Veterinary group White Cross Vets has recruited its 200th employee with the appointment of Eilona Savage, who joins the Kings Heath practice as a client care co-ordinator.
White Cross Vets, which is currently celebrating its 80th year, now operates 17 UK practices, including four in the West Midlands in Walsall, Dudley, Wolverhampton as well as Kings Heath. The company has grown rapidly in recent years and has created 50 new jobs in the last 12 months alone, across a wide range of positions including vets, nurses and client care co-ordinators. Earlier this year, the family-run group was named one of the best places to work in the UK, for the fifth year running, in The Sunday Times ‘Best 100 Best Small Companies To Work For’ league table.
Eilona, who lives in Birmingham and has a Wire Haired Fox Terrier called Bob, has spent the last four years volunteering at Sutton Coldfield’s Donkey Sanctuary.
Eilona says: “I’m a big animal lover, I’ve always had pets and I thoroughly enjoy helping at the Donkey Sanctuary, so making the move to a veterinary practice seemed like an obvious career choice for me.
“White Cross Vets has an unrivalled reputation for offering exceptional pet care, as well as being recognised as a great place to work, which really appealed to me. To become the group’s 200th employee is fantastic and I’m really looking forward to the opportunities and challenges that lie ahead.”
Tim Harrison, Managing Director of White Cross Vets, says: “Welcoming 50 new team members into the White Cross family in the last 12 months is a major coup and we’re delighted to have created a 200 strong team with Eilona’s appointment. We are already planning to expand our team further over the coming months, with two new practices due to open before the end of this year, which makes it a very exciting time for us.”