Medivet Exeter Cranbrook

Cranbrook Veterinary Centre

01404 823423

4.3 /5
88 reviews

London Road, Rockbeare, Exeter, EX5 2ED

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Garden, Free Client Parking, Large Car Park - entrance the front of the building.

Happy to see

Avians

Pet travel cases

Reptiles

Small mammals

We offer the Medivet Healthcare Plan at this practice

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Out of hours practice

Exonia Veterinary Services

01392 284217

St Davids Station, Exeter, EX4 4NT

Consult fee from £185 inc VAT. Prices are subject to change.

Meet the team

Chris Vogt

Lead Veterinary Surgeon


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Chris Vogt

Lead Veterinary Surgeon

Chris qualified as a veterinary surgeon in 1981 following on from having completed a BSc in Zoology and Botany. In 1985 he went into partnership in Johannesburg and owned and ran three veterinary hospitals. In 1993 having decided to leave private practice before the age of 40, he became Chief Veterinarian at Johannesburg Zoo. This proved to be his dream job and he was instrumental in undertaking some world firsts in the veterinary world including diagnosing and treating an aortic aneurism in a 44 year old female chimpanzee called Josephine. He also acted as veterinary advisor when the zoo rescued all the animals from Luanda Zoo in Angola that were dying from neglect and starvation. In 1997 Chris moved to the UK and was welcomed by the Medivet group in North London. In June 1999 he and his wife, Diana moved to Exeter and bought Polsloe Veterinary Clinic and later (along with their family) established Cranbrook Veterinary Centre. All things came full circle when Chris sold his practices to Medivet - now known has Medivet Polsloe and Medivet Exeter Cranbrook. Chris’s life and passion has been Veterinary medicine. This is why he has put full retirement on hold - meaning he is able to guide and mentor younger Veterinary Surgeons & be a source of knowledge and support to them.

BSc BvSc PGcertSAS MRCVS

Onneile Reid

Veterinary Surgeon


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Onneile Reid

Veterinary Surgeon

I was born and raised in a small town called Mahalapye, Botswana. I moved to the UK in 2011 to pursue my bachelor degree in veterinary medicine and surgery. After completing my degree in August 2017 I moved back home for a few months where I worked in a mixed practice with some volunteering work in the shelter. I had an opportunity to travel the country and educate many people in rural areas and do practical work that built my surgical skills. I moved back to the UK in May 2018, when my husband and I decided to move to England. I love all aspect of veterinary medicine with my main interest being soft tissue surgery. Outside work I enjoy sewing, spending time with my husband, son, cat Pula and travelling back home to see my loved ones and have a good time.

Ipek Eldemir

Veterinary Surgeon


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Ipek Eldemir

Veterinary Surgeon

Ipek is a dedicated and passionate veterinarian who graduated from Ankara University Faculty of Veterinary Medicine in 2019. After completing her degree, Ipek's commitment to animal welfare and conservation led her to volunteer with sea birds and sea turtles in Turkey and Malta, gaining valuable experience and an understanding of the importance of conservation efforts. Currently, Ipek works as a small animal veterinary surgeon in the UK. She approaches each day with enthusiasm and a thirst for knowledge. For Ipek, every day is an opportunity to learn and grow, continually striving to provide the highest quality of care to her patients. Outside of work, she enjoys hiking, swimming, travelling and discovering different places and cultures.

Ingrid Hunt

Head Veterinary Nurse


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Ingrid Hunt

Head Veterinary Nurse

Ingrid is a registered qualified nurse and the Head Veterinary Nurse at Medivet Exeter Cranbrook and Polsloe. She has worked for the practices since 1999, which started out as a family run business before joining the bigger Medivet family in 2021. She has been training nursing staff in practice for many years now, helping others to nurture and strengthen their own passion for providing the very best care and treatment to the animals. Ingrid also has a BSc in Zoology and Botany and an MSc in Wildlife Management, Conservation and Control. Growing up in South Africa, she has loved wildlife all her life. She and her family have had the privilege of interacting with creatures great and small from elephants to bush babies, and she has learnt to care for and respect them all, no matter what their size. She attributes a lot of her passion for wildlife, conservation and animals to her father, Chris, who is a veterinarian, who has been caring for all creatures his entire life. She is proud that her son has also learnt to love and respect all creatures and how important they are in our lives. Her talkative cat Lufi, brings such happiness to the household. There is nothing like the love of a cat.

RVN

Karen Beeson

Student Veterinary Nurse


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Karen Beeson

Student Veterinary Nurse

Hello, my name is Karen and I have been with the practice since November 2020. I am a late bloomer in the profession, but Covid inspired me to follow my dreams of becoming a Veterinary Nurse. I started as a Animal Nursing Assistant and once I finished the qualification, I started my Veterinary Nursing Diploma and am currently due to qualify in 2024. There are many aspects of the job I enjoy however I’m never happier when I’m delivering inpatient care, lab work, and Radiography. I have a keen interest in Nutrition, prescriptive diets, and all things exotic. When I am not at work, I’m generally found spending time visiting family with my husband, twin boys and Peppa my rescue dog. Keeping us company at home I have Ollie my cockatiel, Houdini the guinea pig and Squeak the Tortoise and there is nothing better to finish the week off than spending time with some of my closest friends attempting the quiz at the local pub.

