Our History

Specialised care for animals from day one

MBM Veterinary Group carries on a proud tradition of veterinary practice that has been part of Ayrshire life for over a century.

In 1913, a veterinary practice was established in Kilmarnock by William Forbes and Captain Forbes McKenzie. Initially, the practice dealt mainly with farm work and horses and over the years expanded under the name of McKenzie Bryson & Marshall. We now have vets who work exclusively in one area of veterinary medicine for farm, equine and small animals.

The building in Kilmarnock is called Cathgate and was built in 1833. Over time, it has been modernised with a substantial purpose-built extension added in 2004, giving us excellent facilities for small animals and an equine clinic with an in-patient area and surgical theatre for horses.

Our branch practice in Beith was first established on Eglinton Street and recently moved to new premises on Kings Street. The new premises allow routine operations to be performed on-site in a modern, comfortable facility with excellent parking facilities.

The Mauchline branch was first established in 1957 by George Barr. Initially working from his home in Mauchline, George went into partnership with the late Ian Macmillan and they built the existing surgery premises on Kilmarnock Road in 1965. The building was extended and fully re-equipped in 2004 by Jim Garven and Niall MacDonald.

In May 2014, McKenzie Bryson & Marshall and Barr & MacMillan merged to become MBM Veterinary Group.  Although we have changed our name, we still hold the same traditional values, providing species-specific vets who strive to provide you and your animals with the highest standards of modern veterinary care.