We pride ourselves on being a small, family-owned independent practice that ensures consistency and a personal touch to your pet’s treatment. Clients become friends and pets are treated as though they are our own.

 We endeavour to deliver clinical standards that are up-to-date and of the highest order in both medicine and surgery. Our nurses are dedicated and extremely friendly and helpful. We also focus on holistic treatment and always try to promote preventative measures, to ensure your pet’s healthy living. Free advice can be offered by our nurses on flea and worm prevention, dental care, diets and most behavioural issues.

Our holistic approach means that we treat the whole patient, taking into account your pet’s general quality of life, rather than just the symptoms of the disease or ailment. This should not be confused with Homeopathy.

Hello, I’m Duncan MacWhirter, vet and practice owner at Roborough Vet

Along with my wife Hazel and our wonderful practice team, I’d like to welcome you to Roborough Vet. In a world where bigger isn’t always better, I like to think our practice offers something special.

We always take the time to get to know our clients and their pets and work with you to make sure they stay happy and healthy. Come to Roborough Vet – arrive as a client, leave as a friend.



  • We’re an RCVS accredited practice with nurse training status which means we’ve achieved the highest professional standards.

  • You’ll get personal attention from our vet and practice owner, Duncan, and our small team of registered veterinary nurses ensuring you and your pet receive a consistent service based on trust and familiarity.

  • We have all the equipment you’d expect to be able to identify and treat your pet’s health problems. The investments we’ve made in our clinic are an investment in your pet’s health.

If you’d like to send us a message, please complete the form below and we’ll be in touch.

In the event of a veterinary emergency, or if you require urgent advice, please do NOT use this form but instead call us on 01752 779999. We aim to respond to messages as soon as possible but please allow up to 48 hours.

Here’s what people say about us:

We can’t thank Duncan and his team enough for what they have done for us and Jasper over the years. Sadly Jasper passed on 30/09/2022 with his family around him. He was the light of our lives who gave us over 15 years of pure love, devotion and happiness and will be missed so much but sadly had to cross the rainbow bridge. Duncan and his team helped us up to the very end, ensuring Jasper was in no more pain, with compassion and dignity. We will not hesitate and would highly recommend Duncan and the team. We thank you so much for what you have done for us and especially Jasper. xx

A lovely caring practice where you the staff really understand that people and there pets have their own needs and requirements. I wish I went to them sooner as they cared for my beloved cat so well! They really made sure she was as comfortable as possible. Very honest where I felt like I was being sold medication just for a profit but actually for what was best for my cat at that time. When I get another pet I wouldn’t hesitate to register them again.

I don’t get scared when I go visit my doctor anymore. Everybody is so nice and they smell so good, too. I feel much better now that Duncan and the pretty nurses have figured out what I need to be healthier! Love from Giovanni!

Best vets I’ve ever encountered. Caring, precise and honest. Very reasonably priced, are compassionate and will not rip you off! I will never go with anybody else. They even managed to get ahold of a little cone after my poorly ferret went in for surgery which no vet prior could offer me! My other ferret despite all of my efforts, chewed his stitches out.

Absolutely love Duncan. We trust him implicitly with our 16 year old jack Russell. He has a no nonsense, very pragmatic approach and is brilliant at putting our minds at ease. Absolutely the best!

Massive thank you to Duncan and the staff for seeing our ferret so quickly and thoroughly. Saved my best friends life for such an affordable price.

Treated our dogs with respect. Always listened to the client. When I have more dogs, I will be happy to register with Roborough.

Excellent at dealing with and explaining what’s happening with our staffie when he was ill. Duncan and his team are Excellent wouldn’t go anywhere else

Duncan continues to be an amazing vet, wouldn’t trust my pets with anyone else.

Most amazing vets in Plymouth. Always happy to help and give great advice. Duncan and the team are fantastic. Great with the dogs and receive a great service.

