53 Churchgate,
Retford DN22 6PA
01777 703663


Monday – Friday
8.30am – 6.00pm
8.30am – 12.00 midday
Emergency Service Only Call 01777 703663


Monday – Friday
9.00am – 11.00am

Monday - Friday
2.00pm – 6.00pm


Rufford Avenue, New Ollerton,
Newark, NG22 9PN
01623 860138


Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday
8.30am – 6.00pm
8.30am – 4.00pm
Saturday & Sunday


Monday – Friday
9.00am – 10.00am

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday
3.00pm – 6.00pm
3.00pm – 4.00pm



Portland House Veterinary Group has practices in Retford and Ollerton for companion animals and both these practices offer weekday surgeries and a 24 hour emergency facility.


Our team of experienced and skilled vets offer a great range of knowledge across a broad area of problems. Although most of our work is covered in-house we have an excellent network of specialist referral facilities should the need arise. As well as offering consultations for specific problems we encourage regular health and advice checks. This is usually covered annually when the pet comes for booster vaccinations.

At Portland House Veterinary Group we also offer Pet Health Club memberships which offer a convenient and structured plan, tailored to your pet’s health. The plan can be paid for monthly and covers the expected, routine treatments your pet needs throughout the year, including parasite prevention. For more information on the Pet Health Club plans ask any member of staff or visit the PHC Website here.

Consultations (by appointment only)

All trips to the vet start with a consultation. At Portland House, our consultations are by appointment only for routine appointments. Our vets offer a breadth of experience and skills to deal with any problems your pet may be experiencing. Consultations are the opportunity for us to give your pet a full health check and screen and pick up any potential problems early. Our vets are happy to answer any questions you may have regarding your pet during your consultation. If you should wish to see a particular vet, please request them when you book your appointment and we will do our best to arrange this for you. Annual Booster consultations include a full health check and provide the opportunity  to discuss any ongoing health concerns with the vet. 

Home Visits

Home visits can be arranged, but we believe it is in your pet’s best interests to bring them into the surgery to receive immediate treatment if at all possible.It is unfortunate that we are unable to provide an ambulance service to and from the practice but we can assist in alternative arrangements.

Out of Hours 
We are very proud to be one of the only practices in the area to offer our own in-house 24 hour emergency service. This is run out of the Retford Surgery and is for the use of Portland House clients only. Please use this service for genuine emergencies only. In exceptional circumstances and at the veterinary surgeon’s discretion we may agree to see non-clients where the animal’s welfare is a concern and travelling to your own out of hours would put them at risk. Please call 01777 703663 in case of an emergency. 



Equipment / Services available include:

  • Full Digital Radiography

  • Ultrasound

  • Video-Endoscopy

  • Full in-house Laboratory

  • ECG Equipment

  • Blood Pressure Monitoring Equipment

  • Dental Surgical Equipment

  • Small and Large Animal Operating Theatres

  • Anaesthetic Monitoring Equipment including Pulse Oximetry and Capnography


Repeat Prescriptions

Repeat and written prescriptions are available on request. Please allow at least 2 working days’ notice so that your request can be processed and authorised by a veterinary surgeon. We are required to see your pet at least once every 6 months to continue to prescribe medications. However, please be aware that this is at the overseeing vet’s discretion and we may request to see your pet more frequently than this depending on their individual circumstances. Medicine check consultations are charged at a reduced fee. Please call the practice for all enquiries.



January 29, 2017

It has now become clear that good dental hygiene is as important for animals as it is for humans.
Unfortunately many animals will develop dental disease which in turn leads to pain and discomfort, drooling and halitosis. Worse still, the bacteria that cause the disease can also get into the blood st...

January 29, 2017

Many dogs and cats are over-weight and this can lead to all sorts of problems later in life, including arthritis, diabetes and heart disease.

However, even for the most committed of owners, it can be very difficult to get the weight off. These regular clinics provide help and instruction on feeding a...

January 29, 2017

As your pet gets older they are at an increased risk of developing diseases.

Commonly, older patients suffer from dental problems, stiff and aching joints, obesity, as well as more serious problems such as liver, kidney or thyroid gland diseases.

Any changes in your pet’s weight, appetite, thirst, dem...

January 29, 2017

Stiff in the morning?

Problems climbing stairs?

No energy anymore?

Many older animals develop arthritis and it can be very debilitating. However there is a lot that owners can do to help and relieve their pet of some, if not all of the pain associated with arthritis. Arthritis literally means an infl...

January 29, 2017

With any diabetic it is of the utmost importance that a constant treatment routine is adhered to closely, to ensure that the disease is kept under control.

It can be difficult to get this right and we sometimes find that the routine may need to be altered over time. For this reason we recommend seein...

January 22, 2017

We believe that after any procedure our duty of care does not finish when the animal leaves the practice. We therefore ask to see the patient at least once more afterwards to ensure they are making the best possible recovery. This lets us ensure that your pet is recovering well and allows you to rai...

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Microchipping From 6th April 2016 all puppies and dogs must be microchipped and registered to an approved database by the time they are 8 weeks old to comply with the law. There is no requirement for cats but we highly recommend microchipping your feline friends to help locate them if they become lost. We can microchip your pet today for just £14.69 



Pet Passports

Thinking of taking your pet abroad? We can help you arrange this either through the (Pets Travel Scheme (PETS) or by assisting in export certification.APHA Pets Travel Scheme 0870 241 1710
You are responsible for ensuring your pet meets the requirements for (re-)entering the UK, These regulations are very strict and failure to meet the needs of the scheme could prove very costly with your pet being declined re-entry into the UK and them being forced into quarantine. You can contact us at the practice to find out more.


  • ID chip

  • Rabies Vaccination – after microchip                          

  • Entry/re-entry into the UK 21+ days after primary vaccination    

  • A correctly completed passport                          

  • Tapeworm treatment –MUST be performed by a veterinary surgeon 1-5 days before travel/checking in with an approved carrier.


If you are considering travelling with your pet to or from a non-EU/third country then the requirements for travel become more complicated. We recommend organising this through a third party company specialising in this and we can liase with them to make the process as painless as possible! 

Ollerton (Companion Animals): 01623 860138

Retford (Farm, Equine & Companion): 01777 703663


In an emergency call: 01777 703663






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