About us

Fromus Veterinary Group is based in scenic coastal Suffolk. Our main surgery, with full diagnostic, surgical and hospitalisation facilities, is conveniently based on Street Farm Road in Saxmundham, just off the High Street and only a few minutes drive from the A12. Our Saxmundham surgery is supported by our branch surgery in Southwold, which also offer a grooming service.

We have a friendly team of experienced staff and our aim is to provide the highest standard of compassionate veterinary care for our patients and their owners.

Fromus Veterinary Group is part of CVS (UK) Ltd, a Norfolk based company. CVS (UK) Ltd provide support services to the practice including health and safety and human resources. This means that our practice staff can spend their time focusing on providing optimal patient care and being part of a larger group of practices enables our clinicians to share expertise across the practice group in order to provide the most up to date diagnostic and treatment plans for their patients.

Fromus was started as a mixed practice during the 1930s by Bill Downie, then Roy Fishwick joined Bill in the 1950s. When Bill retired in 1965, Michael Hill became a partner and Michael’s son James Hill also trained as a vet and became a partner in 1998. Michael retired in 2004 as a partner, but continued to work at the surgery until 2013. In 2007, James Hill sold Fromus Veterinary Group to CVS (UK) Ltd. Rosie Barker now works as a clinical director for CVS (UK) Ltd managing both Fromus Veterinary Group and our sister practice, Castle Veterinary Group assisted by Kate Hanlon, our practice manager and Bronwyn Nicholls, our head nurse.