Starting up your veterinary practice with support

Launching an independent veterinary practice creates a high workload and an extremely busy time for all involved.

From business planning and administrative set-up to tools of the trade, recruitment and marketing – and that all has to be put on the backburner when it comes to the clients to be treated.

Here at MSM, we are really pleased to be able to be part of the support team for vets in a new veterinary practice – helping them to create a practice that supports their patients in every way possible.

Positive impact

We have been working with Alveley Village Vets, which opened its doors earlier this year, and spoke to Lauren about the impact it has had on the business.

Lauren Wheeler said: “As we’re a new start-up we’re currently working with MSM on a case-by-case basis. 

“It’s so reassuring to know the team at MSM are there when we need them. I feel the clients also really like the fact that specialist work can be done at their local and familiar practice without being charged a premium. And we’re able to keep all the follow-up and rehab work in-house also, benefitting us as a new, small business.”

Mentoring services

Vets Lauren and Charlie Greenwood are utilising the MSM Vets surgical services but hope to work with us on mentoring services as they head into the future.

“It’s a fantastic service MSM Vets offer, it really is,” adds Lauren. “As our client base and caseload grow, I hope we can take advantage of the mentoring service also. Big thank you to the team at MSM.”

If you are a new or existing practice looking for a way to incorporate specialist work into your practice without asking your patients and their owners to travel elsewhere, then please do let us know. We would be happy to chat through the options we can offer and how we can work alongside you.

Get in touch with vets Rob on 07496 322059 or Ryan on 07496 359164 or via our contact form.


Back at BVA Live

We had a great couple of days at BVA Live!

It was a pleasure to be on site as the veterinary community gathered to develop their knowledge and skills at a conference and exhibition that is designed to provide hours of CPD in a practical and inspiring way.

Developing skills, knowledge and confidence

As trainers and mentors, developing the knowledge, skills and confidence of the veterinary community is what we aim to do every day, from cherry eye surgery to complex fracture repairs.

The conference saw MSM Vets founder Ryan Davis talking on theatre efficiency covering topics such as using great equipment, investing in staff training, balancing workflow and many other hints and tips to have your surgical day running smoothly.

MSM Vets co-founder Ryan Davies.

Theatre efficiency

Theatre efficiency can be an issue for many practices, and we have touched before on investing in new equipment – as well as in-surgery mentoring and teaching we also aim to support practices when it comes to decisions about equipment and options.

In-practice mentoring and teaching

Our stand on the show floor was busy throughout the event, and it was great to chat to veterinary professionals from across the country about their hopes for development and the options of our in-practice mentoring and teaching.

Partner Rob Hamilton said: “Our lap spay trainer and laparoscopic challenge was very popular and attracted several vets with new startup practices, I was interested to hear about their vision for these practices and how MSM can help them realise their potential”.

Bridget Atkinson, winner of the prize draw

Bridget Atkinson, winner of our prize draw.

Contact us

We are always happy to chat through options for veterinary professionals that will help to close the widening gap between first opinion and referral surgery so do get in touch with us at if we can help.


MSM Vets founder announced as new SPVS President

One of our co-founders has been announced as the new SPVS President for 2023!

Initially announced at the SPVS Congress in January and at the SPVS annual AGM meeting this month (February) Ryan has now taken on the prestigious role.

A SPVS board member since 2015, Ryan has owned a chain of practices and alongside 20 years of industry experience, has attained an ILM level 5 in leadership and management and is also recognised by the RCVS as an advanced practitioner in surgery.

He co-founded MSM Vets with fellow surgeon Rob in 2022 and, since then, the pair have been working in veterinary practices across the Midlands and beyond.

Ryan said: “I feel honoured and privileged to take on the president role and to do my part in continuing the great work that SPVS do.”

MSM Vets was launched with the aim of closing the continually widening gap between first opinion and referral surgery, and Rob and Ryan travel to veterinary practices, operate in those practices and also mentor the vets and veterinary nurses to ensure the procedures can remain in-house.


Bringing MSM Vets into the national arena

We headed north to Manchester for the British Small Animal Veterinary Association (BSAVA) Congress – an annual event where we are delighted to be exhibiting and offering advice on how to improve surgical skills.

The Congress was held virtually in 2021 due to Covid restrictions and it’s great to be back live for this year’s event, although the hybrid nature of this conference means people who can’t get along to the venue can still join in through a virtual exhibition and real-time streaming of lectures.

The event, which started on Thursday, is the biggest in our industry each year – bringing together the small animal veterinary community to drive innovation and advancement of science and education.


It’s our first congress as MSM Vets and we have already engaged with many delegates at our trade stand – raising awareness of MSM Vets and the ways we can help and support veterinary practices in developing their surgical skills.

We have brought along our Laparoscopic Trainer for people to practice on – one of the many dry lab training exercises that we at MSM recommend practising on before starting on live animals. The trainer teaches valuable early laparoscopic depth and handling skills and has been in great demand with visitors to the exhibition.

BSAVA was founded in 1957 as a professional body to serve veterinary surgeons who treat companion animals and has grown to the point where it now boasts more than 10,000 members. The annual congress features industry-leading representatives, showcasing their products and services and this year hosts more than 150 guest speakers.


On Thursday we were also able to attend the Petplan Veterinary Awards 2022, also known as the Oscars of the veterinary industry. There were nearly 23,000 nominations this year from clients and veterinary staff across the country.

Those nominations were trimmed down by an independent panel to three shortlisted finalists in each of five different categories before the awards were made to the winners last night. The awards, the 23rd held annually, highlight the very best in our industry – veterinary practitioners who are helping to keep pets healthy on a daily basis.

Congratulations to Lucy Ellis, of the Hafren Veterinary Group for her win in the Practice Support category. It’s a pleasure to work with the great team at Hafren in Newtown.

We’ve really enjoyed our visit to Manchester and if you’re at the event today, pop and see us – we would love to say hello!