The History of the Practice

There has been a Veterinary Practice at 5 Estcourt Street since 1897.

In those days the veterinary Surgeon was mainly dealing with farm animals and in particular horses. What is now our Hospital was a Smithy with a Blacksmith shoeing horses.

In 1940 the Practice became known as Barnards after Geoff Barnard the Senior Partner. The next 40 years encapsulated the “James Herriot” days of veterinary practice. In 1983 after Geoff retired, the Practice was renamed Estcourt House Veterinary Surgeons and since then underwent several phases of modernisation including a new Hospital, reception and consulting rooms. In 2013 the Practice became Estcourt Vets Devizes.

The Practice now mainly deals with companion (small) animals with 6 Veterinary Surgeons consulting, supported by 5 nurses providing a 24hour service 365days a year.