Vincent & Sara where very calm when my daughter and I were there to have our 13 year old Dalmatian Bailey go on his long sleep. We can not thank them enough for giving us time afterwards to be with Bailey.

Friendly caring staff, relaxing atmosphere which was great for my nervous yorkie.


Recently moved to Roborough vets from a larger franchise vets(pah), and cannot emphasise how much more professional and valued our pet was. Which made the experience of visiting easier for our nervous pet.

Great vet. Great service. Highly recommended cannot praise Duncan and his team Highly enough

A busy practice that fit us in at short notice. Helpful and pleasant.

Best vet I’ve consulted. Always straightforward and prepared to explain anything complex properly. Not afraid to underline owners responsibilities. Unusually sensitive and compassionate dealing with end of life cases.

Have been coming here for years. What makes it such a great place for me to bring my pets is completely to do with the staff there, who are always friendly and eager to help.
With regards the veterinarian, Duncan, you can really tell that he is passionate about his profession and takes a keen, caring interest in the animals under his care.
Would definitely recommend Roborough Vets!

A very professional, caring practice. I cannot thank Duncan and his team enough for the care they gave to Holly.

Excellent vet practice. Gets to know your pets and treats them thoroughly and with care. The whole team obviously want the best for each and every animal. I sadly had to take my cat to be put to sleep recently and the whole team were lovely. Nothing was rushed and we were left to grieve for as long as we needed to before being quietly let out the back way with no mention of bills or payment. We felt we were the practice’s main priority throughout. Would thoroughly recommend this practice.

Duncan is so knowledgeable and amazing, it’s like having an old school doctor for your fur babies!

This was the 1st visit our pup had for his vaccination,we was totally amazed by the treatment he received and the welcome we had.The staff was so very welcoming and friendly.would definitly reccomend this vet to family,friends and aqaintences

All staff are friendly & helpful. Duncan is honest about health issues and explains the problem so you can understand.

The best vet in Plymouth by far and the whole staff work so well as a team. Highly recommended.

Great vets with great staff, really friendly and professional, would highly recommend.

Brilliant vets, we moved here from a chain practice in town and wouldn’t take our 2 vizslas anywhere else now.

Super practice. Caring and knowledgeable staff. Lovely service and real compassion for your pets. Highly recommend

Excellent practise, staff friendly and helpful. If you live in roborough area would recommend this vet. They were wonderful with our dog until he passed away and so kind when he had to be put down aftercare was fantastic

My dog, Rocky, had his annual vaccination. Duncan made a fuss of him which calmed him down. He then had a swab taken from his ear which showed he had a yeast infection. Ear wash was prescribed. A very professional and positive experience.

Really good advice for our cat. The team are professional and very caring. We came away from our appointment feeling much better, with good advice about caring and supporting our cat. Excellent well done. Thank you

We love this Vets, they are very polite,friendly and caring. We have been having our Cats and a Dog taken here for treatment and check-ups for a very long time and know they are in very safe hands.

The most honest and trusted vet and team. I would not take my animals anywhere else. I have had hamsters, cat, rabbits and a dog and they have all been treated well. I love that I can pop in or call for advice and it is never any trouble. They even call me to check on progress if my animals have been ill.

Duncan is the best veterinarian that we have ever had, and has kept our Husky going for the last 12 years after another vet nearly killed her by wrongly prescribing antibiotics instead of probiotics when she was a puppy. We would not go anywhere else, even when we live in Cornwall; I have been suprised by some of the comments made here and only give credit where credit is due.

Duncan McWhirter is a fantastic vet and I couldn’t reccomend him more. Having worked in kennels and experienced various medical issues in different breeds over the years, I already have quite a good knowledge base which Dancan accepts. He is always happy to further educate and explain, as well as listen to my thoughts.
Finding a vet who will work with you is so important and I definately have that in Duncan.

Helped me so much with my difficult to diagnose Staffy Brilliant vets so understanding and helpful Nothing was to much trouble Even when we had to deal with my dogs end they were amazing Will never go anywhere else


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