If you are looking to book a cat vaccination, please be aware that there is an ongoing shortage of some cat vaccines affecting all UK Veterinary practices. Find out more here.


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Local Services

These services are offered in the local area and we hope you find what you are looking for. The businesses listed are not specific recommendations by Purton Veterinary Group and we ask you to use your own judgement in choosing a service provider. 

When looking for pet sitters, dog walkers or groomers, it is a good idea to ask whether they are insured. If you are a business or have a service, you would like listed then please contact the practice manager.


Everlasting Physiotherapy
Website: www.everlastingphysiotherapy.co.uk

Alli Mason Veterinary Physiotherapy
Optimising animal health, welfare and wellbeing
Phone: 07597 970408
Website: www.allimasonvetrehab.com


Cricklade Cattery
Local cattery, run by a qualified veterinary nurse.
Tel: 01793 759 421 or 07799 192 447
Website: http://www.crickladecattery.co.uk/   

Cats Whiskers Country Cattery
Based in Grittenham near Wootton Bassett. High Levels of individual care and the only FBA listed cattery in the area. Quiet countryside cattery.
Tel: 01666 510750
Website: www.catswhiskerscountrycattery.co.uk

Flaxland Kennels and Cattery
Are you looking for loving care & attention alongside luxury accommodation for your pet?
Tel: 01793 853686
Website: www.flaxlands.co.uk

Goldborough House Boarding Kennels & Cattery
Goldborough House's aim is to provide their guests with an excellent standard of service and care and make their stay as enjoyable as possible.
Tel: 01793 853970
Website: www.goldboroughhouse.co.uk

Highmead Cattery - Blunsdon
Highmead Cattery is a fully licensed cattery and offer excellent accommodation for all our furry feline guests.
Tel: 01793 721948 or 07967 004875
Website: www.highmeadcattery.co.uk

Shangri la Cattery
At Shangri-La, a fully licensed, family cattery we overlook the beautiful Wiltshire countryside.
Tel: 01793 770514

Chimneys Cattery
Chimneys Cattery are a long established family run cattery.
Tel: 01793 539537 or 07914 266090
Website: www.chimneys-cattery.co.uk

Dog Kennels

Flaxland Kennels and Cattery
Are you looking for loving care & attention alongside luxury accommodation for your pet?
Tel: 01793 853686
Website: www.flaxlands.co.uk

Goldborough House Boarding Kennels & Cattery
Goldborough House's aim is to provide their guests with an excellent standard of service and care and make their stay as enjoyable as possible.
Tel: 01793 853970
Website: www.goldboroughhouse.co.uk

Pet Sitters and Dog Walkers

Fluffy Paws Boarding
Boarding for - Rabbits, Guinea pigs, Chinchillas, Ferrets, Tortoises, Hamsters & more.
Contact Zoe at 07889 211680
Website: https://fluffy-paws-boarding.business.site/?m=true

Purton Paws
Do you need a dog walker? If so, please contact Jenny Kinnett to discuss what services we offer, including;

  • Up to 1hr walks per session
  • Variety of exciting walks
  • Doggie cuddles
  • Pet visits, feeding and watering

Tel: 01793 772394
Mobile: 07876 598569
Email: jennykinnett@gmail.com
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Walkietime provides a dog walking service tailored to your dog's individual needs. Based in Cricklade, we are available for dog walks 7 days a week. Morning, lunchtime and evenings, we are here to give your dog a walk. Puppy visits and elderly dog visits are also available if a younger/older dog needs extra toilet breaks. We are fully insured and DBS checked. We are able to walk your dog in your local area on solo walks, and also offer group walks. We have transport, so are able to give your dog varied walks in beautiful locations, to keep them stimulated whilst socialising with other dogs.
Pet sitting is also available for Fish, Hens, Cats and any other pets that need daily care, we are here to help whenever you need us.
Tel: 07920 147298
Email: walkietime@hotmail.com

