An independent, community-centred practice offering excellent and affordable veterinary care for pets and their owners in and around Tunbridge Wells.
Established over 30 years ago, our aims remain the same - to provide clinical excellence in a caring, compassionate environment and to keeping our prices as fair as possible. As an independent practice we do not have shareholders to answer to or growth targets to meet.
Despite the lifting of restrictions from 19th July the majority of our covid protocols will remain in place for the time being. We have released a video and an open letter detailing the reasoning behind this decision.
As before, please do not attend the clinic if you have covid symptoms or have been advised to self-isolate.
Thank you all for your ongoing support and understanding. We will review our protocols weekly and intend to return to normal service as soon as we are confident we can do so safely.
We are delighted to announce that Dacre House Pembury opened on 17th May. We hope this will make life easier for our Pembury pets and their owners!
The new clinic offers vaccines, health checks, pet travel assistance, advice and treatment of minor ailments. (Patients needing more intensive care or investigation will still need to travel to the main clinic in Southborough.)
Due to overwhelming demand we have made the difficult decision to close our books to new pet owners for the time being. This isn't a decision we have taken lightly but it is essential that we are able to provide a service for our existing patients.
We have set up a waiting list for new registrations - to be added to this list please call reception on 01892 546000 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. We are working hard to increase capacity and hope our new Pembury branch will help with this.
Pet travel to the EU
Since the UK left the EU, EU Pet Passports issued by UK vets are no longer valid and UK vets are not permitted to update EU Pet Passports (except to add worming information). To travel to the EU now with a dog, cat or ferret you will need an Animal Health Certificate.
More information can be found by clicking here, or by visiting the APHA pages at gov.uk.
We are proud to have been nominated for the PetPlan Practice of the Year award for the last five years running - a big thanks to those who voted. We will continue to strive to provide the best care for our patients. A number of our staff members have also received nominations in their individual categories!
Animal Health and Welfare
Dacre House is proud to be a member of the International Society of Feline Medicine and the Rabbit Welfare Association and Fund. We carry out work for a number of charities including the Dogs Trust, Cats Protection and the RSPCA.
Education and Training
We are keen to promote learning. Our vets are regularly attending meetings and undertaking courses; a number of our support staff have completed diplomas with us or are currently studying in partnership with various colleges. We offer training placements for veterinary students and work experience for school pupils.
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 so much for making our dog feel better and looking after her. What would she do without you! Thank you for being there for her. Very much appreciated. All the best!
Please could you thank the nurse...she was so gentle and kind - amazing.
Dear Jane, thank you so very much for looking after Bounder this weekend - I really appreciate your kindness and understanding.
To the vet that mended my paw...With all my slobbery kisses. I'm sorry for growling at you on Saturday but thank you for making my wrist better so quickly. By Sunday my paw was fully on the ground and by Monday I was running around the garden a bit then I limped a bit! I am nearly back to myself, especially play with my best buddy Murphy the cat...