Garston Veterinary Exhibition

Frome Heritage Museum has a permanent exhibition, showcasing the groundbreaking history of the Garston Veterinary Group.

The exhibition features a recreation of a veterinary surgery and displays of medication, veterinary equipment and all manner of items collected over the decades – all donated from the archives of the Garston Veterinary Group.

To accompany this exhibition and to celebrate the fascinating history of the practice, a book has been published by the museum.  Entitled ‘Pioneers in Practice: the Vets of Garston House’ and written by Lorraine Johnson, the book tells the remarkable story of this unique country practice.

The story is inspirational for the practice’s vets were truly revolutionary.  From the ground-breaking work caring for the exotic animals at Longleat Safari Park to innovative research and study of early vaccines for farm animals, the vets were true pioneers.

The book ‘Pioneers in Practice: the Vets of Garston House’, is now on sale at Frome Heritage Museum, Garston Veterinary Practice and local bookshops price £18.  Telephone/email orders should be sent to Frome Heritage Museum, 1 North Parade, Frome, BA11 1AT (01373 454611 or

Recently Lorraine visited the printers to watch the dust jackets being printed.