Our Story

Sherborne (01935 816228):

Weekday: 8:30am to 6:00pm | Saturday: Closed Sunday: Closed

Yeovil (01935 474415):

Weekday: 8:30am to 6:00pm (open until 8pm Tuesday & Thursday) | Saturday: 9am to 2pm | Sunday: 9am to 12pm

Our story

Our practice has evolved from humble beginnings.

The Practice was initially started at Wyndham Hill in Yeovil and Station House in Sherborne. These two practices, then under the ownership of Graham Watson and Mark Newton-Clarke respectively, came together to form Newton Clarke and Watson and eventually Newton Clarke Veterinary Surgeons on Graham’s retirement.

Both Practices outgrew themselves over time and we now find ourselves in Swanhouse, Sherborne (since 2005) and more recently Preston Road, Yeovil (since 2017).

Along with our facilities evolving, our team has evolved too. We have added experience, new ideas and embraced changed along the way.

Our vision

We aim to treat your pets with compassion and integrity.
We are committed to working together to care for you, your pets and each other in an environment where everyone is listened to and positive change is readily embraced and implemented.

Independent

We are an independently owned practice. We sit uniquely amongst a sea of corporates and are now the only independent practice in the area. ​
This means we manage our practice ourselves, without requiring authorisation from a Head Office; allowing us to change quickly in response to feedback from both pet owners and team members alike. The people that you meet day to day, who treat and care for your pets, are the people responsible for making the decisions that keep our practice running smoothly and progressing. The decisions that we make in our practice are to improve pet care, owner experience and team wellbeing; they are not based on directions from Shareholders to achieve financial targets and goals. We reinvest in your pets care, in our facilities, in our equipment and extensively in team training. We are proudly independent.

Meet our team

Rachel Slark

Head Receptionist

Kylie Drysdale

Operations Manager

Crystal Thompson

Receptionist

Jamie Sansom

Receptionist

Rosie Pinn

Receptionist

Emily Whitby

Veterinary Surgeon

We are always looking for exceptional people to join our growing team.