The Veterinary Hospital - Estover

Colwill Road,


We are a modern, highly equipped, friendly hospital based practice with Veterinary Centres in Plympton, Plymstock, Lipson & St. Budeaux. We have vets with further qualifications in imaging, cardiology, behaviour therapy, dermatology & surgery. Our nurses run many clinics for your pet. We have a dedicated night and weekend team. We rate preventative healthcare as being extremely important. Our aim is to provide high quality care for our patients and their owners at all times.

Opening times

Day Opens Closes
Monday 8:00 am 8:00 pm
Tuesday 8:00 am 8:00 pm
Wednesday 8:00 am 8:00 pm
Thursday 8:00 am 8:00 pm
Friday 8:00 am 8:00 pm
Saturday 8:30 am 6:30 pm
Sunday 9:30 am 1:00 pm

Clinic reviews

2.4 Stars - 21-09-2016 - Patrick

4.2 Stars - 13-06-2016 - J10132

The practice is great and we will continue to use them for our pets. However the reception team often seem completely overwhelmed and mistakes are occurring more and more regularly. Initially this was put down to an updated computer system, however that was many weeks ago now but it still doesn't appear to be working for them. Fingers crossed it clicks into place soon because the chaotic reception is beginning to let them down slightly.

Vet Response

We appreciate this feedback and are working hard together with the IT system providers to sort out a lot of teething problems with the new computer system. It's not all fixed yet, but the list is getting shorter. We would like to thank our clients for their patience during this difficult time, and apologise for any errors that have originated from computer chaos. We all look forward to the restoration of normal service (or better!)

5 Stars - 12-05-2016 - Sandy

My wirehaired dachshund Darcey had an operation at the hospital and I have nothing but praise for everyone who looked after Darecy and who gave me terrific support. Prue the vet who performed the operation was brilliant very kind and caring and spent a lot of her time in explaining everything in detail to me . Also not to forget the receptionists who being the first line of contact do a wonderful job in making everyone feel special . I would highly recommend this practice.

1.2 Stars - 28-03-2016 - M.R

I found a deceased cat on the side of the road so decided to take the poor thing to the nearest vet to be scanned for a chip and respectfully taken care of. Estover point blank refused to take the cat, even though the poor thing was dead and i had no way of keeping him/her till a better vets was open. The woman ( a nurse i think) argued with me on the doorstep of the practice, refusing to help so in the end i had to get back in my car and google local 24hr vets - Woodlands were open and they were lovely, took the cat without any question. I wouldnt recommend this practice to anyone, not even those doing a good deed as they clearly dont care for the animals, only the money!

Vet Response

I am sorry to hear of the concerns raised in your review. Here at The Veterinary Hospital in Estover, staff are available throughout the night to deal with all situations for our own clients and those of our neighbouring practices. The concerns you raise are not representative of the level of service that we aim to provide and we would welcome the opportunity to investigate these points further. If you would like to discuss this incident in more detail, then please contact our Business Manager on 01752 702646 when convenient. Thank you.

5 Stars - 01-03-2016 - Sadie Pearce

My cat's been registered here for a few years now, every time we've visited, I couldn't fault them. The staff are lovely, such a friendly bunch. And at tough times like these, they really put you at ease. Over the past couple of months, my cat, Felix has been having some problems. Constant sickness, barely going toilet and just a general lack of personality which before he had so much of! They looked into every aspect of his illness, we tried prescription food to see if this would be lighter on his tummy and stop the vomiting. We also had numerous teeth out that were actually quite bad! None of this seemed to resolve the issue and he continued his vomiting, losing a shed load of weight. This is when we were advised for an ultrasound to scan his belly, search for the cause of the problem. Through this, his vet found a mass in his abdomen. Through all the advice that was given to me, all options considered, I decided the kindest thing for him would be to put him at ease with euthanasia. I was so worried about going through with this, scared of the experience. But it was actually really peaceful, quick and he was treated with the utmost respect. I can't thank you enough for everything you've done for him, all the time and effort that was put into his care. It really is appreciated! I shall never forget his passing, but it was as easy as it could of been. And if anywhere, I would one hundred percent recommend this place!

5 Stars - 13-01-2016 - markgriffin

We went here with are dog to see what was up,but my poor roxy didn't make it but the guys here did everything they could have and we're so friendly even after she had passed they let us she her and cleaned her up and make her prosentible thank you so much for helping my roxy pass peacefully

5 Stars - 05-11-2015 - S_Ebt

Lola, my 10 month old puppy, was spayed on Tuesday and I couldn't be more happy with way we were dealt with. I called initially to make the appointment and was given one for the following week at a time to suit me. I was sent a letter detailing everything I would need to know before the operation. I called on the day to say I would be late as I was stuck in traffic and the man I spoke to on the phone assured me this was ok and not to worry. I waited about 20 minutes to see someone, but this wasn't an issue as I was late and there were lots of people/animals in the waiting room. I was talked through the forms efficiently and everything was explained fully about the operation. I was given time to say bye to Lola before they took her away and was dealt with in a very sensitive manner. At 2pm I was called to let me know Lola was ok and to arrange a pick up time, 3 hours later. When I arrived the staff talked me through the after car before going to get Lola, who came out as if nothing had happened. I have just called to make a follow up appointment and spoke to another friendly, efficient receptionist. I couldn't be happier with the service and care we have received. A huge thank you to all the staff, from myself and Lola!

4.8 Stars - 26-10-2015 - Kirsty

I had to bring our dog into the Estover branch as he had eaten some painkillers. I was extremely worried and upset, but all of the staff were caring, friendly and put me at ease. They took very good care of him and kept me updated regularly with his progress. I would like to say a huge thanks to all involved in his care- you are a lovely team!!

5 Stars - 10-08-2015 - Lesley H

We took our elderly much loved dog to the out of hours emergency vet as she suddenly became very unwell.The treatment and support we received were excellent. Sadly the next morning we needed to have her put to sleep. The staff were amazing, gave us cups of tea, put us in a private room and gave us as much time as we needed to say our goodbyes before and after she died.Their compassion, understanding and kindness was so welcomed, and i would not hesitate to offer recommendations for their practice. Thank you gratefully Lesley, Tam and Maggie-Mae

4.8 Stars - 28-07-2015 - Sarah

They have been brilliant - all of the vets and nurses

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