A vets' practice has moved to a new location in a Suffolk seaside town - described as "bright and modern" by a partner in the business - creating 20 jobs.

Ryder-Davies & Partners moved from Queens Road in Felixstowe to a new site in the town's Garrison Lane in March.

But an official launch event for the practice was held on Saturday when the town's mayor Seamus Bennett was joined by staff and animals to open the venture.

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Ben Ryder-Davies, a partner at Ryder-Davies Vets, said: “It is brilliant to officially open our doors and welcome the mayor and our customers to see inside.

“This bright, modern practice is going to help supercharge our offering, providing 21st century care to all our patients in a bespoke space unlike any other in the county.

“We look forward to welcoming new and existing clients from Felixstowe and the surrounding areas to this incredible new space.”

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East Anglian Daily Times: Staff at Ryder-Davies & Partners at the launch event for the new vetsStaff at Ryder-Davies & Partners at the launch event for the new vets (Image: Ryder-Davies)The practice, built by Suffolk-based Seamans Building, has four consulting rooms and an imaging suite for X-Rays and ultrasound scans.

There is also a dedicated dental theatre, separate dog and cat kennels and a purpose-built laboratory.

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Natural light is utilised throughout the building, aiming to enhance calm and comfort.

Ryder-Davies & Partners has been helping Suffolk families and their pets since 1973 and has other surgeries in Ipswich, Woodbridge and Rendlesham.

Mr Bennett added: “I’d like to congratulate and welcome Ryder-Davies to their impressive new Felixstowe premises.

“It is great for the town to see this important and prominent location being brought into use in such a positive way.”