Grange Veterinary Hospital - Our staff hard at work

It is with great sadness that we must announce the death of my father, Richard Wignall. Richard passed away on Sunday, unexpectedly, whilst riding his mountain bike  - his favourite pastime. 

Richard joined the Practice in 1974, and became a partner in 1980. He took sole charge in 1986, leading the development of the Grange Veterinary Hospital from a single room in a garage in Victoria Road through to the state of the art Veterinary Hospital on Tyddyn Street that we inhabit today. 

Richard will be greatly missed by his family, colleagues and clients. He leaves behind Viv, his wife of 42 years, who has steadfastly supported him in all his adventures, both Veterinary and travelling. His three children are all Veterinary Surgeons. Andy and Vicky will take over the family business, whilst Jamie has just completed 4 years of post graduate study in the USA and will soon graduate as a Consultant Veterinary Surgeon, Richard's legacy is one of many memories of both good times and sadder ones, as a beloved husband, cherished father, mentor to his colleagues and respected Veterinary Surgeon. Most importantly, he was a friend to all who met him and we will miss his wry grin (and occasional mumble) immensely.

Our business of caring for animals will continue – we know that is what Richard would want. Andy  has assumed the role as Practice Principal and will take over in Mold. Surgery times will continue as normal, and we look forward to seeing you all in the future.  

We will place a Book of Condolence at The Grange Veterinary Hospital and we would be delighted if you wished to share your memories with us. The funeral date has not yet been confirmed., but we expect to announce it within the next week. Family flowers only please, although donations may be made to Capricorn Animal Rescue and Wales Air Ambulance. 

The funeral has been arranged for Friday 21st February at 12.30 at St Mary's Church. The family have requested family flowers only but if anyone would like to make a donation the family have nominated the Air Ambulance and Capricorn Animal Rescue.


Grange Veterinary Hospital

We offer a full range of veterinary services and high quality pet health care. Our philosophy is to always treat each pet like our own; offer pets the same care we would want for ourselves and inform clients how best to care for their animals.

We have a team of experienced vets, highly trained veterinary nurses and a full compliment of support staff devoted to giving pets and clients the best possible care.