Urs and Sabine Schaeli took over Cheviot Vets from Colin Sutherland in October 2008. They had a mission to provide a family run veterinary practice that could offer a personal tailor made service with an emphasis on high quality veterinary care while remaining affordable. From working out of a small Portakabin in Powburn with 3 Vets and 2 support staff we have grown into a 6 Vet truly mixed practice. Most of our growth has been through “word of mouth” and we are proud to have built our reputation for having animal care and welfare as our main priority.

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The Portakabin was replaced with a bright and airy small animal practice in a converted barn on a farm where the aim is to feel as “un-vet” like as possible. We want to take the fear out of the vet visit for you and your pets and make you feel welcome. We have state of the art facilities including digital radiography, ultrasound and endoscopy ensuring that we can provide a first class veterinary service.


Our Large Animal team is on the road in four custom equipped trucks in North Northumberland and the Scottish Borders 24/7. Over the past 6 years we have provided service to clients as far south as Morpeth and Amble and right up into the Scottish Borders, including Lauder, Hawick and Langholm. Our clients vary from small holdings to large commercial farms and from riding school ponies to top class racehorses and eventers. Our vets also have access to high quality diagnostic equipment, all of which is portable. This means that we can work-up our cases without you or your animal having to leave your yard/farm.


Our next aim was to provide the same small animal support for our Scottish Borders clients as we have been able to do with our Northumberland clients. We are delighted to announce that we have built a small animal branch in Kelso. This practice is as well-equipped as our Powburn practice and will also provide a drop-in point for our equine and farm animal clients. You can also expect to continue to receive the warm and personal service that you are already accustomed to.