News & Events

  • our new vet

    Dr Elizabeth Gray has joined us as of August and is settling in well. Liz graduated from The University of Dublin and has a keen interest in medicine.  She has settled in well and I am sure she has met … Continue reading

  • Tavistock Branch and we have a new vet.

    In July we said goodbye to ulrike as she has moved with her husband to scotland, she will be missed greatly.   In August we have said hello to our new vet Zoe Wooton.  Zoe graduated this year from the … Continue reading

  • New Tavistock Branch coming Soon.

    Our New Tavistock Branch Opening Soon.   We are excited to announce that we are opening a brand new surgery in Tavistock! The new premises are conveniently located off Plymouth Road near the old Focus store, and have plenty of … 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 2 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.
Don’t leave your animal’s health in the hands of just anybody; visit one of Drake Vets veterinary clinics in Yelverton or Tavistock.


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.
Yelverton –
we are open 0830 – 1830 Monday to Friday and 0830 – 1330 on saturdays
Leg O’mutton Corner, PL20 6DJ – access via the Leg O’mutton car park – free parking.
 Branch is open 0900 – 1730 Monday to Friday and 0900 – 1200 Saturdays (nurse appointments only on Saturday). free parking.
11c Plymouth Road Industrial Estate, PL19 9QN.  next to Tavistock Tyres and opposite the Tesco service entrance.

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