About Towcester Small Animal Vets

Welcome to Towcester Vets – we’re proud to be independent vets who offer gold-standard pet care at all hours of the day and night. Read more about us and our history below.

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At Towcester Vets we understand that your pet is part of your family; you can rest assured that our expert & compassionate team will care for them as if they were their own.

We have three Small Animal veterinary practices, so you have the choice of where you take your pet. Each surgery is different, from the large Small Animal hospital in Towcester to the smaller, well-established clinic in Weedon. Compare this to the personal service at our Paulerspury branch, which is based on a working farm, and you can choose the best option possible for your pet.

If you would like to meet our team before you step through our doors, head over to our Meet the Team page.

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Why choose us

Our team lives by our 4 business values: Choice, Compassion, Communication & Joy

By using these throughout our daily work we can help owners make informed choices about their pet’s veterinary treatment, detailing the options available and tailoring the service to each individual.

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We pride ourselves on being an open and honest practice. We are proud to be one of the few remaining independently owned veterinary practices with our own out of hours emergency service. This means that we can provide patients with continuity of care, allowing clients to always see a familiar face whatever the hour.

Our employees are passionate about increasing the welfare of animals and will work hard to ensure you and your pet receive gold standard care during your visit.

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Our history

Towcester Veterinary Centre was founded by Mr David Forwell in 1905 and the independent practice has been serving the animals of our local community ever since.  Originally, the majority of these were farm animals. Mr Forwell was a large animal vet that ran the practice from his own house and the back of his car! A very different set up to the one today!

As times changed and the veterinary profession grew, so did Towcester Veterinary Centre.  It was clear that the small animal department needed to lay down roots in the heart of the town.

The popularity of small animal pets increased dramatically and by 1970, a plot of land in Burcote Road was purchased to develop a clinic to provide care for these pets and provide a base for our ambulatory large animal and equine vets.  Business partners Andrew Lamont and Charles Wright purchased the site of our small animal hospital in the centre of Towcester. It took 3 years to create the clinic but it eventually took shape and the team were able to offer small animal surgeries, consults and plenty of parking.

In 1984, Towcester Vets hired their first female vet, Helen Pope. She later became one of the business partners in 1994 and was a crucial part of successfully growing the surgical side of the practice.

Helen was joined by Catharina Arthurs in partnership in 2011. Catharina started at Towcester Vets in 2005 and helped to further develop the practice. She now runs our surgical referrals service and holds certificates in orthopaedic surgery.

Since this time, branches of Towcester Vets have opened their doors in Weedon and Paulerspury. This allows clients from further afield to visit our friendly team for veterinary help and advice. With knowledgable vets supported by passionate nurses and administration staff, bringing your pet to Towcester Vets is like bringing them to see a friend.

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