Girling & Bowditch is proud to provide its own 24 hour emergency cover. Once our clinics are closed, you can still contact us to receive emergency care for your animals. We’re dedicated to the needs of your animals 24 hours a day, and we think this makes us different to many other practices out there.

Whilst we’re not a veterinary hospital, we have a vet and a nurse on call every single night to ensure your animals can be cared for outside of normal working hours. We are responsible for all our own out-of-hours communication and care, and are available for emergencies 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

All in-patients are routinely given a thorough examination at the end of the normal opening hours and if the vet on call is different from the vet in charge of the case, the case details and specifics are handed over. Each patient has a personalised hospitalisation sheet, detailing the requirements through the night and all in-patients are checked as necessary by the vet or nurse on call. Checks or treatments required during the night are determined based on the clinical needs of the patient and your pet will receive the exact level of care required, determined by the assessment of the vet in charge of the case. 

Don’t forget that we provide a 24 hours a day service 365 days a year even when our clinics are closed. Our usual clinic opening hours are shown below.

Beaminster

Opening Times

Monday – Friday8.30 – 17.30
Saturday9.00 – 10.00am (reception to 12.00pm)
SundayClosed

Crewkerne

Opening Times

Monday, Wednesday, Friday4.00 – 5.30pm
Tuesday & Thursday4.30 – 6.00pm
Other timesClosed

Maiden Newton

Opening Times

Monday, Wednesday, Friday

2.30 – 3.30pm
Tuesday & Thursday5.00 – 6.00pm
Other timesClosed

CHRISTMAS OPENING TIMES

Beaminster

Monday 24th December: 8:30am-2pm by appointment

Tuesday 25th December: CLOSED

Wednesday 26th December: CLOSED

Thursday 27th December & Friday 28th December: 8:30am – 6pm by appointment

Saturday 29th December: 9am-12pm by appointment

Sunday 30th December: CLOSED

Monday 31st December: 8:30am-6pm by appointment

Tuesday 1st January: CLOSED

Wednesday 2nd January-Friday 4th January: 8:30am-6pm by appointment

Saturday 5th January: 9am-12pm by appointment

Sunday 6th January: CLOSED

Crewkerne

Monday 24th December: CLOSED

Tuesday 25th December: CLOSED

Wednesday 26th December: CLOSED

Thursday 27th December: 4:30pm-6pm by appointment

Friday 28th December: 4pm-5:30pm by appointment

Saturday 29th December & Sunday 30th December: CLOSED

Monday 31st December: 4pm-5:30pm by appointment

Tuesday 1st January: CLOSED

Wednesday 2nd January: 4pm-5:30pm by appointment

Thursday 3rd January: 4:30pm-6pm by appointment

Friday 4th January: 4pm-5:30pm by appointment

Saturday 5th January & Sunday 6th January: CLOSED

Maiden Newton

Monday 24th December: CLOSED

Tuesday 25th December: CLOSED

Wednesay 26th December: CLOSED

Thursday 27th December: 5pm-6:30pm by appointment

Friday 28th December: 2:30pm-3:20pm by appointment

Saturday 29th December & Sunday 30th December: CLOSED

Monday 31st December: 2:30pm-3:30pm by appointment

Tuesday 1st January: CLOSED

Wednesday 2nd January: 2:30pm-3:30pm by appointment

Thursday 3rd January: 5pm-6:30pm by appointment

Friday 4th January: 2:30pm-3:30pm by appointment

Saturday 5th January & Sunday 6th January: CLOSED

Email Us

Beaminster

Get in touch

01308 862312

Honeysuckle Veterinary Centre

Tunnel Road

Beaminster

Dorest

DT8 3HB

info@beaminstervets.co.uk

Crewkerne

Get in touch

01460 78210

Barley Yard

Old Mill Lane

North Street

Crewkerne

Somerset

TA18 7D

info@beaminstervets.co.uk

Maiden Newton

Get in touch

01302 862312

The Stores

Bull Lane

Maiden Newton

Dorset

DT2 0BQ

info@beaminstervets.co.uk