Paragon Veterinary Group is a Cumbrian-based veterinary practice with over 80 years experience in caring for animals. The name 'par-a-gon' refers to a model of excellence or perfection, and over the years we have gone from strength-to-strength to build up our reputation to the highest possible standards in our field.
We combine high standards of companion animal clinical veterinary practice with a commitment to nursing and all-round patient care.
Our busy equine team covers the full range from companion donkeys through to racehorses and top-flight competition animals.
Working out of centres in Dalston near Carlisle and Newbiggin near Penrith, Paragon employs highly experienced and dedicated farm animal vets
We offer embryo transfer services, sexing, IVF, semen collection and a residential unit to farmers here in the UK and Ireland.
I attended a clinic with my elderly border collie today for a 2nd opinion regarding a health issue. Laura and Karen were so caring and knowledgeable, they checked what was needed and were able to give me the results right there and then. They answered all my questions honestly and compassionately. Listened to my worries that in the past I feel, had simply been brushed aside and put down to my dogs old age. They put my mind at rest on so many levels and I feel they truely care about older animals having the best quality of life that is possible. I have transferred all three of my dogs care to Paragon veterinary group this evening as I was so impressed by their care, professionalism, knowledge and surgery. I highly recommend them. 5 stars from Jess & I ❤🐾
I was there as a contract worker but it seems like a very well run practice with friendly staff. 😊
Very good vet: the staff go the extra mile for your dog and you, and are very sensitive to your concerns.
Very happy with the service they provide
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The vets at Paragon are amazing. They are compassionate and knowledgeable and always think outside the box. From Border Collies to gerbils they have looked after all my pets and the service has always been amazing. Red our eldest collie at 16 has been really well looked after these past two years especially and I trust them to always do what’s right for my animals. I would never ever trust any other vets with my animals. They are the best.
5* treatment every time! Since moving to the area 2 years ago they have looked after our dog and cats and I wouldn't take them anywhere else! Whether it's routine vaccinations or illness/injury they are just fabulous. They always take the greatest care of our anxious cat and when we had to make the heartbreaking decision to say goodbye to our oldest cat they allowed us to do so with compassion and gave us all the time we needed. Our collie actually gets excited about going to the vets he loves it there so much!! Brilliant team doing a great job
My wife Karen and I would like to say a massive THANK YOU to Paragon Vets especially to Graham Lewis and his team, who operated on Maxy removing the lodged golf ball from Maxy’s small intestine and ultimately saving his life! Maxy received brilliant care from all staff from start to finish, and we were kept fully up to date with his prognosis and progress. Maxy has fully recovered and now has his “spring” back in his step. Fantastic news for us!
Girlfriend took her dog in here whilst up on NY break. Very professional and friendly
Great service and kind staff
Very caring and efficient staff
Always friendly towards me and out pets. Cannot fault the service they provide.
Recent Google Reviews
Great knowledge, kind caring staff. Lovely receptionists and brilliant vets and nurses. They recently offered free laser treatment to my lab to road test a laser they had on trial following my labradors three orthopaedic operations . The difference in him since laser has been incredible. Thanks Paragon you are wonderful. Ps the Equine team are second to none as well.
I wanted to take the time again to thank the amazing Paragon team for their care, dedication, affection and efforts with my boy Alfie. Throughout his time in your care you kept me informed and updated throughout his treatment process and thank you to Ann and Sarah for the clam, painless and respectful send off. I am truly grateful and thankful to Ann for her time, communication, understanding and compassion. I cannot thank you all enough! Alfie was a credit to me and my whole family and he is well and truly missed!
All the team at Paragon are fantastic! They really get to know your pets (especially when you have a cat that gets in to as much trouble as one of ours!) and treat them the way that’s best for them. They are always professional and compassionate. Wholeheartedly recommend!
Great experience at Paragon, Karen on the desk was very welcoming and showed us around the new hospital. our kitten had an infection this was dealt with professionally and prompt, Vet Ann was very nice and accommodating and gave us lots of information, very friendly practice, would highly recommend, will not go anywhere else. 5 stars...
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