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abbey vets

Welcome to Abbey Vets

Abbey Vets are an accredited Veterinary Practice based in the City of Durham, and in Chester-le-Street.

Christopher Whalley started Abbey Vets small animal practice at Neville's Cross, Durham in April 1994. Since then the practice has grown, offering a professional, high standard, caring veterinary service.

A small branch was opened in Chester-Le-Street in November 1996 and has since developed into a purpose built main surgery on Pelton Fell Road in Chester-Le-Street, which opened in February 2006.

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Book an Appointment

We're open from 8.30am to 6.20pm, book an appointment now.
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Register your Pet with Abbey Vets

If you've got a new pet, or are new to the area register with us.

Repeat Prescriptions

You can get your pet repeat prescriptions with no fuss.


"Abbey Vets have always been extremely helpful, no matter what the problem."

Find out why pet owners choose Abbey Vets.

what we do

What We Do

As well as caring for your pets, we also offer grooming and dentistry services, as well as a weight loss clinic and a pet health club.

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Find out about preventative care with the Pet Health Club.

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We care for Dogs, Cats, Rabbits, Reptiles, Birds and other animals.


Our Durham Vet Centre is located on the main A167, near the Pot and Glass Pub.
chester le street

Chester le Street

Our Chester le Street Vet Centre is on Pelton Fell Road, close to Tesco.

Pet Shop

For pet food, bedding and more visit our Pet Shop.