Emergency details: 01823 271042

Priory Close Veterinary Practice



We are an independent practice, in Taunton, that has been looking after local pets for over 35 years.

We care for dogs, cats and small furries in Taunton, North Petherton and Bishops Lydeard, providing traditional values with modern facilities and techniques.

We cover most aspects of veterinary surgery and medicine including vaccinations, routine and emergency services, medical investigations, dental work, dietary advice, etc.

We strongly believe in preventative care for your pet but if your pet becomes ill, we can offer you the most up to date treatments to find out the problem effectively and quickly.

We provide our own out of hours service, in familiar surroundings and with our own team of vets and nurses. If your pet falls ill or is injured, we will be there for you, whatever the time of day. We provide our emergency vet service to our clients in Taunton and the surrounding areas, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

We are approved by the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS) as a practice that can train small animal nurses. We invest strongly in training and equipment to be able to continue our practice’s long tradition of high standards and to care for your pet as you would wish.


About our three surgeries

We have three surgeries located in the Taunton area

  • Taunton

    01823 271042

  • Bishops Lydeard

    01823 433361

  • North Petherton

    01278 663057


    01823 271042

Information on our Vets


Ian graduated from Liège University in Belgium in 1997 and has worked in France, Belgium and the south of England in both mixed and small animal practice. Ian took over responsibility for Priory Close Veterinary Practice in September 2008. He has three young children, a retired guide dog, a rescued Labrador, a ferocious hunter of a cat, has inherited an overgrown garden and in ever hopeful of enjoying some peace and quiet.


Rachel graduated from Cambridge University in 2015. After 6 months of farm work in Devon she moved to Somerset and has been working in small animal practice since. In her spare time she enjoys walking her unruly dog Angus (pictured above), cycling and knitting. She also has 6 guinea pigs and hopes to extend the menagerie in years to come.

For further information on the days and times each Vet are in attendance at our locations please see the information on each of our three surgeries

Information on our Nurses

Gwen Raeburn
RVN BSc (Hons)
Head Nurse

Kim Moyse

Jacqui Poole

Tiffany Putnam

Erica Creedy

All About Priory Pet Club

The Priory Pet Club plans provide you with a simple, money-saving way to give your dog cat or rabbit the regular preventative treatment he or she needs.

Priory Pet Club plans are not pet insurance: Priory Pet Club plans cover the regular things – like vaccinations, flea, worm and parasite treatments, health checks and advice – that pet insurance generally doesn’t.

However young or old your pet, a Priory Pet Club plans is designed to adapt to your pet’s needs, from puppy or kitten, to adulthood and throughout its senior years.

You pay for your Priory Pet Club plans monthly, by a simple Direct Debit, so you spread the cost of your regular veterinary needs. Your Priory Pet Club plans gives you access to additional discounts too.

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Our Location

Priory Close Veterinary Practice
17 Canon Street
Tel: 01823 271042

Priory Close Ltd trading as Priory Close Veterinary Practice
Company No: 06673444
VAT Reg No: 937250323

Emails may not be checked every day.

If you want to make an appointment, or have an emergency, please phone the practice on 01823 271042.