Our History

Established with high expectations


Best Friends Veterinary Group was established in 1991 at the Best Friends Broadway Veterinary Hospital site in Peterborough.

Since then the group has grown significantly, many of which are near to, and have close ties with Best Friend Broadway, which provides their out of hours care.

The Branch has been awarded ‘Hospital Status’ by the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS) and all our practices are RCVS accredited.

All our Branches share a commitment to the highest standard of care for the pets that visit us, and a friendly and helpful welcome for all our pet owners.

Best Friends Group joined VetPartners, which includes some of the most trusted, and respected veterinary practices in the UK, in 2016.


Our Branches in your community


We have a range of Branches, from small village Vet practices with one Vet, to larger city practices with specialisms for surgery and certain species.

Whatever pet or pets you have, we’re here to help you care for them, every step of the way. From welcoming a new pet into your home, caring for them and keeping them in the best of health, through to the tough times, we are right beside you. Many of our staff are pet owners themselves and we strive to treat each animal as if it were one of our own.

As well as Best Friends Broadway Hospital, which offers 24/7 care for animals of all kinds, our practices offer a range of care to our pet owners. Best Friends Orchid specialises in exotic animals, with facilities onsite to deliver specialist care to these unusual pets.

Many of our practices are open on a Saturday so that you can visit us when it is convenient for you, helping to make taking care of your pet easier.


Find out more about your local Best Friends Vet Branch and arrange an appointment today for your pet.