Lucy Pet Carer
Offering dog creche for full days and half days, plus care of all domestic animals small and large, with experience in goats, chickens, geese, donkeys and lots more. Dog walking is also available.
Tel: 01793 325240 or 07977 099058
Website: www.lucypetcarer.co.uk

Caroles Pet Sitting
Taking the worry out of leaving your pets while you're away, friendly professional service. Also offers dog walking.
Tel: 01793 702098
Mobile: 07904 734758
Website: www.carolespetsitting.co.uk

Animals at Home
We look after your animals in their home while you are away. Our Pet Taxi & Animal Ambulance that will collect you and your pets and transport you anywhere you need.

  • Dog walking and feeding
  • Animal Ambulance / Pet Taxi
  • Cat Care
  • Pet Feeding

Tel: 03701 126613
Website: www.animalsathome.co.uk

Animal Angels
Planning a holiday or business trip? When you're away - have an angel to stay!
Service for dogs and cats, small household pets, farmyard animals and horses. Our sitters are mature, fully vetted and policed-checked animal lovers who reside in your home, keeping your pets to the routines you have established. 
Tel: 01256 764141
Email: customerservice@animalangels.co.uk
Website: www.animalangels.co.uk


Contented Tails

Pet Services

  • Dog Walking
  • Puppy Pop-ins
  • Fully Insured
  • DBS checked
  • Professional, reliable, friendly and caring


Dog and Cat Groomers

SPRUCE Cricklade and Cirencester Dog Grooming
Professional grooming services in a happy and convenient 'home from home' space.
Website: www.sprucedoggrooming.com
Cricklade High Street: 07740 029 233
Cirencester Stratton: 07395 001 488
Toomers Cirencester: 07519 897 247
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Woozelbears Grooming and Spa
Treat your dog to an ultimate grooming and Spa experience at Woozelbears.
Website: woozelbears.com/services/grooming-and-spa

Paw-La's Dog Grooming
Friendly Dog Grooming Services. All breeds of dog catered for - bathing and blow drying.
Nails clipped, Ears, Hand stripping. Based in Purton.
Fully equipped and insured, fully trained: city and guilds 775.
Tel: 01793 772665
Website: www.paw-las.co.uk

The Dog Studio - Grooming and Hydrotherapy
The premier Canine Care and Rehabilitation Centre located between Swindon and Oxford in the shadow of the White Horse. The Dog Studio is an established, family owned facility, devoted to canine exercise, performance and conditioning.
Trish Bedford - Fully Qualified Dog Groomer and Hydrotherapist.
Cowleaze Farm
Tel: 01367 820060
Fax: 01367 820120
Email: thedogstudiolive@live.co.uk
Website: www.thedogstudio.co.uk

The Mobile Cat Groomer
Cats are much easier to groom in their own surroundings with their owner on hand!
Unfamiliar smells and other felines and dogs can make a cat extremely tense and nervous, before the the Groom is even attempted. Add to that the journey in the car there and back a very stressful experience for the CAT and the owner!
This Service provides as much as possible and in the majority of cases a more successful Grooming experience for the Cat and the Owner!
Tel: 07522 456710
Website: www.themobilecatgroomer.co.uk

Pet Shops

John Toomers
Stone Lane, Lydiard Millicent.
Tel: 01793 771766
Website: www.toomers.co.uk

Paradise Pets
Manor Garden Centre
Cheney Manor
Manor Swindon
Tel: 01793 512400
Website: www.paradisepetsswindon.co.uk

Animal Fayre
88 High St
Tel: 01793 751888

Petshed LTD
Studley Grange Craft Village
Hay Ln
Tel: 01793 840300
Website: www.petshedonline.co.uk


Lucy Pet Carer
Hydrotherapy can improve the quality rate of healing, will provide relief from pain swelling and stiffness. It will increase the range of motion, circulation, and generally speeds recovery.
Tel: 01793 330067 or 07977 099058
Email: info@lucypetcarer.co.uk
Website: www.lucypetcarer.co.uk/hydrotherapy-pool-sessions-physioth

