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Grove Veterinary Group

Grove Veterinary Hospital


In October 1989 Steve bought Grove Veterinary Hospital in partnership, and, in 1995, gave up large animal work to concentrate on the treatment of domestic pets.

In 2001 High Peak Veterinary Practice in the Market Place in Buxton became part of Grove Veterinary Group, and Steve became sole owner of the Group in October 2006.

In May 2009 the practice became incorporated with Steve’s wife Tammy, also a veterinary surgeon, joining him in the business as a co-director.
We continue to use the name Grove Veterinary Group as we feel it portrays our friendly, family orientated team.

The ongoing aim of Grove Veterinary Group is to provide the best and most comprehensive care possible for the clients and their pets, within a first opinion Practice. This means that vets with further qualifications in a speciality regularly visit Grove Vets to supply more advanced treatment to those patients who need it.

Tammy Gillian has a further qualification in Small Animal Surgery, both soft tissue and orthopaedics, and through her additional work in a local multi-discipline referral practice, has access to some of the most advanced facilities and equipment in the North-West.

Vicky Ironside, a cardiologist, visits the Practice regularly, seeing a variety of patients with heart conditions. Vicky uses state of the art ultrasonography for diagnosis within her speciality, and extends these skills to abdominal ultrasound examination as required.



Pets are often treated as members of the family and owners rightly want to be sure their pets receive the best possible veterinary care. The Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons has always assured pet owners that their veterinary surgeon was properly qualified and fit to practice.
Now you can be assured that your Veterinary premises are inspected and accredited by the RCVS.

Practice Standards Scheme

The Practice Standards Scheme is a voluntary scheme organised by the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons to accredit veterinary practices in the UK. Through setting standards and carrying out regular inspections, the Scheme aims to promote and maintain the highest standards of veterinary care.

The RCVS can offer reassurance that those practice premises which it accredits as part of the Practice Standards Scheme meet very high standards.

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To become accredited, practices undergo a rigorous inspection by an appointed representative of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons every four years, and will have met a range of specific standards set by RCVS.
They may also be subject to spot-checks between inspections.

There are different types of Veterinary Practices and not all practices are accredited.
It is a voluntary scheme set up and run by the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons.

RCVS accredited practice