125 years old, and planning for 125 more
We’re the world’s largest employee-owned vet group – and proud of it
We do things differently at Pennard Vets.
That starts with being the world’s largest employee-owned vet group, but it doesn’t stop there.
Across our practices in Allington, Borough Green, Langley Park, Maidstone, Sevenoaks, Tonbridge and West Malling, we go above and beyond to provide the highest possible levels of care, while making a positive difference to our communities.
We reinvest our profits to ensure that our team have access to the best facilities, equipment and training, and we embrace the future, leading the way with the use of technology such as PetsApp, and providing an innovative Pet Health Club to cover all of our patient’s needs.
As further evidence of our pioneering spirit, in 2022 we became the first veterinary practice in Europe to be classified as a B Corp – meaning we “voluntarily meet higher standards of transparency, accountability, and performance”.
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A few words from our founders
We all went into Veterinary Medicine to do the right thing by supporting the bond between owners and their pets, by giving guidance on keeping pets healthy and using our expertise when they become unwell.
Having had different journeys getting there we came together as the guardians of Pennard Vets and wanted to protect its independence and ensure it can be run in a way that also benefits the community and the environment.
We looked to the past, saw what is happening in the present and looked to the future and felt that we needed to find a new path for the practice and put it into the hands of the team by making it Employee Owned. We continue to guide the practice and we offer this pledge
“We pledge to do what is right for you, in the right way and at the right time in a sustainable way. We will run the practice with you, your pet and our team in mind, whilst ensuring your voice is heard and listened to. We will work with you to deliver the best progressive veterinary care to your pets, support our local community and promote well-being in our people and the planet.”
Andy, Caroline and Matt
Join the Pennard Vet Pet Health Club
We do things differently, and our Pet Health Club works differently, too. We offer our members unlimited vet visits throughout the year as standard. We love our patients, and we believe in giving them the right care, in the right way and at the right time. We feel that the best way to do this is to empower you to bring them in to see us, or chat to us via a video consult, whenever you have a concern about their wellbeing.
A history worth remembering
First records of DL Pugh establishing a veterinary practice at Pennard House, Sevenoaks. We have donated many original items from this time to the Royal Veterinary College, where you can see them today.
Muriel Taylor joins as receptionist in Sevenoaks. When she retires 70 years later she holds the record for the longest career in veterinary practice.
Our Borough Green practice opens its doors.
The practice is renamed Pennard Vets after the grade two listed building we call home.
Our Allington branch joins the team.
Eton Vets in Tonbridge, established for more than 60 years, joins Pennard.
Dedicated out of hours service established.
We become a dedicated small animal practice.
Hydrotherapy unit opened by Sir Henry Cooper.
Our Pet Health Club is established, rapidly becoming a key feature of our service.
Tonbridge gains Cat Friendly Clinic status – only the fifth practice in the UK to receive this accreditation.
Laser therapy is introduced.
College Road Vets becomes Pennard Vets, Maidstone.
Our Pet Health Club is enhanced by the addition of unlimited consultations. We are one of the first practices in the UK to do this.
Anne Corson wins Petplan practice manager of the year.
We win our first Investors in Customers Gold Award, with more following in 2019 and 2021.
Our Langley Park branch is launched.
We introduce our laparoscopic surgery service.
PetsApp is launched, revolutionising the way that we communicate with our clients.
We become the biggest veterinary group in the world to become an Employee Owned Trust.
Abbotsley Veterinary Group joins the family as Pennard Vets, West Malling.
We become the first veterinary practice in Europe to become a certified B Corp.
What people say about us
Simply the very best Vets. They have always been there for us in both happy (new puppy) and sad (palliative care) times 24/7. Kind, caring and they get to know owners and their pets. You always get a warm welcome from the whole team.
Pennard Vets are lovely. They treat your beloved pets as if they are their own. Staff are all patient, kind and understanding of the crazy love we have for our fur babies. We’ve been going here for eight years and I wouldn’t dream of taking our lil girlie anywhere else.
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Staff are lovely and Ralph my dog is always so excited to visit – especially if he is due to see Amanda! She is fab with him and He clearly loves her. Highly recommend the Langley Park branch.