Medivet 24 Hour Dorchester

Southfield Veterinary Centre

01305 262913

4.8 /5
91 reviews

South Walks Road, Dorchester, DT1 1DU

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Our practice is open as usual and we're here to help. Please call to book a Covid secure appointment.

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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.

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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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    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

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

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.

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

Helen Johnson

Client Care Assistant

Vanessa Norris

Client Care Assistant

Reviews

4.8 /5
91 reviews
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Google
5.0/5
Jan 18, 2021
Google Medivet 24 Hour Dorchester Verified User
My little dog was unwell me being over sensitive was quite concerned but the staff informed me all what was happening very friendly . My dog is very sensitive too 😃 but when we picked her up she was fine n happy never seen her so relaxed so I'm very grateful the care she received and the dedicated staff at that practice
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5.0/5
Jan 15, 2021
Google Medivet 24 Hour Dorchester Verified User
Im new to the surgery and have had a great experience going with my new puppy.everyone was friendly and kind
Google
5.0/5
Jan 15, 2021
Google Medivet 24 Hour Dorchester Verified User
Had to call the out of hour vet to look at our cat. Great service with very friendly staff. Covid safe practices are in place
Google
5.0/5
Jan 14, 2021
Google Medivet 24 Hour Dorchester Verified User
Your staff are all amazing. You fitted my Star in despite my getting the appointment time a day late! Always great service and all three of our kitties like your staff.
Google
5.0/5
Jan 8, 2021
Google Medivet 24 Hour Dorchester Verified User
Very good friendly service, have been using this vet for about 9 years.
Google
5.0/5
Jan 4, 2021
Google Medivet 24 Hour Dorchester Verified User
Great, friendly and knowledgeable staff, thank you
Google
5.0/5
Dec 28, 2020
Google Medivet 24 Hour Dorchester Verified User
I had concerns about my dog, during this covid effected Christmas period, and received good advice over the phone and had excellent service at the 24 hour vets in Dorchester. Thank you so much.
VetHelpDirect
5.0/5
Dec 28, 2020
VetHelpDirect Medivet 24 Hour Dorchester Verified User
I had concerns about my dog, during this covid effected Christmas period, and received good advice over the phone and had excellent service at the 24 hour vets in Dorchester. Thank you so much.
Google
5.0/5
Dec 20, 2020
Google Medivet 24 Hour Dorchester Verified User
Staff are all so friendly and helpful and made me feel relaxed that my cat is getting the best care.
Google
5.0/5
Dec 11, 2020
Google Medivet 24 Hour Dorchester Verified User
The service is prompt, informative and helpful, and the staff are very professional and caring.
Google
5.0/5
Dec 10, 2020
Google Medivet 24 Hour Dorchester Verified User
Easy to book an appointment with the vet that I wanted to see and appointments were running to time so no waiting (particularly important when you have to wait outyside in December!) . Appointment was for annual check up and vaccination which all went according to plan and a dental check was carried out as well. Everything was explained clearly and was very straightforward, so I was very satisfied.
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5.0/5
Dec 9, 2020
Google Medivet 24 Hour Dorchester Verified User
I don't think the level of care has dropped, vets and staff are working hard to make the process of visiting easy and stress free, also make our pets feel at ease.