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Welcome to

       The Vet Station

We are a family run business who have started from scratch. As an independent veterinary practice with great effort, professional dedication and deep vocation. We have grown above all expectations thanks to the commitment, trust and loyalty of you, our valued clients and your pets. Without you, The Vet Station would not have been possible.

In the following pages we will tell you about our aims, our experience, our people and our range of treatments - that makes The Vet Station unique.

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Covid Secure Appointments

Our practices remain open and we will continue to operate contactless appointments for the ongoing safety of our colleagues and clients.

Protecting our colleagues and clients from local outbreaks and periods of self-isolation remains our highest priority, so that our teams can continue to care for your pets whenever they need us. We respectfully request that unless you're medically exempt, you wear a mask or face-covering at all times during your appointment.

Phone or video consultations
All of our practices are able to offer a phone or video-consult should you be unwell, self-isolating or have tested positive for Covid. Please do not visit the practice if you are having covid symptoms or tested positive for covid, we can still help your pet. Please call our practice to arrange a phone or video consultation. This will enable us to quickly assess your pet’s needs and to discuss and agree next steps.

Please note that we’re only able to see clients who have a pre-booked appointment, unless it’s an emergency

When attending an appointment, please help us by:
- Respecting social distancing with our team and also with other clients
- Wearing a mask or face covering unless you're medically exempt
- Sanitising your hands before and after your appointment
- Using a contactless payment method wherever possible
- Being patient with our team as we do our best to look after your pets and keep everybody safe.

Bringing your cat, rabbit or small pet to see us
Please let us know you have arrived at the practice either by calling or knocking at the door whilst remaining in your vehicle or a safe distance from the practice door.
A member of the team will come out to you or signal when they’re ready to collect your pet and will indicate where you should place your pet in their secure basket.
Please then step back from your pet’s carrier to enable them to safely approach and collect your pet.

When we return your pet, please wait for your pet’s carrier to be placed down and for us to step away before you approach.

Please keep security distance whilst a member of the team retrieves/handles back your dog.

We suggest you sanitise or thoroughly wash your hands after your visit.

Please phone us to discuss and request medication orders. We will agree a day and time with you for collection – please only visit the practice at the agreed time.

To help keep everybody safe
Contactless Payments when possible

The Vet Station - supporting you and your pet through Covid-19



Hours may differ over public holidays

Monday 9:30 am - 19:00 pm

Tuesday 9:30 am - 19:00 pm

Wednesday 9:30 am - 19:00 pm

Thursday 9:30 am - 19:00 pm

Friday 9:30 am - 19:00 pm

Saturday: 10:00 am. - 13:00 pm


Fernando Arigon

Head Veterinary Surgeon

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What we can do for your pet

Our Touch


Mobile Veterinary Service

We provide comprehensive medical services at your doorstep. This one of a kind Premium Service becomes very useful when transporting your pet from home to the practice is a real hassle or a risk. This includes almost the same services offered in our main practice plus the benefit of a personalised home visit.

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Veterinary Practice

Our main hub is based in Hemel Hempstead. We provide services for equine and small animals including digital radiology, diagnostic or pregnancy ultrasound, orthopaedics, cruciate ligament surgery, joint surgery, castrations and bitch spay, dentistry, hospitalisation, monitored critical care, microchipping, vaccinations, nutritional advice and many more.

Our Veterinary Branch

Since founding the Vet Station in 2018 the practice has experienced great success and by popular demand. We have opened a branch in Millbrook, Bedfordshire. Veterinary diagnostic laboratories are available for all animals at all of our sites. We offer a range of services from vaccinations and microchipping to surgical procedures and dentals for small animals.


 Equine Services

We ensure the best veterinary services and advice for your horse.  We provide thorough lameness examinations, colic treatment, minor surgeries, passports and  along with much more - Unfortunately we are not taking on any new equine clients. Please enquire and you can be put on a waiting list.

Small animals

We provide services for all small animals. Please see location options for preferred site. Our mobile service enables us to travel around Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire and Buckinghamshire.

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Brachycephalic Breeds

We are trained experts in bulldog healthcare and well-being. The Vet Station are able to provide services for soft palate surgeries, cherry eyes, entropions, cesareans, health checks and the most common issues encountered in bulldog breeds.

Contact us


Landline: 01442 842211

Mobile: 07484 226191

Emergency Out of Hours Small Animal: 01296 423666

Emergency Out Of Hours Equine: 01525 222099

Lower Gade Farm, Dagnall Road, Great Gaddesden, Hemel Hempstead, HP1 3BP

01442 842211 / 07484 226191