19th Jul – Like our colleagues in the NHS we will be continuing to follow social distancing and wear face coverings for the foreseeable future. We would ask that only one person per pet attends the clinic. When you arrive, please leave your pet in the car and come in wearing your facemask to let us know you have arrived. You will be given a buzzer and asked to wait outside. All medication collections are by appointment only to enable us to socially distance and effectively track and trace. Please phone or use Petsapp for all routine enquiries. Working together we can keep you and your pet safe and well.

Your local, independent vet in Dorchester

Dorchester (Poundbury)

Mon to Fri 8am – 7pm

Sat8am – 1pm

Sun10am – 12pm

Open for consultations, operations and medicine collection by appt only.

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Your local, independent vet in Weymouth


Mon – Fri9am – 6.00pm

Sat & SunClosed

Open for medicine collection by appt only.

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NEW! Live chat and Vet video consultations

We are proud to announce that thanks to our various wonderful technology partners we have rolled out our text based chat app.

You can use the app to talk to our team about general enquiries, for making medication requests and for booking appointments. We also have the ability to provide video consultations when needed.

We think this will be an essential addition to our ongoing service through these difficult times and in the future.

Welcome to Castle Vets in Dorchester and Weymouth

Trusted, local, independent vet care.

We are an independent vet specialising in small animal care in the heart of Dorset. Our vet clinics are based in Dorchester (Poundbury) and Weymouth and we serve all the surrounding villages from both our branches.

Our friendly and very experienced vets and nurses are here for you seven days a week. We offer comprehensive, modern facilities with ample parking.

We offer open clinic, appointments and a 24 hour emergency service so you can see us whenever you need to.


Meet just a few of our happy owners and their pets!

Brilliant quick service
Absolutely lovely people. So caring, update you. My Pup loves them all. Have complete confidence leaving my pets with them.
5* service from reception to consultation room.Fern my springer had a tough time for about a week or so and she's now doing great, I cant thank them enough.They kept me reassured at all times and made the whole experience a whole lot easier.Vets arnt shy of a telephone call to help assist from home rather than calling you in to the practice just for the sake of the consultation fees, unlike other vets I've previously used.Reception are really friendly and helpful.Alice and Star are the two names that stood out the most for me, as these guys dealt with me the most but the rest of the team I spoke to are equally as professional and friendly.One happy fern and 8 even happier puppies
Special thanks to the vet and nurses for looking after Molly my beloved border collie in her final hours , being with her as she past on was so important , very caring and professional team .
A good professional service
Always pleasant. No trouble getting an appointment.
Fantastic vets, caring, welcoming, knowledgeable and friendly. Take both my cats here and would highly recommend.
Covid safe procedures in place and all clean and bright.
These vets are the best I have used. All of the vets and staff are so friendly, caring and compassionate. We recently had to have our handsome boy put to sleep our dog and ourselves could not have been in better hands.A big thank you to all of you for everything.
Brilliant vets ,competitive pricing and staff are fabulous!
Just wanted to say thank you ALL for looking after Frankie (our dachshund) over the past few days. Glad you quickly diagnosed her bladder stone and operated to sort the problem. Sincerely appreciate everything.
Wouldn’t take my cat anywhere else. Caring and professional. Not sure Moo would agree!
Still an independent practice with real affordable prices
Communicated and were responsive, not used their services with a visit yet...
Great Veterinary Practice. Staff all very welcoming. Would definitely recommend anyone to take their Loved Pets here 🐾💖🐾
Totally professional and compassionate vets made a very hard time easier with their support with our tess
We couldn't have asked for a more professional and caring service from castle vets staff over the last 6 years, looking after our beloved paddy until the very end x thankyou x
Thank you Giles and staff for your compassion and care of my baby girl Rosie such a sad time with such a hard decision to make but Giles gave me time to say goodbye to my bestest girl for the last 15 years. Thank you so much
Caring, reliable veterinary practice. Very pleasant staff, well equipped surgery, cat- friendly waiting area. Recommended.
I have recently changed vets and I'm happy to recommend the excellent compassionate and thoughtful service my pets have received. From the lovely caring receptionists to equally caring and competent vets I am most impressed. I initially thought that this particular veterinary practice would be expensive but have discovered that the prices have been very reasonable and compare favourably. Thank you Ellie, Lucy and Kelly, you are doing a great job!
Every time we've had to use Castle everyone you come in contact with is helpful and friendly. Thank you
Wouldn’t take my cat anywhere else. Caring and professional. Not sure Moo would agree!
Excellent service. Vets obviously love the animals and deliver the best care.
Independent vets surgery. Brilliant vets. Wouldn't take our dogs anywhere else.
Have just registered our new pup here after the passing of our old Spaniel. Staff are friendly and ready to answer any questions. Appointments run to time and good parking outside.