Our Services

Veterinary Consultations

Our vets do three consulting sessions on weekdays and one on a Saturday morning, so we always have a range of appointment times to offer.


We can perform a huge range of operations in our well-equipped theatre. From routine neutering to more complicated abdominal surgery. We also work with a team of specialist orthopaedic vets to provide in-house orthopaedic surgery.

Laparoscopic (Key Hole) Surgery

We have invested in the most up to date Laparoscopic equipment and are delighted to offer keyhole surgery to our patients. We have been using a keyhole approach to spay dogs for years. We strongly feel this should be the way all dogs are spayed because it is associated with less pain and far quicker recovery times.We can routinely spay dogs of all sizes in this way.

Laparoscopic surgery can also be used for liver and pancreatic biopsy, removal of retained testicles (cryptorchid surgery), exploring the abdomen, removal of bladder stones and gastropexy.

Laparoscopic-assisted surgery can also be for intestinal surgery and foreign body removal.

Our laparoscopes can also be used for rhinoscopy, which is looking up noses to remove foreign bodies or take biopsies.

Nurse Clinics

Our highly skilled nurses run consulting sessions to provide the following services:

  • Nail clipping
  • Anal gland expression
  • Weight clinics
  • Puppy and kitten advice
  • Adolescent checks
  • Neutering advice
  • Parasite control advice
  • Blood pressure measurements

Home Visits

Please contact the surgery if you would prefer us to visit you at home. We will do our best to accommodate your needs.


During our opening hours, your emergencies will always be given priority. If you are worried about your pet after we have closed you can call our out of hours provider, Nightingale Emergency Vets on 01249 847146. If your pet does need to be seen during the hours that we are closed they will be seen by the team at Nightingale.

Melksham clients can contact MiNightVet Trowbridge on 01225 710770

Alternatively should you wish to get out of hours advice over a video consultation please click here to find out more.

Pet Travel Abroad

Taking our pets abroad on holiday or emigrating with them is becoming more popular. Travel to the EU requires an Animal Health Certificate (AHC) to be issued within 10 days of travel and is valid for 4 months. More information can be found at:


Animals travelling to non-EU countries will require special Export Health Certificates.

Please contact us if you would like more information on Pet travel to the EU or Exporting your pet abroad.

It is important to consider diseases and parasites that your pet might encounter abroad. We can advise you on precautions to help prevent these before you travel.

Chicken Accredited Practice

We are a recognised associate practice of The Chicken Vet, which is part of St David’s Pouty in Devon. This means our vets have done additional training in chicken disease and medicine. Chickens are being more popular pets and we are happy to advise you on how to keep them healthy.

Please follow the link below to a guide on health and common diseases.

General Health and Common Diseases


We now have a dedicated ophthalmology service which is run by Dr Ashley Davies, a certificate holder in Small Animal Ophthalmology. All small animals can be seen at the ophthalmology clinic including, dogs, cats, small mammals, and birds. This service is run in conjunction with The Site Vet, a dedicated ophthalmic peripatetic service.

Vet Profile:
Dr Ashley Davies
BVMedSci (Hons) BVM BVS PGCertSAOphthal MRCVS

Ashley graduated from the university of Nottingham’s school of veterinary medicine and science. Following graduation, he worked in a number of small animal practices in the East Midlands as well as at a multi-disciplinary referral hospital, he also taught final year veterinary students in his role as associate lecturer at the University of Nottingham’s small animal teaching hospital. Following this, he was appointed as clinical director of a three-site veterinary practice in Nottingham where he also mentored new graduate veterinary surgeons. During this time, Ashley completed his certificate in small animal ophthalmology and was awarded Distinction. Ashley is a member of the British association of veterinary ophthalmologists and regularly attends conferences around the world on subjects related to veterinary ophthalmology.


We are able to offer an in-house advanced orthopaedics service at both of our clinics. We partner with VOST https://www.vostsurgery.co.uk/ our visiting surgeons are Emma and Heidi.

Dr Emma Wells BVSc CertSAS MRCVS is a 2004 Graduate from Bristol University. After spending 3 years in mixed practice in Cornwall, she undertook an internship at Davies Veterinary Specialists, and completed her RCVS Certificate in Small Animal Surgery in 2010 at Bath Vet Vet Referrals. She went on to maintain a high surgical case load during time spent working at the Wood Veterinary Group hospital in Gloucester. In 2016 she began working as a peripatetic surgeon, helping to establish a visiting surgical referral company Rata Vet Surgery.  Alongside this, she has spent time locumming as an orthopaedic surgeon at Vale Referrals. Emma became an RCVS Advanced Veterinary Practitioner in Small Animal Surgery in March 2018.  She set up the company VOST (Visiting Orthopaedic and Soft Tissue) Surgery at the beginning of 2022.

Dr Heidi Burkinshaw BSc (Hons) BVetMed PgC(SAS) MRCVS is a 1999 graduate from The Royal Veterinary College. Her interest in surgery has been an asset working in small animal hospitals and charity clinics in the UK and overseas. Heidi completed her post graduate qualification in 2018 when she began working as a peripatetic surgeon covering both soft tissue and orthopaedic cases.
Heidi has two children, two dogs, and enjoys running, swimming and pilates. She also prioritises travel and charity veterinary work.