Head and Head Veterinary Practice Ltd. is a long established (founded in the 1870s), mixed Veterinary Practice, located in the picturesque
market town of Helston (home of the Flora Dance) in Cornwall.
We treat all species of domestic animals, including the following:
dogs, cats, rabbits, dairy and beef cows, sheep, pigs, horses, reptiles, birds, camelids and seals.
The Veterinary Centre is well equipped with the latest
facilities It has extensive free on site parking, with spaces also available on the road outside.
Reception opening hours
are 8-30am to 7-00pm Mon and Wed,
8-30am to 6pm Tues and Thurs, 8-30am to 5-30pm Frid and 8-30am to 12-30pm Sat.
The Veterinary Centre
Water Ma Trout
24 hr emergency service
For our Farm and Equine clients, we have a totally separate department at the practice. Having its own entrance, reception area and
dispensary helps to minimise waiting times and maximise efficiency.
If you would like a Vet to visit your farm, or to examine your horse - please phone our Large Animal Department on 01326 572215
We are PDSA Pet Aid Practice. Treatment is free of charge during our normal opening hours; but only for those pet owners that are
in receipt of Housing Benefit or Council Tax Benefit and who pre-register for PDSA PetAid services, before their pet falls sick or
is injured. Treatment doesn't cover routine services, such as vaccinations, wormers, flea treatments, routine health checks, house
calls or examinations out of hours.
We provide our own 24 hr emergency service, on 365 days of the year. Out of hours, you will see one of our usual Vets at our Helston
surgery - you WON'T have to travel to another practice! Our Nurses are also on call out of hours, to help with emergency operations
and intensive medical cases.
(Not for making appointments or for specific medical advice!)
Paul Riley MRCVS.
Small Animal Consultations are by appointment (except for Sat am, when we have an open surgery between 8-30am and 10-30am )
Work is complete on our new extension! We now have 2 brand new operating theatres, a diagnostic laboratory with the latest haematology
and biochemistry analysers, an isolation room, overnight accomodation for nurses dealing with intensive cases, a redesigned surgical
preparation room, separate dental room and a diagnostics room with digital xray and ultrasound.
The April 2016 Special offer
for Loyalty Club Members is 15% off all Royal Canin, Hills and Burgess foods bought at the practice this month for
If you phone 01326 572216 during the practice opening hours, one of our receptionists will book you an appointment. So that we can
provide good continuity of care, we try whenever possible for you to see a Vet of your choice.
We do carry out home visits, for
our small animal clients who can't easily get to the surgery and for the home euthanasia of sick or aged animals. However in
most other cases, it is preferable if you can bring your pet to the surgery to be examined. We can then make use of the equipment,
facilities and dispensary at the surgery, in order to give your pet the best treatment available.
We are now using the new Leptospirosis 4 vaccine in our Head Start puppy package and for annual canine vaccines. We are also currently
running a vaccine amnesty for adult dogs where they receive a FULL vaccine course; just for the price of a booster.