Avenue Veterinary Centre Ltd

Pendennis Avenue
Staple Hill
BS16 5DW


  • We are a friendly and professional small animal practice
  • Providing quality care for all domestic pets
  • Equipped with full range of equipment including digital x-ray system, ultrasound and ECG equipment
  • In-house laboratory for rapid results
  • RCVS accredited practice
  • 24 hour emergency service 


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Clinic reviews

5 Stars - 01-02-2017 - Tracey

I would just like to thank all the staff at AVC especially Jenny rawlings and the nurse that came with her to my home when I had to have my cocker spaniel Misty put to sleep they where so kind and simperthatic I have always used them for my pet care and will always do so ,once again thank you all .

5 Stars - 23-03-2016 - Mary

We would like to thank Hilary and all the staff at AVC for their kindness and care with MacLeod ,in his last days with us .

5 Stars - 12-02-2016 - Louise

I felt compelled to write a review of our vets as I have been so impressed by them I wanted others to know. We had a rescue cat that throughout his short life had many ailments. Everytime we used the vets we were met with professionalism and kindness. Our cat had to eventually be put to sleep, the receptionist gave us tissues and told us to settle our bill another time. The vet was so compassionate and even sent a sympathy card a few days later. It will be a long while before we consider getting another pet but if/when we do we will use Avenue vets without hesitation. All the staff there from reception, veterinary nurses and vets are outstanding.

5 Stars - 09-06-2015 - Julia

My Dog's nail was hanging off after a brief run in the park. I immediately called Avenue Veterinary Centre and requested an appointment. There was none until later that morning but when I explained the situation they told me to go straight there and they saw to her immediately. Professional, quick and very caring from the Receptionist, Nurse and Vet - well done!! Four days later my Dog is now ready to start chasing her ball again so paws up from her!! Thank you!

5 Stars - 20-05-2015 - Janet & Alan

We have been coming to the Avenue Veterinary Centre for the past 37 years and, although we have seen the practice change during this time (change of name and different vets), one thing still remains the same, the practice's commitment to the loving professional care given to our pets. We visited the practice with cats in the earlier years but, since the early 80's we have taken dogs too!! Over the last few years we have been seeing Olivia Hinitt (since Mrs Sterry's retirement), she is absolutely wonderful and we now see her as our usual vet, more often than not. At the moment Olivia is taking care of our elderly dog Zoe (who doesn't warm to people easily), she has a condition which needs monitoring but, since her last visit, Zoe seems back to being more her old self! So, thank you Olivia. Most have been happy visits but inevitably there have been sad ones, like recently. Our beloved cat Purdy was diagnosed with lymphoma, things happened very quickly in the end and we had to take Purdy to AVC when we were seen by Sophie Hemming, unfortunately the inevitable did happen. Sophie too is wonderful. Both Olivia and Sophie, from particular experience, have a lovely compassionate and professional manner at all times (especially when I couldn't control my crying!!) and are a credit to AVC. We have seen most of the vets at AVC at one time or another and the same can be said for them all! Hilary Tolputt is also lovely and is a long standing vet at the practice with many years of experience, as does Mark Picton, who we remember when he first joined the practice, he is now the owner! We cannot forget to praise the nursing staff and receptionists (some of whom we have also known for many years) who are also very kind, caring and helpful. AVC obviously have a very good team who work well together and therefore the practice has more of a family feel. Whether our pets have had to undergo surgery, tests or check-ups, we can rest assured that they will receive the best care possible and are in good hands. We would have no hesitation in recommending the Avenue Veterinary Centre for their professionalism and caring manner. They certainly live up to the claims of their Mission Statement. Thank you all at AVC.

4.8 Stars - 02-07-2014 - Bruce's family

Bruce our black Labrador clearly wasn't well and not himself, not eating and more importantly not drinking for about 24-36hrs. I made one phone call to the practice to discuss his symptoms, and less than 25 minutes later (after a 15 min drive) he was in a consultation room. It was suggested (which I fully agreed with) that he should stay in overnight for necessary care and medication and a good indication of costs were given. Bruce stayed in for one and half days in the end and we received constant updates on his condition. I'm happy to report he is now back to his normal self thanks to the care and respect given. Costs slightly over that predicted (due to costs of drugs not staff or overstay), but worth every penny and pound. Thank you.

5 Stars - 28-06-2014 - Trish

David and I came to use Avenue Veterinary Centre approximately 3 years ago, when we took on some new additions to our family of cats. We were already registered at another surgery for our existing clan, but wanted to find somewhere closer to home. We were searching for a place where our cats would receive first class treatment with the compassion and care they deserved. We initially chose Avenue Veterinary centre after having read its Mission Statement, and we were not disappointed. I have nothing but praise for all the veterinary staff, nurses and reception team. They are friendly, considerate and understanding and consultations are never rushed. They will always do their utmost to find you an appointment should one be required, especially at short notice. As you know, costs can vary considerably at different surgeries, but we feel charges at the Avenue are very fair and reasonable. Thank you, Avenue, for the consistently high standard of care you provide.

5 Stars - 04-06-2014 - Alison Billington

I was delighted with the full range of tests my cat was given when I took her to Pendennis Avenue with sickness and suspected abuse. I admit that when Hilary Tolputt asked for Kitty to stay in overnight for 24 hour observation, my stomach plummeted at the thought of how much this could cost! However KItty underwent full gamut of tests, was given medicines, good food and 'accommodation' for very reasonable fees. She was proclaimed healthy and well in a full report over the phone, the next day. I felt better too just knowing that she was so well cared for.

4.8 Stars - 13-05-2014 - Luckie

Very helpful and polite staff excellent service and care thanks

5 Stars - 12-05-2014 - Martin Kelly

All the staff are friendly and extremely professional. We have been using AVC for many years and have never doubted their upmost commitment and caring for our dog. We would gladly recommend AVC to anyone.

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