Following the PM broadcast on Mon 23 Mar, and guidance from the RCVS/BVA we must close the practice to all but emergency work with immediate effect. If you are concerned about an animal in your care please use our app Petsapp or leave a message on the emergency line for the duty vet.

If you need essential medicines for your pet then we can arrange this, please contact us via our app or by emailing We know this is a worrying time for everyone but we must all play our part in stopping the spread of coronavirus in our community.

Very best wishes from Giles, Ellie, Jeremy and the rest of the team at Castle Vets.

Your local, independent vet in Dorchester

Dorchester (Poundbury)

  • 3 Poundbury Business Centre, Middle Farm Way, Dorchester, DT1 3WA
  • 01305 267083
  • Opening Hours
Open for emergencies only

Mon, Tue & Thu 8am – 6pm

Wed & Fri 8am – 7.30pm

Sat8am – 1pm

Sun10am – 12pm

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Your local, independent vet in Weymouth


  • 624 Dorchester Rd, Weymouth DT3 5LH
  • 01305 813303
  • Opening Hours
Open for emergencies only

Mon9am – 7.30pm

Tue & Thu10.30am – 7.30pm

Wed10.30am – 6pm

Fri9am – 6pm

Sat & SunClosed

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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!

Lovely, Caring and Realistically priced.
Great Veterinary Practice. Staff all very welcoming. Would definitely recommend anyone to take their Loved Pets here 🐾💖🐾
Very friendly. Great vets and nurses.
Always a friendly welcome at the surgery and helpful, professional advice.
Best local vets imo brilliant with my nervous mastiff x
Still an independent practice with real affordable prices
Great Veterinary Practice. Staff all very welcoming. Would definitely recommend anyone to take their Loved Pets here 🐾💖🐾
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.
Anyone who looks after my kittens needs to be knighted
Top Vet - very caring very friendly very helpful. Wouldn't go anywhere else
Fantastic vets, caring, welcoming, knowledgeable and friendly. Take both my cats here and would highly recommend.
5*’s. highly recommend them, a great team of caring professions from the reception team to the nurses and the vets...Can’t fault them. They still look after my geriatric rabbit who is still going strong thanks to their ongoing care and treatment
Kind friendly staff. Clean and well equipped. Good vets who care for their patients!
We can never thank Castle vets enough for the outstanding care over 10 years for our amazing dog Alfie. As well as all the routine checks, vaccinations and general care, they recognised aged 3 that he would need life changing knee surgery to prolong his life, which would have been shortened considerably had we opted for pain relief only, and which also improved his quality of life. He loved visiting both the Weymouth and Dorchester surgeries and all the staff always welcomed him despite his boisterous greetings which sometimes involved paws on the reception desk and knocking down of displays! When we became concerned that he was seriously ill, they were prompt and sensitive in their investigations and in giving us dreaded news, helping us to digest the implications for Alfie. This meant that we made the right decisions for him and he had a good last week of life with a final walk on the beach, a final visit to his favourite dog friendly pub (the Springhead at Sutton Poyntz and the last thing he actually ate - some carvery pork) - and time at home resting on the sofa, going down the garden, or sitting outside sniffing the air. When we saw a deterioration which signalled that he was uncomfortable, we called the vets and within 40 minutes, despite being nearly midnight, Kirsty the vet and Roxy, veterinary nurse, arrived at our house and made sure that Alfie's death was a calm, peaceful and dignified one. They must have been tired, but they sat on the floor with us all reminiscing about him, stroking him, talking to him and crying and only left, over an hour later, when we were ready. Alfie loved Castle vets and we do too.
Can not put into words our thanks for saving kayaks (our Siberian husky) life, removed a 5kg tumour.Giles and team were fantastic all of you! Thanks
Fast and efficient service, friendly.
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!
Very professional vets. Treated my dog with great kindness and compassion on his final visit. Thank you
a loving, caring, passionate and hardworking team....the animals are treated like their own would be...time is dedicated to each individual client and their pets and they work so hard behind the scene......awesome team.....rock on.👍👍👍
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.
Great staff , who have supported us through a lot with our kitty's
Lovely people friendly service
Empathetic service from all staff members, especially date Suzanna
Couldn't praise Jeremy enough for how he handled trimming my macaws nails today. Absolutely chuffed to bits! Was very nervous about the whole thing because he can be quite temperamental when it comes to people he doesn't know but left there happy and content. Will definitely see him from now on if I ever need to.
We have had 2 late night accidents resulting in an off duty call and requiring subsequent surgical procedures each time. All of the staff were so reassuring and looked after our dogs with such care. One of our dogs, Izzy had to return for dressing changes once every few days. The care she received was in my opinion better than in any human hospital, using a mixture of modern and natural techniques. The bill was amazingly reasonable too. Thank you all so much
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
Very friendly. Great vets and nurses.
I can safely say this is the best vets ive taken my dog too, and ive tried them all. Fantastic staff, the vet doesn't make you feel rushed and explains things in detail to make sure you know what choices of treatment your pet has. 100% recommend this vets for your fur babies.
Very good vets and brilliant staff
What a great team, from initial telephone conversation to my dogs operation - consistency in professionalism and customer experience 10/10. Would highly recommend.Thank you to both Weymouth and Dorchester ❤️
Most caring vets I have ever boy was seriously ill and I couldnt have asked for better care for him...unfortunately he lost the fight but not without vets pulling out all the stops to save him....they let me visit and stay with him for hours while he was still here and after
I am so impressed with this Vets. Giles was particularly helpful, calm and patient with our many questions regarding our new dog. He was informative, kind and seemed to genuinely have the time of day (which from past experience is rare). The reception staff were courteous and helpful and we signed up for their monthly plan which started straight away with flea and worm treatment included. We are really happy customers and I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Castle Vets to any other pet owner. Thank you!
Honest friendly great service and no pressuring sales techniques like some chains locally 👌
Honest friendly great service and no pressuring sales techniques like some chains locally 👌
Been going there for more than 20 years with various cats. Wouldn't go anywhere else. They are brilliant
Amazing vets always been there for my animals especially Gill always try to have her for my fury friends she was excellent when i had to say good bye to my Joe Joe dog and now she takes care of my two I have now. All the vets i have seen have been brilliant keep up the good work team
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
Yes we have just moved vets to Castle Veterinary Clinic Weymouth and are very happy that we did Buddy our Westie was made so welcome and he was happy with his treatment
Still an independent practice with real affordable prices
Totally professional and compassionate vets made a very hard time easier with their support with our tess
Absolutely outstanding service. All staff wonderful and the vets are incredible. Highly recommend
Always there when you need them and all the staff are wonderful with the animals and their people , I couldn't ask for a better vet practice. P. S. Please include Broadway practice with this comment x
Brilliant vets ,competitive pricing and staff are fabulous!
Fantastic! I can't fault at all... Looked after my cat so well and very reasonable prices
Did a good job with looking after our dog she is back to her old self...
All our cats are registered here. Compared to two other veterinarians in Dorchester, we find these the best. A little bit more expensive, but they do have our full confidence.
Highly recommend Castle Vets . Had to call them out sadly to put my 13 yr old dog to sleep, it was done with the most loving care & respect for Bracken . They never fail in there treatment of my animals ,
Very professional vets have looked after our dog for years always great advice and they talk u through the costs which is helpful. Would recommend these vets to anyone.
Lovely people friendly service
A good professional service
I can safely say this is the best vets ive taken my dog too, and ive tried them all. Fantastic staff, the vet doesn't make you feel rushed and explains things in detail to make sure you know what choices of treatment your pet has. 100% recommend this vets for your fur babies.
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 .