The practice started in 1973 when Barry Johnson (retired) decided to bring to Lancashire the experiences he had gained whilst working in Gloucester and Kirkham, after qualifying in 1969 from Liverpool University. The business started in the garage of his parent's house, The Old Mill in Myerscough, before moving to Brook House in 1976 and then to the new built surgery at the rear of the house in 1979.
In 1995 the practice moved from Brook House to the nuclear bunker site at Langley Lane, Goosnargh which gave us the extra space for offices, stables, and paddocks. The site has the potential for expansion for many years to come, being located near motorway junctions and in the centre of a large rural community.
The 'Abbey' small animal centre on Conway Drive started at number 2 but then moved to the present location of numbers 93 - 97, where it continues to expand.
The old practice of Watling Street Road was absorbed in 2002 into the 'Abbey' small animal section, and the large animals of the Lytham practice joined at the same time. In 2003 the large animal section of Holroyd's practice was absorbed as the M65 made their clients easily accessible.
In April 2011, our brand new 'Oakhill' small animal centre in Kirkham opened. This practice gives us a brand new modern purpose built facility with experienced staff that have been working at our other branches.
In the last few years we have expanded our veterinary team keeping the average age down and bringing young agile minds with fresh ideas and specialised skills to the practice.
The support staff have and will always be the backbone of the practice across all four sites.
We are a recognised RCVS Equine Veterinary Nurse training establishment. The practice is also a Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons accredited Tier 2 General Practice in equine, farm animal and small animal services. The RCVS Practice Standards Scheme is a voluntary initiative to accredit veterinary practices in the UK. Through setting standards and carrying out regular inspections, the Scheme aims to promote and maintain the highest standards of veterinary care. It offers peace of mind to clients of accredited practices and more informed choice to the animal-owning public.