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Now that social distancing guidelines have been reduced to 1 metre we are able to start making some changes to the way we operate.

Going forward anyone visiting our branches no longer needs to call on arrival, instead please pop into reception and providing that there is enough space for you to maintain distance from other clients and staff members please take a seat.

We ask that anyone coming into the practice wear a face mask or covering and use the hand sanitizers provided upon entering and before leaving the practice.

It is now possible for ONE person to enter the consulting room with your pet and the Vet. We still ask that no more than two people attend your pet's appointment.

Finally, we still encourage card payments wherever possible.

We still have restrictions in place with regards to the appointments that we are able to see but are regularly reviewing this and hope to resume normal service as soon as it is safe for us to do so. Please keep checking our page for further updates.

Once again thank you for your cooperation and patience.

The Abbey Vets Team 🐾

At the moment FREE INTRODUCTORY CONSULTATION AND FREE PUPPY and KITTEN CHECKS WILL NEED TO BE PUT ON HOLD as we have not enough appointment times available for sick or injured pets due to Covid restrictions.

We will bring these back in as soon as possible.

Why visit your local Barnsley vet?

To get affordable essential healthcare

From vaccinations to health checks, pets need regular healthcare. It’s essential and it costs. That’s why we offer Pet Health Clubs to save you money, spread these costs over 12 months and ensure your pet still gets everything they need.

For peace of mind as your pets grow up

Those first months with your new puppy or kitten are times to treasure. We want to make sure it stays that way with our monthly health checks for all pups and kittens. We’ll track their development and keep a look out for any signs of future problems.

For must-have Microchipping

All dogs in the UK must be microchipped. But other pets can be too, so if they are ever lost or stolen, a simple scan of their microchip will ensure whoever finds them knows to get them right back to you. We provide this service for all pets from cats and dogs to rabbits, birds and even tortoises.

To get help with pet care

Do you ever feel overwhelmed by the responsibility of looking after your pet? It’s perfectly normal. That’s why we provide nurse clinics so you can get advice, guidance and help on anything from puppy socialisation to senior pet health.

To protect your pet from disease

It’s a joy to see your puppy or kitten bouncing around full of life. To make sure they stay happy and healthy you’ll need to ensure all of their vaccinations are up to date. And that’s exactly what we’ll do when you bring them in for their routine vaccinations.

To get advice on pet insurance

Up to 1 in 3 pets need emergency veterinary surgery or treatment every year. That makes pet insurance claims even more common than home or car insurance claims. If you don’t know where to turn for your pet insurance, we’re happy to advise you.

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This is an extremely good vets. We have used the main Dodworth branch as well as Darton and Hoyland branches and have have always received a totally professional but caring service. Recently the vets at the Dodworth branch literally saved our GSD Jake’s life when he suffered a twisted stomach. Many many thanks to Mr Duffy for his incredible surgical skill and Mihai and his team for aftercare that was beyond measure. I have used this practice since the late 1990’s and I do not hesitate in my recommendation.

Bev Shaw

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To all of you in Reception - on the desk and on the phone - whenever we contact you - an appointment - support for crisis - and all the other sad things you have to do - you really are the front line. You are unfailingly courteous, sympathetic and helpful and we are grateful, not just for your support over Milly, but on all the other occasions when you all make a difference.Thank you all.

Anne and John

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Hi, please can you pass my most grateful thanks onto vet, Natalie....

Fianna, my Huskamute, came in for two lumpectomies yesterday , and on arriving home became extremely distressed. She has quite an extensive and painful wound on her side (& head) due to the op, and I at first didn't want to stress her any further by putting her back in the car for another journey back into you as she was obviously in a lot of pain.

Natalie arranged for some additional pain meds for Fianna, and thankfully, these really helped. Fianna is much more settled this mornin. A HUGE thank youto Natalie, plus whichever theatre nurse I also spoke to on the phone when I rang into Barnsley yesterday afternoon.

