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 keep our prices as fair as possible. As an independent practice we do not have shareholders to answer to or growth targets to meet.
Due to a national vaccine shortage, we will be prioritising unvaccinated kittens and cats needing their first annual booster. Adult cats who have received their vaccine regularly in previous years are considered to be at lower risk. Please call the clinic (01892 546000 Southborough or 01892 487174 Pembury) for more information. Thank you for your understanding.
Increased demand for vet care
Due to increased demand for our services, we have had to once more introduce a waiting list for new registrations.
We are working hard to try to increase provision but are mindful of our need to ensure we can provide a good service to those patients currently registered with us. To be added to the waiting list please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or call the reception team on 01892 546000.
Pet travel to the EU
Since the UK left the EU, Pet Passports issued by UK vets are no longer valid and we are not permitted to update EU Pet Passports (except to add worming information).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 eight 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.
...Bertie was a cat of character who gave us a huge amount of affection, lots of laughs, some worries and many memories. Thank you for looking after him during his long life, and for ensuring that his end was quick and dignified. You're a great bunch and we can't fault the care you provided to our Mr B. You also know about kindness to people too...
We wanted to thank you all for your help, advice and kindness that you have shown Abby and ourselves over these past, nearly 15, years...thank you again for always being there for her and us.
We would just like to mention how pleased we are that we were recommended Dacre House for our GSD who can get aggressive with strangers. After being told by our previous Vet not to bring our GSD in unless its an emergency. It was a breath of fresh air to meet Jane. She is calm and confident...and just gets on with the job in hand...
Dear Israel and my other friends – Thank you for looking after me. I can now run free at rainbow ridge. Love Misty xxx
Thank you all very much for the care and kindness you have shown all our pets throughout the years. We really can't sing your praises enough...