Coronavirus/Covid-19 Update

Updated January 2021:

We remain open to see clients on the basis of clinical need, and strictly by appointment only. If you have an appointment, please aim to arrive at the specified time to ensure we can keep to schedule.

All clients visiting the practice must please wear a face covering, and maintain a 2 metre distance at all times.
Clients must please phone the practice before attending.

Please note: The BVA and RCVS have advised that we should see only cases which cannot wait under the current restrictions. If you are unsure, please call us on 01727 854787.
Where possible, we ask that clients avoid phoning the practice during consulting times (9-11am; 4:30-7pm weekdays).


Ours is the oldest small animal practice in the United Kingdom. It was established in 1873 as a purpose-built equine practice and holding station for horses injured in battle during the first World War. Sometime between the two World Wars it became a small animal practice. Until the houses near the practice were built, the land around was where the horses were kept.

The Practice