Newton Clarke Vets have two veterinary practices, caring for cats, dogs and small mammals, in Sherborne at Swan House and 142 Preston Road, 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.


We are taking Covid-19 very seriously and endeavouring to prevent its spread through to our staff, surgeries and pet owners. Please be assured that during this difficult time we will be taking every reasonable step to maintain our services and provide the utmost care to your pets. We appreciate you taking the time to read our guidelines below and your consideration of our staff and their health alike.

Covid-19 has significantly affected the ways in which we interact and communicate, resulting in us looking for new ways to stay in touch with all our pet owners. One way is through PetsApp. It allows you to message us, asking questions, post videos or photos, order and pay for medications and enables us to carry out video consultations.
If you have not yet received an invite or would like to join us on this app, please click on the PetsApp button.

New Pet Health Plan

Our Pet Health Plan is now available for Dogs and Cats. It includes your pets preventative medications; vaccinations, flea, tick and worm control (and Lungworm for dogs) and all of your consultations, for a monthly set fee, via direct debit. There is also the option to have your flea and worm treatment delivered quarterly, to your home.

Antibiotics, use and misuse

Just about everyone knows antibiotics have revolutionised treatment for infections and how previously fatal diseases can now be successfully cured. The story behind Fleming’s discovery of penicillin has become a medical legend, rated alongside Jenner’s development of the first vaccine against smallpox.

Puppy and kitten care

These first few trips to the vets are essential and we’ll do our best to ensure a smooth arrival for your new pet into your household. We are always available to help and look forward to welcoming you and your new pets into the surgery.

Veterinary Practice in Yeovil & Sherborne

Head Veterinary Nurse Required

We are a progressive, ambitious, independent small animal practice looking for exceptional people to grow our team.

We are looking for a positive and proactive full time Head VN to support and lead our team of nurses and develop our practice as a whole.

Be a part of something special and feel appreciated. Just click here for a detailed job description.

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 142 Preston Road occasionally.

Staff training- practice closures 

Due to staff training, our surgeries will be closing early on the following days: 

SHERBORNE- Wednesday 11th November  2020 from 2pm. 

Re-opening Thursday 12th November at 8.30am. 

YEOVIL- Thursday 19th November 2020 from 2pm.

Re-opening Friday 20th November at 8.30am

In case of an emergency during these times, please phone the normal surgery numbers. 

Apologies for any inconvenience.