We pride our self’s on being a training practice nurturing a learning culture.

We are an independent small animal and exotics practice, with an RCVS accredited hospital and 3 branches. The practice is owned and run by two of our own vets who work alongside the team.

We are invested recruiting, developing, and training new graduates and for this purpose have multiple GDP advisors.

We welcome EMS students, if you are looking for a placement which has

    1. Hospital facilities - 6 consult rooms including a bereavement room, separate canine/feline/exotic/isolation wards, multiple operating theatres, a dental suite and staff on call flat.
    2. Technology - Digital x-ray, dental x-ray, doppler ultrasound with multiple probes, multiple endoscopes and extensive lab equipment including Sedivue.
    3. Team - Our 16 vet team have a variety of interests and advanced qualifications including Surgery, Exotics and Feline Medicine. Our Advanced Practitioner in surgery performs referral level orthopaedics and soft tissue procedures in house. 
    4. Emergency Care - A full out of hours’ emergency and inpatient service to our own clients provided in house.

To book a placement or for further information regarding a possible placement, please email marinajones@shepherdsthevets.co.uk 

"Everything was excellent from start to finish. The place looked clean and nice and all the staff were kind to both me and my pet, Brenin who was in pain. The love of animals by the staff was obvious. I really appreciate everything....."
"The whole team have been marvellous and constantly kept me updates about my dog who stayed in the vets for 48 hrs. They have been excellent in every way x"
"Great and caring staff, excellent premises"
"Nice place friendly staff and even my grumpy cat likes it."
"Always friendly staff and explain everything to you and my dog always feels relaxed there"
"All the team at Shepherds did a fantastic job looking after our dog, who was an inpatient for 9 days. They were all so caring and he even looks forward to going back to see them for his ongoing care"
"From reception through to treatment the service was faultless. Excellent facilities from parking, waiting area and treatment rooms"
"When time were sad they were there when we need them. Amazing team and I would recommend this vets to anyone and everyone"
"It was our first visit as recently moved to the area and I'm happy to say we have found the vets to look after our animal family member"
"So so helpful and always make you feel welcome and caring about your pet. Highly recommend them if you ever have problems with your dog cat rabbit etc etc"
"I have to say a big thank you to all that looked after my Molly all staff are friendly and everything is explained to you and you can genuinely see that they love animals. Highly recommend Shepherds Veterinary"
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In An Emergency

We provide 24 hours 7 days a week emergency service. If you have an emergency please call us on 01656 653918 to speak to our emergency out of hours team.

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