Sophie Stollery

Patient Care Assistant


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Sophie Stollery

Patient Care Assistant

My name is Sophie and I work as a Patient Care Assistant. I lived in the West Midlands until a few years ago, when I moved down to Devon. I used to live in Shaldon, but have now moved to Exeter, to be closer to work and have a better work life balance. I have worked at Medivet Exeter Cranbrook and Polsloe (formerly Cranbrook Veterinary Centre and Polsloe Veterinary Clinic) since September 2021. I originally pursued Veterinary Nursing but soon discovered that I was better in an assistant capacity. I am really attracted to the variety that this type of work offers especially working as part of a team. My other favourite part is keeping things tidy and organised! My main interest relating to the veterinary industry is dog behaviour. I became very interested in dog behaviour after taking on ownership of a crazy Cockerpoo called Ruby. I loved doing obedience school and agility classes with her. When she is not being looked after by my mum and dad, Ruby and I enjoy daily beachside walks and regular swims in the Teign Estuary. When we are not at the beach, we both really enjoy our walks up on Dartmoor or in Haldon Forest, exploring all this beautiful county has to offer.

Ellie-Grace Phillips

Patient Care Assistant


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Ellie-Grace Phillips

Patient Care Assistant

My name is Ellie, and I am employed as a patient care assistant at the Medivet Exeter Cranbrook practice. I joined the team 2 years ago when I was 16 which was a surreal experience for my first job. Starting as work experience to gain knowledge on the veterinary world, I then progressed to get to know the team and now work every Saturday. This only made my passion for animal care grow stronger and will heavily support me in my career with animals in the future. I have always been utterly obsessed with animals from an early age, telling my parents how I was always going to strive to be a vet. I grew up with my family having houses full of dogs and cats until I eventually got my own little Dachshund who is adored!

Jasmine Tomlinson

Student Veterinary Nurse


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Jasmine Tomlinson

Student Veterinary Nurse

I’m Jasmine and I graduated with a degree in Animal Science in 2021 and shortly after joined the team at Medivet Exeter Cranbrook and Polsloe. I am currently studying at Bicton College, working towards qualifying as a Registered Veterinary Nurse. Having grown up in a household full of pets ranging from chickens, horses, and tortoises through to cats, dogs, and many other small furries, I always knew a career working with animals would be for me and couldn’t imagine doing anything else! I have a keen interest in theatre nursing and inpatient care and cannot wait to develop my skills further. In my spare time I enjoy walking my dogs on our beautiful beaches and spending time with my pets, family and friends.

Lesley Mutema

Registered Veterinary Nurse


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Lesley Mutema

Registered Veterinary Nurse

I am a veterinary nurse who qualified in Zimbabwe in 2016 with a veterinary nursing diploma. I also have a Bachelor’s degree in animal Science and Technology attained in 2022, just before I moved to the UK. I worked at Veterinary distributors from 2017 up to my relocation. I have always loved working with animals and found the veterinary profession to be very rewarding in terms of interaction with both animals and people.

Haydn Hayes

Patient Care Assistant


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Haydn Hayes

Patient Care Assistant

Haydn joined the team in November 2022 and whilst new to the veterinary industry, he has worked with animals for a long time. Animal husbandry and welfare are his two main fields of interest, especially for reptiles, as they are two ways in which a large number of issues can be prevented. Haydn has a background in zoology and science education, having a BSc in Zoology with a particular interest in evolutionary biology. Haydn has also run an explorer scout group local to where he lives for a few years. In his previous job of zookeeper, he interacted with a large variety of exotic and farm species. At home, he has a border collie, named Fern, alongside a couple of snakes and a leopard gecko.

Laura Beresford

Patient Care Assistant


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Laura Beresford

Patient Care Assistant

Laura Joined us over a year ago as a Patient Care Assistant. She has an undergraduate degree in Environmental Science and a postgraduate diploma in Zoo Conservation Biology. Laura has a passion for working with animals, previously working as a zookeeper with many different species. Laura has enjoyed getting to know our clients and their animals and is due to start her Veterinary Nursing qualification in 2024. In her spare time, she loves to go on day trips with her family, read and look after her two Lionhead rabbits called Olaf and Snowy.

Georgina Taylor

Registered Veterinary Nurse


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Georgina Taylor

Registered Veterinary Nurse

My name is Georgina Taylor, I am a Registered Veterinary Nurse. I started my nursing journey in London as a Patient Care Assistant with Medivet in 2019. I was then enrolled to the College of Animal Welfare to complete my nursing diploma, going on to qualify in 2022. I have since moved back to the South West, with my husband and rescue cat, Nala.

