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OWNERS of a North East vets group have taken on their old boss to help them focus on the future.

Croft Vets based in Blyth, Ashington, Gosforth in Newcastle, Monkseaton, Walkerville in Newcastle, Cramlington and North Shields is continuing to expand.

Owners Malcolm Ness and Judith Joyce are delighted that a top eye consultant has joined the team at their pounds 3m veterinary emergency hospital due to open in November.

John Errington, originally from Stamfordham, Northumberland, works only in ophthalmology and has been appointed as ophthalmologist for Croft Vets’ new hospital, situated just outside of Cramlington.

John’s practice, the Animal Eye Centre, will be moving to the new hospital and treating animals that have problems with their eyes. He will also be operating the new state of the art Phaco emulsifier, which removes cataracts.

John previously employed the founders of Croft Vets, Malcolm Ness and Judith Joyce, as new graduates in the early Eighties.

Malcolm and Judith went on to open Croft in 1987 and the company has subsequently become a leading animal primary care and referral veterinary practice in the North East.

Said John: “I am proud to be working with Croft Vets in this new hospital. I have known Malcolm and Judith for a very long time, and it is a privilege to work with them again. The new hospital will lead the way for veterinary practice in the UK and will not only benefit Croft patients but those referred by other veterinary practices. It will be a fabulous facility in which to operate the Animal Eye Centre.”

John qualified in Glasgow in 1973 and then, in 1975, went on to acquire a long established practice in North Shields, which he developed into a veterinary hospital, one of the first of its kind to be registered with the RCVS.

John developed his interest in ophthalmology, which deals with diseases and surgery in the eyes of animals, and was one of the first practitioners to pass the RCVS certificate in ophthalmology in 1984.

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