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About Us

An accredited small animal and equine practice

The Practice, previously known as Taylor and Lees, extended from its original site in Sudbury town centre to its current location in 1990 under the guidance of Robert Lees. The practice has since expanded to include a small animal department.

The office, reception facilities and five further in patient stables were built in 2003 and a horse walker was installed in January 2009. In 2014 a new building in the southern corner of the yard with a purpose built examination room complete with stocks and living accommodation above. In 2016 isolation stables were erected, away from the clinic enabling infectious cases to be treated away from other patients.

We have six 100% Equine Vets all with interests in different areas of horse care and we cover a large geographical area treating competition horses, retired ponies, racehorses to donkeys. With an excellent team of Equine nurses behind them, if your horse requires a stay at the clinic, rest assured it will be cared for as if it was our own.

The small animal department has six veterinary surgeons, six nurses and an ANA. We have consultations running all day from 8:00am through to 6:30pm with surgery on each week day.

The Clinic has been recognised by the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons as a Tier 2 Equine and Small Animal practice; this is in recognition of attaining a set level of standards and quality. The clinic has excellent facilities including its our own operating theatre, laboratory and stud.

  • Laboratory services
  • Written Prescriptions

Laboratory services

At Catley Cross vets we have our own purpose built laboratory which enables us to have results quickly when we need them.

We can analyse:

  • Faecal samples for Giardia testing.
  • Urine analysis
  • Dermatology – Hair plucks, skin scrapings. Ringworm culture.
  • Cytology – samples of fluid
  • Blood samples – comprehensive biochemistry, haematology, thyroid levels, Fibrinogen and SAA. We can also test for pancreatic lipase levels.s can be analysed to determine infection.

Written Prescriptions

Catley Cross Veterinary Clinic would like to make you aware that you may obtain prescriptions from this practice.

You may obtain Prescription Only Medicines, Category V, (POM-V’s) from your veterinary surgeon OR ask for a prescription and obtain these medicines from another veterinary surgeon or pharmacy.

The cost for a written prescription is £18.60. This includes VAT and is for 1 drug only.

Your veterinary surgeon may prescribe POM-V’s only for animals under their care.

A prescription may not be appropriate if your animal is an inpatient or requires immediate treatment.

You will be informed, on request, of the price of any medicine that may be dispensed for your animal.

The general policy of this practice, is to re-assess an animal requiring repeat prescriptions every 6 to 12 months, but this will vary with individual cases and individual circumstances. The standard charge for a re-examination is £24.01 for small animals and £30.90 for equines (this does not include the visit fee).

Further information on the prices of medicines is available on request.

*Prices correct as of December 2017