Why Beacon View?

Why should you choose Beacon View?

We are proud of our family owned, independent veterinary practice and the personal, professional service we provide to pets and their owners. We don’t feel satisfied unless we know we are giving everything to our patients; which is why kindness, integrity and progression are at the heart of everything we do.

When choosing Beacon View, you are choosing a vets that delivers top quality healthcare in the most convenient and efficient way possible. Our extensive facilities, highly skilled staff and visiting specialists mean that we provide diverse and clinically excellent treatment, all under one roof.

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Exceptional Experience

A trip to the vet’s doesn’t have to be stressful or inconvenient. We’ve carefully designed our service to make things as relaxing and efficient as possible.

Booking an Appointment
  • Open seven days a week, with weekend and evening appointments available.
  • Easy online booking and prescription requests.
  • Wide-ranging contact methods - Whatsapp, Facebook, video chat, email, and of course, the good old telephone!
Visiting the Practice
  • Comfortable reception and spacious consult rooms, with separate areas for dogs and cats.
  • Our staff have undergone additional Fear Free® training to help reduce the stress of veterinary visits for you and your pets.
  • Complimentary refreshments and friendly reception staff.
  • Always see the same dedicated team you know and trust.
  • Longer than average appointments (20 minutes) as standard.
  • On site car parking with additional spaces available in the adjacent and free public car park.
  • Step-free disabled access and toilet.
Enjoying Premium Service
  • Video call appointments available for when you can’t make it to the surgery.
  • Drop off service to help fit pet care around your own schedule.
  • Regular free client education evenings.
  • Updates on your pet's wellbeing if they need to stay overnight.

Quality Care for Cats

  • A cat-only waiting area with shelves so they don’t feel vulnerable on the floor.
  • Dedicated feline only areas to minimise stress and aid recovery for cats.
  • A dedicated cat consult room with cosy areas and pheromone scent.
  • Spacious and warm kennels with soft close glass doors specifically designed for cats.
  • Classical background music which has been shown to lower feline stress levels.
  • Pheromone scent to help them feel at home.
  • Dental radiography to identify unique feline dental diseases that hide below the gumline and cause pain.
  • Comfortable and soft bedding with cat friendly snugs.
  • Raised areas so your cat can get up high if they prefer.

Flawless Facilities

Our practice features extensive consultation, surgical and hospitalisation facilities which include:

  • Spacious and comfortable pet accommodation with pheromone scent to help your pets feel at home.
  • Exclusive theatre suite with the latest anaesthetic monitoring equipment and extensive range of surgical equipment.
  • Laboratory and diagnostic equipment in house.
  • Equipment to accurately maintain your pet’s body temperature during anaesthesia.
  • An extensive treatment area that includes a full dental suite, including dental radiography.
  • Diagnostic imaging suite including the latest digital xray and ultrasound machine with colour doppler for heart scanning.
  • Access to the Pet Blood Bank.
  • Pharmacy with daily deliveries and medication at fair prices.
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Inpatient Care

We are able to look after our own stable inpatients overnight however if your pet becomes seriously unwell outside of our opening hours, our out-of-hours emergency care is provided by the dedicated team at MiNightVet, Canterbury.

Jennifer Collins
05 Mar 2021

We are very confident that our cats health is in expert and caring hands. The practice was recommended to us by a family member because of the excellent and prompt treatment her pet received. Claire and team always seem to have time to listen and speak to us and know our, and our cats foibles. It's reassuring that we can get blood test results quickly, Our cat had to have several teeth extracted which is a tricky operation but it went exceptionally well, and the cat made a full recovery,. We have already recommended to friends. Thank you Beacon View. You're a great team

Jane Baker
01 May 2020

I can not Thank Dr Claire Smith enough for the care she gave to me and my Dog he became very poorly over Easter this wonderful Lady went above and beyond to look after my baby Thank you from the bottom of my heart I wouldn't hesitate to recommend this wonderful Lady

Allison Birkett
23 Oct 2020

Our first visit to Vet Claire was a breeze! Our 9 week old Labrador pup was perfectly happy to go off in Claire’s cuddling arms for a check up. Clean bill of health given and I could even watch her with the IPad! Such an amazing service and we’ll be back next week!

Louise Skinner
06 Jun 2020

Unfortunately I have had 2 emergencies within 2 week with 2 of my pets. Claire was immediately on hand for both and did a fantastic job, I'm honesty not sure the first would have survived without her intervention!! Also carried out a spay on my young dog, very neat, efficient and healing incredibly well. I can't recommend or thank Claire and her team enough.

Midnite Mark
06 Nov 2020

Just started using this practice as it's lovely and close to us. We have a new pup so it was the perfect time to try them out. Couldn't ask for friendlier or more welcoming people. I'm sure our little dog will be very well cared for here.

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