COVID UPDATE – We are currently seeing essential appointments only whereas non-essential appointments may be delayed.

If mutually agreeable, subject to face coverings being worn, no clinical signs of COVID and the type of appointment, consultations will be carried out inside the building.  In order to maintain social distance we have a maximum occupancy level policy and thank you for your patience whilst waiting. We kindly request only one member of the family attends and where possible aim to get for us at the correct time for your appointment to avoid ongoing delays.

Please be aware that as from 18th January due to altered working practices we intend on closing at 6pm for the foreseeable future and will keep this under review until current lock down rules change.  Our full list of opening hours can be found here

For repeat medication requests, please order in advance as usual by telephoning us on 01458 832972 or emailing us at  You will be requested to pay prior to collection and our reception team will provide you with further instructions as appropriate.

If you are shielding or self-isolating and require repeat medication or veterinary advice please contact us on 01458 832972.


Each month we introduce you a pet of the month which we think you’ll find interesting. Maybe for its condition, its bravery or perhaps just for its character.

Do you think your pet deserves to be recognised as Orchard Vets pet of the month?

To be considered please email us at explaining why you think he or she is deserving, a recent photo (max 5mb in .jpg or .png format), a short biography and your pet’s favourite activity or place. Sadly, we won’t be able to publish all requests and there aren’t any prizes, only bragging rights should your pet be chosen!

Reggie Rabbit
Reggie December 2020

Pet of the Month for December is Reggie a Holland Lop rabbit who came in recently for his Castration operation.

This is usually performed at around 5 months of age but can be performed from 3 months old. For more information visit our ‘advice & resources‘ page.

Sir Nigel
Sir Nigel November 2020

Sir Nigel is our pet of the month for November for his fantastic recovery from an acute kidney injury earlier this year and for being such a good patient when he presented with a wound in his armpit earlier this month which is healing nicely.

He quickly became a staff favourite during his stay but, although we all love having him in, hopefully the next visit will just be for his health check and vaccination!

Luna October 2020

Luna is a 1-year old crossbreed.

She was recently in for her spay operation and she looked so smart in her medishirt we decided she should be pet of the month for October!

Nala September 2020

Nala is 9 months old and loves making friends and learning new tricks!

Here she is getting to know the staff on reception after her free adolescent health check as part of the health plan.

During the adolescent checks we discuss a range of topics including pet specific considerations for neutering, diet, dental hygiene and any other concerns you may have to help your pet stay healthy.