First-class vet services in Claygate

At Claygate Vets, we’re a full-service, first and second opinion, well-equipped veterinary practice. Here, pets receive thorough consultations with our highly skilled Veterinary Surgeons and Registered Veterinary Nurses (RVNs).

We welcome all pets, and provide exceptional care and treatment from the moment you register with us.

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Independent Vets in Claygate since 1968

We are extremely proud to be an independent veterinary practice; every part of our service is run by us and we are able to always put the needs of our patients first.

At Claygate Vets, we provide a compassionate and understanding service to pets and their owners in Claygate, Esher, Hinchley Wood, and further afield. Our friendly team will treat your pet with the care and dignity they deserve at every stage of life. We will also support your needs with up-to-date advice and empathy.

Our range of Vet Services in Claygate includes dental care, pet microchipping, and our money-saving Healthy Pet Club. We also have our own 24/7 emergency & critical care facility, located next to our sister practice in Molesey just a few miles away. When you join our Claygate Vets family, your pet won’t ever have to be without first class veterinary care. Learn more about our emergency pet care service.

Experience & expertise

We work extremely closely with the veterinary teams at our sister practices to ensure we can offer your pet a comprehensive range of services. Together, our Vets and Nurses have over 250 years of clinical experience, with some individuals providing veterinary care for over 30 years. Our veterinary team contains several certificate holders in various disciplines.

This enormous and varied wealth of knowledge and capability means we are equipped in every way to look after your pets in almost all circumstances. We also work closely with a network of trusted referral centres should your pet require more specialist treatment.

Treating pet health conditions

We offer a wide range of surgical treatments and facilities, take a look below:

We can perform:

  • Neutering of all common pet and exotic species 
  • ‘Keyhole’ neutering 
  • Laparoscopic castration of cryptorchid dogs   
  • Caesareans 
  • Pyometra (removal of infected uterus) 
  • Lump removals 
  • Wound treatment, remodelling and suturing 
  • Muscle, ligament and tendon repairs 
  • Skin flap procedures 
  • Free skin grafts 
  • Ear surgery – aural haematoma correction, lateral wall resection (LWR), total ear canal ablation (TECA) 
  • Eye surgery – entropion (eyelid abnormalities), nictitans gland correction (‘cherry eye’), corneal procedures, enucleation 
  • ENT procedures – conventional and endoscopic 
  • Gastrointestinal surgery – correction of gastric torsion (GDV, ‘twisted stomach’), gastrotomy, enterotomy, enterectomy, colonectomy, mass removals, foreign body removal (direct and endoscopic), rectal surgery and anal gland removal, etc. 
  • General abdominal surgery – exploratory abdominal procedures (conventional and laparoscopic), splenectomy, nephrectomy, liver and other organ biopsies 
  • Thoracoscopic procedures, thoracotomy procedures 
  • Urinary tract procedures – nephrectomy, cystotomy, cystoscopy, urethroscopy, urethrostomy 
  • Nasal and laryngeal surgery (including rhinoscopy) 
  • Laryngeal tie-back 
  • BOAS (brachycephalic obstructive airway syndrome) correction 
  • Electrosurgery 
  • Laser surgery 
  • Plasma surgery 
  • Cryosurgery 
  • Endoscopic procedures generally 
  • Fracture treatment – plating, pinning, external fixation and external coaptation 
  • Cruciate ligament repair – TPLO, TTA, Lateral Suture System 
  • Patella luxation correction 
  • Femoral head excision 
  • Orthopaedics in exotic species 
  • Osteoarthritis assessment and treatment including K-Laser (Class IV) therapy, stem cell treatment, physiotherapy and multimodal therapies 
  • Many other procedures in all species 
  • Full multi-modal anaesthetic protocols for all species 
  • State-of-the-art anaesthetic monitors for maximum safety 
  • Sevoflurane inhalation anaesthesia for exotic species 
  • Gold Standard anaesthetic and recovery facilities and protocols 
  • State-of-the-art OR-DR digital X-ray imaging with dental X-ray at Molesey Vets
  • Advanced CRX digital X-ray imaging at Alpha Vets
  • Exceptional ultrasound imaging – thoracic, cardiac and abdominal ultrasound 
  • GE Revolution ACT CT scanner currently installing at Molesey Vets, active early 2022 

 We see and have medical and surgical facilities for all the ‘exotic’ species, including small mammals, reptiles, birds, amphibians, fish and invertebrates.

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End of life care

At Claygate Vets, we can help you make your beloved pet’s last days as happy and carefree as possible. Our caring & compassionate team are here to support your pet, and you, during this difficult time. Learn more about the assistance and treatments we can provide with our End of Life Care services.


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