Medivet 24 Hour Dorchester

Southfield Veterinary Centre

01305 262913

4.7 /5
111 reviews

South Walks Road, Dorchester, DT1 1DU

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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.

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  • 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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    Dermatology

    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.

News

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Practice facilities

  • Free Client Parking

Meet the team

Verity Griffiths

Partner and Veterinary Surgeon

Alex Best

Veterinary Surgeon

Valentin Chetrean

Veterinary Surgeon

Emma Heckford

Veterinary Surgeon

Ana Neves-De-Sousa

Night Veterinary Surgeon

Catherine Brown

Veterinary Surgeon

Nicholas Ciociola

Veterinary Surgeon

Nicholas Ciociola

Veterinary Surgeon

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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.

Courtney Riley

Night Veterinary Nurse

Stacey Johnson

Night Veterinary Nurse

Holly Smith

Night Veterinary Nurse

Holly Smith

Night Veterinary Nurse

Prior to working at Medivet I worked with large animals. I worked at the Wool practice from 2011 and have been at Dorchester since 2020. I qualified as a vet nurse in 2014. I grew up and lived in in Purbeck before moving to the UK, and currently work part-time as I have twin boy toddlers. In my spare time I enjoy riding my horse.

Sarah Crew

Student Veterinary Nurse

Sarah Lewis

Student Veterinary Nurse

Sophie Sargeant

Student Veterinary Nurse

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.

Daniela Fusillo

Student Veterinary Nurse

Danielle Skeggs

Patient Care Assistant

Cheri Briggs

Head Client Care Assistant

Charlotte Towner

Client Care Assistant

Rebecca Bennett

Client Care Assistant

Eleanor Neville

Client Care Assistant

Vanessa Norris

Client Care Assistant

Martin Harvey

Client Care Assistant

Megan Rose Norton

Client Care Assistant

Reviews

4.7 /5
111 reviews
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Google
5.0/5
Sep 20, 2021
Google Medivet 24 Hour Dorchester Verified User
I can always rely on the practice to meet the needs of my dog as well as making me feel comfortable with the treatment. Super friendly staff.
Google
5.0/5
Sep 15, 2021
Google Medivet 24 Hour Dorchester Verified User
Our little Matilda is finally back home after a few days at Southfield Vets, Dorchester. She seemed very poorly on Friday, early hours of the morning, so we made the call to take her to the emergency vet. We were a bit surprised to be told the out of hours vet was that far away especially so early in the morning. I've got to say, it was worth it. I could not praise them enough for the excellent care and level of service they provided during these tough few days. Every member of staff was so friendly, informative and caring. Nothing was too much trouble. Thank you very much indeed. Here she is, looking and feeling a hell of a lot brighter.
Google
5.0/5
Jul 20, 2021
Google Medivet 24 Hour Dorchester Verified User
Excellent out of hour service. Explained all was great with our rottie even though she was in pain and a bit grumpy. Thank you
Google
5.0/5
Jun 8, 2021
Google Medivet 24 Hour Dorchester Verified User
My dog was bitten by an adder over the bank holiday weekend while we were on holiday in Dorset. I am a vet myself, so it was very frightening knowing how sick it could make her and not being at home near my work and vets I trust. I need not have worried, as she recieved fantastic care at Southfield vets. She was treated promptly, with compassion and the communication to me as an owner was wonderful. I felt totally at ease that she would be safe and well cared for and ao grayeful that they have overnight care on site. I was called in the evening and kept updated with her progress and the vets were kind and knowledgeable. The whole team were fantastic and despite being incredibly busy, they took the time to go that extra way. My insurance claim was submitted the day she was discharged which also helped reduce any extra stress of the whole experience. Thank you so much to the whole team. I would 100% recommend this vets... high praise from another vet!
Google
5.0/5
May 24, 2021
Google Medivet 24 Hour Dorchester Verified User
Wonderful service. Wonderful people
Google
5.0/5
May 17, 2021
Google Medivet 24 Hour Dorchester Verified User
The staff members are very friendly and reassuring of your concerns. You can see that they genuinely care for animals ( My dog wanted to stay and play, he loves being around lots of people) also there were no unnecessary add-on’s which may cost a lot on money. A great, caring and honest company.
Google
5.0/5
May 17, 2021
Google Medivet 24 Hour Dorchester Verified User
So kind and compassionate kept me fully informed of what was going on. When you have to leave your pet, who is a close family member, in the care of others, you need to have complete trust confidence in their abilities. The team at Southfield Vets are that team! I cannot thank the whole enough for what they did. They saved my dog’s life.
Google
5.0/5
Apr 23, 2021
Google Medivet 24 Hour Dorchester Verified User
The vet and Nurse were so helpful and understanding . We were very nervous and anxious but they treated Mollie and were able to take her home and she continues to improve . Thankyou M&D and big licks from Mollie
Google
5.0/5
Apr 1, 2021
Google Medivet 24 Hour Dorchester Verified User
Nothing is too much trouble. The staff are friendly & love each animal as if they were their own. When you have to leave your pet at the vets it’s hard but knowing you’ve left them in great hands eases your worries.
Google
5.0/5
Mar 29, 2021
Google Medivet 24 Hour Dorchester Verified User
Very kind and polite staff
Google
5.0/5
Mar 22, 2021
Google Medivet 24 Hour Dorchester Verified User
Your knowledge, skill and empathy shown to us either while talking on the phone or by face to face contact makes us feel relaxed and confident our Bruce is in safe hands
VetHelpDirect
5.0/5
Mar 1, 2021
VetHelpDirect Medivet 24 Hour Dorchester Verified User
Excellent service as always, very friendly staff and helpful