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About Us

Welcome to Clifton Vets in Bristol

Here at the Clifton Veterinary Practice we are a small independently run, friendly clinic based in Clifton. Our aim at the practice is to provide the best possible care for our patients and their owners and we thrive in being able to offer a personal service.

We are competitive on price and, although being based in Clifton, we pride ourselves on being able to cater to you and your pet's needs at an incredibly affordable price. We also serve Cotham, Redland and Hotwells.

With our modern veterinary equipment we can give the best animal care for your pets in a comfortable environment. If for any reason your pet requires further specialist veterinary care, we have a good, working relationship with many leading referral centres in the area which we can discuss with you personally.

  • History
  • Our Practice
  • Our Staff
  • Home Visits


History of our practice here in Clifton

Our practice has been standing since approximately 1947, where initial vet, Mr. E Cummins-Summner MRCVS, set up the practice.

In 1984 the practice was acquired by Mr Anthony Kaye MRCVS who renovated the historic building, installing central heating systems and hot running water. Mr Kaye’s young family initially lived over the practice but then later moved out to the suburbs.

The current vet, James Pickering MRCVS, took over the practice in early 2009 and has since renovated the practice further. From basement to roof, James has refurbished the practice with modern equipment in order to ensure the practice is able to provide a full service to you and your pets. From a full operating surgery to X-ray suites and ultrasound imaging to examination facilities, the new equipment has brought the surgery completely up to date.

Our Practice

Our veterinary practice

Our practice can cater for all of your pet's needs, including comfortable hospitalisation wards, routine treatments and pet accessories.

The most important feature of our practice is our staff. Friendly, reliable and completely besotted with animals, our staff are on hand to cater to you and your pet's needs, whatever the request.

Our Staff

Our friendly veterinary staff

One of the key components in caring for your pets is love, but our pets do require a few other things in order to be well-cared for.

Proper nutrition, vaccinations, regular check-ups and dental treatments are just a few of these and here at Clifton Veterinary Practice our vets and veterinary staff are here to help you.

Home Visits

Home visits

As part of our ongoing commitment to the area we offer free home visits to registered disabled people within BS8.

We also provide discounts for senior citizens and resident students.

"All of the vets and the reception team have been wonderful. They take good care of our two cats every time we bring them in."

Alisa ViedmaBristol

"Recently our beloved 14 year old Labrador became really poorly and Clifton Vets went out of their way to not only ensure not only she was comfortable but also that our children understood what was happening and could grieve for her as they wanted. Clearly empathy is one of many skills Mr Pickering has in abundance. If you are looking for a vet for your family pet then Clifton Vets should be the first place you call."

Dominic JenkinsBristol

"James is an exceptional vet. We've been taking our cat to this practice for years and now with a new puppy, they've been equally brilliant. Definitely recommend."

Matt ConnollyBristol

"We have been taking our pet rabbits and pet dog to Clifton Vets for the past 4 years and find the vets very good. They have a very patient and caring approach and we would highly recommend them."

Philip CheekBristol
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