About us

Argyll Veterinary Centres has three centres along the North Devon coast in Barnstaple, Braunton and Ilfracombe. The practice began its life in 1996 when Anne Willis purchased the Braunton practice. Ilfracombe followed in 1997 and the Barnstaple practice opened its doors in 2005. In May 2012 Argyll Vets was bought by CVS (UK) Ltd.

We provide veterinary care for all types of pets belonging to people living in and visiting the area.

Our staff tend to based at one particular surgery. This means that when you bring your pet in to us you’ll usually see the same familiar faces from reception staff to vets and we will get to know you and your pets well.

All your pet’s medical records are computerised and can be accessed at any of our branches, so if you need to attend a different surgery than your usual one, we’ll have all your details.

Consultations at Argyll Vets are by appointment allowing us to spend more time with your pet and minimise waiting times. Appointments are available throughout the day so you can call your local surgery to book an appointment time that suits you. Emergencies will, of course, be seen immediately.

Operations are performed at all surgeries Monday to Friday, mainly as day patient procedures. If your pet needs to be hospitalised they will be cared for by our qualified staff, with a nurse looking after them overnight.

House visits are available please phone a surgery that is convenient to you to see if this is suitable for your pet and to arrange a convenient time.