Veterinary services North Dorset, Somerset, Wiltshire

Why choose Friars Moor?

Entrusting the care of your pets to a veterinary practice is a big decision. You can be confident registering your pets with us for a number of reasons;

  • Established for over 60 years
  • Proud members of XLVets, and an approved member of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons Practice Standards Scheme
  • Passionate about providing care to your pets
  • We help support the local community
  • Proudly Independent

Scroll down to take a look at the kind words we’ve received from some of our clients.

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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


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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Wincombe Business Centre, Shaftesbury, Dorset SP7 9QJ

01747 850500

Monday-Friday: 8:30 am – 6:00 pm

Saturday 8:30 am – 12noon (Nurse Appointments Only)

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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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A message from the Directors

Welcome to Friars Moor! A veterinary practice where we are very proud of our team, who are determined to provide an excellent quality first opinion service to you and your pets.

Small animal veterinary practice is changing at a rate of knots. Despite this we are determined that the core values of Friars Moor will remain the same. We are an independent practice, providing our own out of hours service, always conscious of the challenges that may be facing our clients. Our core values include trust and community. The team works hard to communicate effectively and share the family feel within the business with our clients.

We really hope you can develop great relationships with the team at Friars Moor and look forward to meeting you and your pets at all of our branches.

The Friars Moor Vets Directors

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