Skeldale Veterinary Centre is based in the market town of Thirsk in North Yorkshire and is the original James Herriot practice.  As such, our reputation is built on traditional values of excellent care and personalized service for you and your pets, along with years of experience and modern equipment and faciltiies.  We are based in a purpose built surgery which can offer a full range of services for your dogs, cats, farm animals, and horses, as well as your small furries.  Our surgery in Thirsk is within easy reach of the A19, A168, and A1 which allows our vets to get out to calls quickly, and also means that we are easily accessible for most of Yorkshire and the North East.

We are proud of our history and happy to support The World of James Herriot which offers visitors a unique insight into the fascinating life of the real James Herriot, Alf Wight.  The museum is located at 23 Kirkgate in Thirsk, which is the old practice building and as such visitors can also see what a visit to Skeldale would have been like in the time of Alf Wight.  We encourage any interested clients or visitors to Thirsk to visit!

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We are proud to be recognised as a Tier 2 RCVS Accredited Practice.  

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Opening hours:

     Monday - Friday  

          Office Hours 8:30-7:00

          Appointments  9:00 - 7:00

     Saturday and Sunday

          Office Hours 8:30-7


We also offer a wide range of farm animal and equine services, including herd health planning, fertility testing, lameness diagnosis, reproductive care, and pre-purchase examinations.

Skeldale Veterinary Centre is a RCVS Accredited mixed animal practice, treating all creatures great and small.

Contact us:

York Road

Thirsk, North Yorkshire


01845 522 297

Fax:  01845 522020

As seen on Channel 5's The Yorkshire Vet!