1st May 2017 – Royston Novelty Dog Show












See the pictures here.



Royston Novelty Dog Show (2016)

2016 dog show













We are delighted to have been nominated for PetPlan Practice of the Year 2016!












Royston Vets proudly sponsers Royston in Blue. 700 runners came to Therfield Heath on 28th of June to take part in the fund raising event in aid of Teenage Cancer Trust. They managed to raise an amazing sum of £21,553!

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New Nurse Training Status with the RCVS

We are delighted to announce that we have recently been approved under the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons, Veterinary Nurse Training Scheme as a Training and Assessment Practice. This means that we can now train our own students to become Registered Veterinary Nurses. 

New Staff Members!

We have three new staff members of staff which started at the practice during the summer. Veterinary Surgeon, Helen Chandler, Receptionist, Nicole Womack and Student Veterinary Nurse, Tess Colledge. Nicole will also be spending some of her time working at Baldock Veterinary Centre.

For more details see the staff page.

August – Bank Holiday Monday, 31st, Ashwell Show
We decided not to attend the show due to the heavy rain forecast on Bank Holiday Monday as we would have struggled with erecting our large tent in the rain. The show did go ahead but many people where deterred from attending.
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June – Royston in Blue. Sunday 28th June – Therfield Heath

Royston in blue took place on Therfield Heath on 28th June. The light rain didn't seem to dampen the 687 entries as the runners enjoyed their run around the Heath with Ewan Rees coming 1st in about 25 minutes! 
The best dressed dog 1st prize went to Remmi the Dobermann and 2nd prize to Bryn Redrup the Shih tzu.
£12,500 was raised by the runners last year. we should know by September if that total has been beaten.

It is our 7th year at Royston Veterinary Centre and we are continuing to sponsor Royston Rugby Club. The Rhinos have been our boys for 5 years, they play on the Heath at Royston and are now the under 16's squad.

We have recently been joined by our new Practice Manager – Caroll Young. Caroll is extremely experienced in the Veterinary field. For more information about Caroll click

We are also joined by Martine from the start of May as our new receptionist. Martine will be working at Baldock and Royston. Her profile will be added shortly.

May – Bank Holiday Monday 4th May – Royston May Fayre

The Royston May Fayre was held on a glorious sunny spring day. The dog show was very well attended and great fun. We had 116 entries to 9 classes and made £115.73 for Luna Animal Rescue.

Our judge Averil found it very hard to choose the winners, but below are her choices –

Most Handsome Dog

1st – Buster Smouton, 2nd – Marshall Keown, 3rd – Lupo Clark

Prettiest Female

1st – Millie Price, 2nd – Belle Hannigan, 3rd – Tilly Huffer

Child Handler

1st – Lucy Ireland, 2nd – Pippa Warner, 3rd – Brulee Rutherfoord-Lawson

Cutest Puppy

1st – Hary Bolito, 2nd – Percy Pung, 3rd – Boris Hart

Best Rescue Story

1st – Max Campbell, 2nd – Manny Pettit, 3rd – Star Foster-Johnson

Best Veteran

1st – Hy-Dee Lawrance, 2nd – Nelly Bray/Keen

Waggiest Tail

1st – Max Newland, 2nd – Toby Davidson, 3rd – Taz Kavanagh

Best trick

1st – Alfie Mills, 2nd – Star Foster-Johnson, 3rd – Manny Pettit

Sausage Catching

1st – Tilly Hunter, 2nd – Alfie Mills, 3rd – Manny Pettit

All winners received rosettes and prizes. Many thanks to Averil and all the dogs and owners for coming along and supporting this event.

June – Royston Open Secrets – Therfield Heath Sunday 7th June

We have a stall – please come and say "hello"

Royston in Blue – Therfield Heath Sunday 28th June

We sponsor the run and judge the best dressed dog.



12th March 2014

This year again we will be holding a Novelty Dog Show at Royston May Fayre on Monday 5th May. The Fayre takes place in Priory Memorial Gardens.

Classes will include: Most Handsome Dog / Prettiest Female, Waggiest Tail, Best Trick, Best Veteran, Sausage Catching and Best Fancy Dress as Disney Character  – a dress-up challenge!, among others. Entry is £1 per class with proceeds going to an animal charity.

