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 ❤🐾
Excellent Vets. Paragon at Newbiggin are excellent. Friendly service and they fit you in as soon as possible. Would highly 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...
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
This is a brilliant veterinary practice. We were on holiday in the area with our two dogs and one of them needed a blood test for a condition she has. The vet was exceptionally professional; she exchanged the medical notes with my home vet and made sure we had the test results within 24 hrs. All other staff we encountered was friendly, professional and knowledgeable. We were made to feel very welcome. The cost was very affordable too and excellent value for money.
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!
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
Recent Google Reviews
Been using this vets for years would never change. They are a lovely bunch of vets and nurses, to the animals and any anxious owners. FABULOUS
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.
I would highly recommend Paragon Veterinary Group....18th month ago when he was 1 year old, my lab had a nasty encounter with my horse & was left with a damaged eye which needed to be removed I was worried sick but the staff there kept me well informed whilst he was in there & I was allowed to visit whenever I wanted which was brilliant as I’m such a worrier (he stayed in for a few nights) he seemed to bond with a few that was looking after him while he was in there too which was lovely. He’s now doing great & it doesn’t affect him at all
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