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.

Reviews

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

Very friendly. Great vets and nurses.
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 Veterinary Practice. Staff all very welcoming. Would definitely recommend anyone to take their Loved Pets here 🐾💖🐾
Still an independent practice with real affordable prices
Lovely, Caring and Realistically priced.
Brilliant vets ,competitive pricing and staff are fabulous!
Totally professional and compassionate vets made a very hard time easier with their support with our tess
Fantastic vets, caring, welcoming, knowledgeable and friendly. Take both my cats here and would highly recommend.
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!
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 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.
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!
Great staff , who have supported us through a lot with our kitty's
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
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
Absolutely outstanding service. All staff wonderful and the vets are incredible. Highly recommend
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.
Always a friendly welcome at the surgery and helpful, professional advice.
Great Veterinary Practice. Staff all very welcoming. Would definitely recommend anyone to take their Loved Pets here 🐾💖🐾
Best local vets imo brilliant with my nervous mastiff x
Very friendly. Great vets and nurses.
Very professional vets. Treated my dog with great kindness and compassion on his final visit. Thank you
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
Lovely people friendly service
Top Vet - very caring very friendly very helpful. Wouldn't go anywhere else
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 ❤️
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.
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
Honest friendly great service and no pressuring sales techniques like some chains locally 👌
Lovely people friendly service
Kind friendly staff. Clean and well equipped. Good vets who care for their patients!
Did a good job with looking after our dog she is back to her old self...
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.👍👍👍
Still an independent practice with real affordable prices
Very good vets and brilliant staff
Empathetic service from all staff members, especially date Suzanna
A good professional 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
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 ,
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
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
Anyone who looks after my kittens needs to be knighted
Honest friendly great service and no pressuring sales techniques like some chains locally 👌
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
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.
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.
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.