staff member

Peter Attenburrow

St Davids Referrals Director

Peter was born and educated in Exeter and went to Bristol University Veterinary School in 1981; graduating in 1986. He joined St. David’s Veterinary Group as a new graduate. At that time the practice was a large Multi disciplined mixed practice with small animal, farm and equine divisions over several sites. For the first ten years in practice Peter’s time was divided between the small animal and Equine divisions working out of an Equine Veterinary Hospital started by his father, Don Attenburrow and the small animal hospital in Exeter. This was one of the first veterinary hospitals in the Country first be accredited as such in 1971. There was a practice on the old Hospital site since 1941. An interest in small animal surgery and equine anaesthesia developed and in 1996 Peter passed his certificate in small animal surgery. From that moment his interest in small animal surgery and orthopaedics increased and he stopped equine work. The certificate allowed the development of a referral practice in small animal orthopaedics which grew steadily over the years. The mixed practice partnership divided in 1997 and the large animal and equine divisions became independent leaving the then four small animal sites under the ownership of Peter and his partner David Adamson. David Adamson retired in 2002 leaving Peter as the sole owner of St David’s Veterinary Group. As the referral practice grew, the demands of ownership and management became more difficult to manage and therefore in 2007 Peter sold two of the practices to CVS and opened another branch in Exeter. As the practice continued to grow he made the decision to concentrate entirely on clinical work alone and sold the remaining part of St David’s Veterinary Group to CVS in 2010. He currently only sees referred cases from other practices throughout the South West and is the St David’s Referrals Clinical Director and an advanced practitioner in small animal orthopaedics. He has two grown up children one working in TV production and the other as a budding actress.