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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.

Covid-19 Update

I hope this continues to find you well in these difficult times. We appreciate your cooperation in working with us at both surgeries, following our advice and guidelines to keep everyone safe. We acknowledge that the way we are working is very different to what you are used to but this is also a much changed world we are now living in.

Updated Emergency Out of Hours Provision

We are continuously assessing and enhancing the service we offer to both you and your pets,  ensuring that the standards you have come to expect are continually improved upon. This has prompted us to review our emergency care outside of normal hours and we have recognised that our own on-call service has become outdated.

Puppy and kitten care

With spring on the horizon the gardens, fields and hedgerows are starting to show signs of new life. Trees and shrubs are breaking their winter dormancy and new lambs are dotted across the fields. It is also a time when new puppies and kittens start arriving at the surgery for their first visit.

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.

Before coming to the practice, please ensure you have read our latest guidelines here:

COVID-19 Guidelines