Unlike some of our neighbouring practices, the practice
is NOT part of any stock exchange listed, plc with faceless shareholders, owning hundreds of practices in the UK!
The current shareholders
of Head and Head Veterinary Practice Ltd are just the two veterinary directors; Paul Riley, Johnny Alston and their respective
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.
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.
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
Small Animal Consultations are by appointment (except for Sat am, when we have an open surgery 8-30am
and 10-30am ) If you phone 01326 572216 during the practice opening hours, a receptionist 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.
a 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.
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