The Dog Studio Grooming and Hydrotherapy
Trish Bedford- Fully qualified Dog Groomer and Hydrotherapist. 
Cowleaze Farm, Woolston, Oxfordshire, SN7 7QS
Tel: 01367 820060
Email: thedogstudio@live.co.uk
Website: www.thedogstudio.co.uk

Woozlebears Hydrotherapy and Grooming
Tel: 01793 953222
Website: www.woozelbears.com 

Pet Portraits

Facebook page: www.facebook.com/Savagepencilart

Lynne Duncombe Pet Portraits
I work from clear photos, preferably a selection and my prices start from about £75 which would be a framed and mounted painting in a 12 * 10 inch frame. I usually work in pastel, but also can produce work in graphite, coloured pencil and acrylic paint. I have been painting pet portraits for 20 years after wanting to have my own dogs captured on paper.
Telephone: 01793 778165
Email: duncombe20@btinternet.com

Pet Taxi

Animals at Home
Animals at Home provide a real alternative to dog boarding kennels and catteries. We provide specialist care through our pet sitters, dog walkers, pet sitting host families and animal ambulance / pet taxi services. 
Tel: 03701 126613
Website: www.animalsathome.co.uk

Pet Med Collect
Pet Med Collect offers a taxi service picking up pet medicines, flea and worm treatments and food from your vets and delivering them straight to your door. 
Areas covered include Marlborough, Swindon and surrounding villages.
Tel: 07831 520000
Email: petmedcollect@gmail.com
Website: www.petmedcollect.co.uk

Secure Dog Fields

Take a look at the businesses below, who offer secure fields for your dog:

Wagtails Secure Dogfield 

Paddy's Pawfect Paddock 

Lost & Found

Lost & Found Pets

If you have a lost pet please send the details of your missing pet to happypets@purtonvets.co.uk, we will update this information onto our Facebook page.

Your email should include:

  • Your pets name, age and gender
  • When and where your pet was last seen
  • Your pet's microchip number
  • Any medical problems
  • An up to date photo

Lost Dogs

If you have lost your dog we advice you to do the following:

  • Contact all local vets, kennels and catteries and rehome centres in the area
  • Call the local dog warden on; Wiltshire: 0300 456 0107 / Swindon: 01793 445501 (Monday to Friday 9.00am to 5.00pm) or 01793 466453 at all other times
  • Report the loss to your microchip company make sure your contact details are up to date
  • Use the Dog Lost website or other online registers mentioned below
  • Contact the police if you think your dog has been stolen
  • Use your Facebook page so your friends in the area can share the information
  • Put up notices in your local area with an up to date photo of your dog
  • Visit places where other dog walkers go and ask them to keep an eye out for your dog

lost cats

If you have lost your cat we advice you to do the following: 

  • Thoroughly check your property, all rooms, cupboards, under furniture, boxes, household appliances, sheds, garages, vehicles, gardens, bushes. Use a torch at night to catch sight of the cat’s eyes
  • Ask your neighbours to check their sheds and garages, it's easy to get locked in somewhere
  • Contact all local vets, kennels and catteries and rehoming centres in the area
  • Report the loss to your microchip company make sure your contact details are up to date
  • Use online lost registers at Cats Protection, or other online registers listed below
  • Use your Facebook page so your friends in the area can share the information
  • Put up notices in your local area with an up to date photo of your cat
  • Put something which smells like home outside, such as a blanket or some their used cat litter

found a pet?

Found a pet? 

  • Make sure the pet is indeed lost, especially if it's a cat
  • Check with neighbours to see if they recognise the pet as some may roam frequently and people make know who they belong too.
  • We can scan a pet to check if it has a microchip
  • We can post a photo on our Facebook page to let people know
  • You can put up a notice locally including a photo

Useful Links

Medical and Drug Information

Veterinary Partner
Your first stop to search for information relating to your pets wellbeing and health. The site is based in the USA and includes disease, drug and behaviour articles. If you need to know about a condition or a drug we recommend you look here first.

