About Us

Keeping Tails Wagging and Cats Purring!


We’re all pet owners at Orchard House. We appreciate the love they give us and, of course, the care they need.

You won’t believe the collection of pets we have. Some are prized pedigrees. Some came into our lives when they were running out of options.

There’s a Chihuahua for starters, and a range of scruffy mutts and moggies, right through to Ozzie the Border Collie, big time trip hazard and “personal assistant” to Tim, the Clinical Director.

Like you, we get real pleasure from our pets. Hearing our cats purring is so special, as they nab their favourite spot around the house. And can anything beat walking our dogs in the beautiful Northumbrian countryside? Or simply sharing daily life with a four-legged friend.

Vet care is part and parcel of being a responsible pet owner. And, at Orchard House we provide the very best care available.

Our facilities and equipment at Hexham, Stocksfield and Bellingham cannot be beaten for quality. Neither can our team: they’re the friendliest you’ll find and the most knowledgeable.

Click here to meet the team.

At Orchard House we aim to offer compassion and science in equal measure.  We look at your pet as a holistic whole, not just at a symptom. Our goal is

the best quality of life
the best service and care
the best compassion
the best place to look after your animal friend in the confident knowledge that we will give our best from our minds and our hearts. We treat your pet with respect and will give you the best level of care we can.

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