The Veterinary Surgery in Harpenden



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01582 462323

24 hour


We are a friendly veterinary practice, based in Harpenden, Hertfordshire, near the boundry with Bedfordshire. Our aim is to help you keep your pet happy and healthy by providing the best veterinary care at a sensible price.

Our small animal patients include dogs, cats, rabbits, gerbils, hamsters, rats, mice, pet fish, tortoises, lizards, snakes, birds and deer.

We provide:

  • A mature team of experienced staff with an open and caring approach.
  • Guaranteed same day appointment for ill pets.
  • Easy to find central location in Harpenden, with parking.
  • Cat-only clinics available from 12:00 noon onwards.
  • Easy repeat prescription service with postal option.
  • A collection and delivery service for our elderly and infirm customers.
  • Out-of-hours emergency cover provided by the same team, with back-up provided by the Queen Mother Hospital for Animals on 01707 666399.

Our Approach

We always listen carefully and believe strongly in your right to choose what is best for both you and your pet. We will advise you of the nature and costs involved in any investigations and treatments.

The owner, Alistair J Poole is the principal veterinary surgeon and works in a team. Together, we are small enough for continuity to be assured, whilst still being able to offer a degree of specialisation and where required case discussions "in house".

If your pet is very severely injured or critically ill, we will always consider and advise on whether a referral to a specialist centre could be beneficial.

You will always find us to be open and straightforward about the nature of an injury or illness and as far as possible the likely outcome.

Opening Hours

Monday, Wednesday, Friday09:00-11:0012:00-14:3016:00-18:30
Tuesday, Thursday09:00-11:0012:00-14:3018:00-20:00

Alistair Poole: the Veterinary Surgery in Harpenden

Alistair J Poole BVMS, MRCVS

The Veterinary Surgery

169 Luton Road




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Small Animal Vets in Harpenden, Hertfordshire, near Bedfordshire