Welcome to Green Vets – the new vet in York

We are the first independent veterinary surgery to open in York for over 30 years.
Green Vets will bring traditional family vet values back to the city, with modern facilities and a wealth of veterinary experience.
We will keep you posted about our opening date.

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A brand new veterinary clinic

Why a new vet in York?

Like in many other professions, an increasing number of veterinary surgeries in the UK are taken over by large corporate businesses. The result is a constantly declining number of independent local practices. Out of the total of York’s 16 clinics and branches, 14 are now corporate owned.

Green Vets is going against this trend by creating a brand-new independent small veterinary practice.

Our vision is to create a surgery with a strong social ethos and green sustainability credentials. We intend to provide excellent veterinary care for local residents without the corporate price tag.

We aim to do this by

  • Providing the highest quality veterinary care available in York through investment in state of the art equipment and experienced, caring staff.
  • Becoming a local community hub where people can meet and providing easy access for elderly people and people with disabilities.
  • Choosing suppliers who have similar Green and Ethical ethos such as energy suppliers and wholesalers
  • Using sustainable building practices and materials where possible, such as SUDS compliant recycled permeable pavers. 
  • Pricing responsibly, making vet care affordable for a range of socio-economic groups in York

We are looking forward to it!

About us

Green Vets – the new independent veterinary surgery in York

The founder of Green Vets is Rob Douwes, a veterinary surgeon with over 20 years of experience.

Rob has been practicing in the UK since 2000, of which 10 years here in York.

He holds a post-graduate certificate in small animal surgery and has extensive experience in soft tissue and orthopedic surgery.
After a short period working away, he is looking forward to returning to York and opening Green Vets in 2019.



The renovation has started!

After a long process of planning the layout of the clinic,  this week the builders moved in with their demolition equipment. We are working with Vinehouse Construction, York-based, RIBA Award Winning Builders. find out more about out contractors at http://www.vinehouseconstruction.co.uk/

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