Our Story

Happy Pets, Happy Vets, Happy You!

Everything you need to know – and everything you might find of interest.

The Summerhill Group of veterinary practices began life in the basement of the family home – adjacent to the current surgery in Summerhill Avenue – back in the 1960’s, by Jean Morris. It was a family-run, family-orientated practice that fulfilled the need for an affordable veterinary service to the local community. Before being ‘allowed’ to buy the practice in 1998, the present-day owner and managing director Jamie Allen, had to meet and get the approval of, every single member of Jeans’ family – and the process started over Sunday lunch at Jeans’ house! He passed the test – and Jean is still an integral part of Summerhill Vets, to this very day.

From the single consultancy room way-back then, the group now operates from seven practices and provides dedicated pet care across the entire South Wales region.

The Summerhill Avenue surgery has been extended three times, and in 2005, a derelict site adjacent to the surgery was acquired and turned into their very own car park – so parking for customers will never be an issue!

An ‘out-of-hours’ veterinary service is available every single day – and night – of the week, at one or more of our locations.

And when we say ‘available’ – that’s exactly what we mean! We have fully-qualified veterinary surgeons and nurses, actually on the premises, 24-hours of every single day! In case of an emergency, you will get to speak to – and if need be, see – a member of our team.

We have the latest technological equipment, including our own laboratory for tissue and blood sample testing and analysis. Our surgical facilities include state-of-the-art digital imaging equipment, and our theatres are equipped with every surgical appliance that will ever be required. In addition, we have air-conditioned recovery rooms, nurses’ clinics . . . and a genuine will, to help wherever and however we can.

Summerhill Vets has expanded over the years because, put simply, we care!

Our reputation is solidly and immovably based on providing the tender care and support that domestic pets require, at an affordable price to owners. We never confuse the fact that whilst your pets are our patients, YOU are our customers . . . and we want things to stay that way!

We already have over 30,000 customers who believe that, and trust us implicitly with their extended family members. We will NEVER let them, or you, down.

Wheelchair – Disabled Access: Well aware that mobility may be an issue for some pet owners, we’ve done everything we can to ensure our premises are available to everyone, regardless of disability. Please contact us before visiting so that we can make sure we’re ready and able to support you, when you arrive.

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