On 11th of June, VetHelpDirect hosted the 2024 BestUKVets Awards in Bristol – and almost 200 representatives of the shortlisted practices turned out for a great celebration of the best of the UK’s vet practices. But the BestUKVets Awards aren’t just for clinical brilliance (although there was plenty of that in the room!) but for outstanding customer service – because these awards are voted on by you, the animal owning public of the UK.

How the BestUKVets Awards work

Every practice in the UK is listed on VetHelpDirect.com or our sister site, Any-UK-Vet.co.uk – and any of the clients of these practices can leave a review of their practice. Every year, in February, we add up the 4- and 5-star reviews, and the practice with the highest number of great reviews wins.

However, it’s not just the coveted overall award – because vet practices come in all shapes and sizes, there are also Category Awards (for example, Best Small Practice, Best Start-up, and Best Equine Practice), and geographical ones (like Best in County or Best Welsh Practice). 

For more information, see the BestUKVets Awards!

Who pays for it?

We run the reviews system to reward excellence in customer service, and there’s no payment necessary to be entered!

The Awards Event, however, does have sponsors – many thanks to Veterinary IT Services, ezyVet, Boehringer Ingelheim, Digital Practice, Shire Insurance & Finance Brokers, SPVS Ltd and Provet Cloud.

Who were the winners?

So, starting with the Best in Category:

Best Referral

Willows Veterinary Centre & Referral Service 24/7

Best Small Practice – and Best New Start Up

Weeley Veterinary Centre

Best Cat-Only Clinic

Manchester Cat Clinic

Best Equine Practice

GVG Brooks Equine 

Best Mobile Clinic

Mercury Vets 

Then we have the…

Elite Club

This goes to former winners who have maintained their high standards – well done to Weeley Veterinary Centre (last year’s winners) and Cockburn Vets (winner in 2022)!

And then, of course, we have this year’s overall winners…


Goes to Willows Veterinary Centre & Referral Service 24/7, with 517 four- and five-star reviews…


Is Swanspool Veterinary Clinic with 748…


And the Gold Winner, Best UK Vet 2024 goes to…

Warren House Veterinary Centre – with an incredible 939 top reviews! Really well done to Warren House – who as well as the main ceremony, also received a celebration at the practice on 12th June, so the whole practice could take part!

Best Regional Vets:

  • Bedfordshire – Henlow Veterinary Hospital
  • Belfast – Cornerstone Veterinary Clinic
  • Bristol – Avenue Veterinary Centre Ltd
  • Buckinghamshire – Windmill Veterinary Centre – Winslow
  • Cambridgeshire – Cambridge Cat Clinic
  • Carmarthenshire – Seren Vets
  • Cheshire – The Sands Veterinary Practice
  • Cornwall – City Road Veterinary Centre
  • County Antrim – Ashwood Veterinary Clinic – also best Northern Irish Vets
  • County Down – Flynn Vets Ballynahinch
  • Cumbria – Frame & Swift Limited – The Veterinary Centre
  • Derbyshire – Bright Side Vets
  • Devon – South Moor Vets – Ivybridge
  • Dorset – Southill Veterinary Group – Gillingham
  • East Sussex – Heathfield Vets
  • Essex – Weeley Veterinary Centre
  • Flintshire – Grange Veterinary Hospital – Mold – also best Welsh Vets
  • Greater London – Grove Park Veterinary Clinic
  • Greater Manchester – Manchester Cat Clinic
  • Gwent – Riverside Vet Care – Beaufort
  • Hampshire – Kingsclere Vets
  • Isle of Man – Strand Vets
  • Kent – Briar House Veterinary Surgery
  • Lancashire – Bay Vets, Morecambe
  • Leicestershire – Cockburn Vets
  • London – Streatham Hill Veterinary Surgery
  • Merseyside – Hoylake Veterinary Surgery
  • Monmouthshire – Riverside Vet Care – Abergavenny
  • Norfolk – Vets 1 Group
  • Northamptonshire – Swanspool Veterinary Clinic
  • Oxfordshire – Oxford Vets Hilltop
  • Shropshire – Bridgnorth Veterinary Centre
  • Somerset  – Watkins & Tasker Vets – Portishead
  • South Yorkshire – Croft Vets – Totley
  • Suffolk – Bury St Edmunds Veterinary Centre
  • Surrey – Priory Veterinary Surgeons
  • Swansea – Animal Doctors
  • West Midlands – Warren House Veterinary Centre – also Best English Vets
  • West Sussex – Heath Veterinary Clinic
  • Wiltshire – Drove Veterinary Hospital
  • West Yorkshire – Leeds Colton Vets for Pets
  • Worcestershire – Vets4Pets – Worcester

Really well done to all the staff at all the mentioned practices, really well done!