You can trust that your pet will receive the ultimate package of healthcare whilst being a patient at Stanhope Park Veterinary Hospital.

We look after all types of animals from dogs, cats, rabbits, and guinea pigs to chinchillas, rats, mice, reptiles and other exotic animals. We provide all the essential vet practice services you would from a expect from an RCVS Tier 3 Accredited Veterinary Hospital, plus a whole host more!

We have a fantastic team of vets working across our 3 surgeries many of whom have particular areas of interest or further learning and qualifications in:

In addition, our highly experienced vet nurses have advanced qualifications and special interests in areas such as emergency and critical care, advanced veterinary nursing, anaesthesia and analgesia, feline nursing, and exotic species.

Our exceptional team are accredited members of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons Practice Standards Scheme.

Together we have achieved hospital status which is the highest standard a practice can reach. Meeting such high standards requires hard work, dedication and a very stringent inspection which looks at all aspects of the practice, including hygiene, on-site facilities, health and safety for staff, patients and their humans, laboratory facilities, equipment, and staff training.

We are the only practice within a 30-mile radius to hold this accreditation.

If your pet requires specialised medical attention that our smaller practices cannot accommodate, we have a dedicated ambulance service which will safely transport them to our Stanhope Road branch, free of charge.

We also provide our own hospitalisation facilities and nursing care, 24 hours a day from our Stanhope Road Hospital, so you can rest assured that should your pet require hospitalisation, this will be with a familiar face and surroundings.

At Stanhope Park Veterinary Hospital, we want your pet to live a long and happy life so we offer a range of Nurse Clinics which will help you and your pet achieve this. From free weight management clinics to diabetes and senior care clinics, we take a fully holistic approach to pet care.

If you’re a first time pet owner then it can seem a little daunting, but we’ve got you covered with puppy and kitten primary vaccination packages, all backed up by our friendly and caring team who will be on hand to help with any questions or information you may need.

This all adds up to you having access to world-class veterinary knowledge and expertise right in the heart of Darlington.

We are the only clinic in County Durham to have achieved “Gold Standard” Cat Friendly Clinic status – the highest accolade awarded by the International Society of Feline Medicine (ISFM), and we understand the very different needs of our feline friends and always wanted to do something more to make their vet visits as stress free as possible. Cats just don’t feel safe in unfamiliar environments and become extra perceptive to unusual sounds, sights and smells which is why our Duke Street branch is dedicated completely to our cats and exotic friends.

“We provide all the essential vet practice services you would expect plus a whole host of specialist vet services due to us being part of the Royal Veterinary College’s network of world-leading facilities”