Harleigh vets is a large mixed veterinary practice, specialising in production medicine services for dairy herds, beef herds & sheep flocks in the mid Cornwall area and all companion animals and horses centred around the Bodmin & Wadebridge surgeries.
Harleigh Vets has 10 vets who provide veterinary expertise and experience within the various species disciplines for all our clients.
The practice was founded by Alan Abbott in 1938 dealing mainly with farm animals and horses. The practice grew and Tony Polden joined to help cover the increasing workload. Simon Draper joined in 1968 and Peter Abbott in 1970. Following the retirement of Alan Abbott the practice was known as Abbott Polden & Draper and Simon Draper became increasingly involved with the rapidly developing small animal side of the practice.
In 1982 the practice moved to its present site on Harleigh Road with the first purpose built surgery in Cornwall. At this time Ron Fraser and Cathy Common joined and Cathy soon became heavily involved in the small animal side of the practice. Following the retirement of Tony Polden, Ron Fraser became a partner and the practice name changed to Abbott Draper & Fraser. Peter Abbott retired in 2005 and with the retirement of Simon Draper in 2010 the practice name changed to Harleigh Vets Limited.
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