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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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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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Happy Retirement Andrew Hooker

At the end of April, we reluctantly said goodbye to Andrew Hooker who has retired after 27 years at Friars Moor. Determined not to let the current situation stop us, we marked the occasion with a get together via Zoom so that all the staff could join in as we say goodbye and wished him a very long and happy retirement.

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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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New Opening Hours

With effect from Monday 30th March our opening hours will be:

8.30am-5pm Mon-Fri

8.30-12 noon – Saturday

This is a limited service running from our Sturminster Newton branch and calls will be triaged during this time.

We are available outside of the above times for emergencies.

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The team at Friars Moor have looked after our pets for many years. The quality of veterinary care is always second to none.
Kelly & Rich Poulter