Cedar Veterinary Group was established in 1945 as a traditional rural mixed practice with just three employees. We developed our client base and opened our New Farm Road surgery in Alresford in 1939 just before the outbreak of the Second World War.
In 2014 we decided to stop doing our large animal work and focus on companion animals, with a small equine department.
We have two partners:
- Martin Andrews qualified as a Veterinary Surgeon in 1986 from Liverpool. He joined Cedar Veterinary Group in 1988 working in mixed practice and became a partner of the practice in 1993
- Charlie qualified as a Veterinary Surgeon from Liverpool University in 2004. He joined Cedar Veterinary Group in 2004 and became a partner of the practice in 2010. Charlie leads our Equine work and manages the practice.
Our development strategy remains to maintain our fundamental traditional values but apply them to a modern progressive improvement-based ethos.
In 2019 we moved our Alresford surgery to a new location in the town: we built a new RCVS-accredited state-of-the-art hospital. As part of this development, we also rebranded to “Cedar Vets” and gave ourselves a new modern look logo.
In November 2019 we partnered with Vets Now to provide our out of hours care on the small animal side. With the partnership came a relocation for Vets Now from their old Winchester surgery into our new Alresford surgery, adding excellent benefits to our patients by keeping their treatment in-house.
Today we now employ over 50 staff including vets, nurses, receptionists and support staff and we have exciting plans to develop our Alton surgery in the near future.
We remain committed to holding our valued place in the local community and providing gold-standard veterinary care to our clients and their pets.
Organisation aims & mission
Our aim is quite simple; to be the best independent, general practice we can be.
We set ourselves the highest standards for clinical care, employee engagement, and client service and are proud to be known amongst our peers and clients as achieving these standards.
We aim to continually improve and evolve the practice; whether it be providing an aspirational career pathway, investing in equipment, or embracing new developments in the evolution of veterinary science.