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Christmas Opening Hours



24th December – All branches open 8:30am-12pm

25th December – CLOSED

26th December –

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Christmas & New Year Opening 2021/22

Friars Moor veterinary surgeries are open over the holiday period at the following times.
Our 24 hour emergency care service is available throughout, on 01258 472314 as usual (additional costs apply).
(For usual opening times, see the foot of this page,

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Kennel Assistant Required

We are looking for an additional Kennel Assistant to join our nursing team working at our
Sturminster Newton Clinic.

This is a Temporary position but there is the potential in the future to progress through to Veterinary Nursing training for the right candidate. We are looking for someone who can work 4.30-6.30pm Monday- Friday but with flexibility to work extra hours to help cover holidays,

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Out of Hours Veterinary Nurse

We are seeking a motivated, enthusiastic, and caring Registered Veterinary Nurse to take on an out of hours position for our emergency only, out of hours team in the Sturminster Newton clinic. The right candidate should have a passion for animals and be able to continue our high standard nursing care out of normal opening hours.

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Registered Veterinary Nurse Required

Friars Moor Veterinary practice has a new and exciting opportunity for a Registered Veterinary
Nurse to join our independent, forward thinking, busy first opinion veterinary practice in North
Dorset with clinics in Sturminster newton, Shaftesbury and Blandford. Further education is
encouraged within the clinical team and nursing skills are well utilised.

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Small Animal Receptionist x 3

The ethos of our team is to provide the best care to our clients and their beloved pets and we would welcome applications from anyone who feels that they would make a positive addition.

We are looking for candidates that are confident communicators in person and on the telephone,

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Issue with telephone lines

We would like to notify our clients that we are having issues with the telephone lines into all 3 branches.

This is a national problem and the provider is working on a solution.

If you cannot contact your local branch, please email and our reception team will respond: (or via website contact form)

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Blandford 10 Year Anniversary – Virtual Raffle

Our Blandford branch is celebrating its 10 year anniversary on 4th May 2021.

We are holding a virtual raffle to celebrate our anniversary. Simply send in your name and contact to be in with the chance of winning a goody bag for your pet!

Please send your name and telephone number/ email to

Deadline 4th May –

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Blandford 10 Year Anniversary – Colouring Competition

Our Blandford branch is celebrating its 10 year anniversary on 4th May 2021.

We are holding a colouring competition to celebrate our anniversary and would like you to send us a drawing of your pet or your favourite animal, to be in with the chance of winning a goody bag for your pet!

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Notice of Retirement

The month of April marks the end of an era at Friars Moor as we say goodbye to Julian and Alison who will be retiring from the practice on the 30th April.  It is almost impossible to put into words what they have achieved at Friars Moor, the gratitude we all feel for having been privileged to work alongside them and the impact they have had on Friars Moor and the businesses of so many Vale farmers and pet owners over the years.

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I am blessed to have Friar’s Moor Vets on my doorstep, not that it would matter, I would definitely travel!!
Haydie Mansfield