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 are now the only independently owned practice in Helston. Unlike some of our neighbouring practices, the practice is NOT part of any stock exchange listed plc owning hundreds of practices in the UK! The current shareholders of Head and Head Veterinary Practice Ltd are just the two veterinary directors; Paul Riley, Johnny Alston and their respective spouses.
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.
We are well equipped and have the latest facilities. We have 5 consulting rooms, a surgical preparation room, 2 operating theatres, a dental room and an x-ray and ultrasound suite. We also have a well equipped laboratory (with full on site haematology and biochemistry) and hospitalisation facilities, with a separate isolation unit for infectious cases.
We have plenty of on site parking spaces and spaces are 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
8-30am to 12-30pm Sat.
We provide our own 24 hr emergency service for our clients, 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.
Small Animal Consultations are by appointment (except for Sat am, when we have an open surgery 8-30am until 10-30am ) If you phone 01326 572216 during the practice opening hours, a receptionist 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 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 pets. 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.
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
The September 2018 special offer for loyalty club members is 15% off all Royal Canin, Hills and Burgess foods bought at the practice in this month.
(Dogs, cats and rabbits are automatic members of our loyalty club if they are up to date with their annual vaccinations which have been done by us)