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”.

Choose your local branch

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.

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Meet a few of our many owners

Our leadership team have been in place for years – and they’re fully committed to our future as an industry-leading, change-embracing, employee-owned veterinary practice.

A history worth remembering

1895

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.

1950

Murial Taylor joins as receptionist in Sevenoaks. When she retires 70 years later she holds the record for the longest career in veterinary practice.

1980

Our Borough Green practice opens its doors.

1983

The practice is renamed Pennard Vets after the grade two listed building we call home.

1996

Our Allington branch joins the team.

1998

Eton Vets in Tonbridge, established for more than 60 years, joins Pennard.

2001

Dedicated out of hours service established.

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2003

Caroline Collins, Matthew Flann and Andy Green join the practice, rising through the ranks to become directors.

2006

We become a dedicated small animal practice.

2009

Hydrotherapy unit opened by Sir Henry Cooper.

2012

Tonbridge gains Cat Friendly Clinic status – only the fifth practice in the UK to receive this accreditation.

2013

Laser therapy is introduced.

2015

College Road Vets becomes Pennard Vets, Maidstone.

2017

Our Pet Health Club is established, rapidly becoming a key feature of our service.

2017

Anne Corson wins Petplan practice manager of the year.

2017

We win our first Investors in Customers Gold Award, with more following in 2019 and 2021.

2018

Our Langley Park branch is launched.

2019

We introduce our laparoscopic surgery service.

2020

PetsApp is launched, revolutionising the way that we communicate with our clients.

2021

We become the biggest veterinary group in the world to become an Employee Owned Trust.

2021

Abbotsley Veterinary Group joins the family as Pennard Vets, West Malling.

2022

We become the first veterinary practice in Europe to become a certified B Corp.

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