Winsford's first vet opens new High Street surgery

Winsford Guardian: Derek Carter cutting the cake alongside mayor, Clrr Mike Kennedy, at the official opening of Winsford Veterinary Surgery’s new High Street headquarters Derek Carter cutting the cake alongside mayor, Clrr Mike Kennedy, at the official opening of Winsford Veterinary Surgery’s new High Street headquarters

WINSFORD Veterinary Surgery’s new purpose-built headquarters in High Street was officially opened by the man who started the business more than 50 years ago.

In 1962, Derek Carter moved to Townfield Crescent and started offering consultations for pet animals a couple of evenings a week – using his wash room as a consultation area and the lid of the twin tub as his table.

The practice built up and in 1967 a building was purchased at 70 High Street.

As the business has grown, the surgery has now secured a bigger base just down the road at 84-88 High Street.

On Saturday, April 5, Derek was joined by mayor, Cllr Mike Kennedy, to cut the cake at the new facility.

Cllr Kennedy said: “The mayoral dog, Cassie the Cairn terrier, is a regular. Over the last few years she has had to have a tumour removed, a cruciate ligament repaired and a dislocated knee cap pinned.

“Thanks to the Winsford Veterinary Practice and Weaver Vale Vets, Cassie, who is 11, is running around like a two-year-old.

“It was lovely to see the clients having a tour of the fantastic new state of the art premises, the coffee and cake also went down well.

“I did say I hope not to have to see them too soon, except for Cassie's booster.”

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2:49pm Mon 7 Apr 14

M Kennedy says...

Great Vets - but hope we don't have to visit too soon ;-)
Great Vets - but hope we don't have to visit too soon ;-) M Kennedy
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3:36pm Mon 7 Apr 14

M Kennedy says...

Winsford Veterinary Surgery on the Old High St, larger waiting room and modern facilities.
Winsford Veterinary Surgery on the Old High St, larger waiting room and modern facilities. M Kennedy
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11:05pm Sun 13 Apr 14

M Kennedy says...

It was also a pleasure to meet Mr Derek Carter the founder of the vets over 50 years ago.
It was also a pleasure to meet Mr Derek Carter the founder of the vets over 50 years ago. M Kennedy
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