Old Courts Veterinary Centre was originally known locally as Birtwhistle, Barr & Wilson Veterinary Surgeons during the 1970’s through to the 80’s. The practice operated from two premises, the surgery here in Brigg and Ashby Road in Scunthorpe. The current practice at Old Courts Road was established in 2000 with a large extension following in 2004, creating the excellent facilities that are now available. 

In November 2015, Daphne Chapleo retired and sold Old Courts Veterinary Centre to Dr Mark Goodlad BVM&S MRCVS and his partner Katherine.
Moving from the North West, Mark gained much of his experience within a tier 3 Veterinary Hospital in Liverpool; experience that has allowed Old Courts to advance and change the client/patient experience.

In addition to the centre in Brigg, Old Courts also has two other branches; Barton-upon-Humber and Winterton.
All three sites provide consultation based veterinary care, with operations and in-patient care provided exclusively from the Brigg site. Brigg and Barton operate an appointment system, with Winterton offering an open surgery on Mondays and Fridays (except for Bank Holidays).
We have the ability to perform full clinical assessments, diagnostic tests and a comprehensive range of treatments at all of our branches.
If further investigation or treatments is required, patients are cared for at our main Veterinary Centre in Brigg. Animals from Barton are transported, where appropriate, to the main centre free of charge by the Veterinary Surgeon, allowing our clients to benefit from the diverse facilities available in Brigg. The level of care given to our patients staying overnight is decided on a case-by-case basis. 


  • Fully equipped purpose built Veterinary Centre
  • Twice Daily Consultation periods by appointment at Brigg and Barton
  • 24 hour dedicated emergency service with YOUR OWN VET at Brigg
  • Experienced Veterinary Team
  • Disabled access provided
  • On-site parking
  • Prescription Service
  • Separate Dog and Cat Wards to minimise patient stress
  • Isolation facilities for infectious patients
  • Comprehensive diagnostic suite including digital x-ray, in-house blood machines, ultrasound, endoscope and ECG
  • Small family run business working with the local community


At Old Courts our service is personal, we understand that pets don’t just get ill during normal surgery hours. As a client of the practice you can be certain that if your pet has an emergency, day or night, your family vet is only a phone call away. No contracting out for us!

If you have an emergency, you can call to speak to a Vet for advice and, for cases requiring immediate care you can arrange to see a Veterinary Surgeon in Brigg who will be familiar to you and your pet. 

Our purpose built centre is ready to deal with a wide range of emergencies including, pets hit by vehicles, collapses, poisoning and heat stress. 

The emergency service that we offer for our clients is substantially cheaper than our competitors, one of the many benefits of being a client of Old Courts Vets. 

If you do require the services of the emergency out of hours please ring our usual practice number 01652 653 224 and listen to the answer phone message which will direct you to the number of the duty vet.  

Your family vet will be waiting to help you, whatever time of the night.


Repeat Prescriptions are provided, where appropriate, following consultation with your Veterinary Surgeon. Prescriptions that are considered POM-V (Prescription Only Medicines- Veterinary) can only be dispensed by a Veterinary Surgeon for animals under their care. 

Animals on a repeat prescription(s) must be examined at least every six months.

We ask that you allow us 1 working day in which to prepare your medication before collection. 

Written Prescriptions are available on request where appropriate should you not wish to receive your prescription from us.


Overview of the services offered by the Old Courts Veterinary Centre


BRIGG (consultation by appointment)
Monday - Friday 8.30 -10.30am Saturday 9am -12pm

BARTON (consultation by appointment)
Monday - Friday 2.30 - 4.00pm
WINTERTON (open surgery)  
Monday   2.30 - 3.00pm  &
Friday  12noon - 12.30pm 


  • 11 Barnard Avenue  BRIGG  DN20 8AS

  • 53 Whitecross Street 

  • 76 West St.  WINTERTON  DN15 9QF