Welcome to Green Vets – the new vet in York

We are the first independent veterinary surgery to open in York for over 15 years.
Green Vets brings traditional family vet values back to the city, with modern facilities and a wealth of veterinary experience.

Our next public event is on 29th July, where everyone is invited to join us on our monthly themed talk. This month is all about pet dentistry. It’s a great opportunity to have a look at our new surgery and get some free expert advice from Anne and Rob. The event starts off our promotion for August, where we offer free dental checks and a 10% discount on all dental treatment required.

July Free Information Event


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Green Vets - vet york

A brand new veterinary clinic

Why a new vet in York?

Green Vets is the first independent veterinary surgery to open in York for over 15 years.

Like in many other professions, Veterinary surgeries in the UK are increasingly taken over by corporate businesses resulting in an ever declining number of independent local practices. In 2018, out of all the 15 clinics and branches in the York area, 11 were owned by the same corporate group and  2 clinics were corporate branded joint ventures. There is a planning application for yet another corporate group wanting to enter the York market. Before Green Vets opened in May 2019, there were only 2 independent veterinary businesses left.

Green Vets is bucking this trend by opening a brand new, independent veterinary surgery in Acomb. We bring traditional family vet values back to the city, with modern facilities and a wealth of veterinary experience.

Unlike the large corporate-owned clinics, Green Vets is 100% owned by Rob and Anne, a husband and wife team of experienced vets. This setup enables us to re-invest profits in the business without the need to redistribute and drain dividends to external shareholders. It also gives us the opportunity to provide the consistent personalised service that the larger practices find ever harder to deliver. At Green Vets your pet sees the same vet every time. This has enormous advantages for continuity of care.

With state of the art diagnostic and surgical facilities, on-site intensive-care hospitalisation and ample off-street parking, we offer an outstanding one-stop veterinary care experience.

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 Douwes

Rob has been practicing veterinary medicine since 1997, of which 10 years here in York. He was surgical lead and Director at Tower Vets until 2017, when the practice ceased to be an independent business.

Rob holds a post-graduate certificate in small animal surgery and has extensive experience in soft tissue and orthopedic surgery.
After a short period of working away, he has returned to York to open Green Vets in 2019.

In April 2019 Anne Busch joined Green Vets as Director and Clinical Lead.

Anne Busch

After qualifying as a veterinary surgeon in 2009, Anne came to York in 2012 and has worked at Tower Veterinary Group, The Minster Veterinary Practice, and Battleflatts Veterinary Clinic. In 2017 she was awarded the RCVS Certificate in Advanced Veterinary Practice (CertAVP) in small animal medicine. She has an interest in ultrasonography and now has access to our new high-end referral-grade LOGIQ e ultrasound machine. She is much loved by clients and animals alike.


Nursing Staff

Emma Davy

Emma has been with us from the start. She been qualified for 5 years and has a Foundation Degree in Veterinary Nursing.

Emma enjoys all aspects of Veterinary Nursing but especially enjoys nursing patients back to health, emergency care, and nursing consultations. Emma is a wife and Mother and also has a Dog, a Cat and 2 Guinea Pigs.



Beth Chambers

Beth joined GreenVets after completing her veterinary nurse training and has helped with setting up the practice

She is now a newly qualified Veterinary Nurse, with a Diploma in Veterinary Nursing attained from College of Animal Welfare. Beth enjoys intensive- care of inpatients and is particularly keen in assisting with surgeries, she is also an avid cat person interested in feline medicine. Beth is the proud owner of a naughty tortoiseshell cat Rolo, and 3 Guinea Pigs.


Opening Hours

Monday – Friday: 8am – 6pm

Saturday : 9am – 1pm

All consultations are by appointment only

In house 24-hour emergency service for registered clients ring 01904 393 393