Our practice history - independent vets for over 100 years

Wyvern Farm Vets, previously Garston Farm Vets, has been serving the local farming community in Somerset & Wiltshire for over 100 years, established in 1911. The Practice was created by Kingdon Stephens with the help of his father who was a wealthy London businessman. The practice was primarily a general practice but much of the work was based around the valuable working horses of Somerset and Wiltshire. The clinic was originally located on North Parade in Frome but moved to Garston House in 1921. Wyvern Farm Vets is now located in Commerce Park in Frome.

The war years saw Kingdon Stephens’ two sons, Trevor and Arthur Stephens, succeed him in the practice. They were then joined by additional partners in the business in the 1960’s and 70’s. One of the more unusual tasks at that time was taking on the work at the brand new safari park at Longleat.

Over time The Practice continued to grow. Items from our long history have been collected and relocated to Frome Museum in 2018 where they can be appreciated by a wider audience. For more details of Frome Museum visit the Frome Museum website.

We could not be prouder of our history and the importance of the practice to the local community. We are also delighted that Lorraine Johnson has written a book about the story of the practice after carrying out extensive research – it is called ‘Pioneers in Practice: the Vets of Garston House‘. It makes for fascinating reading about the practice and the local area.

Today, Wyvern Farm Vets remains an independent veterinary practice committed to providing the best, independent advice and services to the local farming community. Learn more about our services and current news.

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