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.

Google Rating
4.8

Your local, independent vet in Weymouth

Weymouth

Mon – Fri9am – 6.00pm

Sat & SunClosed

Open for medicine collection by appt only.

Google Rating
4.8

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.

Reviews

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

Lovely people friendly 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.
Got an appointment fairly easily for my pet, but only annoyance is that you can't go in with your pet due to Covid! Could if owner went in instead of staff. Their excuse is not enough room to social distance. But they're very good with animals and explain everything. I'd be happy to wear gloves, etc to be able to stay with them
Friendly knowledgeable staff, very caring and efficient. Highly recommend
Always pleasant. No trouble getting an appointment.
Such a good vet. Been with them for years for both my dogs. Trust them implicitly.
Excellent vets, frendly and helpful staff, highly recommended for all your pets needs.
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!
Very friendly, kept everything safe with distancing but still had that personal touch.
Covid safe procedures in place and all clean and bright.
So lovely and helpful. Couldn't recommend them more!
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.
Wouldn’t take my cat anywhere else. Caring and professional. Not sure Moo would agree!
Lovely, Caring and Realistically priced.
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
Most caring vets I have ever known...my 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
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 ,
Lovely people friendly service
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
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
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.
Very professional vets. Treated my dog with great kindness and compassion on his final visit. Thank you
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 .
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 🐾💖🐾
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.👍👍👍
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
Been going there for more than 20 years with various cats. Wouldn't go anywhere else. They are brilliant
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
Only used the vets once, it was very well organised for corona restrictions.
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.
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
Always a friendly welcome at the surgery and helpful, professional advice.
Very friendly. Great vets and nurses.
Great Vets.
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 ❤️
Absolutely lovely people. So caring, update you. My Pup loves them all. Have complete confidence leaving my pets with them.
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
Fantastic! I can't fault at all... Looked after my cat so well and very reasonable prices
Would be nice if a bench was provided in the car park to sit on. As our appointment was running late and we weren't in a car because Maisie Pearce doesn't like getting in cars. Staff were excellent though.
Most caring vets I have ever known...my 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
Anyone who looks after my kittens needs to be knighted
Recommended so highly, this place and its staff are all amazing!
Lovely vets,so friendly. Nothing too much trouble.
Very friendly. Great vets and nurses.
Most caring vets I have ever known...my 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
Honest friendly great service and no pressuring sales techniques like some chains locally 👌
Communicated and were responsive, not used their services with a visit yet...
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.
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
Fast and efficient service, friendly.
Best local vets imo brilliant with my nervous mastiff x
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.
Honest friendly great service and no pressuring sales techniques like some chains locally 👌
Great staff , who have supported us through a lot with our kitty's
Great Veterinary Practice. Staff all very welcoming. Would definitely recommend anyone to take their Loved Pets here 🐾💖🐾
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.
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.
They are really good vets! They look after my dog and he even likes going to see them
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.
Kind friendly staff. Clean and well equipped. Good vets who care for their patients!
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!
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.
Private practice so helpful and very careing. Piece of mind.
Every time we've had to use Castle everyone you come in contact with is helpful and friendly. Thank you
We are new to the area and have had nothing but kindness and professionalism from the vets
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.
Empathetic service from all staff members, especially date Suzanna
Always get good service and the pets are well cared for, not that they enjoy the visits mind you...
Great service
Did a good job with looking after our dog she is back to her old self...
Great vets.
Good care of our animals
Still an independent practice with real affordable prices
Really caring and honest vets. Feel really confident taking our animals there.
I would recommend this veterinary practice to anyone . They genuinely care about the animals (our babies) over charging extortionate amounts for treatments and extra services that you don't need ! From the lovely receptionist to all of the other amazing staff the care you and your animals are given is five star absolutely !! The vets actually get down on the floor with your pets and are so friendly and minimally clinical.
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.
I've got a puppy who needed his vaccination, they responded very quickly
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
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.
Absolutely outstanding service. All staff wonderful and the vets are incredible. Highly recommend
Totally professional and compassionate vets made a very hard time easier with their support with our tess
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.
Parker can certainly be a bit of a handful at times the staff are always brilliant with him no worries of leaving him there.Always so incredibly friendly and empathetic no matter how big or small a problem. I'm always confident in they're knowledge and wisdom.
A good professional service
Brilliant vets ,competitive pricing and staff are fabulous!
Very good vets and brilliant staff
Very pleased with treatment our cat received very kind would recommend this practice to anybody
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
Independent vets surgery. Brilliant vets. Wouldn't take our dogs anywhere else.