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!

Great service
Absolutely outstanding service. All staff wonderful and the vets are incredible. 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.
Very good vets and brilliant staff
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
Top Vet - very caring very friendly very helpful. Wouldn't go anywhere else
So lovely and helpful. Couldn't recommend them more!
Great staff , who have supported us through a lot with our kitty's
Totally professional and compassionate vets made a very hard time easier with their support with our tess
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, kept everything safe with distancing but still had that personal touch.
Honest friendly great service and no pressuring sales techniques like some chains locally 👌
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.
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.
A good professional service
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
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
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 really good vets! They look after my dog and he even likes going to see them
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.
Excellent vets, frendly and helpful staff, highly recommended for all your pets needs.
Lovely, Caring and Realistically priced.
Very friendly and helpful.
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
Absolutely lovely people. So caring, update you. My Pup loves them all. Have complete confidence leaving my pets with them.