We are now going to have an ‘open-door’ policy, but we do ask if you can see someone stood at the reception desk please stand back and allow for social distancing.

We would appreciate it if you could wear a facemask into the practice, but it is your choice.

When you do enter the practice, we have a one-way system in operation so that you will use a different door to go in and out.

Please tell us when you book your appointment if any household member is suffering from Covid 19.


All medications, flea and worm treatments and food must please be pre-ordered via our new online ordering system (please see the Order online page). We do ask for 48hrs notice due to the busy periods we are having.

Thank you for your ongoing understanding and patience.

Best wishes

Duncan and the whole team at Roborough Vets

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.

Our holistic approach means that we treat the whole patient, taking into account your pet’s general quality of life, rather than just the symptoms of the disease or ailment. This should not be confused with Homeopathy.

Hello, I’m Duncan MacWhirter, vet and practice owner at Roborough Vet.

Along with my wife Hazel and our wonderful practice team, I’d like to welcome you to Roborough Vet. In a world where bigger isn’t always better, I like to think our practice offers something special.

We always take the time to get to know our clients and their pets and work with you to make sure they stay happy and healthy. Come to Roborough Vet – arrive as a client, leave as a friend.


If you have a veterinary emergency outside of our opening times, please telephone Woodlands Vets of 1 Burnett Road, Plymouth PL6 5BH on 01752 700 600.

Opening Hours

Revised due to Corona Virus:

Monday to Friday: 8:30am – 17.30pm (closed for lunch 13.00 to 14.00)
Saturday: 8:20am – 1:00pm
Sunday: Closed

Please note we will now be closed for lunch between 1pm to 2pm weekdays to enable our team to have a break. If you have a veterinary EMERGENCY between 1pm to 2pm please call 07704 068 020. Please do not call Woodlands Veterinary Hospital during our lunch break. Please only call us between 1pm and 2pm if it is a veterinary EMERGENCY. Our normal lines re-open at 2pm for all enquiries.

Contact us

The Old Forge House,
18 Tavistock Road,
Plymouth PL6 7BB
Telephone 01752 779 999



  • We’re an RCVS accredited practice with nurse training status which means we’ve achieved the highest professional standards.

  • You’ll get personal attention from our vet and practice owner, Duncan, and our small team of registered veterinary nurses ensuring you and your pet receive a consistent service based on trust and familiarity.

  • We have all the equipment you’d expect to be able to identify and treat your pet’s health problems. The investments we’ve made in our clinic are an investment in your pet’s health.

If you’d like send us a message, please complete the form below and we’ll be in touch.

In the event of a veterinary emergency, or if you require urgent advice, please do NOT use this form but instead call us on 01752 779 999. We aim to respond to messages as soon as possible but please allow up to 48 hours.

Here’s what people say about us:

All staff are friendly & helpful. Duncan is honest about health issues and explains the problem so you can understand.

The best vet in Plymouth by far and the whole staff work so well as a team. Highly recommended.

Great vets with great staff, really friendly and professional, would highly recommend.


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