Local veterinary clinics in Swanage & Purbeck

Swanage has one vet clinic, conveniently located on the outskirts of town, which is linked with its partner vet in nearby Wareham (Lynwood Veterinary Group), where the veterinary group’s main surgery is based.

There is also a second veterinary centre in Wareham (Pet Health Partnership), and a Medivet in nearby Wool.

Lynwood Veterinary Group Swanage

The Swanage branch of Lynwood Vets is closely linked to the larger practice in Wareham, and vets work across both sites, providing great continuity of care for your pets.

Compassionate vet care for Dorset’s pets

Lynwood vet clinic in Swanage
Lynwood Swanage

Lynwood offers all the usual veterinary care and services such as neutering, flea, tick & worming treatments, booster vaccinations, microchipping, surgery and dental care.

Black lab wearing red collar
Black Labrador

Additional services include:

  • Pet health plan available for dogs, cats and rabbits
  • Dental x-ray
  • Diagnostic ultrasound & endoscopy
  • Nurse clinics
  • Ophthalmology
  • In-house lab
  • End of life care
  • Foreign travel preparation

On-site parking is available at both sites.

You’ll find a small selection of food, toys and pet essentials available to purchase in the waiting area, and there’s a green space outside for your dog to stretch its legs while you wait.

The Lynwood Group has been caring for Dorset’s pets since 1849 and has expanded from its first practice in Wimborne to benches in Swanage, Wareham, Verwood and Bournemouth.

Bournemouth is the only veterinary-led rehabilitation service in the county, where pets can benefit from PetFit Hydrotherapy, physio, acupuncture treatments and more.

Explore Lynwood’s facilities and full range of services on their website:

Lynwood vets on Ulwell Road in Swanage
Lynwood Veterinary Group on Ulwell Road

Opening hours

  • Monday – Friday – 8am – 6.30pm
  • Saturday – Appointments at Wareham only
  • Sunday – Closed


For all general enquiries and appointments:

  • 📞 01929 422213
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📍87 Ulwell Rd, Swanage BH19 1QU

Lynwood Vets is located in the Ulwell area of Swanage, close to countryside paths, dog-friendly parks and the beach, so you can reward your dog  with a good walk after their routine vet visit.

From the direction of town, simply follow Ulwell Road till you reach the clinic, or from the Studland direction, Lynwood will be on your right just after the lay-by with its Welcome to Swanage sign.

Lynwood Vet location in Swanage (image credit: Google Maps)

Emergency contact

In case of an urgent injury or illness, telephone your normal Lynwood branch to speak to a member of the team.

If it’s out of hours, you’ll be transferred to the team at Lynwood’s Wimborne branch, where there is a VetNow team on-hand to cover urgent pet care at evenings and weekends.

Lynwood Wareham details

  • 📍Leanne Business Centre, 9 Sandford Lane, Wareham BH20 4DY
  • 📞01929 552692
  • ℹ️ Open as per Swanage hours, with the addition of Saturday appointments between 8am – 12.30pm

The Pet Health Partnership – Wareham

The Pet Health Partnership offers veterinary care to pets in and around Wareham and Purbeck.

Services include a full range of procedures, routine and exploratory health checks, booster vaccinations, orthopaedic surgery and treatment plans for chronic illness.

Wareham Vets, The Pet Health Partnership
Pet Health Partnership

Pet health plans are available, and a home visit/pet ambulance service is available where appropriate.

The PHP also has a practice in Upton in Poole.

Opening hours

  • Mon, Tues, Weds & Fri – 9am – 6pm
  • Thursday – 9am – 7pm
  • Saturday – Closed (Upton surgery open 9am – 12pm Saturdays)
  • Sunday– Closed (Emergencies only, Upton)


  • 📍17 East Street, Wareham, BH20 4NN
  • 📞 01929 552599
  • 📞 Emergencies/out-of-hours number – 01202 382843

Medivet – Wool

Whilst just outside the Purbeck boundary, many pet patients from Swanage and surrounds are also served by the Wool branch of nationwide Medivet.

Offering all the usual veterinary services, pet care and health plans, Medivet is located just outside Wareham toward Dorchester.

Cat visiting the vet
Kitten vet visit

Opening hours

  • Monday – Friday – 8.30am – 7pm
  • Saturday – 9am – 11.30am


  • 📍Dorchester Road, Winfrith Newburgh, Dorchester, DT2 8DD
  • 📞 01929 462535
  • 📞 Emergencies – 24-hour emergency vet practice at Dorchester, DT1 1DU. Phone number: 01305 262913