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!

Friendly knowledgeable staff, very caring and efficient. Highly recommend
Good vets, they were really caring when we had to put down my muns dog. Sad times
Still an independent practice with real affordable prices
Just picking up flea treatment for our 7 month old kittens. But very friendly and willing to chat and show interest in what happened to our cat who died, which I appreciated.
Great vets.
Brilliant vets ,competitive pricing and staff are fabulous!
Friendly and attentive staff! I know that they have my cat's best interest at heart as much as we do!
Top Vet - very caring very friendly very helpful. Wouldn't go anywhere else
Amazing care of my guinea pigs can't fault them Giles the vet was fab two weeks ago and explained everything in minute detail regarding my very small Piggie put me at ease
Always pleasant. No trouble getting an appointment.
Every time we've had to use Castle everyone you come in contact with is helpful and friendly. Thank you
Great service
Lovely people friendly service
Independent vets surgery. Brilliant vets. Wouldn't take our dogs anywhere else.
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
Such wonderful professional service.Very sympathetic towards me and my dog when I had to let her go.All staff included especially when I had ring and book my dog on, thank you.
Kind friendly staff. Clean and well equipped. Good vets who care for their patients!
Good care of our animals
Very friendly and helpful.
Very friendly team who always make sure that your furry bestie is happy and healthy
Still an independent practice with real affordable prices
I have been using Castle Vets for many years. I've always had excellent service from kind, thoughtful and highly trained staff. My dogs love trips to the vets.
Nice friendly staff and good service, but cost of drugs high
Really good vets, gave thorough examination of my vizsla and put us at ease, thank you
Truly caring fantastic vets, my wife and I can't thank and praise them enough, very highly recommended to any animal lover, well done all at Castle vets.