Celebrating 150 years of veterinary care in Lewes


A Lewes veterinary is celebrating 150 years of care by holding a charity day to raise funds for three animal causes.

In 1865, Grover and Vine Veterinary Surgeons set up business in the building which is now the home of Cliffe Veterinary Group.

The original building was demolished in 1889 and the building that exists today, at 21 Cliffe High Street, was built. Inside, it still contains many of the original features, including fireplaces and signage.

Over the years there have been many owners of the surgery but since 1990, it has been known as Cliffe Veterinary Group.

On Saturday, August 1, from 1pm, the practice will be holding a charity fundraiser. The staff will be inviting guests behind the scenes to visit the areas their pets may visit. After the tours, visitors can have some fun in the car park raising money for three worthy charities -Hounds for Heroes, Cats Protection and the East Sussex Wildlife Rescue and Ambulance Service.

A spokesperson for Cliffe Veterinary Group said: “The directors and staff of Cliffe Veterinary Group are very proud of their heritage and it was felt that 150 years of veterinary care in Lewes High Street deserved to be celebrated.

“Thanks to the generosity of Lewes Traders and Friends of the Practice, there will be some amazing prizes and for those who cannot make the event, a separate raffle is being run with tickets on sale at the Lewes Surgery. “

To find out more visit the Cliffe Veterinary website www. cliffevets.co.uk.

Hounds for Heroes provides specially trained assistance dogs to injured and disabled men and women of both the UK Armed Forces and Emergency Services. For details, visit https://houndsforheroes.com.

For details on the other two charities, visit www.cats.org.uk or www.wras.co.uk.

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