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Our History

A local practice, with over 65 years of experience...

Valley Vets was first established in Ystrad Mynach, Rhymney Valley in the 1940’s, expanding to Caerphilly in the 1960’s, Cardiff in the 1980’s and then to Pentyrch in 2010.

The Practices initially undertook almost entirely farm animal and horse work, but over the decades pet dog and cat work markedly increased, so much so that in the 1990’s, the practices stopped providing veterinary care for farm animals and horses.

At about the same time, Valley Vets started to provide the first veterinary clinic in Wales for exotic pets based at our Cardiff branch.

Also in the 1990’s, Valley Vets opened the first twenty-four hour emergency veterinary service in the UK. This provided round the clock surgical and medical attention to patients and clients of several local veterinary practices. This service has grown considerably over the years, with a second emergency clinic established at Ystrad Mynach in 2004.

In July 2019 the emergency and out of hours services were combined into our new state of the art hospital at Gwaelod y Garth. The new Valley Veterinary Hospital provides top quality veterinary care, 24 hours per day, 365 days per year.