An independent veterinary practice which has been in a Suffolk seaside town for more than 40 years has relocated to a bigger premises. 

Ryder-Davies and Partners opened its new Garrison Lane practice in Felixstowe on March 18 after moving from its former site in Queen's Road

The new state-of-the-art building has a surgical suite, a range of consultation and diagnosis rooms as well as a dental theatre. 

Plans to relocate the veterinary practice were announced last year. 

Ipswich Star: The site before work began last yearThe site before work began last year (Image: Prominent PR)

The move has created about 20 new jobs to the town. 

Alison Wilkins, business manager at Ryder-Davies and Partners, said: “It’s a very exciting time for us.

“To have a bespoke veterinary practice furnished with brand new equipment will be fantastic for our clients.”

Partner Dr Joe Steventon added: “These new building will mean we can perform very high-level work here for our local patients.

“We have really expanded our facilities to be able to improve the patient care and provide a wonderful experience at the vets for all of our clients.

Ipswich Star: (L – R) Alison Wilkins, Dr Joe Steventon, Ben Ryder-Davies and James Purnell (L – R) Alison Wilkins, Dr Joe Steventon, Ben Ryder-Davies and James Purnell (Image: Prominent PR)

“This is the first time we have had a purpose-built building, it’s something we’ve never had before so it’s very exciting.

“We can’t wait to show people the incredible facilities we now have in Felixstowe.”

Ryder-Davis and Partners, which was established in 1973, has other practices in Woodbridge, Ipswich and Rendlesham.

James Purnell, senior contracts manager at Seamans, said: “We are incredibly proud of the delivery of this project.

“Bringing this disused parcel of land back into use, and to deliver the project within budget and on schedule shows the dedication of everyone involved in the project.

“The feedback we have received from the veterinary practice has been great. 

“It has been a pleasure working with them and we wish them, and their four-legged patients, all the best in the future.”