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Fully Supported New Graduate Position

We have an exciting opportunity to join our progressive, dedicated and friendly small animal team in the heart of the North Dorset countryside due to retirement and current expansion.

As a new graduate you’d have the perfect start in small animal veterinary practice within a supportive and friendly team.

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Out of Hours Veterinary Nurse

Here at Friars Moor veterinary Clinic we pride ourselves at offering our own out of hours service to our clients and their pets.

We are seeking a registered veterinary nurse to join our out of hours team based at our Sturminster Newton clinic.

Please email Practice Manager or Head Nurse for further information by 31st July 2020.

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Blandford, Shaftesbury and Sturminster Newton branches – July 2nd 2020

If your pet is unwell please call your preferred branch of Blandford, Shaftesbury or Sturminster to book an appointment. The team will give you further information on the practice protocols and how we are adhering to social distancing.

Please ensure all repeat prescriptions are ordered via our online service at and that you choose the preferred branch you would like to collect from.

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Repeat Prescriptions, Flea and Worm Treatment and Food Orders – June 1 2020

Friars Moor have reopened its branches at Blandford, Shaftesbury and Sturminster Newton for a ‘collect at the door’ service. Please make your orders on our repeat orders page…/online-prescription-food-re…/ where possible and please allow 24 hours notice for your order to be processed. We will call you once it is ready and issue you with further instructions for collection.

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Farm Drug collections – June 1 2020

From the 1st June, Friars Moor are reopening its branches for farm drug collections at Blandford, Shaftesbury and Sturminster Newton. We have had to make some alterations to the way we work. Opening hours will be 8.30-5. In the short term the door will remain locked. Please ring the branch number to order your drugs where they will be booked out at and placed in the lockable box.

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Vaccinations & Neutering at Blandford, Shaftesbury Branches – May 14, 2020

We are very pleased to offer further appointments’ for Vaccinations at our Shaftesbury branch as of Tuesday 19th May as well as our Blandford branch.

WE WILL BE IN TOUCH WITH YOU as soon as possible regarding your pets booster to book your appointment.

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Pet Vaccination Appointments – April 15, 2020

dog being vaccinatedWe have now received further guidance from our governing body regarding certain services that we are able to offer to help prevent outbreaks of diseases in our pets.

Please see these protocols for your pet’s vaccinations:


Puppy/kitten needs its 1st or 2nd vaccination
Rabbit vaccinations due to seasonal risk of myxomatosis and RHD/VHD


Your dog is due it’s annual lepto booster

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Pets and Coronavirus – March 30, 2020

COVID-19 and pets advice chart


Current opening hours (as at Apr 7):

Sturminster Newton:
8.30-5pm Mon-Fri
8.30-12 Saturday

Blandford and Shaftesbury:
Currently closed

Please cross-check under ‘Our Surgeries’ below, in case of changes –

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Update for Livestock Health provisions – April 30, 2020

Following the latest Covid 19 announcements Friars Moor will continue to provide routine fertility visits, TB testing, foot trimming and emergency work. Vet tech work will be assessed on a case by case basis.

Drugs can be collected from Sturminster Newton and pick ups can be coordinated from Shaftesbury and Blandford but please note both these branches are closed.

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Covid-19 Protection – Pet Veterinary Provisions

Latest update: July 3, 2020

We have now received further guidance from our the RCVS (our governing body) and the BVA regarding certain services that we are able to offer to help prevent outbreaks of diseases in our pets.

Nail clips, health checks and non-essential dentals (those where medicines can help) will be postponed.

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