Friends from vet school days and back from service with the Royal Army Veterinary Corps during WW11, Richard Hartley and Charles Foden founded St Peter’s Vets in Petersfield in 1947.
The practice became quickly established and further vets were recruited to treat predominantly horses and farm animals in the area around Petersfield. In the 1970s, further changes heralded the practice we know today.
In 1972 the practice moved from the town square to its current premises in St Peters Road. It gave up horse work in 1973 (Richard Hartley left to form his own specialist equine practice) allowing St Peter’s to concentrate and develop an expertise in small animal practice. The surgery in London Road, Horndean was opened in 1978, undergoing further significant expansion with the addition of a surgical suite in 2002.
In 1986 the practice opened a surgery in Liss, offering a service to clients in the villages to the north of Petersfield. In 2004 the practice gave up treating farm animals and it became entirely dedicated to the treatment of small animals, supported by a growing team of Veterinary Nurses.
2018 saw the practice embark on an ambitious development of the premises at Petersfield.
In 2020 we took over a veterinary practice in Farlington. We are proud to now have 4 surgeries accredited by the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons.
The practice continues to diagnose and treat a wide range of ailments in all pet animals.
Our Petersfield, Horndean and Farlington surgeries are fully equipped with modern surgical operating and diagnostic equipment, including dental, digital x-ray and laboratory facilities maintained to the highest standards. In addition, ultrasound, endoscopy and ECG are available at Petersfield.
Cases from our Horndean, Farlington and Liss branches requiring major surgical or long term medical care are transferred to our Petersfield branch where our dedicated night team are based and can care for the inpatients out of our normal working hours. Having our own night team means we offer emergency care 24 hours a day, 365 days of the year at the Peterfield surgery.
All of our surgeries are digitally linked and equipped with computerised clinical records. The clinical notes of any animal can be easily viewed at any surgery.