West Bar Veterinary Hospital
19 West Bar, Banbury, Oxon OX16 9SA
Telephone us (24 hours) on: 01295 262 332

Coronavirus Outbreak Updated 3rd November 2020

We would like to inform our clients that we continue to operate a full veterinary service from our practice locations. Our hours of operation have been varied a little so please ring 01295 262332 for the most up to date information. West Bar Veterinary Hospital will open from 8am to 6pm each weekday. Our weekend and on-call times have not changed. We have have taken steps to protect our clients and our staff and to follow the UK Governments directives.

If you are well and not from a household that is self-isolating please make an appointment as usual.

  • Contact our team to arrange to see you by appointment
  • Please bring a fully charged mobile telephone with you to speak to our team on arrival and during your visit if necessary
  • We have controlled entry of clients into our premises. Please contact our team on arrival by telephone if possible
  • Only one member of the family can accompany a pet into a consultation room if they are allowed to enter the building
  • Please ensure that your pet is brought to the practice on a secure collar and lead/ harness or in a secure basket
  • Our team are currently consulting with clients at vehicles in the car park, under our canopy outside, at outdoor seating on our premises and from consultation rooms inside the practice. Limited numbers of clients may wait in the waiting rooms or accompany their pet into the consultation rooms as directed by the practice team.
  • Please make sure that you follow the advise given by our team in particular maintaining 'social distancing' and using the hand sanitisers provided if you asked to enter the building.
  • Please wear a face covering when you enter any of our buildings
  • We can take payments for treatment on our 'long line' card terminals or over the telephone
  • As an essential service West Bar Veterinary Hospital will continue carrying out treatments of all pets (including vaccinations and neutering) as we have since lockdown was initially declared in March 2020. There are a small number of routine procedures that may need to be postponed but our staff will inform you of these when you call us

    If you are unwell or from a self isolating household please do not visit the practice in person. Please ring the practice and speak to our team in the first instance. We have a number of options for veterinary attention in place to assist you.

    Please READ our full response to the Coronovirus situation here.

    Welcome to our Practice

    We are a modern, progressive, independently owned RCVS Accredited Veterinary Hospital practice.

    In 2018, following his two day assessment, the RCVS Practice Standards Assessor wrote :

    "The excellent entrance, reception and waiting area reflects well on the standards of work throughout the practice. Both the level of equipment and clinical facilities are of the highest standard enabling a caring and conscientious team to work to the very high standards they desire. Detailed and thorough clinical auditing over many years provides significant information and demonstrate high standards are achieved and maintained."

    Our friendly and enthusiastic team provide a full 24 hours a day 7 days a week service. We give the pets and animals entrusted to us the very highest standard of veterinary care. We aim to treat our clients fairly and develop a high level of trust. We endeavour to communicate effectively by listening, clearly explaining the available options for veterinary care and keeping our clients informed. Find out more »

    Our client reviews »

    • Satisfactory in all respects thank youAT, West Bar Veterinary Hospital, 22nd October 2015

    • Very pleased with service for WCS, Woodford Halse Veterinary Surgery, 15th October 2015

    • Richard was his usual helpful, professional self.RH, West Bar Veterinary Hospital, 5th October 2015

    • Celia at the Woodford Halse surgery is particularly helpful and friendly and is a true asset to the practice.DF, Woodford Halse Veterinary Surgery, 24th October 2015

    • Three members of staff on duty all very efficient and helpful, Carol who had taken my original call had all the paperwork ready and Alice, the Vet was... read moreCS, West Bar Veterinary Hospital, 20th October 2015

    • The vet was very professional in handling our cat making her feel at easeLM, Woodford Halse Veterinary Surgery, 27th October 2015

    • We were more than satisfied with the service we received over the last few years. FH, West Bar Veterinary Hospital, 20th October 2015

    • We are always delighted with the veterinary care we have receivedLS, West Bar Veterinary Hospital, 9th October 2015

    • Alice was a very pleasant and caring person.H was quite taken with the treats Alice gave him after his vaccination.GP, West Bar Veterinary Hospital, 6th October 2015

    • Celia and Richard were helpful and friendly as usual always a pleasure to see them both SE, Woodford Halse Veterinary Surgery, 16th October 2015

    • All the staff are very professional.PN, West Bar Veterinary Hospital, 16th October 2015

    • The online booking system worked well and was followed up by a phone call from a member of staff.SB, West Bar Veterinary Hospital, 25th October 2015

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