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Our Practice

Our practice opened its doors early in the 19th Century and has been growing ever since. For many years the surgery established itself above the town overlooking the Dee Valley near to the canal, until it moved down into the town in 2009. The practice initially undertook almost entirely farm animal and horse work, but over the decades family pet work markedly increased. In order to care for our clients in Corwen and surrounding areas we opened up our branch practice in Corwen square.

The practices continued to grow with Richard and Sandra Woodhall until 1992 when Clive Bourne joined the partnership.  During this time, Acrefair surgery was opened. It was in 2006 that Anne Mann and Clive took the helm and the practices were then no longer known as Woodhall and Bourne but Dee Valley Vets.  Shortly after this, Clive and Anne started Rhyn Park Vets, our surgery in St Martins.

Whilst Richard and Sandra decided to hang up their stethoscopes for a well-deserved retirement, the doors opened to a new graduate Rebecca Rowe. Rebecca has worked at Dee Valley Vets on and off since 2006. Rebecca has gained experience from other practices including a mixed practice in New Zealand with her partner Clive Patel, until she returned to the practice (permanently this time!) in 2014 and later that same year she was joined by her future husband Clive Patel. Since this time, they have steadily put down roots and been joined by their little girl Evalyn. It was in 2019 that Clive and Rebecca took over the practice.

Over the years as the practice has grown, certain aspects have had to mould to suit the need at the time, however, the ethos and nature of our practice remains the same. We have strived to remain independent thereby providing a close-knit family feel, whilst maintaining a quality service. Our family owned practice has served the local community for many years, thereby creating a close bond with our clients and long may this continue. We have always provided our own out of hours service, so if you should need us outside of normal opening hours, the same vets will see you.