Dart Vale Veterinary Surgery in Ashburton is an RCVS Core Standards Practice offering a referral service in internal medicine with Mel Shilston, BA VetMB CertAVP MRCVS, Advanced Practitioner in Small Animal Medicine.

The practice has excellent facilities and provides exceptional customer service. The team is proud to have achieved ‘Outstanding’ for the RCVS Practice Standards Scheme awards in Client Service and In-patient Service.

Practice clinicians

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Mel Shilston


Internal Medicine

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COVID-19 Update

Our practices are open and providing routine, urgent and emergency referral care for your patients. We continue to work safely with social distancing and a combination of telephone consultations and on-site examinations. GP vets should contact our referral centres directly for clinical advice on cases.