News & Events

  • We are looking for a new VN

      We are currently advertising for a qualified RVN to join our team.  The advert is on vetsonline and in the Vet/VN times. ‘Experienced motivated RVN required to join friendly independant 8 nurse/4 vet proactive team. Modern well equipped purpose … Continue reading

  • We are an accredited cat friendly clinic.

    Gold Award As A Cat Friendly Clinic. As of February 2014 we have been accredited with the Gold level award as a Cat Friendly Clinic by the International Cat Care (previously known as the FAB).  We have worked hard to … Continue reading

  • New Laboroatory Equipment

    Procyte Haematology Analyser.   STOP PRESS —  as of the 23rd December 2013 we have taken delivery of our new haematology analyser.  This is the Procyte Haematology Analyser from Idexx,  this allows us to run haematology samples faster and with … 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.


The only independant small animal practice

in the Yelverton/Tavistock area.


At Drake Vets, we care for and treat your pets as though they were our own. After more than 30 years in the veterinary industry, our friendly and professional vets are hugely experienced and trained to the highest standard.

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We are listed with the ISFM as a GOLD standard cat friendly practice, we are the only practice in Devon with this qualification.

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.

Don’t leave your animal’s health in the hands of just anybody; visit one of Drake Vets veterinary clinics in Yelverton or Tavistock.

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