WORK is under way for a £300,000 expansion on a vet hospital near Runcorn.

Construction began on Monday, October 10 at Northwest Veterinary Specialists (NWVS), in Sutton Weaver and will see the practice triple the size of its waiting rooms and increase its consultation rooms up to seven.

A cat-only consult-room and waiting area will be included in the extension in a bid to improve facilities for felines.

Clinical director Prue Neath said: “This work will serve to further enhance the modern facilities we have on offer and add to our wide range of cutting-edge equipment which is all aimed at delivering the very best of care and treatments to our pet patients.

“We are always looking to expand our expert team and recruit new specialists, clinicians and vet nurses, as well as extending our in-house opportunities for residents and interns to fulfil their veterinary ambitions.

The hospital is owned by national veterinary practice group Linnaeus and is one of the leading vet specialists in the UK.

They specialise in a variety of different care services including anaesthesia and analgesia, diagnostic imaging and emergency and critical care, to name a few.

“This work will be another piece in the jigsaw which allows us to meet those ambitions, both in terms of the care we deliver to pets and the opportunities we offer to outstanding clinicians,” Mrs Neath added.

For more information on the expansion project visit their website