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the Lake District

Welcome to Oakhill Veterinary Group In Windermere & Ambleside, The Lake District

Here at Oakhill, we have been looking after animals and pets for over sixty years, in fact there are over 300 years of experience in our current veterinary and nursing team alone. From rabbits to reindeer, dogs to donkeys, cats to cows, our expert friendly team love nothing more than giving the best possible care to our patients. We’re also very nice to humans and pride ourselves on keeping you informed throughout any medical journey your pet might take.

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Veterinary services

Oakhill have been looking after the Lake District’s animals for over sixty years, today over 100,000 are registered with us.

Animal Rehabilitation Centre

One of only a handful of veterinary led clinics dedicated to rehabilitation and pain management in the UK.


At Oakhill we are happy to assist the wider veterinary community when needed.


At Oakhill we are happy and keen to share our expertise and knowledge with you

A brief history of Oakhill

We intend to move up permanently to the Lake District in a few years time and are so happy that we will have such an excellent veterinary practice as yours when we do. Everything about your practice is spot on and your Facebook page is great at showing both your care and love of animals and also the friendliness of the Oakhills team.

Mrs Lewis

Thank you and all your staff for the fantastic help you have given our RSPCA Branch over the last 30 years. Having worked with you as a RSPCA Inspector, then after my retirement as a re-homing trustee of this branch, I have witnessed firsthand your dedication to animal welfare and your support for our Branch. We really appreciate all the work you have done over the years, above and beyond the call of duty and the financial help you have given us to treat and neuter hundreds of rescued dogs, cats and rabbits.

Alan Green(RSPCA Westmorland Branch Trustee)

To all the staff at Oakhill, Thank you for all your help, support and kindness with Bracken - you're all amazing!

To everyone at Oakhill Vets - Thank you so much for the many years of wonderful care you have given to Minnie. I enjoyed coming to see you even if Minnie didn't!

"Thanks for my new leg, I can now jump on the sofa!" From Bramble and her Mum & Dad

“Fergus is doing so well and we cannot thank you both enough for the wonderful job you did to repair his hernia. You really took time to explain everything to us and we felt instantly, that Fergus was in safe hands. It’s hard to believe he had an operation at all as he has been so happy, energetic and comfortable. He is pooing normally and every time he does, he gets very excited and runs round wagging his tail! He is eating & sleeping well too.
Please can we also thank your wonderful nurses who cared for Fergus post op and your smiling, caring reception team! They were so lovely and really helped make us feel we were in the right place!”

Fergus following Perineal Surgery

Our team

Knowledge, experience and understanding are the cornerstones of our fantastic team here at Oakhill. All the team are or have been pet owners themselves and fully appreciate how important your furry, scaly or feathered family members are to you. We think the very best patient and client care can only be built around a strong team and we are thankful to everyone at Oakhill and the part they play.

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