Feline Advisory Bureau
The Feline Advisory Bureau (fab) is a charity dedicated to promoting the health and welfare of cats through improved feline knowledge, to help us all care better for our cats. The FAB website is an excellent resource for feline information and they have some of the best "fact sheets" we have seen.

Animal Drug Information
Here is a listing of all the data sheets of drugs currently licensed for use in animals in the United Kingdom. Information includes the drug, the dosage, the indication, and the side effects. This information needs to be interpreted carefully and many factors are considered by us when prescribing.

The Merck Veterinary Manual
This is a comprehensive veterinary professional biased website. It does use rather technical medical jargon but is quite comprehensive.

The House Rabbit Society
An international non-profit that rescues rabbits and educates the public on rabbit care and behaviour.

The Rabbit Welfare Association
Health information leaflets and rabbit care articles.

Inherited Disorders and Genetics

University of Cambridge Database
This web site contains a guide to diseases/conditions of pure bred dogs which are likely to be transmitted wholly or partly through a genetic mechanism.

Genetic and Hereditary Conditions of Cats
This web page contains a list of cat breeds and the genetic or hereditary conditions which have been reported in that breed. A brief description of the diseases and references to published papers can be found on the genetic and hereditary diseases of cats web page. Please note that these pages are intended for veterinary surgeons and that technical terminology is used throughout, with no translation for the lay person.

Genetic Welfare Problems
In order to help towards improvements in breed-related welfare problems in companion animals, UFAW has started this website to provide information for prospective pet owners, breeders and others. The idea is that if you are thinking of buying a dog, cat, rabbit or any other other companion animal of a particular strain or breed, you will be able to find information on what inherited welfare problems may occur, and what checks you may need to make with breeders or suppliers in order to avoid buying affected or carrier animals and, in so doing, unintentionally perpetuating the problem.

Pet Bereavement Support

Blue Cross Bereavement Support Service
Website: www.bluecross.org.uk/pet-bereavement-and-pet-loss

RSPCA Pet Bereavement Support
Website: www.rspca.org.uk/adviceandwelfare/pets/bereavement

Ease Pet Bereavement Service
When we deeply care about our companion animals they become part of the family, and losing them can be devastating. At EASE we recognise the depth of the human/companion animal relationship and understand that one of the greatest challenges for guardians is when this bond is broken through death or separation. We offer a comprehensive range of literature to assist people who have lost, or anticipate the loss of, a beloved animal companion – be that a dog, a cat, a horse or any other pet.
They have anumber of helpful podcasts, which can be found on their website.
Tel: 07870 740 605

Charities / Rescue Centres

Cats Protection
Cats Protection is the UK's leading cat welfare charity. Devoted to all things feline, we find loving homes for cats in need, promote the benefits of neutering and provide a wealth of cat advice for all. Always lots of loving cats needing homes. Purton Veterinary Group are proud to support and be associated with the work of the Cats Protection.

The Dogs Trust
Founded in 1891, Dogs Trust, formerly known as the NCDL, has always campaigned on dog-welfare related issues to ensure a safe and happy future for our four-legged friends.

The RSPCA's vision is to work for a world in which all humans respect and live in harmony with all other members of the animal kingdom.

The Dog Rescue Pages
Organisations that rehome all breeds of dogs, both cross-bred and pure-bred, are listed on these pages by region.  In addition, about 700 contacts for breed-rescues are listed, each specialising in a single breed of dog.

PDSA is the UK's leading veterinary charity, caring for the pets of people in need. There are criteria for eligibilty for treatment. For further information please either call  0800 9806000

Pets As Therapy
Pets as therapy visit people in Nursing homes, hospitals and hospices etc. If you have a friendly Dog or Cat and have good people skills and would like to become a volunteer please contact us on 01844 345445
Email: reception@petastherapy.org

Veterinary Associations

British Veterinary Nursing Association
The British Veterinary Nursing Association is the national representative body for Veterinary Nurses.  Find out about nurse training here.

