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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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Covid-19 Update – February 5th 2021

UPDATE: The Sturminster branch will re-open today, Friday 5th as planned, and will provide normal service.


Our Sturminster Newton branch will be closed Thursday 4th February.

One of our Sturminster branch staff members has tested positive for COVID-19.

We are following all government guidelines and therefor the branch will undergo a deep clean today,

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Experienced Veterinary Surgeon/New Graduate

We are offering 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. We are looking for a full time experienced veterinary surgeon or new graduate to join our team in this beautiful part of the country.

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Christmas & New Year Opening 2020/21

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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Farm Operations Manager (Maternity cover)

An exciting opportunity for an farm operations manager has arisen to cover a year’s maternity leave in our farm office!

A farming background is essential as we provide veterinary services to dairy, beef, sheep, goat, alpaca, and pig farms in North Dorset, Somerset and Wilts.

The successful candidate must have strong leadership qualities.

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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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The team at Friars Moor Livestock Health are calling for all children to learn about farming and where their food comes from. We would like children to make posters showing how the food they eat is produced. When you have finished your poster, please take a picture or scan and sent it by email to:

A prize will be given for the best poster in age groups 4 to 7 years,

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