Services

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

Medicine, Surgery and Diagnostics:

Our surgeries are both fully equipped with the modern diagnostic equipment you would expect of a veterinary hospital in the 21st century. We have state of the art blood machines, Digital x-ray, Ultrasonography, Video Endoscopy, Electrocardiography (ECG) and Multi-parameter units for anaesthetic monitoring to name just some.

We have sterile theatres for operating and are fully equipped to perform dental procedures at both sites. 

Equally, if not more importantly we have the experience amongst our team of vets and nurses with which to interpret, utilise and act on the information this equipment provides. Our team of vets have a number of post graduate qualifications that include Certificates in Emergency Medicine and Critical care, Small Animal Surgery and Dermatology.

Modern equipment and an experienced team means we can cater for almost every eventuality presented to us as veterinary surgeons.

In-House Orthopaedics and Soft Tissue Surgery

We are pleased to be able to offer a range of orthopaedic and soft tissue procedures in house, provided by our highly experienced and qualified team with support from visiting surgeons where indicated.

These include, but are not limited to:
• Cruciate surgery
• Patella luxation
• Hip Toggle procedure
• Brachycephalic Obstructive Airway Syndrome (BOAS) surgery
• Salivary gland surgery
• Anal gland removal
• Perineal hernia repair
• Surgical oncology (surgical treatment of tumours)

Further information on some of our more common orthopaedic procedures can be found below:

Cranial closing wedge osteotomy (CCWO) pre-operative information

Patella Luxation Pre-operative Information

TTA pre-op information

Visiting Specialists:

We have a number of visiting Veterinary Specialists; this means we need to refer very little to specialist referral centres, which are often located some distance away. Not only do we deal with most of the complex medical and surgical cases ourselves with our experienced and qualified team but when we do need help we have visiting specialists to lend us their expertise in-house.

Orthopaedics and Soft Tissue Surgery:

For many years we have been working with Rata Vets to assist us with the more complex surgeries we have. We have an excellent relationship with them and there is mutual trust and respect between us. They visit most weeks, often carrying out multiple procedures at each visit. Common surgeries include fracture repairs and joint surgeries but extend to arthroscopy and complex soft tissue surgeries.

Cardiology:

We perform many cardiac investigations in-house, including screening for Mitral Valve Disease and Dilated Cardiomyopathy in dogs or Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy in cats.

However, for the more complex cases, Heart Vets visit our Yeovil Surgery on a routine and regular basis. They investigate not only our own more complicated in-house referrals but also take external referrals from other neighbouring practices. This has been a vital step for us in bridging the gap between first opinion and referral practice.

Vaccinations:

We are firm believers in prevention being better than cure. We only have to look at the vital role vaccinations play in our human population to see the benefits; there is no doubt, vaccinations save millions of our own and our pets lives each year. We try and reduce the frequency of vaccination to the bare minimum and many parts of both our dog and cat vaccines are only required each 3rd year but Leptospirosis (in dogs) and Flu (in cats) still require annual vaccinations. Vaccine reactions are possible but are thankfully extremely rare, the benefits of vaccinations far outweigh the risks, but we accept not everyone feels this way so please speak to one of our team if you wish to discuss this. Cats are vaccinated initially at 9 and 12 weeks of age then annually. We vaccinate against Flu (Herpes and Calici Virus), Feline Enteritis and Feline Leukaemia Virus. Dogs are initially vaccinated at 8 and 12 weeks old then annually. They are routinely vaccinated against Distemper, Hepatitis, Parvovirus and Leptospirosis. We also recommend routine vaccination against Kennel Cough or Infectious Tracheobronchitis for those dogs that are most at risk.

Prescriptions:

We are happy to write written prescriptions for your pets medications for you to buy online or elsewhere. We would rather your pets receive any medications prescribed rather than them be cost prohibitive.

Please Note: You will be charged for each medication requested on a written prescription.

To enable us to do this, your pet must be under our care which means we will request to examine your pet at least every 6 months and possibly more frequently.

The duration of medicine prescribed will be dictated by the condition being treated and by the vet in charge of the case. Certain controlled medications can only be provided via a written prescription for up to 28 days worth of treatment.

Out-of-Hours Emergencies:

Emergencies never occur at a convenient time and it can be even more distressing if this occurs when our surgeries are closed. In 2021 we made the decision to partner with Medivet 24 Hour Dorchester, they are now responsible for all of our emergency out-of-hours work. This means that the night care your pet receives is provided by a team of vets and nurses who are on site, all night and specifically trained in emergency medicine and surgery.

Outsourcing our Out-of-Hours work has also meant we have been able to extend our opening hours. We are now open in Yeovil seven days a week for routine and emergency appointments and until late on both a Tuesday and Thursday evening.

If you have an emergency when the surgery is closed, please call 01305 262913.

We are a Cat Friendly Clinic!

We understand that cats possess unique behaviours and requirements when compared to our canine and small mammal patients. Cats are incredibly sensitive, solitary creatures who may feel stressed and/or unsafe when away from their home territory.

The journey, sights, sounds and smells associated with a visit to the vets can often have a negative impact on our cats. As an ISFM Silver Accredited Cat Friendly Clinic, at Newton Clarke Vets in Yeovil we endeavour to make your cats visit to the practice a positive and stress-free experience wherever possible.

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