News & Events

  • Dermot Clarke

    Dermot has decided to retire early due to family and health reasons and so as of December 2021 he will no longer be available.  He is continuing to help cover some weekend shifts for the next few months (1 per … Continue reading

  • Kate Bleasedale

    Kate has been working with us as a Veterinary Surgeon for a year now and has recently decided to move on to pastures new as of December 21. We wish her all the luck in her now position.  

  • New vet

    We are having a new vet join us as of the 22nd November. Catherine Jones is a very experienced vet who has been working for the past 20 years at the PDSA and other local practices.  She is very keen … 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  independent (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
  • Independently owned (not a corporate practice)
  • Branches at Yelverton & Tavistock
  • Free nurse clinics
  • Welcoming & relaxed environment
  • Free allocated parking at Yelverton and Tavistock Surgery
  • Ophthalmic Consultations
  • Full surgical facilities
  • Full diagnostic imaging facilities
  • Full dental facilities
  • micro chipping
  • Home visits available (not currently due to covid)
  • 24 hour emergency service provided by the Drake Vets team
  • RCVS General Practice accredited

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