The RCVS is the regulatory body for veterinary surgeons in the UK.  Find out about becoming a vet here.

Dog and Puppy Training

Fundog Behaviour and Training
Jos Lander RVN DipCABT is qualified veterinary nurse and certified behaviourist and dog trainer. She offers one to one behaviour training and consultations, as well as puppy classes. Jos only uses positive, reward based training and also runs pet first aid courses. See here for more details.
Tel: 07717 175824
Email: fundog.training@icloud.com
Website: https://www.fundog.training

Puppy Fun and Games at Wagtails
1 to 1 puppy training courses, the training is based on concepts and learning through games and play, which helps build the valuable relationship between you and your dog.
Tel: 07789 866960
Email: wagtailssecuredogfield@gmail.com 

Absolute Dogs 
A games based future for dog training.

Dog Training Textbook
Dogs will be dogs. They are guaranteed to pee, poop, chew, dig, bark and bite. So if you invite a dog to live in your home, it is up to you to teach them where, when and how.

Raising a puppy can be a wonderfully enjoyable, or horribly frustrating experience, depending on what you know. We believe that proper dog training information is so important that it should be freely available to all, with the hope that dogs (and their humans) will be happier and healthier because of it. This is why we have created the:

The Dog Star Daily Online Digital Dog Training Textbook

It is our hope that many owners will read this information before they get their puppy, so that they will be fully prepared when they bring their pup home. If you are thinking about getting a puppy, we suggest starting at the beginning with Chapter One: BEFORE You Get Your Puppy.However, if you already have a puppy or dog, you can go immediately to the age-relevant section for your pet. If you not only have a dog, but also have a specific behavior problem, you can go immediately to Chapter Six: Dog Behavior Problems for help


Poultry Keeper
This is a hobby site run by a small group of poultry keeping enthusiasts. Here you will find over 500 articles and lots of useful resources on keeping chickens, ducks, geese, turkeys, guinea fowl and other poultry together with a poultry forum to ask questions.

British Hen Welfare Trust
The British Hen Welfare Trust (formerly the Battery Hen Welfare Trust) is a national charity that re-homes commercial laying hens, educates the public about how they can make a difference to hen welfare, and encourages support for the British egg industry. Its ultimate aim is to see consumers and food manufacturers buying only UK produced free range eggs, resulting in a strong British egg industry where all commercial laying hens enjoy a good quality life.

Chicken Vet
Provides owners of pet chickens, fancy fowl and small flock keepers' advice on the care, health and well being of their birds and offer recommendations on products to treat or maintain good health.


Cheeky Little Prints
Personalised paw print gifts, stamps & stunning sterling silver paw print jewellery.

Practice information

Purton Surgery

  • Mon
    8:30am - 7:00pm
  • Tue
    8:30am - 7:00pm
  • Wed
    8:30am - 7:00pm
  • Thu
    8:30am - 7:00pm
  • Fri
    8:30am - 7:00pm
  • Sat
    8:30am - 4:30pm (Phones over at 3.30pm)
  • Sun

Emergency Details

Please call:

01793 771869

Find us here:

77 High Street Purton Swindon SN5 4AB
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Please call this number for emergencies:

01793 771869

Cricklade Surgery

  • Mon
    4:30pm - 7:00pm
  • Tue
    4:30pm - 7:00pm
  • Wed
    4:30pm - 7:00pm
  • Thu
    4:30pm - 7:00pm
  • Fri
    4:30pm - 7:00pm
  • Sat
  • Sun

Emergency Details

Please call:

01793 771869

Find us here:

Bath Road Cricklade Swindon SN6 6AT
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Please call this number for emergencies:

01793 771869