Head and Head Veterinary Practice Ltd. is a long established (founded in the 1870s), mixed Veterinary Practice, located in the picturesque market town of Helston (home of the Flora Dance) in Cornwall.
We treat all species of domestic animals, including the following: dogs, cats, rabbits, dairy and beef cows, sheep, pigs, horses, reptiles, birds, camelids and seals.
The practice is privately owned by the two directors and employs five other full time and two part time Vets. Some Vets do solely (or mainly) small animal work and others spend most of their time doing farm and equine work.
The Veterinary Centre is well equipped with the latest facilities It has extensive free on site parking, with spaces also available on the road outside.
Reception opening hours are 8-30am to 7-00pm Mon and Wed,
8-30am to 6pm Tues and Thurs, 8-30am to 5-30pm Frid and 8-30am to 12-30pm Sat.
The Veterinary Centre
Water Ma Trout
TR13 0LW
01326 572216
24 hr emergency service
For our Farm and Equine clients, we have a totally separate department at the practice. Having its own entrance, reception area and dispensary helps to minimise waiting times and maximise efficiency.
If you would like a Vet to visit your farm, or to examine your horse - please phone our Large Animal Department on 01326 572215
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We are PDSA Pet Aid Practice. Treatment is free of charge during our normal opening hours; but only for those pet owners that are in receipt of Housing Benefit or Council Tax Benefit and who pre-register for PDSA PetAid services, before their pet falls sick or is injured. Treatment doesn't cover routine services, such as vaccinations, wormers, flea treatments, routine health checks, house calls or examinations out of hours.
We provide our own 24 hr emergency service, on 365 days of the year. Out of hours, you will see one of our usual Vets at our Helston surgery - you WON'T have to travel to another practice! Our Nurses are also on call out of hours, to help with emergency operations and intensive medical cases.
To e-mail us for General queries 
(Not for making appointments or for specific medical advice!)
Webmaster and Designer
Paul Riley MRCVS.
The Head Start Package 
Small Animal Consultations are by appointment (except for Sat am, when we have an open surgery between 8-30am and 10-30am )
The Head and Head Loyalty Club
Work is complete on our new extension! We now have 2 brand new operating theatres, a diagnostic laboratory with the latest haematology and biochemistry analysers, an isolation room, overnight accomodation for nurses dealing with intensive cases, a redesigned surgical preparation room, separate dental room and a diagnostics room with digital xray and ultrasound.
If you phone 01326 572216 during the practice opening hours, one of our receptionists will book you an appointment. So that we can provide good continuity of care, we try whenever possible for you to see a Vet of your choice.
We do carry out home visits, for our small animal clients who can't easily get to the surgery and for the home euthanasia of sick or aged animals. However in most other cases, it is preferable if you can bring your pet to the surgery to be examined. We can then make use of the equipment, facilities and dispensary at the surgery, in order to give your pet the best treatment available.  
We are now using the new Leptospirosis 4 vaccine in our Head Start puppy package and for annual canine vaccines. We are also currently running a vaccine amnesty for adult dogs where they receive a FULL vaccine course; just for the price of a booster.
The October 2016 special offer for loyalty club pets is :
15% off all Royal Canin, Hills and Burgess foods bought at the practice this month.
 (Dogs, cats and rabbits are automatic members of our loyalty club if they are up to date with their annual vaccinations which have been done by us)