Our Pedigree

Larkmead Veterinary Group Ltd is a large mixed practice which has been at the heart of the local farming and pet owning communities in South Oxfordshire for over 50 years.


Larkmead Veterinary Group Ltd is a member of the Practice Standards Scheme of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS) and has achieved level two accreditation. This means that we adhere to the RCVS Practice Standards Scheme rules and we are inspected to ensure our ongoing compliance.

The RCVS role is to safeguard the health and welfare of animals committed to veterinary care through the regulation of the educational, ethical and clinical standards of veterinary surgeons and veterinary nurses, thereby protecting the interests of those dependent on animals, and assuring public health. The RCVS also act as an impartial source of informed opinion on relevant veterinary matters.

For more information regarding the RCVS visit their website at www.rcvs.org.uk


Larkmead Veterinary Group Ltd is a member of XLVets.

XLVets is a membership organisation. It is a group of more than 50 independently owned, progressive veterinary practices, all committed to the future of the UK livestock industry and to providing excellence in all aspects of veterinary practice. Spanning the length and breadth of the UK, we work together, sharing experience, knowledge and skills in order to define and deliver the highest standards of veterinary practice, animal health and productivity.

Founded in 2005, XLVets originated from a group of dynamic farm animal veterinary practices, who worked hard to create what they saw as a model of how individual practices can work successfully in partnership. Following a period of rapid growth, XLVets is now becoming recognised nationally as a ‘quality mark’ for veterinary care.

The group also endeavours to source and supply the highest quality, best-priced medicines, equipment, products and accessories. We strive to be at the heart of our farm client’s business as the primary source of highly valued on-farm advice and the central co-ordinating consultant for other farm services.

In addition, XLVets works alongside academic bodies and commercial research and manufacturing companies; forging strong industry partnerships to place its member practices at the forefront of veterinary science. For farm clients of XLVet member practices this gives local access to many of the unique national initiatives the group develops; from health management, consultancy advice and disease prevention, through to bespoke analytical services to improve farm productivity and financial returns.

XLVets member practices are dedicated to providing a high quality, cost effective service to their clients, to support long-term growth and future prosperity within the UK livestock & pet industry.

The future of agriculture needs a healthy industry, which needs healthy animals. XLVets is committed to being a part of this future.

For further information on XLVets and its member practices please contact the XLVets office on (01228) 711788, e-mail admin@xlvets.co.uk or visit their website at www.xlvets.co.uk.

How we do business

Larkmead Veterinary Group Ltd aims to be a good veterinary practice and corporate citizen. Larkmead has a responsibility to its clients, staff, suppliers and owners and also to the wider community within which it operates. Larkmead has a Corporate Social Responsibility Policy which details the ethos in which it operates.


Larkmead Veterinary Group Ltd welcomes feedback on the services it provides. If you would like to make a comment or if you have a complaint please contact us at info@larkmead.co.uk.