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Silva House official re-opening

Silva House Veterinary Centre celebrated its new makeover and the launch of state-of-the art veterinary facilities on Sunday 12th July with an open day for the local community to enjoy. Midsomer Norton Town Mayor, Cllr Paul Meyers joined in the festivities by officially opening the refurbished practice alongside new practice owners and veterinary surgeons, Richard Killen and Robert Dawson of Highcroft Veterinary Group. 

Over 200 visitors eagerly attended the open event and were certainly not short of things to do. Children and adults alike enjoyed themselves taking part in the many activities available, including stitching up Snoopy, practising their bandaging skills, keyhole surgery (on a selection of vegetables) and finding out how a busy veterinary practice works behind the scenes. There was also a surprise guest greeting visitors outside, Highcroft’s WOW Gorilla, Cheeky CharlieCllr Paul Meyers even jumped at the chance of a photo opportunity with him.The event raised over £200 for Happy Landings Animal Rescue, with raffle prizes donated by local businesses, facepainting and cup-cakes.  

Silva House became part of the Highcroft Veterinary Group last October following the retirement of its previous owner, Chris Cawood, who was with Silva House for 43 years and is much loved and respected by the local farming and pet-owning community. Highcroft owner, Richard Killen, explains “We were thrilled to have the opportunity to take on the Silva House Group as Chris retired. Chris and I have been close for a number of years professionally, and having grown up on my family’s farm in Ston Easton, it’s wonderful to be involved in a practice in the area again.”

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