Practice History.



A Short History of the Practice, "Pritchard the Vet"

The practice has been known as "Pritchard the Vet" since 1945 when my father bought the practice from his boss "Jones the Vet", a typical Welsh phenomenon. I took over from my father in 1974.

The practice operated from premises in Park Street, Denbigh from 1922 up to 1993 when I moved it to its current location on the Colomendy Industrial Estate.

This move, to larger premises with a large car park, was a timely one as the narrow street and one-way system in the town were causing problems with access and parking.

The larger building means I have room for modern diagnostic equipment, laboratory, operating theatres, consulting rooms, kennels, cages etc. which are the prerequisites of an up to date Veterinary Centre. There is also a large car park.

In 1985 I opened a branch surgery in St Asaph to cater for the increasing number of small animal clients in that area.

From the beginning I made it a priority to provide the best level of care for all my patients. To allow this, I am continually updating the equipment and general facilities, as well as employing sufficient staff to ensure the highest standards of care. There are currently fifteen on the payroll, including five vets.

I hope I have achieved my aims - whilst maintaining the friendly and professional service which had become a tradition of the practice known as "Pritchard the Vet".