Published Thursday, 26th May 2016 in Veterinary Services news
Staff working in SRUC’s Veterinary Disease Surveillance Centres based in Inverness and Ayr have been informed of changes to the service which will ensure clients in both regions are well served.
Wijnberg, Managing Director of SAC Consulting, said: “We will be maintaining
surveillance facilities in both Inverness and Ayr, and in light of feedback
received we have tailored those services to fit best with the requirements of
the client groups.
Inverness SRUC will invest in a new post mortem facility for the region. It was
clear that local stakeholders felt we needed to maintain a facility in the
Inverness area and so we revised our plans to ensure we could support local
The new post
mortem facility is expected to be ready by the middle of 2017. The Drummondhill
site will be placed on the market shortly, but the Veterinary services team
will continue to work from there until the new site is ready. Staff working at
the centre are aware of the redeployment, retraining and relocation
SRUC Research and SAC Consulting staff are in the process of moving to An
Lòchran, a new state of the art facility on the Inverness Campus. The Scottish
Marine Animal Strandings Scheme will also continue to operate from Inverness.
In Ayr SRUC
will invest in developing the existing facilities on the Auchincruive Estate in
order to co-locate both Veterinary and Consulting staff (along with some
research colleagues) in newly refurbished facilities at Nellies Gate.
Significant Investment in the renovation and upgrading of the Nellies Gate
facilities and existing vet centre will ensure they are fully fit for the new
staff contingent. The work is expected to take 12 months to complete.
Wijnberg said: “While there will be changes on both sites with investment in
new facilities, both sites remain fully operational throughout the changes and
we do not envisage any interruption to the services our veterinary surveillance
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