  • Your vet in Exeter Cranbrook

    Our aim is to provide the best possible health care for your pets in a pleasant, friendly environment. We are committed to keeping abreast of the latest developments in modern veterinary practice – thus providing the highest quality treatment possible.

    Not only has our head vet Chris worked with exciting animals, he’s been part of revolutionary veterinary discoveries around the world. This has enabled him the time to gain extensive experience in exotic animal medicine. So whether your pet has fur, scales or feathers, they’re in great hands.

  • Our exotic pet service

    As well as caring for the community's cats and dogs, the team here at Medivet Exeter Cranbrook look after exotic animals such as reptiles, birds, rabbits and other small mammals. We're also able to provide animal health certificates for pets travelling in the EU. *

We offer Healthcare Plans

Our clients save an average of £225 every year with the Medivet Healthcare Plan.

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Reviews

4.3 /5
88 reviews
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Google
5.0/5
Feb 24, 2024
Google Medivet
Amazing vets, such friendly staff and they really care about the animals they treat (and their customers). Thank you
Google
5.0/5
Jan 30, 2024
Google Medivet
A dental exam, scrape and polish for my rescue cat. The staff were all friendly, answered all my questions and put my mind at ease. My cat has epilepsy and they were very informed on her condition, and everything went very smoothly. I would definitely feel comfortable taking her there again and would highly recommend.
Google
5.0/5
Dec 30, 2023
Google Medivet
Brilliant vets, always do an amazing job.
Google
5.0/5
Nov 16, 2023
Google Medivet
Staff were brilliant during a very sad time. Can't recommend these guys enough
Google
5.0/5
Oct 28, 2023
Google Medivet
The Centre has always been very helpful and very kind to my pets.
Google
5.0/5
Oct 17, 2023
Google Medivet
Friendly caring vets
Google
1.0/5
Oct 14, 2023
Google Medivet
The Cranbrook Veterinary Centre appears to only be interested in how much money they can charge you for even the most minor things. The staff are not very friendly and at times can be condescending and arrogant. I enquired about dog teeth cleaning and they told me that as my dog was fairly old (10 years) it would cost between £600 to £1200 which may include extractions. These charges are outrageous and I’ve since discovered the groomer I use can also clean dogs teeth. I would NOT recommend this veterinary practice unless money is no object for you. Their response to feedback is automated and totally meaningless.
Google
2.0/5
Oct 13, 2023
Google Medivet
Dreadful experience. Insisting we had to have our 15 year old dog put to sleep that we put him in the car and take him in to the aurgery as they dont do house calls. Even when i begged them in tears To cause such distress to a dying dog by takung him in to a surgery is disgusting. I will never use them again .
Google
1.0/5
Oct 2, 2023
Google Medivet
They make their own reviews about here. Be wary. I brought my cat here for a suspected bladder infection. It’s was dismissed at being serious and no further test was done. 1 week later he died due to massive internal bleeding from his bladder area. This is under investigation with the RCVS. Not one part of their services seemed professional. The practice itself is dirty and outdated. The front door doesn’t even shut properly
Google
1.0/5
Sep 14, 2023
Google Medivet
My grandsons tortoise had a op here a few months ago and the same problem came back and they want to charge AGAIN Do not go here over priced and no care given
Google
4.0/5
Sep 12, 2023
Google Medivet
Current Covid restrictions mean that you have to leave your pet on the doorstep and phone the practice from your vehicle in order to admit your pet. I have been using this practice since 2015. It ​is professional and friendly is in a good location with plenty of parking, has plenty of staff available and has long opening times but this level of service comes at a price so make sure that you either have insurance or have put aside a fund for emergencies. Having said that, you are usually seen within a couple of hours so your pet is not going to be distressed for more time than is necessary and therefore this level of service is obviously going to be more expensive than your average nine to five, Monday to Friday veterinary practice. 2021 prices for comparison (cat). Consultation (initial) £38.50 Hospitalisation £30.00 X-ray and analysis £73.50 Surgical Time £350 per hour The prices for sedatives and drugs are reasonably cheap with most being under £20. The most expensive was methadone at £136 per ml but fortunately a 3.5kg cat only requires 0.1ml so if your dog weighs 35kg it's going to be a lot more expensive.
Google
5.0/5
Sep 5, 2023
Google Medivet
I cannot say enough good things about Cranbrook vets! From the moment I walked in with my two kittens, I felt welcomed and at ease. The staff are incredibly friendly and went out of their way to make sure both myself and their 2 new visitors were made to feel comfortable! They took the time to explain and run through their healthcare plan (which is really good value for money by the way!) which I know will give me peace of mind and keep them protected! It's reassuring to know that my pets are in the hands of professionals who genuinely care! Thanks team!

Practice Accreditations

Although we’re happy to see these pets at the practice, we advise checking with us that the vet who can offer the service is available on the day of your preferred booking. Pet travel documents involve a lengthy process - please ensure you discuss with the clinic with plenty of time before you plan to travel.