We appreciate that bringing your pet to the vets can sometimes be a time of anxiety. At Dacre House we aim to make your visit as stress-free as possible.
We have off-road parking reserved for our customers and a bright, comfortable waiting area in reception for when you arrive.
Our experienced receptionists are willing to answer any general healthcare questions you may have and to give advice on day-to-day issues of pet ownership. We also have a range of pet care leaflets available on reception and information about local kennels/catteries, feed suppliers, training centres and more.
The consulting rooms are fully equipped and well-lit. Vets have quick and easy access to each patient's previous medical history during the consultation and are able to print out estimates and information sheets for you to take away with you.
We carry out a large proportion of our diagnostic work in-house. Getting results quickly is not simply about peace-of-mind: reaching a speedy diagnosis can greatly increase the chances of treatment being successful. We are constantly investing in new equipment and our current facilities include:
Blood pressure monitor
Rapid-test kits for diseases such as FeLV/FIV, Giardia, lungworm
We have two operating theatres, both well-equipped to meet the needs of our varied patients. We routinely carry out:
Since 2018 we have also been able to offer laparoscopic surgery, allowing us to carry out a number of procedures by 'keyhole' technique - this is less invasive and gives quicker recovery times.
We have a large, well-stocked pharmacy. If the vet recommends a medication during your visit to the clinic, you will usually be able to collect it straight away. We can also supply written prescriptions. Our stock includes:
Animal feeds and prescription diets
Flea, tick and worm treatments
Prescription veterinary medicines
Shampoos and washes
Collars, toys and chews
If you cannot find the item you are after, please ask - our supplier delivers to the clinic daily, so any items ordered are usually in stock by lunchtime the next working day.
Our kennel facilities are located at the far end of the clinic, offering some peace and seclusion from the busyness elsewhere. These kennels provide accommodation for both day-cases and in-patients.
Purpose-built, easy-clean housing
Experienced nursing team
Words will never be enough for the gentleness and kindness that you had to Rosie during her last few years. Also, the kindness that you gave to me - I know that every person's dog is very special to them but she was such a massive part of my life...(we) were very lucky that you were her vet - we couldn't have wished for a nicer, kinder person.
...thank you to you all for the wonderful care that you have shown to Raki during his last year or so...Particularly Becky. Also a very big thank you to Bradley for his kindness when we finally had to put Raki to sleep...You guys all do an amazing job...when a situation arises like this I can’t imagine how hard it must be for you all as well.
Dear Bradley, Winnie and I would like to say thank you so much for your help. Winnie is so much better now, eating everything in sight!
Dear Bradley, Jane and all the other wonderful staff at Dacre House. Thank you so much for all the fantastic care of Amber, Buttons and Chloe over the last few years...when we have pets again (sometime in the future) we will certainly be back! We will also recommend you at every opportunity. With very many thanks and best wishes.
Thank you for what you did for Sasha, you actually cared for her it wasn't just a job to you.