COVID-19 Updates and Information


Drove Veterinary Hospital Services

(Whilst the current Government restrictions are in place)

We would like to reassure clients that the closure of our Abbey Meads, Royal Wootton Bassett, Ridgeway Farm, Stratton and Marlborough branches is a temporary measure. We very much hope to reopen these branches once the current restrictions are lifted so our teams can continue to serve their local communities.

The hospital continues to function fully with an emergency service operating 24/7.The hospital is also available 8.30am to 7.30pm 7 days a week to see patients with conditions where treatment can’t be reasonably delayed until current restrictions are lifted. If you have any concerns about your pet’s health, please ring us for advice.

  • For clients in isolation or concerned with travelling we are offering both phone and video consultations for initial assessment and this may be sufficient to avoid the need for a hospital visit.
  • For clients bringing pets to the hospital we have set up stringent protocols to minimise risk of cross infection between clients and staff. Members of staff can discuss your concerns, assess your pet and give treatment recommendations without clients needing to enter the hospital premises themselves.

Please read Instructions for a safe visit to Drove Veterinary Hospital before arriving at the Hospital.

We are still a 24/7 service here for you and your pet.

Our Main Hospital at Croft Road, Wroughton is still open.

If you have booked a routine operation or appointment our team will contact you to discuss options to rearrange.

We are still able to provide you with repeat prescriptions and where ever possible please order these via our website on our Repeat Prescriptions page if not call the main hospital on 01793 522483.

Please note;

  • Routine treatments such as vaccination, neutering and routine dental work are not currently being undertaken, however these may be considered in exceptional circumstances. Again, if you have any concerns please contact one of our team to discuss your situation;
  • We are recommending puppies still complete a primary vaccination course before going out whilst kittens should be kept indoors and primary vaccinations delayed. For adult dogs and cats booster vaccinations can be delayed at minimal risk for a few months beyond their due date. We will review this approach depending on the duration of the current restrictions.
  • Neutering may be considered where there is a risk of unwanted pregnancy within a pet household.

We appreciate your patience and understanding whilst these restrictions are in place. Whilst our primary concern is client and staff safety we are absolutely committed to ensuring none of our patients suffer unduly during this period. Again, if you have any concerns regarding your pet’s health or welfare please contact us so we can discuss the best course of action.