The Barton Veterinary Hospital & Surgery was established in in 1890 in Lower Bridge Street. It moved to New Dover Road in 1928 where it was expanded in 1967. The premises underwent major refurbishment in 2009.
The practice is recognised by the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS) as a Small Animal Veterinary Hospital and a veterinary nurse training centre.
This accreditation is based on multiple inspections and guarantees you the highest level of equipment, staff training and clinical care for your pets.
Today, Barton Veterinary Hospital is still the only RCVS recognised hospital in Canterbury.
The Practice Standard Scheme (PSS), organised by the RCVS, and delivering the different possible accreditations is a voluntary scheme. About half of the practices in the UK are paying to be part of it and the Hospital accreditation is the highest one available to obtain.
At the Barton Veterinary Hospital, we welcome all small animals:
- Guinea pigs
Bringing your pet to the surgery
In the interest of your dog’s safety, please use a collar or a harness and a lead. Allow him/her to go to the toilet before entering the waiting room.
Make sure your cat is in an escape-proof carrier.
It is not a good idea to feed your animal directly before coming to the surgery as over-excitement, nerves or the car journey could make him/her sick. It could also be an issue, should anaesthesia, sedation or a blood test be necessary.
However, food should never be withheld from small furries and rabbits.