Abbey Veterinary Centre was started in 1969 by Tom Quilter when he returned to his native county having worked throughout Munster. From day one the practice has treated small animals as well as large which was unusual for its time. Bryan joined in 1989 and the practice has expanded to where it is now with four vets, two nurses and four lay staff. The practice prides itself on giving a friendly 24 hour service where the animals welfare comes first. The practice is based in a modern, fresh veterinary centre that has a modern laboratory, digital x-ray, ultrasound for large and small animals and full gas anesthesia. There is also a large shop where many essential items can be found, food, toys, grooming aids and parasite treatments.