Our Area

We are very proud of our locally owned independent practice. Our team all come from the area surrounding Eastry and Beacon View is within easy reach of Sandwich, Deal and Dover.

A Whitfield and Dover Vet

You can reach Beacon View Vets quickly and easily from Dover or Whitfield by taking the A256 towards Sandwich. We have free parking on site and disabled facilities, offering easy access to the surgery.

After a short drive from Whitfield you will find our newly renovated, independent practice. Our extensive facilities and friendly staff are here for you and your pets. Kindness, integrity and progression are our founding principles and form the heart of everything we do here at Beacon View.

Our services for Dover pet owners

Do you commute on the A256 each day? Then our drop off service is designed to make caring for your pet easier, and give you more time in your busy day. We’re also open 7 days a week with evening appointments, so you can always find an appointment at the time that suits you.

If you are a cat owner you will find that our facilities exceed the requirements for the ISFM gold cat accreditation. With separate areas for dogs and cats, Fear Free trained staff and specialist cat accommodation, we are the obvious choice for cat lovers.

You can read more about our facilities and ethos on our why choose us page. If you are looking for a vet in Dover or Whitfield we would be honoured for you to give us the opportunity to care for your pet. We are a friendly team and love to chat, so please get in touch if you have any questions.


Dog walks in Dover and Whitfield

St Margaret’s Bay walk

A personal favourite dog walk of ours in Dover is the St Margaret’s Bay Walk. This walk uses part of the England Coastal Path and features some incredible views over the English Channel. Following the Saxon Shore footpath from Beach Road you will reach the Pines Calyx, surrounding a statue of Winston Churchill. Continuing on the same route you will see the South Foreland Lighthouse; this impressive white washed Victorian lighthouse is now a National Trust site. Along the walk you will see signs of defences from the second world war, including gun positions, still visible in the undergrowth.

Walking back towards St Margaret’s along the Lea’s you will find the former coastguard and radar station, which features a bunker below it that Winston Churchill used. On return to St Margaret’s Bay you are welcomed by the sight of the Coastguard pub, which is famously the closest pub to France in the UK. They are dog friendly and have some brilliant food and ales to sample.

Vet Claire walking her Dog on Dover cliffs

Samphire Hoe

Conveniently located between Folkestone and Dover you will find Samphire Hoe. The beautiful 30 hectare site is full of wildlife and beautiful views of Dover and the English Channel. There is a car park at the entrance of the site and between April and September you can enjoy a cooling drink from the tea shop. Dogs are required to be kept on a lead but you can guarantee that they will love the winding trails throughout the park.

The Zetland arms is a dog friendly pub in Kingsdown, close to Deal

Pet events in Dover and Whitfield

Although not an event just for pets, the East Kent Ploughing Match is a great day to take your dog along to. It is often held close to Dover, and for 2020 it's just down the road from Whitfield at Upper Venson Farm, Eastry.

The Ploughing Match is held on the 30th of September, entry costs £5 and children go free.

There are a number of activities held on the day ranging from horse plough classes through to sheaf tossing and crafts. You can also browse the vast selection of stalls and be sure to find some pet related stands, along with some tasty treats for yourself.

Vet Claire had the pleasure of being the honouree vet at the ploughing match in 2017.

Dog owners can enjoy a day out with their dogs at the East Kent Ploughing Match in Dover

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