Davies Veterinary Specialists, the Hertfordshire-based multi-disciplinary referral centre, has been acquired by the Linnaeus Group.

Nat Whitley, clinical director at Davies Veterinary Services, said: "We are delighted to become part of the Linnaeus Group. We pride ourselves on delivering excellent service, so when the opportunity arose to become part of such a forward-thinking, impressive group it was a great match."

Emma Barnes, Linnaeus Group operations director, said: "We are very pleased to welcome Davies Veterinary Specialists to the Linnaeus family and look forward to combining their excellent work and care with our expertise, experience and support.

"We carefully select our partners in the Group to ensure the delivery of the highest quality of care and service across the entire business, which is why we are so pleased to have the Davies team on board."