud to launch with an all-female team of five."

You can visit thevetwhitehaven.co.uk to find out more or call 01946 878108.

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