Newton Clarke Veterinary Surgeons has two veterinary practices, caring for cats, dogs and small mammals, in Sherborne at Swan House and Wyndham Hill, Yeovil. We offer personal and professional care using modern medical facilities. Working together with a range of external specialists, we provide a trustworthy, comprehensive and compassionate service for both pets and their owners.

Matt Saunders and Mark Newton-Clarke have excellent reputations due to their high standards and continuity of care. Each surgery has a regular vet and fully-qualified and experienced veterinary nursing staff, providing reassurance and comfort for both pet and owner.

Ticks and parasites LLR

Troublesome ticks & pesky parasites

This is a regular feature on Abbey radio, where Veterinary Surgeon Mark Newton Clarke explores various questions, and areas of concern for dedicated pet owners. Here Cat asks Mark; How do our pets pick up ticks? What to look for? How do we best remove them? When do we need to seek veterinary assistance? What diseases can they pass-on? And what forms of treatment can be used, including preventative measures?

Meet our veterinary surgeons

Mark Newton-Clarke


5th generation Dorsetman, born in the Yeatman hospital in Sherborne when my father was a dairy farmer in the 1960’s. My earliest memory is falling asleep on my father’s knee while he drove the tractor!

Matt Saunders


With a young family in tow it was in 2010 that we settled on the Somerset-Dorset border where I started running our Yeovil surgery. Kit is my very badly behaved black moggy, soppy & greedy in equal measures, this cat really does think he is more dog.

Kate Knill


A west country girl through and through, I was born and grew up by the coast in North Devon. I have an adorable spaniel called Vino, you may meet her pretending to be a receptionist at Swan house or Wyndham Hill occasionally.