News & Events

  • Christmas opening hours

    Please see the above tab for our Christmas and New Year opening hours.   we are available for emergencies on our normal number through our Yelverton surgery at all times over the Christmas period.   If you have an emergency … Continue reading

  • Pete’s Retirement

    After over 30 years in practice peter Mackellar has decided to hang up his surgical gown and take a well deserves retirement.  He will be missed as he spends more time travelling and dancing his way through retirement. Drakes will … Continue reading

  • Regenerative Medicine – exciting times!

    We now offer regenerative medicine techniques for joint disease.  This involves either stem cell treatment or enriched platelet therapy and is particularly useful for arthritic joints or following joint surgery (cruciate injuries etc).  This technique is still classed as experimental … Continue reading

Contact Us

See our Contact Us page for our appointment times and call Drake Vets on 01822 854 255 to book.

Welcome to Drake Vets.

At Drake Vets, we care for and treat your pets as though they were our own.

We are proud to be the only  independant (non corporate) Small Animal Veterinary Practice in the Yelverton/Tavistock area as well as one of only 3 in the Plymouth area.

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We are listed with the ISFM as a Gold Standard Cat Friendly Practice, currently one of a very few in the south west of the UK.


You can visit either our main site in Yelverton or our new branch practice in Tavistock. Call us now to book an appointment or visit us.


24 hour emergency service available with our own Veterinary Surgeons and Nurses. Out of hours, call our normal number 01822 854255.

Pet care for your needs

Why choose Drake Vets for your pet care needs?

  • Friendly & professional vets
  • Independantly owned (not a corporate practice)
  • Branches at Yelverton & Tavistock
  • Free nurse clinics
  • Welcoming & relaxed environment
  • Free allocated parking at Yelverton surgery
  • Physiotherapy & acupuncture available
  • Ophthalmic Consultations
  • Full surgical facilities
  • Full diagnostic imaging facilities
  • Full dental facilities
  • Pet passports & micro chipping
  • Home visits available
  • 24 hour emergency service provided by the Drake Vets team
  • RCVS General Practice accredited
  • Cat only consultation times are available on a Tuesday afternoon,  please ring for information. (GOLD award as a cat friendly practice)

We treat

We treat most small animals and domestic pets including:

  • Cats (cat only appointment times available please ring for details)
  • Dogs
  • Birds
  • Rodents
  • Rabbits
  • Reptiles