Penmellyn Vets St Columb Major

Tel: 01637 880307

Station Road
St Columb Major
Cornwall TR9 6BX



Practice Details

Penmellyn Vets - Best of Care: Modern Medicine, Traditional Values

Dedicated to the care and welfare of all companion animals, horses and farm animals.

Our flagship RCVS accredited central Hospital is equipped to the highest standards and staffed with exceptional professionals in all fields.  Our staff are on-site 24 hours a day, 365 days a year and is equipped as a local clinic, referral centre and emergency clinic.

We have 5 practices based in Padstow/St Merryn, Newquay, St Austell, Pool and Bodmin.  All branches are supported by our hospital. 

Penmellyn Vets offer Care4Life and Care4Life+ packages helping you protect your pets throughout their life.  Please see our website for details.

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Penmellyn Vets St Columb Major Based on 11 rating(s)s
Best possible rating: 5
Average rating: 4.5
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Vet Practice Reviews

Reviewed by: sallys cat rescue on 03/05/2016

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“wonderful service!”

An excellent vets who always show care and compassion to the many rescue cats and kittens that the rescue take in.I would highly recommend them.


Reviewed by: Lb on 03/05/2016

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Very helpful to have a second opinion, Gina was very conscious of carter's nervousness and dealt with it sympathetically. I appreciate not prescribing pills and he is moving normally again, although we are restricting the manic game playing for a while longer to avoid any twisting.


Reviewed by: Ian Day on 09/04/2016

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“Caring and Professional”

Thank you Penmellyn Hospital for all your support for our collie cross Remy over the last couple of difficult days. Especially Vets Lindsay and James, Nurses Steph and Clare. Very professional, caring, and honest, with clear explanations for what was happening and what our options were. We received plenty of support and our 'phone calls were all responded to promptly. When James suggested an operation he carried it out within the hour. RIP Remy.
Ian & Maggie Day


Reviewed by: Louise Richens on 28/03/2016

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Our 8year old staffy Tsar was referred to Penmellyn by our vets in Camborne as he was having problems walking and standing.
Colin Whiting was the vet,after a trip to Bristol for M.R.I he was operated on by Colin for a bulging disc,(this all happened in a very short time)the op was successful and just under 3weeks later we have our old Tsar back.
Colin was and still is caring helpful and honest,as this was a big and sometimes dangerous operation, as far as we are concerned Colin is Cornwall's super vet.
The veterinary nurses that looked after our much loved pet were lovely to him,and made my son welcome when he visited Tsar.
The reception staff are very pleasant and efficient, what more could you want.


Reviewed by: Karl on 23/02/2016

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“More interested in your signature”

Took a puppy for jabs. Staff were pleasant though informed me I "Should" sign up for their puppy club. For this you pay a hefty monthly premium but included are regular check ups etc. Went home and did the maths and it turns out you need to spend a small fortune on necessary animal healthcare to equate to them getting you to sign a contract for alot of unnecessary healthcare. End of the day they wish to sell you a policy they can tax for doing next to nothing. Went elsewhere where they accept other forms of payment.

A business built on insurance claims rather that quality care at a transparent price.

Penmellyn Veterinary Group
Philip Harris BVSc MRCVS

Karl, we are disappointed to hear that you felt that we were selling our Care4Life plan. We are keen to explain the benefits, as it provides gold standard preventative healthcare for puppies, kittens, dogs and cats alike.

However, we are also quite happy if owners decide to have just a primary vaccine course, or our Puppy/Kitten Package (which includes routine vaccines, kennel cough vaccine for puppies, microchipping, flea treatment and worm treatment). The package cost of £62 gives a huge saving on the individual prices. The price is reduced to £31 when taking out a Care4Life plan.

We have approximately 2300 pets in our Care4Life health plan which is paid by monthly direct debit. These pets receive all their routine vaccinations and required parasite protection throughout the year. In addition, they get 20% off neuters and dentals.

We have calculated the price of the Care4Life plans to give over 20% discount on our normal prices. Despite these plans and packages we aim to provide an excellent service to you and your pets throughout their life and we are disappointed that you first impressions were not as you expected. If you would like to discuss it more, please contact the surgery and I will be happy to run through things with you.


Reviewed by: Val on 03/01/2016

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Excellent surgery would recommend to any one.


Reviewed by: Sandra Beck on 03/12/2015

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“Thank You”

All Staff - Thank you very much.


Reviewed by: Nicky J on 17/09/2015

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“An Exceptional Service”

I cannot speak highly enough about the treatment my very sick dog Indie received. From the moment I was swiftly given an emergency consultation at the St Merryn practice, where I was given an urgent referral by the vet, Peter Murrish, to the Veterinary Hospital at St Columb Major. I immediately felt that my dog was in very safe hands. Indie was extremely poorly for two days.
I received excellent and informative reports and options from Gina Togneri and an extremely helpful male vet. The nurses were also very impressive, giving informed feedback when I inquired about Indie's progress. As a tourist visiting Cornwall, I was stunned by this totally unexpected top class hospital facility.


Reviewed by: Katy Deithrick on 01/07/2015

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“Simply the best there is!”

Fabulous penmellyn vets have been looking after our horses and dogs for nearly 20 years and are just brilliant!


Reviewed by: Ellen Williams on 29/06/2015

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“Thank you to Charlotte”

I would just like to express my thanks to Charlotte who did the most fabulous job of bandaging Sweep's feet after she badly grazed her pads charging around. The level of care shown was commendable and thank you for your improvisation in making waterproof shoes to cover the super pink bandages. Worked beautifully.

Absolutely excellent.

Thank you.

Ellen and Sweep