26th February 2014

Royston Rugby Club logo

 We are happy to announce that we have submitted our donation for Auction of Promises for the Royston Rugby Club. The      auction will take place on Saturday 1st March 7.00 p.m. at the Heath Club, Royston. Being proud sponsors of under 15's    Rhinos Royston Rugby Team, we have donated £1,500 worth surgical procedure and also promised to make Flapjacks and  Scrummies for the lucky winner. I you want to have a chance of winning this fabulous price and want to support Royston Rugby  Club, please come and join the auction this Saturday.

link to Auction of Promises on Royston Rugby Club website–01st-march-the-heath-1144139.html

25th June 2013


Barkway Market saw lots of visitors and Margaret met a lot of new people along with Kali, Nicola's lovely Lab X Collie.

Royston in Blue went really well with over 700 people attending the event. Balloons were released in memory of Stephanie and they are hoping to have raised £20,000 for Teenage Cancer Trust. The winner of the best-dressed-dog was Finn Thompson whose photo is just below (black Labrador).

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11th June 2013

Thank you to everyone who came to visit us at Royston Open Secrets on Sunday. It was thought that over 2,000 people came to the event and we enjoyed meeting our clients and their dogs and lots of new dogs too. Out thanks also goes to the children who entered our 5th year competition – Margaret will be choosing the winner soon! Those children who took away the information about the art competition are welcome to bring their artwork in to the practice anytime during the summer holidays.

The next event coming up is the Barkway Market from 10am to 4pm on Saturday 22nd June. Margaret will be running a stall along with Bruee on The Field. Everyone is welcome to join us! There will be cream teas, barbeque food and local beers. It is held in the grounds of a 16th Century Manor and will also include a tug-of-war, bell rining and a Brass band alongside many children's games.

The origins of Barkway Market can be traced back to 1270. There was a Market in Barkway near the pond in Mediaeval times but it was in 1977 that Barkway Market re-started in its present form, when Molly Bruce, Mr Fidler and others wanted to raise money for a village party to celebrate the Queen's Silver Jubilee. There have been over 30 Markets since then, with only two event curtailed due to the weather and one cancellation due to foot and mouth disease. Barkway Market typically attracts around 4,000 visitors from miles around. Set in the grounds of one of Barkway's attractive old houses, the famous Market has become a Hertfordshire tradition in its own right.

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On Sunday 23rd June will be Royston in Blue, a 5km walk/run event raising money for the Teenage Cancer Trust. This will take place on Therfield Heath and Margaret will be judging the Best Dressed Dog class in the morning, before the race. So get your outfits ready! 



Pictures from Royston Open Secrets




9th June 2013

open secretsRoyston Open Secrets is this Sunday, 9th June, and Royston Veterinary Centre will be there! Margaret will be taking Brulee as well, and it runs from 11am – 4pm. There is lots to see and do, including a bar and food, children's activities, a marquee with lots of stalls, and some great entertainment. It can all be found in Royston Heath. We hope to see you there. 








May 2013

On Monday 6th May Royston Veterinary Centre held their Noverlty Dog Show at the Royston May Fayre and it was a great success! It was a fantastic day with beautiful sunshine and lots of visitors. £77 was raised for entry to the different show classes which was donated to the local branch of the RSPCA and the Mayor's charity. Many thanks to all those who entered their dogs. Please enjoy the small selection of photographs from the day below. More photos can be found on our Facebook page.

Standing Proud          Prize winner!          Rosette          Showing skills!          Judging          Beautiful pose          


April 2013

As part of our 5 year Anniversary programme Royston Veterinary Centre will be holding a Novelty Dog Show at Royston May Fayre on Monday 6th May. The Fayre is in Royston Memorial Gardens and registration is from 12.30pm, with judging at 1.30pm.

Classes will include; most handsome dog / prettiest female, waggiest tail, best trick, best veteran, and handler that looks most like their dog – a dress-up challenge!, among others. Entry is £1 per class with proceeds going to the RSPCA.


Tannery Drift visit

January 2013

In January Margaret White, our Director and Lead Veterinary Nurse, went to Tannery Drift School to hold a Responisble Pet Owner's workshop with the keystage one children. She took along her Labrador Retriever Brulee and four guinea pigs, kindly lent by Mr and Mrs Leete.

Brooke Booth winner


"We all had a fun time and it was lovely to see the how the children enjoyed learning about how to care for these pets and having a cuddle with the guinea pigs" said Margaret.

The art competition was won by Brooke Booth, with an eyecatching painting of her fish called Chips!

Thanks also goes to the Puffin and Pelican classes for their beautiful pictures illustrating our visit.





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