About us

Your local independent and trusted vet

Our practice was founded by Rip Kirby in 1992 with the ethos of being a friendly and approachable place to bring your pet. We are still committed to this, whilst providing the best possible care and treatment for all your pets. The practice remains independently owned by the vets who work in it, the only one in the area now. Being independent ensures the practice employees are motivated only by making pets better, not by keeping shareholders happy.

We have highly trained and experienced staff who will work with you to keep your pet in the best of health. We offer a full range of veterinary services including free of charge new pet checks, preventative health care, consultations, in house-diagnostic testing, imaging and surgery. We have also partnered with Virtual Veterinary Specialists to ensure almost every problem imaginable can be dealt with right here at Castle Vets. We also offer a monthly budgeting plan and provide our own out of hours care to all our registered patients.

Many clients have been with us years and we consider them old friends, but we are always happy to welcome new faces, paws, tails and whiskers! Please do not hesitate to contact us about any matter big or small.


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.