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We aim to provide a compassionate and caring service for all small animals

We aim to provide a compassionate and caring service for all small animals, and we like to keep case continuity - so that one vet deals with any one problem. This enables a good relationship to develop between the vet, client and pet, and also ensures case progress can be accurately monitored.

We take great pride in ensuring that your pet receives the highest level of care from all of our staff.

Our Services

  • Complimentary flea and worming treatments for new puppies and kittens

  • Pet Passports

  • Free booster vaccination reminders posted to you a month before your pet's vaccines are due

  • Free text message worming and flea treatment application reminders

  • BVA hip and elbow scoring

  • Pet Collar Tags

  • Consultations
  • 24-Hour Emergency Services
  • Repeat Prescriptions
  • In-House Laboratory
  • Microchipping
  • Puppy Parties
  • Theatre and Imaging Suites


Consultations are by appointment only and a wide range of times are available throughout the week for your convenience. We offer 'same day' appointments for poorly patients.

When booking appointments please make sure you tell the receptionist which vet you would like to see, and they will do their best to accommodate you and your pet’s needs. Our aim is to try and make sure you see the same vet every time you visit.

The length of your consultation will range from 15-30 minutes depending on the nature of the appointment. This allows the veterinary surgeon enough time to discuss your pet’s health and devise a treatment plan, giving you a better understanding of their condition.

Urgent cases are always seen as a priority, but we would be most grateful if you could call prior to your arrival, allowing us to prepare.

Telephone Advice

We are always at the end of the phone if you need us. We can offer general health care advice or advice on products or services available at the practice. We also have a large network of contacts offering other pet related services, such as:

  • Grooming
  • Hydrotherapy Centres
  • Physiotherapists
  • Pet behaviourists
  • Dog walkers
  • Boarding Kennels and Catteries

We have a large car park (with disabled parking if needed).

Home Visits

We are happy to provide house calls if they become necessary during normal surgery hours although we are usually able to treat your pet more effectively at the practice itself.

We ask that you give the practice plenty of notice if a home visit is required as they do involve a veterinary surgeon and a veterinary nurse leaving the practice and their responsibilities.

24-Hour Emergency Services

We provide a 24-hour emergency service all year round operated by our very own vets and nurses

In the event of an emergency simply call the practice on 01780 763180 where you will hear an answer phone message providing you with the duty vet’s contact details.

Calling the vet back to the practice out of normal surgery hours may involve additional fees.

Animal Poisonline

Animal Poisonline is a triage service for pet owners who will let you know if a trip to the vet is required following exposure to something that could be potentially hazardous. They are open 24 hours a day. Find out more here.

Repeat Prescriptions

Some patients require repeated supplies of medication in order to maintain their wellbeing.

It helps us if you are able to order your prescriptions a day or so in advance of collecting them from the surgery. We would normally dispense one month’s supply of medication at a time, provided we are happy that the patient is stable.

Please note that we will need to occasionally re-examine your pet to ensure the treatment supplied is suitable and is being given at the correct dose.

Repeat Prescriptions can be ordered online here.

In-House Laboratory

With our very own in-house haematology, electrolyte & biochemistry blood machine that allows our vets to diagnose and treat our patients as quickly and efficiently as possible.  

We also have in-house urine analysis equipment that allows us to test for conditions such as early stages of renal disease, diabetes, urinary infections & liver disease.


Microchipping is a way of identifying your pet. It is similar to a vaccination injection but it inserts a chip about the size of a grain of rice in the scruff between the shoulder blades. The chip carries a number specific to your pet. This number is then registered along with your details onto a national database so that if your pet is found and scanned they will be able to contact you straight away.

We now use 'Mini Microchips' that are half the size of standard microchips and we register your details onto the national database instantly.

In April 2016, it became law that all dogs over the age of 8 weeks old must be microchipped and their details must be up to date on the national database.

Puppy Parties

Our Puppy Parties are free of charge and are held once a month at Empingham Audit Hall, 6:30pm - 7:30pm. The classes are run by Julia Durrant our practice dog trainer (who qualified from The Association of Dog Training) and two of our veterinary nurses that have a keen interest in puppy development. 

The puppy parties are for young puppies who are not yet allowed to go outside and socialise with other dogs. At the party they get to meet puppies of a similar age and play in a safe, controlled environment.

It also gives you an opportunity to ask any questions or discuss any issues you may be experiencing. All puppies will go home with their very own certificate of attendance!

Theatre and Imaging Suites

Two Fully Equipped Operating Theatre Suites

We have two sterile operating suites the are fully equipped with:

  • Pulse Oximetry (monitors oxygen levels in the patient’s blood)
  • Blood Pressure
  • E.C.G Monitoring
  • Heat beds to keep patients warm during surgery
  • Suction Machine
  • Experienced Veterinary Surgeons and Veterinary Nurses


Ultrasound is a method of looking at the internal 'soft tissue' organs of the body.

At Stamford Veterinary Centre we carry out the following on a daily basis:

  • Pregnancy Scanning
  • Cardiac Scanning
  • Abdominal Scanning

Digital X-ray

Digital X-ray enables us to produce images of superior quality. This enables us to make a quicker and more accurate diagnosis.


Our flexible endoscope enables us to exam your pets digestive/respiratory tract without the need for complex surgery. 

We are also able to take tissue samples from these areas, allowing us to make a more detailed diagnosis.

ECG Machine

An ECG report allows us to determine the electrical activity of a patient’s heart. They help us to detect irregular heartbeats (arrhythmias) and the size of the heart chambers.

Modern Dental Hygiene Facilities

Dental disease is one of the most common conditions we see at the practice and it is important to keep your pets oral health in tip top condition in order to prevent harmful bacteria spreading to their internal organs, such as the heart, liver and kidneys.

After we have cleaned your pet's teeth, our team of veterinary nurses step in to show you how to care for them at home and prevent tartar from building up again.

If you have never brushed your pet's teeth before, it is important to start very gradually and build up the process in order for it to be tolerated well. Our nurses have put together an easy 4 step guide on the best way to do this and will happily demonstrate and discuss this process with you.

A guide to brushing your pets teeth

A Team of Experienced Theatre Nurses

At Stamford Veterinary Centre we have a team of fully qualified/registered theatre nurses to look after your pets while they are staying in our hospital. Our team of nurses work around the clock to ensure the needs of each patient are met and they are comfortable and cared for at all times.

For information on how to become a veterinary nurse, click here

Fully equipped inpatient accommodation and separate cat, dog and isolation wards

Dogs, cats & small mammals are hospitalised in different wards at Stamford Veterinary Centre to reduce unwanted anxiety. Our patients can recover in a warm, clean environment and are monitored constantly by our team of vets & nurses.

We have Pet Remedy diffusers in operation helping to calm our patients and aid a smooth recovery.

Our cat kennels have comfy, hidden away houses so they feel safe and secure.

Our hospital wards also include:

  • Fluid Therapy Pumps (to ensure our patients receive the correct amount of intravenous fluids every hour)
  • Heat Beds (to keep patients warm during recovery)
  • Fluid Therapy Warmers (to warm intravenous fluids)
  • Colour coded bedding and food bowls so dog and cat items are washed separately (green for cats, white for dogs and blue for isolation)
  • An isolation ward for patients that could potentially be carrying contagious disease
  • An outside exercise area/garden for patients to stretch their legs and get some fresh air

Need to order food or flea & worm treatments? Use our Click and Collect service!

Click and Collect

Nurse Clinics

Nurse Clinics

Run by qualified, friendly & experienced veterinary nurses

Cardiac Referrals

Cardiac Referrals

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