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The team here at Vetsure and very pleased to announce that Bishop’s Stortford Veterinary Hospital will, from today, be promoting Vetsure Pet Insurance.
The hospital has a rich history going back many, many years! The practice’s earliest records show a Mr Brunskill MRCVS moved to Bishops Stortford shortly after qualifying in 1878 and lived at 87 Rye Street, now our neighbours’ house. The building they currently work from was a blacksmith’s forge, and horses were stabled in their courtyard. During the first World War the premises were used by the Army to process transport mules and horses on their way to France, and some of the stable walls show where the hot iron brands – with the distinctive war department ‘Crows Foot’ – were tested prior to use for marking up all W/D property.
The veterinary work in those days was mainly farm animals and horses, with the odd farm dog and a rare cat. The famous racehorse ‘Golden Miller’ was treated there, and Sir Frederick Hobday FRCVS used to visit here to perform his now universal Hobday procedure for horses with laryngeal paralysis.
In 1985 the practice underwent extensive refurbishment and achieved Hospital status. To this day there are still less than 200 practices with that accolade in the whole of Great Britain and as a practice they strive towards achieving the highest standards of patient and client care that they can. They no longer treat horses or farm animals – instead specialising in domestic pets, but you can still see the stable doors in the yard.
We couldn’t be more pleased to have Bishop’s Stortford Veterinary Hospital join the Vetsure family and look forward to becoming part of their no doubt very successful future.
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