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COVID-19 - Updates for pet owners

The situation with Covid-19 Coronavirus has changed quickly.

In response to this, we are adapting the way we offer our services to you to make sure we are still serving the community we exist within.

This page will let you know how we are offering our services as well as giving you information on the virus, and how to take the best care of our pets during this time.  Keep scrolling for more details...

We are aiming to send email updates on the situation as well as information, answers to frequently asked questions, tips on pet care and ideas for keeping them healthy during this time. If you’d like to receive these please enter your contact details here and you’ll be the first to know.


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COVID weekday opening times:

BLACKFORD          8am-5pm

       CHEDDAR, WELLS and WOOLAVINGTON 9am - 5pm

Weekend opening times:

BLACKFORD and WELLS: Saturday 9am - 1pm 

BLACKFORD: Sunday 9-10am 

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Latest Update (Monday 11th January 2021)

Axe Valley Vets are trying our best to provide as much normality as possible for you all and will continue to provide care for all of your pets. We do please ask that you bear with us in these difficult times.

We are not cancelling any appointments already made at present, but are running on a reduced number during this current lockdown. We are continuing to receive regular updates from The Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons and The British Veterinary Association and following their guidelines.

The majority of consultations will be done over the phone or video call at first instance unless we feel it is an emergency. These consultations are chargeable at the time and if the vets deem it necessary for us to organise a physical exam of your pet, no further consult charge will be applied. We are offering the appointments at all of our surgeries and are able to provide a limited number of routine operations at both our Blackford and Wells Branches. 

We will be vaccinating animals if they are going to be more than 3 months overdue before the 1st March for both dogs and cats - we can advise you over the phone if this applies to you. We will continue to do all Puppy, Kitten and Rabbit vaccines.  

We will continue to carry out Bitch spays, but all other neutering's will be done on a case by case basis.


We are not allowing any clients into the building, and ask you follow the practice guidelines when arriving. If possible a mask must be worn at all times, and social distancing should be maintained where possible. 

The practice will advise you on our current protocols for when you arrive at the practice, depending on the level of risk, prior to attending the surgery.

You will now be able to collect any medications, flea and wormers and food from any of our surgeries, but we ask you to check our opening times before you attend and order in advance. Bearing this in mind please do call your branch before collecting and allow us extra time for these to be provided, due to the overstretched supply chain.

For any queries, routine or otherwise, please call us at any of our branches or email on info@axevalleyvets.co.uk and one of our team will be happy to help.

Thank you again for your continuing understanding in this difficult time.

Please take care and look after yourselves.

From us all at Axe Valley Vets

New vet services for local pet owners...

Video Consultations

Seeing you and your pets just got easier!

We’ve introduced a brand NEW VIDEO CONSULTATION service so you can have an appointment with one of the vets at Axe Valley Vets from the comfort of your home.

You can now book a live VIDEO CONSULTATION by mobile phone with one of our fantastic vets.

⚡How does it work? (don’t worry it’s really easy)

➡️ Call us...
Blackford – 01934 712229

➡️ We’ll book a time slot for a 15 min video call and talk you through the simple process, and set up an invitation for a video consultation.

➡️ We’ll send you a link via text or email to download the video software to your phone or device.

⚡What will happen during the video consultation?

➡️ The vet will discuss your pet’s condition and if possible make an assessment and advise how to treat it. Medication may be dispensed.

➡️ If we deem necessary we may advise that an appointment at the practice is required and we will schedule one.

⚡Call Axe Valley Vets to book a video consultation now!


Home Delivery

Delivery of your pet’s meds and food just
got easier too!

We have worked quickly to find a HOME DELIVERY solution to ensure your best friend is safe and up-to-date on their flea and worm medicines.

The best bit... you don’t need to do anything except call us to order your repeat prescription!

➡️ FREE delivery for Four Paws Family Plan members!


⚡How does it work? (don’t worry it’s really easy)

➡️ Call us at your local practice

Blackford – 01934 712229
Wells – 01749 670966 
Cheddar – 01934 741292
Woolavington – 01278 686971

➡️ Please give us at least 5 days notice if you need more medication to allow time to order and deliver / post your medication.

➡️ If you prefer you can still collect your medications from any of the branches above.

➡️ If you live further afield, we will post medications to you and the cost of postage will be added to the cost of the medication. There is a small charge for delivery to local clients - FREE for Four Paws Family Plan members.

⚡If you need MEDICINES QUICKLY we’ve thought of that too.

➡️ If we have dispensed medications for your pet as a result of a video consultation and they need collecting promptly, we will contact you to schedule a time to collect the medications. We will take payment over the phone at the time of booking.

⚡Call Axe Valley Vets to order your medication delivery now!