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Roborough Vets
Where Pets Are Family

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Welcome to our website. We hope you find the answers to your questions, if not please give us a call and one of our friendly team will be happy to help you!

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Where Pets Are Family

Latest News

25% off all dental work in July!

Does your dog or cat have really stinky breath? Do they seem to be struggling to eat their food? Do they have visibly grotty teeth or have you been told by the vet that dental work is needed soon? If this is the case then there is no better time to get your pet's teeth treated than this month! For the whole of July we are offering a huge 25% discount on all dental work whether it is a simple descale and polish or teeth extractions. All dental work is carried out on Tuesday and Friday mornings so call us now to get your appointment slot!

Contact us Tel: 01752779999

Healthcare and for your animal

A Few Words About Us

We pride ourselves on being a small, family owned practice that ensures consistency and a personal touch to your pet’s treatment. Clients become friends and pets are treated as though they are our own. We endeavour to deliver clinical standards that are up-to-date and of the highest order in both medicine and surgery. Our nurses are dedicated and extremely friendly and helpful.
We also focus on holistic treatment and always try to promote preventative measures, to ensure your pet’s healthy living. Free advice can be offered by our nurses on flea and worm prevention, dental care, diets and most behavioural issues.

Why choose us?

  • RCVS accredited practice with nurse training status
  • One dedicated veterinary surgeon/practice owner and a small team of registered veterinary nurses ensuring you and your pet receive a consistent service based on trust and familiarity
  • In-house laboratory, dental suite, ultrasound, radiographic and endoscopic facilities that represent an investment in your pet’s well-being
  • Holistic approach encompassing diet, exercise and wellbeing.

See our opening hours


We're open from 8:30am to 6:30pm


We're open from 8:30am to 6:00pm


We're open from 8:30am to 6:00pm


We're open from 8:30am to 6:00pm


We're open from 8:30am to 6:00pm


We're open from 8:30am to 1:00pm


We are closed

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Emergency Out of Hours call

As we are a small team, we do not have the capacity for staff to stay on the premises overnight. Our out of hours service is provided by Woodlands Veterinary Hospital which is situated near the Manadon Roundabout in Plymouth. Our telephone answering service will give you the option to be transferred automatically should you have an emergency .

Meet Duncan MacWhirter our Vet

Duncan MacWhirter has a Zoology Honours Degree from Wits university, and a Veterinary Science Degree from Pretoria University, South Africa (1980). In South Africa he successfully ran two separate hospitals up until he and his wife Hazel and three sons immigrated to the UK in 2000. At the time he was primarily active in the wildlife industry working from his game ranch, which he still owns.
After a year working in London he gravitated to the southwest as his mother was from Cornwall. He established his own practice in 2001, which has grown and matured into the fully equipped clinic that it is today.
His ethos is to provide high quality treatment for pets but with a focus on a holistic approach, with client communication as an integral part of any wellness programme. He believes that trust is a very important element in the client-doctor relationship and that this can only be built on open communication regarding all avenues of treatment available to the client, for their pet.
When not at the clinic Duncan enjoys being with his family, gardening, DIY, Tae Kwon Do (black belt) and going to the gym. He shares his home with four rescue cats who try to spray mark it as their own at every opportunity!

Meet Our Team

Our friendly nursing team are always on hand to answer any queries you might have and give advice when needed. We are:
Sara Kendall - Head Veterinary Nurse
Kelly-Marie Thorn - Student Veterinary Nurse
Lucy Barton - Student Veterinary Nurse

Teresa Goodwin is our part time receptionist and Hazel MacWhirter is our Practice Manager.

We are a close team and work effectively together to provide you with the best service and your pets with the very best care.

"Without your care my dog would not be here now"

"Without your care my dog would not be here now, I have nothing but praise for you all, many thanks"

Steve Durrant

"Professional and caring service from a friendly team"

"Professional and caring service from a friendly team. I know my dog is always in safe hands and welcomed at Roborough vets. Thank you"

Clare Wade

"Professional, friendly and impeccable standards"

"Professional, friendly and impeccable standards. Thank you for your time and patience with me and Alfie as he has presented some unusual problems! Duncan knows what a baby he is and is always considerate of this and me! We like your sense of humour too. Thank you all."

Ruth Webb

"I have never, in all my years doing rescue work, found a team I believed in and trusted more."

Terry Alexander

"Amazing Practice"

"Amazing practice, without you guys I don't think our darling girl Shaya would still be here today. You helped support her every step of the way back to health and we will be forever grateful!"

Jade Johns

"Fabulous vets with friendly and such helpful staff"

"Fabulous vets with friendly and such helpful staff and have stepped right up when ive had doggy emergencies. Definitely would not go anywhere else x THANK YOU ROBOROUGH VETS..."

Karen Barningham

"Fabulous practice with caring and professional staff"

"Fabulous practice with caring and professional staff. I am so glad we found you guys!"

Janine Hesp

"Have 3 cats and would not take them anywhere else . Thank you Duncan and team."

"My cat Luna has visited Duncan many a time the care love and concern he shows her is beyond what is expected. All the staff are lovely very professional very friendly and caring . Have 3 cats and would not take them anywhere else . Thank you Duncan and team."

Angela Lines

"I have never heard anything but praise for Duncan and his staff."

I have never heard anything but praise for Duncan and his staff. Caring, honest and trustworthy. Is there any other vet who is so highly recommended?

Julia Cottam

Feel free to contact us!

If you have any queries about our practice or the services we offer, please fill in the contact form below and we will get back to you as soon as possible. Our address is: 18 Tavistock Road, Roborough, Plymouth, Devon, PL6 9BB.

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