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Established in 1985, Dragon Vets was originally part of the Clark & Scott Veterinary practice. It moved across the courtyard in 1996 as Clark, Scott & Henfrey when a dedicated operating theatre, radiography and kennelling were added. The practice separated from Sheriffs Highway Veterinary Group in 2005, when Andrew and Julie Henfrey formed Dragon Veterinary Centre to offer high quality first opinion and dermatology referrals. The facilities were then expanded to include ultrasound scanning and video endoscopy.

A fire in the Spring of 2006, destroyed the roof of the southern half of the building but fortunately did not directly affect the practice. At the end of the six month rebuild an additional office unit was taken to allow room for the expanding staff and case load.

After a rigorous inspection by the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons the practice was awarded Tier 2 Approved Practice status in 2006. This has been renamed to Small Animal General Practice. Re-inspections in 2011 and 2015 were successfully completed making Dragon Veterinary Centre the only accredited RCVS Small Animal General Practice in Washington.

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Laser Surgery Veterinary Clinic

We are the only practice in the North East to our knowledge, to offer the tremendous benefits of laser surgery, which reduces surgical discomfort, pain, bleeding and swelling associated with conventional surgery.

Independent Veterinary Practice

We are proud to be an independent practice, not a corporate. The products we use are chosen because we have assessed them and are confident they are the most appropriate for your pet. We believe in sensible fair pricing on all of our services.

Looking for a Veterinary Practice for your pet?

Whether you are one of our long-standing clients, or are looking for a vet for your new pet. We hope you enjoy looking around our website and get a good overall impression of the facilities and quality of service available.

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  • What an amazing group of people. Really caring and always fully knowledgable about the health of my two dogs. I love my dogs so much that their care is important to me and I am confident that the team at Dragon Vets have my pets interests at the heart of the work they do.

    Dog Owner, Newcastle
  • I cannot thank the team enough at Dragon Vets for taking such good care of Wilma when she was poorly. The staff were amazing throughout and the vets knew exactly what she needed. Keep up the great work.

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    Mark Nicholson – North Shields
    North Shields