About Us

Girling and Bowditch Veterinary Surgery was established in 1998. We moved to our purpose built premises in 2002, nestled in the West Dorset countryside. Terry Girling leads a dedicated team of veterinary surgeons, veterinary nurses and support staff offering friendly and high quality care including a 24 hour emergency service.
We are a Tier 2 RCVS Accredited Practice and Veterinary Nurse Training Centre who offer veterinary care to cats, dogs, rabbits, and exotics species including small furries, wildlife and birds. We also have a farm animal department treating everything from the large dairy or beef farm and sheep units to the specific requirements of the small holder.

With our fully equipped facilities we are able to offer a wide range of veterinary services such as diagnostic imaging, in-house laboratory, nurse clinics, acupuncture and much more as well as rehabilitation services including physiotherapy and hydrotherapy in our purpose built rehabilitation centre located next to the main surgery which is run by our Chartered Veterinary Physiotherapist and Registered Veterinary Nurse.

Girling and Bowditch also have two branch surgeries for routine appointments located on Bull Lane in Maiden Newton and at Old Mill Lane in Crewkerne.