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Welcome to Exeter's Premier Veterinary Practice

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In House Specialist in Small Mammal and Exotic Medicine

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Ophthalmology Referral Service

Physiotherapy referral service

Behavioural referral service

Physiotherapy referral service

Cardiology referral service

Physiotherapy referral service

MRI outpatient service

Physiotherapy referral service

Acupuncture service

Physiotherapy referral service



emergencyvetAt CityVets we are proud to provide our clients and their pets with the highest quality, professional and caring service.  We are always here for our clients and their pets, providing our very own CityVets 24 Hour Emergency Service, ensuring continuity of care at critical times, day or night.  At CityVets, we devote the time and resources necessary, to plan and instigate an affordable treatment plan that is most appropriate for the individual animal and their owner.  Excellent communication and client trust is a very important part of this process enabling us to make decisions together. We always aim to provide the best value veterinary care for our clients.


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City-Vets-_MG_2189CityVets has four independent surgeries, conveniently located across the City of Exeter – Alphington, St Thomas, Heavitree and Whipton – all with excellent parking. Each surgery is accredited by the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons. This means that the standard of care provided and quality of our premises are inspected and certified regularly by the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons – our governing body. Our Alphington and St Thomas surgery’s are also proud to be accredited at Silver Level as Cat Friendly Clinics by the International Society of Feline Medicine. Additionally, St Thomas have the Silver Rabbit Welfare Association & Fund Standard and Heavitree is the ONLY Gold Standard RWAF practice in the South West.

 Our state of the art Veterinary Hospital in Heavitree is equipped with the latest in technology and facilities, enabling us to look after the most critically ill patients and provide them with the highest standard of care, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year

 We currently have a team of nine highly experienced and dedicated Vets, fourteen qualified Veterinary Nurses, five Trainee Nurses and nine Receptionists. This team has at its disposal the use of an impressive inventory of diagnostic equipment, including high quality imaging equipment; Digital X-ray machines, HD Ultrasound machines, Olympus video Endoscopic and Laparoscopic suites and even MRI scanning. A comprehensive suite of Idexx blood analysis machines can test a large range of blood parameters within ten to thirty minutes of sampling. We continue to invest in our equipment in order to maintain our status as a leading Veterinary practice in the South West.


As well as providing excellent routine medical, surgical and preventative health care for our patients, we are very well equipped to deal with the diagnosis and treatment of a wide range of more complex medical and surgical disorders and emergencies not normally undertaken at most Veterinary surgeries. This is because we have Veterinary Surgeons that have undertaken and gained advanced expertise following further training and certification in the fields of: Medicine, Soft Tissue and Orthopaedic Surgery, Exotics, Cardiology, Ophthalmology, Animal Behaviour and Acupuncture. We also have Veterinary Surgeons that have particular interests in Dermatology, Dentistry and Pain Management. We have our own in house qualified Animal Physiotherapist to help in the recovery and rehabilitation of our patients, should they need it.

 All the staff at CityVets commit to CPD – Continuing Professional Development – training in order to keep their expertise up to date and to stimulate and develop further special interests in the rapidly advancing field of Veterinary Science.

 Everyone at CityVets is dedicated to providing the very best in Veterinary care for the long term health and wellbeing of the animals entrusted to our care. We treat your pets as if they were our own.

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CityVets  Exeter is a privately owned practice, so we retain a personal touch and aim to foster a lifelong, close, friendly, professional relationship with discerning clients who appreciate a top class service that represents true value for money. We are not target driven or constrained or dictated to by large corporate management or too small to be able to justify the expense of the best up to date specialist equipment and the employment of consultant specialists. We are also the first practice in Exeter to host our own very competitively priced online petshop superstore.

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*UPDATE: Dog has now been reunited with owners. Owners have been informed that it is legal requirement to microchip all dogs in the U.K.
Thank you for your help everyone, great job 👍

This sad looking chap was found wandering on his own near Burnthouse Lane. He's a castrated male. He is wearing a collar but it has no tag & he isn't microchipped.
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Little Archie is the newest member of the CityVets family. He's 8 weeks old and belongs to receptionist, Rachel. Archie has made himself at home and looking forward to lots of adventures with Rachel! ... See MoreSee Less

UPDATE: Bailey has been reunited with his owners and his conure buddy. His owners saw this post so big thanks to you all for sharing. We became very fond of Bailey during his short stay but it was only a flying visit!! 😂😄👍

Please help us get this little guy home.
Stray Conure found in St Thomas. Very tame. Somebody must be very worried. We are keeping him safe & warm but he's missing his family.
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Shout out to Amber who was perfectly behaved for her puppy vaccines! She is only 9 weeks old and settling in well with her new family. If you look up fluff ball in the dictionary we're fairly sure you'll find a photo of Amber! 😉😍 ... See MoreSee Less

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