Small Animal

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.


We are an XL vets practice - please click on the logo to find out more about XL vets.




Carlisle House is located on Townhead Road in Dalston. Consultations are available by appointment 7 days a week.

We offer 24 hour emergency cover.

Townhead Farm is in Newbiggin just West of Penrith. Consultations are available by appointment throughout the day from Monday to Friday.

We offer 24 hour emergency cover.

24 hour emergency cover is provided at Carlisle House in Dalston.

Our small animal patients range from dogs and cats to rabbits, chinchillas and ferrets, to hamsters, rats, guinea pigs and mice. 

Click here to see the exotics page.

Our surgery is equipped with modern hospital and surgical facilities. A full range of diagnostic techniques is available in-house.

We have a range of pet items on sale including foods and flea/worming products.