History of the practice

Elizabeth Street Veterinary Clinic has a long, distinguished history. There has been a veterinary clinic on this site since the early 1800s. History books show that the Sewell Family who practiced here were praised for their care of both small and large animals. They provided assistance to cavalry horses during the First World War and were involved with a plan to hire Blood Hounds in the 1880s to try to help solve the Jack-the-Ripper case.

In more recent times, the clinic has been a pioneer in emergency veterinary services. In 1980, five vets, Mr Maurice, Mr Gordon, Mr Butt, Mr Carmichael and Dr Fogle took over the clinic with the intention of offering an emergency veterinary clinic to the central London region. Elizabeth Street became the first clinic in Europe to offer 24-hour staffed emergency care for animals.

Mr Maurice retired from the practice in 1990, but Mr Gordon, Mr Butt, Mr Carmichael and Dr Fogle remain as directors of the clinic.

Visitors to our practice will notice that our logo is based on the brass door knocker on the front door. This has been there for decades and is instantly recognisable.

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