News & Events

  • Telephone system update

    On Wednesday the 10th of February, we are having our phone system upgraded.  This may mean a short period of phone disruption to incoming calls and so if you need to contact us then please email us on and … Continue reading

  • Update on current situation

    We have resumed normal routine consultations and this includes all non urgent cases – Vaccinations, lumps, anal glands etc.  If you need to be seen then please call us on our normal number 01822 854255.  We have fewer staff than … Continue reading

  • Coronavirus consultations and vaccinations

    please see the main menu tab heading for more detailed advice.   As of the 16th April 2020 we will resume some vaccinations.  This is not a return to normality, we will only vaccinate puppies and kittens and first year … 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.


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.

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