A veterinary practice which has been in a Suffolk town for more than 40 years is relocating to a bigger premises. 

Ryder-Davies and Partners, an independent practice, is relocating its Felixstowe branch from Queen’s Road in the town to the nearby site in Garrison Lane.

The state-of-the-art purpose-built practice will feature consulting and diagnosis rooms, advanced imaging facilities, on site laboratory, dental theatre and a surgical suite as well as offices and on-site parking.

It is expected to bring 20 jobs to the town.

Dr Joe Steventon, partner at Ryder-Davies and Partners, said: “We are relocating having had a branch on Queen’s Road just around the corner. 

“Our previous location was a much smaller practice in a residential property, which we moved into 40 years ago, but we have outgrown it.

“It’s very exciting to be able to build a wonderful purpose-built practice in Felixstowe.

“It will provide a superb space to treat and care for the town’s much-loved pets.

“We are really looking forward to seeing the building take shape.”

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

Steve Revell, senior contracts manager at Seamans Building, said: “Our construction team and Seaman’s key supply chain partners are all looking forward to building the new veterinary surgery on behalf of our client, Ryder-Davies and Partners - it’s not every day you have an opportunity to build a new veterinary surgery in a local seaside town. 

“The design of the new practice is very well thought through, and the overall layout arrangement is superb, and will provide Ryder Davies partnership an excellent facility to care for Felixstowe residents beloved pets for many years to come.”

It is hoped the new practice will be open early next year.