Veterinerary services North Dorset, Somerset, Wiltshire

A brief history

Friars Moor was established in 1957 and is located in the beautiful Blackmore Vale in North Dorset, and offers services into Wiltshire and Somerset. Friars Moor Vets have a team of vets, nurses and support staff providing excellent care for your dogs, cats, rabbits, chickens and other pets. Friars Moor have a team of vets and support staff practising high quality farm work with dairy cattle, beef, sheep, goats, game birds and camelids.

We are proud to be a member of XLVets, and an approved member of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons Practice Standards Scheme. This is a voluntary initiative in place to give clients the confidence in the quality of care their animals receive.

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Veterinerary services North Dorset, Somerset, Wiltshire

Our Facilities

Our Sturminster Newton, Shaftesbury and Blandford branches are well equipped with modern X-ray, ultrasound, blood machines and operating facilities. Overnight hospitalisation occurs at the Sturminster branch.

Our team constantly work towards maintaining high levels of hygiene throughout the branches at all times.

  • Fully air-conditioned kennels and cattery to provide a comfy stay for your pet
  • Dental equipment including ultrasonic scaler, air powered drill and polisher, and dental x-ray plates
  • X-ray and ultrasound machines
  • Isolation ward
  • On site laboratory for routine blood and urine examinations with access to an external laboratory for more diagnostic tests
  • K-Laser Treatment (click for more info)

What our clients say…

I have been with Friars Moor Vets for 20 years and they have always provided me with a fantastic service. Their service is all about the welfare for the animal and the owner. One of my dog’s recently sustained a horrific leg injury and the care, compassion and honesty from Gilla Primrose was outstanding. She was so informative and the before and aftercare has been second to none.

Darren Naylor

The team at Friars Moor have looked after our pets for many years. The quality of veterinary care is always second to none. However, it has been during the more difficult visits to the surgery that the true extent of the team’s compassion and knowledge has really shone through. Last year, one of our cats, Bluebell, sustained a broken femur, amongst other injuries after being involved in a road traffic accident. The expertise and dedication of the team was just incredible and we are enormously thankful that they managed to save Bluebell’s life (and her leg!).

When we have been forced to say goodbye to our four-legged family members at the end of their lives, the team have treated both us, and our pets with enormous compassion. We can’t thank them enough for helping us and our beloved pets through that painful journey so sensitively. Each time we walk through the surgery door at Friars Moor, we know that our pets are in the very best hands, and we feel that our pets deserve nothing less.

Kelly & Rich Poulter

I am blessed to have Friar’s Moor Vets on my doorstep, not that it would matter, I would definitely travel!! I have recommended Friars Moor Vets to many of my hen friends, finding a chicken friendly vet is difficult and very important to people like me who rehome ex-commercial hens and they have all been delighted with the veterinary care they have received.

As a whole, I can’t praise the practice enough, the reception staff are always so helpful and friendly as are the nurses. If you have yet to choose a vet to entrust your beloved pets, or farm animals to – look no further!

Haydie Mansfield

My wife and I would like to thank Friars Moor Veterinary surgery at Sturminster Newton for the great kindness and consideration shown to our lovely cat at the end of his life. Always a difficult time, helped by such compassion and respect from Alicia and Helen, we’re so grateful to have found this very caring practice.

Derek and Jenetta Mills

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Meet our team

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Helen Rogers
Director
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Yoav Alony-Gilboa
Director
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Dan Hayes
Veterinary Surgeon, Director
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Kirk Hutton
Veterinary Surgeon, Director
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Gilla Primrose
Veterinary Surgeon
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Rhian Rochford
Veterinary Surgeon
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Alicia Fox-Pitt
Veterinary Surgeon
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Sophie Bennett
Veterinary Surgeon
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Sam Lippiatt
Veterinary Surgeon
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Anna Bateman
Veterinary Surgeon
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Katrina Landon
Veterinary Surgeon
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Sophie Hull
Registered Veterinary Nurse, Nurse Manager
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Kate Henson
Registered Veterinary Nurse, Nurse Manager
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Susan Bovenizer
Registered Veterinary Nurse, Nurse Manager
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Rhianne Brindley
Registered Veterinary Nurse, Clinical Nurse Coach
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Lucy Poulton
Registered Veterinary Nurse
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Carol Storey
Registered Veterinary Nurse
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Debbie Pope
Registered Veterinary Nurse
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Clem Morgan
Registered Veterinary Nurse
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Georgia Mills
Registered Veterinary Nurse, Clinical Coach
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Helen Harris
Registered Veterinary Nurse, On Call Nurse
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Charlotte Thompson
Registered Veterinary Nurse, On Call Nurse
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Francesca Matthews
Registered Veterinary Nurse, On Call Nurse
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Chloe Cordina
Trainee Veterinary Nurse
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Leanne Preuss
Trainee Veterinary Nurse
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Rachel Blackmore
Trainee Animal Nurse Assistant
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Leah Gibbons
Kennel Assistant
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Justine Turnbull
Practice Manager
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Sam Moody
Accounts Manager
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Debbie Bright
Insurance Clerk
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Mel Hudson
Branch Manager – Sturminster
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Dawn Pitman
Branch Manager – Blandford
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Rachel Hoskins
Branch Manager - Shaftesbury
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Freya Small
Dispensary Manager
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Jayne Brocklehurst
Receptionist
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Wendy Barker
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Katie Wallbanks
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Vikki Angell
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Emily Andrews
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Rachael Brewer
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Claire Greenhow
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Angie Roper
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Jak Johnson
Marketing Assistant

Locations

Our Veterinary Branches

Sturminster Newton

Manston Rd, Sturminster Newton, Dorset DT10 1BH

01258 472314

Monday-Friday: 8:30 am – 6:00 pm

Saturday: 8:30 am – 12noon

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Shaftesbury

Wincombe Business Centre, Shaftesbury, Dorset SP7 9QJ

01747 850500

Monday-Friday: 8:30 am – 6:00 pm

Saturday 8:30 am – 12noon

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Blandford Forum

Higher Shaftesbury, Road Blandford Forum, Dorset, DT11 8ST

01258 472160

Monday-Friday: 8:30 am – 6:00 pm

Saturday: Closed

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On the lookout for talent

Current job vacancies

Blackmore Vale Business Awards – Best Place to Work We are delighted and proud to have won this award, described on the Awards website thus: “The judges will be interested in how the company establishes credibility in terms of vision, communication and coordinating activities.

How employees are treated with respect and equality.” Watch the video here.

 

Please see our current job vacancies, or send your CV over to join our team.

Veterinary Surgeon Vacancy
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Veterinary Surgeon New Graduate Vacancy
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