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Welcome to

Rufford Veterinary Group

At Rufford Veterinary Group we pride ourselves on providing clients with the highest standard of affordable care to companion and equine animals and have done so for the past 90 years. Our professional, compassionate, caring and friendly approach to companion animal and equine care has ensured clients return time and time again.

We offer a wide range of services to fulfil all your small animal and equine needs, from preventative health care to treatment of serious medical conditions should they unfortunately arise. We have three dedicated small animal practices along with a separate dedicated centre for equine treatment. We pride ourselves on providing a high level of individual holistic care to all of our patients.

Our large team of dedicated receptionists, qualified nurses and experienced veterinary surgeons are ready to help you through the amazing journey of owning and caring for your special companion.


Opening Hours

  • Opening Hours

    Rufford Surgery

    Mon-Fri: 8:00 - 19:00

    Sat: 8:00 - 13:00

    Sun: 9:00 - 13:00


  • Opening Hours

    Southport Surgery

    Mon-Fri: 8:00 - 19:00

    Sat: 8:00 - 13:00

    Sun: Closed



  • Opening Hours

    Tarleton Surgery

    Mon-Fri: 8:30 - 17:30

    Sat: Closed

    Sun: Closed



Companion Facilities See More

  • Wards


    We have purpose built, separate wards for dogs, cats and infectious patients. Both our cat and dog wards are warm and quiet to help reduce stress when patients are recovering. Each patient is provided with a deep, padded veterinary bed allowing your pet to stay clean, dry and comfortable.

    We cater for all sized dogs and our walk-in kennel allows dogs to stretch and move around. Our isolation unit is kept separate from other kennels so that strict barrier nursing can be practiced.

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  • Operating Suite

    Operating Suite

    Our modern operating suites are clean, spacious and minimalist, providing our surgeons and your pets, the best facilities. Sterility is practised in all types of surgery.

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  • In-House Laboratory

    In-House Laboratory

    Our well developed in house laboratory allows us to perform various test such as:

    Biochemistry, Haematology, Urine analysis, Dermatology analysis, Canine specific disease testing, Feline specific disease testing, Microscopy and Cytology.

    We also have access to an external laboratory to send off additional tests required by our veterinary surgeons.

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  • Dental Suite

    Dental Suite

    Our Dental suite includes a Midmark Vetpro 1000 dental delivery unit.

    This enables us to perform thorough dental cleaning including polishing, as well as the most sophisticated tooth extractions. Our drill, tooth sectioning hand-piece allows us to carefully cut and removed the most infected tooth.

    Our compressed air/water flush hand-piece, as well as the fibre-optic light on our drill, ensures that we have a clean and visible area to work on which allows us to do the best possible job when it comes to the specialised procedure of tooth extractions.

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  • Diagnostic Imaging

    Diagnostic Imaging

    The imaging suites house our digital x-ray and ultrasonography equipment.
    This is a safe and spacious area for patients. Our padded cardio-ultrasound bed provides comfort for our patients whilst the veterinary surgeons gain vision of the heart.
    Our x-ray machine processes high quality x-rays within minutes reducing stress for our patients.


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Equine Facilities See More

  • In-house Laboratory

    In-house Laboratory

    Blood haematology, biochemistry, electrolytes and microscopy with heated stage for semen evaluation, cytology and worm egg counts. 

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  • Lameness Examinations

    Lameness Examinations

    We have designated areas for trot up, hard lunge and 20m x 40m rubber and sand surfaced ménage for lunging and ridden exercise. This allows us to perform a thorough dynamic orthopaedic examination for diagnostic purposes.

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  • Office


    A warm and inviting room for us to discuss your horse and view diagnostic images such as radiographs or scans on high definition monitor screens… with a cup of coffee.

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  • Stabling


    We have stables of varying sizes for horse’s requirement  with deep shavings beds and easy clean hygienic surfaces.

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  • Stocks


    Under cover area to assist in safely performing reproductive examination, AI, dental procedures, colic examination and endoscopy.

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Rufford Veterinary Group Limited is a trading name of Independent Vetcare Ltd
Company Number: 07746795 | VAT No: 115 1416 58 | Registered Office: The Chocolate Factory, Keynsham, Bristol BS31 2AU | Tel: 01225 481 520