Medivet 24 Hour Dorchester

Southfield Veterinary Centre

01305 262913

South Walks Road, Dorchester, DT1 1DU

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Opening Hours

Open 24 hours, 365 days a year

We’re here for you 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. We have internal round-the-clock care at our 24-hour practice.


Symptom Checker

If you’re not sure whether your pet needs to see a vet, our quick and easy Symptom Checker can help. Answer a few simple questions about the signs of illness your pet is displaying and the checker will advise whether a trip to the vet is necessary and how urgently that specialist care should be given.

  • Your vet in Dorchester

    Led by Branch Partner Verity Griffiths, we're a kind and caring team based in Dorchester who are dedicated to delivering the best client and patient care. We offer a full range of veterinary services and facilities including advanced surgical techniques and excellent post-operative recovery care. We look forward to welcoming you to our practice and helping your pet lead a long and happy life.

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    Orthopaedic referral service

    Verity Griffiths has extensive experience in surgery and provides a number of advanced procedures. With the assistance of our diagnostic team and other surgeons we use digital radiography, ultrasound and arthroscopy to allow diagnosis of many challenging cases. We specialise in fracture repair, Cruciate Disease treatment, joint and spinal surgery.

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    Hydrotherapy and Physiotherapy

    At Medivet Dorchester we're proud to offer hydrotherapy and physiotherapy treatment. Physiotherapy is highly effective in relieving pain, restoring function and speeding up the recovery process. We also have an underwater treadmill and two qualified hydrotherapists. Find out more about hydrotherapy below.

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  • Cat with skin atopy


    Our vet Rik Vanhoutteghem has a special interest and post graduate qualifications in Veterinary Dermatology allowing accurate diagnoses of skin diseases, effective treatment and improved outcomes for pets and their owners.


Dorchester Vet Saves Dog Who Swallowed a 9 inch Stick

A Dorchester vet has been hailed a hero after saving the life of a dog who swallowed a 9 inch stick.

Practice facilities

  • Free Client Parking

Meet the team

Verity Griffiths

Partner and Veterinary Surgeon

Alex Best

Veterinary Surgeon

Hannah Beveridge

Veterinary Surgeon

Rik Vanhoutteghem

Veterinary Surgeon

Valentin Chetrean

Veterinary Surgeon

Emma Heckford

Veterinary Surgeon

Ana Neves-De-Sousa

Night Veterinary Surgeon

Fran Pike

Head Veterinary Nurse

Kristian Legg

Deputy Head Veterinary Nurse

Annabelle Rashley

Veterinary Nurse

Jack Middleton

Veterinary Nurse

Jack Middleton

Veterinary Nurse

I’ve been at the practice for three years and am originally from the Midlands. I will be qualifying as a vet nurse in 2020 and am very keen to see where my interests take me next. Outside of work, I love to travel. I also have a cat called Molly and a giant African land snail called Gary.

Claire Carter

Night Veterinary Nurse

Courtney Riley

Night Veterinary Nurse

Stacey Johnson

Night Veterinary Nurse

Sarah Crew

Student Veterinary Nurse

Sarah Lewis

Student Veterinary Nurse

Sophie Sargeant

Student Veterinary Nurse

Danielle Skeggs

Patient Care Assistant

Hayley Godbolt

Student Veterinary Nurse

Hayley Godbolt

Student Veterinary Nurse

Having started at Weymouth in November 2016, I am now working hard in my second year of nurse training at Lynwood School of Veterinary Nursing. Outside of work, I’m kept busy by my two dogs, Orion and Ahs, as well as a gecko and a corn snake.

Cheri Briggs

Head Client Care Assistant

Charlotte Towner

Client Care Assistant

Rebecca Bennett

Client Care Assistant

Eleanor Neville

Client Care Assistant

Helen Johnson

Client Care Assistant

Vanessa Norris

Client Care Assistant