Keep up the fabulous work!


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Hello Mr D,

My friend's mum came in with her cat Oreo Judd on Wednesday who was severely constipated and had to be admitted. She asked me to tell you that the staff that dealt with Oreo, Eleanor, Mariline and the nurses were all amazing in what she noticed to be a very busy shift. She said that they were all lovely and has posted on facebook about the 'fabulous treatment' they received at Abbey.


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Hello I just wanted to say I went to Deepcar Vets yesterday afternoon to pick up my dog and cats prescriptions, the young girl on the reception was so very friendly and helpful with choosing the right flea and worming treatments and was just really lovely. I thought I would tell you as it’s nice to know your staff are doing so well.

Sarah Adlam

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I've a fear/noise reactive BC whom is very nervous I didn't even have to explain the vet knew and ignored him and just let him sniff and come to her which was a great start I've seen vets put their arms out and he panics she was so good with him she knew he was stressing out by his body language and his licking – very good.


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I am writing this completely heartbroken following the loss of both my adored dogs within the space of a week butI just wanted to say a massive thank you to the team at Hoyland. Over the years the Hoyland branch have provided excellent care and service and I really appreciate it.

Thank you.

Leonie Briggs

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We would like to thank vet Katie and nurse Sara on the kind and professional way they helped our Suey on her journey over Rainbow Bridge.

We would also like very much to thank Rebecca (Cudworth branch) for caring for Suey after her stroke giving us an extra 2 years. Without Rebeccas help it would not have been possible

Please would you pass on our grateful thanks

Best wishes

Janet and John Burgwin

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You love your pet and of course, you want to enjoy your special relationship with them for years to come. That’s why you’re looking for a dedicated veterinary team who’ll tend to their every need. At Abbey Vets, one of South Yorkshire’s leading veterinary care provider, this is exactly what you’ll find.

With eight sites spread across Barnsley and North Sheffield,  you are guaranteed to find one of our centres near to you. So whether your best friend requires their annual vaccinations, alternative therapies like acupuncture, or a surgical treatment, you can trust Abbey Vets to take care of them. 

The staff are so lovely!! We love the vet at Darton, she's so kind.

Hayley G

Excellent service as ever!!

- Peter A

I love the ease if bookings and treatment availability as well as the friendly staff! Thank you  

- Lisa G


Super efficient as always - a pleasure to deal with. Thank you.  

- Ray M

Our Main Barnsley Centre in Dodworth Road is extremely well equipped and is open 7 days a week, providing a full 24 hour emergency service. The practice has been fully appraised by The Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons and has achieved the highest possible Tier 2 standard.

Our doors are always open. If you ever require sound advice from an experienced member of our team, especially if something has been concerning you, simply pick up the phone to book an appointment and we’ll be here waiting to help.

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Lucy had been a patient at Abbey vets for quite a few years and the reason we drove miles for her health care was because of the last word in that phrase…care… One constant in her life has been the personal attention, expert treatment and good advice she has benefited from at Hoyland Abbey vets. Now our little girl has gone I want to thank everyone at the Hoyland Branch for your care and help over the years and a genuinely heartfelt thank you for sending that card and poem, it made arriving home on this first awful work day without her just that little bit easier. If anyone is reading this looking for a good veterinary service I cannot recommend this company highly enough.

-Mr & Mrs Cox

Emergencies and Appointments: 01226 242217

Please get in touch with us for emergencies and appointments.

Emergencies and Appointments: 01226 242217

Please get in touch with us for emergencies and appointments.

Your Abbey Vets Branches

Main Branch
01226 242 217

Darton Branch
01226 383 161

Cudworth Branch
01226 716 802

High Green Branch
0114 284 8481

Deepcar Branch
0114 288 4994

Royston Branch
01226 722 773

Hoyland Branch
01226 747 450

Wombwell Branch
01226 340 029

Fully Approved by The Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons

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Highest possible Tier 2 standard.