Welcome To Charter Veterinary Surgeons 

Important: Appointments only now for Congleton and Biddulph weekend surgeries. We no longer operate open clinics here. Please click for details.

Charter Veterinary Surgeons was founded in Congleton by Frank Sims back in 1958. In 1962 Frank and his partner Edgar Hockenhull purchased a practice in Newcastle-Under-Lyme which was originally established in 1812 by Thomas Mayer. Mayer and his son, Thomas Walton Mayer, were responsible for petitioning the Privy Council to obtain the Charter of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons in March 1844. This created a profession out of a what had been a trade and restricted the title 'Veterinary Surgeon' to qualified practitioners. When Frank retired in 1994 a change of name was required and it was decided to call the practice Charter Veterinary Surgeons, coinciding with the 150th anniversary of the granting of the Charter.

The practice today consists of 5 branches covering South Cheshire and North Staffordshire. 15 vets and 25 support staff work within the practice. Our aim is to provide first class care and advice for the full range of companion animals, farm animals and horses. We aim to do this in a friendly and courteous environment and at realistic prices.

This website is designed to tell you a little more about the practice, the people who work here and the services we provide.


Congleton Surgery
Tel: 01260 273449
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Biddulph Surgery
Tel: 01782 513077
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Newcastle Surgery
Tel: 01782 616551
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Butt Lane Surgery
Tel: 01782 771441
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Smallthorne Surgery
Tel: 01782 577995
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Large Animal Surgery
Tel: 01260 291037
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