Donnington Grove Veterinary Group
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History

The current practice of Donnington Grove Veterinary Group is thought to have originated in the early 1900s at premises then known as Albion House in Oxford Road, now occupied by an Italian restaurant. After the second world war the practice title was known as 'Addis and Warde' (telephone Newbury 170) and was one of two veterinary practices in Newbury, the other one being situated on the other side of Newbury and known as 'Crawshaws'. The work undertaken by the practice was a good mix of farm, equine and small animal work.

In the 1970s Michael O'Gorman and Chris Blackman joined the partnership and in due course Messrs Addis and Warde retired and the practice became 'Blackman and O'Gorman'. In the early 1980s the partnership developed premises at 78 London Road, Newbury, opposite the Catholic church, to allow space for better small animal facilities. In 1989 Julian Slater and James Main joined the partnership; as the practice expanded the need for further small animal and equine hospitalisation and surgical facilities led to the purchase and development of the current premises in the early 1990s.

With the early retirement of Chris Blackman shortly before the move to Donnington and the addition of further partners later in the decade the partnership adopted it's current title.

Medicine bottle from Addis & Warde