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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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.

Join us on PetsApp today!

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.


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

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
Did a good job with looking after our dog she is back to her old self...
A very caring vet with very helpful staff. I've always managed to get an appointment quickly. Would highly recommend.
Very good vets and brilliant staff
So lovely and helpful. Couldn't recommend them more!
Only used the vets once, it was very well organised for corona restrictions.
Always get good service and the pets are well cared for, not that they enjoy the visits mind you...
Communicated and were responsive, not used their services with a visit yet...
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.👍👍👍
Always amazing service. Quick & swift action removed a 2.5 cm piece of hawthorn from my dogs foot! 😬😬😬 Great vets, highly recommend. 🐕😻🐕😻
Still an independent practice with real affordable prices
Fantastic friendly service. Vet, we saw Kirsty, was informative and explained problem well. Very well covid organised so felt very safe. Thank you
A good professional service
Friendly knowledgeable staff, very caring and efficient. Highly recommend
Private practice so helpful and very careing. Piece of mind.
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
Wouldn’t take my cat anywhere else. Caring and professional. Not sure Moo would agree!
Great vets.
We are new to the area and have had nothing but kindness and professionalism from the vets
Still an independent practice with real affordable prices
They saved my boys life when he broke his leg the other day. And now I can hold onto my purring best friend for hopefully much longer. Amazing team. Thank you so much.
They are amazing and really care about our pets!
Brilliant quick 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.
Nice friendly staff and good service, but cost of drugs high