We appreciate that bringing your pet to the vets can sometimes be a time of anxiety. At Dacre House we aim to make your visit as stress-free as possible.
Our experienced receptionists are willing to answer any general healthcare questions you may have and to give advice on day-to-day issues of pet ownership. We also have a range of pet care leaflets available on reception and information about local kennels and catteries, feed suppliers, training centres and more.
At both Southborough and Pembury, the consulting rooms are bright and well-equipped. Vets have quick and easy access to each patient's previous medical history during the consultation and are able to print out estimates and information sheets for you to take away with you.
We carry out a large proportion of our diagnostic work in-house. Getting results quickly is not simply about peace-of-mind: reaching a speedy diagnosis can greatly increase the chances of treatment being successful. We are constantly investing in new equipment and our current facilities include:
Blood pressure monitoring
Rapid-test kits for diseases such as FeLV/FIV, Giardia, lungworm
At Southborough we have two operating theatres, both kitted out to meet the needs of our varied patients. We routinely carry out:
Since 2018 we have also been able to offer laparoscopic surgery, allowing us to carry out a number of procedures by 'keyhole' technique - this is less invasive and gives quicker recovery times.
The surgical facilities at Pembury are more limited but we are able to carry out minor procedures in our smaller patients and are planning to increase the provision in the future.
If the vet recommends a medication during your visit to the clinic, you will usually be able to collect it straight away. We can also supply written prescriptions. Our stock includes:
Animal feeds and prescription diets
Flea, tick and worm treatments
Prescription veterinary medicines
Shampoos and washes
Collars, toys and chews
The Southborough dispensary is large and well-stocked. Pembury carries a more limited range but if you are after a particular item, please ask - our supplier delivers to both clinics daily, so any items ordered are usually in stock by lunchtime the next working day.
Our kennel facilities in Southborough are located at the far end of the clinic, offering some peace and seclusion from the busyness elsewhere. These kennels provide accommodation for both day-cases and in-patients.
Purpose-built, easy-clean housing
Experienced nursing team
I wanted to write to thank you for the wonderful care and attention you gave to Chad, and therefore me too, whenever we attended the surgery and to say that your dedication and devotion is outstanding and has been such a strength...
Thank you very much and especially to Sarah for nursing Tula back to health in a very caring and professional manner.
Dear Jane and everyone at Dacre, Thank you so much for your kindness and compassion at a very difficult time for us.
We wanted to say thank you for your loving care of our Sophie during her high risk operation. Your expertise brought her back to us...
To the vet that mended my paw...With all my slobbery kisses. I'm sorry for growling at you on Saturday but thank you for making my wrist better so quickly. By Sunday my paw was fully on the ground and by Monday I was running around the garden a bit then I limped a bit! I am nearly back to myself, especially play with my best buddy Murphy the cat...