Dedicated small animal teams in Dalston, Wetheral and Newbiggin, Penrith

Dedicated Small Animal Practices

Open 7 days a week

If you require emergency care for your pet please call us on 01228 710208/ 017684 83789, we are available 24/7 365 days a year

We combine high standards of companion animal clinical veterinary practice with a commitment to nursing and all-round patient care.

Small animal services are provided by a team of Vets and Nurses at our centres - Carlisle House in Dalston and Townhead Farm in Newbiggin.

All of our Vets have areas of special interest which are pursued through professional courses and post-graduate qualifications. Anne Abbs has a special interest in exotic species, especially birds.

Information on our pricing can be found here

What we offer

New Pet?

We offer new starter packs to give your new pet the best possible start in life. We also do Puppy parties and dog training classes

Pet Health Club

We offer a Pet Health Club designed to spread the cost of preventative health care and offering members a discount on treatment

Routine Services

Even the healthiest pet needs to visit the Vet from time to time. To keep your pet in the best of health we ...

Meet the team

Our team are passionate about caring for our clients and their pets. Click below to meet them

Nurse Clinics

We offer a variety of clinics with our nurses including Mobility, Weight control and Dental


Paragon clients are assured of the highest level of care and top-class facilities for their animals ...

Awards and Accreditations

We are a Cat Friendly practice, have achieved platinum status for Compassion Understood and won Best Professional Services team at the 2019 Carlisle Living Awards


We have a full range of Client Information Sheets available for download in our small animal advice section ...

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Carlisle House

Our Carlisle House surgery is located in the idilic village of Dalston, just on the outskirts of the great border city of Carlisle. Serving the local community and surrounding areas, Carlisle House has recently
been refurbished and offers a wide range of facilities.

  • A recently built veterinary hospital 
  • Spacious waiting area 
  • Diagnostic and imaging suites
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Townhead Farm

Townhead Veterinary Centre at Newbiggin is continuing to develop in all areas. The small animal facilities are constantly evolving, and we offer a complete range of services in a friendly and professional environment.

  • Equine, large animal, advanced breeding and small animal facilities
  • In-patient housing for all species
  • Diagnostic and examination areas
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