From June 2nd June 2023, Animal Vets will be working with C-Vets for the provision of Out of Hours Emergency Care at weekends and bank holidays. This means that outside our opening hours at weekends and on bank holidays, emergency care will be delivered by C-Vets.

Our opening hours are:

Monday to Wednesday: 08.00 – 18.00

Thursday: 08.00 – 17.00

Friday: 08.00 – 18.30

Saturday 09.00 – 13.00

Sunday: Closed

When we are closed during weekdays (Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday) emergency care will continue to be provided by your team at Animal Vets.

We have taken the decision to use C-Vets for part of our Out of Hours Emergency service due to the national shortage of veterinary surgeons. By working with C-Vets we will ensure that we continue to provide you with an exceptional service during our opening hours.

Please note that we will continue to run Saturday morning clinics at Hayle.

From June 1st 2023 Animal Vets will no longer be offering our professional services to horses and ponies.  We have not taken this decision lightly but feel it is in the best interests of our staff and clients.  Once you have found your new vet practice, we can simply email any history over to ensure continuation of care.

All of the team send our heartfelt thanks for your loyalty and custom over the last 32 years and wish you the very best in the future.

From 11 September 2023, the team are excited to welcome you at this great new clinic and Carbis Bay will now be closed.
Here’s what Practice Owner Jonathan McCotter had to say…
“We are delighted with our move down the road to the new branch clinic in Lelant. It’s much bigger and brighter and we have a new dedicated nurse room to look after all your pets and offer the usual great services that Animal Vets is so proud to give. We can’t wait for you to come and see us!”

a lifetime of veterinary care

We’re proud to have been serving the local community in Hayle and St Ives for over 30 years and pride ourselves on being a family run practice committed to our local community.

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Take a look around our new Lelant Surgery before you visit!

Why choose us

  • Family owned and run

  • Outstanding care

  • Dedicated and Friendly team

  • Modern and Well Equipped

  • 24 Hour Emergency Service

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In the event of a veterinary emergency, or if you require urgent advice, please do NOT use this form but instead call us on 01736 755 555. We aim to respond to call back requests as soon as possible but please allow up to 24 hours.

Proud of where we live…

The stunning Cornish Coast…

We’re a friendly team and are really good at what we do. But don’t just take our word for it, here’s what people say about us:


“Really wish we’d moved to Animal Vets years ago – what a fantastic veterinary practice. We cannot recommend them highly enough. All of the staff, without exception, are dedicated and kind, clearly have the animals’ best interests at heart and always go the extra mile.”

“How many positives you can include in one review? Not enough space for all the plus points that could be awarded to Animal Vets. They are absolute heroes, every single member of the team.”

I wouldn’t go anywhere else. Place spotless. Staff always helpful . Reasonable price as well

“Amazing service, excellent vets. Highly recommended”

“Highly recommended vets. Nothing is too much trouble”

“Wonderful vets! Keep up the great work you do!!!”

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Furthermore, as a fully accredited Vetsure practice we can offer our clients 5 weeks cover free of charge. Simply choose whichever level of cover you are interested in taking out and get the first 5 weeks free. If you’re happy, your cover will continue seamlessly!

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Did you know that you can contact us any time of day and night if you have an animal emergency? Find out why this is another great reason to choose Animals Vets.

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