Our Story

This Is Us. We are so proud to be Cape Vets! 

The Cape Veterinary Clinic is the only independent, family-run, single-site veterinary clinic left in Guildford and amongst an ever-decreasing number in Surrey. We champion independence and all that it brings – to the client, the animal, the community, and our staff. We are delighted to be able to make decisions for each and every one of your beloved pets that draws upon an excess of 55 years of expertise alongside the very latest in cutting edge technology, without being limited by the bureaucracy and limitations that can be found within a corporate owned practice. 

Douglas Hall worked in a small corporate practice in London for 10 years before opening the Cape Veterinary Clinic in 2004, so that he could have the freedom to develop the ethos of providing a personal and holistic service that is sometimes lost in our global world today.  Our fantastic team are the consistent, friendly and familiar faces who will make you feel a welcome part of our family.  A strong key to our success is the close bond we form with our clients and their animals, that in many cases has spanned generations. No single animal or client is a number to us. 

 

We are extremely grateful to every one of our loyal clients who have been part of our journey and of our growing success, and we welcome any prospective clients to visit our testimonials page to read how delightfully vocal they are about the service they receive from us.

 

 

Our Team

Our team of experts offer the highest quality of care to our patients

Meet the team
  • We cannot praise Cape Veterinary Clinic highly enough for the care and support they gave when our cat was seriously ill. Our cat was cared for by Douglas Hall and we had the opportunity to talk to him daily, he also went above and beyond to help us out of hours which we will never forget. Coronavirus restrictions made the situation much harder but this was managed in an excellent way and didn’t diminish the ability to contact the clinic or for them to show real care and empathy on the phone. I couldn’t wish for a better veterinary clinic as the whole team, from the vets, to the nurses, to the reception team, all care so much about the animals but also the family at the other end. We would always recommend using Cape Vets - thank you.
    The Powell Family, Merrow
  • Highly recommend. AMAZING vets and staff. We can’t thank enough you for all that you have done for our
    Harley 💙🐾
    The Hamill Family, Guildford
  • The kindness and generosity of strangers. Douglas Hall did an emergency op on our dog Bella to extract a fractured tooth that is causing an abcess. We don't have a car so the Vet brought her home after the operation, keeping us safe by helping us avoid public transport during the time of COVID - 19.

    Very kind and generous of you. Thank-you! You can count on our continued support.
    Bella's Family, Guildford
  • 5*
    I’ve not been registered with Cape Vets for long, but I’m so glad I am! Both my dogs have been seen there recently for two different issues and the services had been impeccable. I wanted a personal service, rather than the ‘bigger brands ‘ and you certainly get this here. Vets, nurses, and reception staff are all friendly and kind. This vets practice is more forward thinking to different aspects of animal care which is a huge plus for me, My dogs actually like going there to see the staff, thank you all for looking after Elsie and Stanley so well
    The Tomlin Family, Guildford
  • They are amazing! Can't recommend the Cape Vets team highly enough after our crazy canine (Storm) upset an entire hive of bees who inflicted their angry, worst on him (20-25 stings).
    I know he got the best love, care and attention because he now drags me into the surgery with a wonderful enthusiasm! They were super with me too and answered all my queries and concerns patiently allowing me to fully understand his predicament and recovery.
    Storm is now fully recovered (though still has a fondness for buzzy things!)😉
    The Hope Family, Guildford
  • I joined the Cape Veterinary Clinic 14 years ago when I rescued our first two cats and have since rescued two more. Throughout the highs and lows of pet ownership Douglas and his team have been nothing short of superb. I had no doubt I was receiving the best advice, but more than that I knew they all understood my cat's character because they had spent time getting to know her and tuning into her personality. She celebrated her 16th birthday last week and is back in the best of health. I have no hesitation in recommending this practise.
    The Mainwaring Family Family, Guildford
  • Fantastic vet clinic with the kindest staff. We sadly lost one of our pets recently and we had so much comfort and support. Sam (the Head vet nurse) was amazing and I’d definitely recommend this vet clinic to all pet owners.
    The Shrubb Family, Guildford

We Would Love to Care for Your Pets

Whether you’re looking to register your pet, or you’re already part of the family, we’ll put them at the heart of everything we do.