Our Team at work
Nominated at the National Stronghold Veterinary Pet Care Awards for 8 consecutive years in a row Your pet deserves the best!
Our Team at work
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Our Dedicated team of Vets
Nominated at the National Stronghold Veterinary Pet Care Awards for 8 consecutive years in a row Your pet deserves the best!
Our Dedicated team of Vets

Expert Pet Care

The Animal Care Hospital in Douglas, Cork is an award winning small animal Veterinary Hospital providing high quality care for your pet. We are situated adjacent to the Fingerpost Roundabout in Douglas Co. Cork. We are now celebrating over 20 years of professional vet care to Cork’s small animals.

We would like to reassure you we are doing our best during this difficult time, to minimise any risk to our clients and staff.

We are now operating a drop off policy for all pets to minimise risk for our clients and staff.

As always if you have any concerns, please call us at the hospital on 021 489 3033 and we will do our best to ensure you and your pet receive the best of care.

We are delighted to announce a new Pet Health Club for our loyal clients.

Our pet health club benefits include:
Annual vaccination and health check
Annual kennel cough vaccination (dogs)
2nd health check at six months
Year round worming
Year round flea protection
and lots more.

Call us to find out more on 021 489 3033 or pop into the hospital to find out more.

Our Team

Our caring staff consists of four very experienced vets, three qualified veterinary nurses and one highly trained receptionist. Our patients are predominantly dogs, cats and rabbits, but we also treat many other small animals including guinea pigs, rodents, birds and reptiles.

Fear Free Approach

We know sometimes it can be stressful for your pet to come to the vet and we want to change that. We are part of a new initiative designed to ease the stress, fear, and anxiety so many pets experience while at the vet. Known as Fear Free, this training and certification program helps veterinarians modify their procedures, handling, and facilities to help pets feel safe and comfortable while receiving the medical care they need.

We were the first Animal Hospital in Ireland to have a fear free certified veterinarian. This is part of our commitment to you and your pet – we will do our absolute best to make your pet feel as comfortable as possible during consults.

“Rocky used to panic at the vets. He got scared easily and didn’t want to walk into the consult room.

Our vet Orlaith started by doing consults in the waiting room where she suspected his panic was being exacerbated by a painful condition.

Now with his pain under control and some pre visit anti anxiety medications he enjoyed his vaccination consult this week. 😁

Fear free techniques and pain management are so important for our gorgeous pet friends.”


Fear Free consult with yellow lab at the Animal Care Hospital Douglas


We also receive referrals from other veterinary practices including surgical (orthopaedic and soft tissue) and medical cases.

“Staff are extremely friendly and helpful. Always greeted by a smile when you walk in the door. They have been so patient and professional with all my little feral cats that I have taken there to be neutered. Highly recommend”



Our Opening Times

Monday - Friday (by appointment)
8am - 7pm
Saturdays (by appointment)
9am - 4pm
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Appointments and 24hr emergency (021) 489 3033
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Our Services

Our services cover every aspect of pet care. Our aim is to provide a fully comprehensive level of service to ensure your pet gets the very best of care once registered at the Animal Care Veterinary Hospital Douglas.

Client Testimonials

"They were exceptional when it came to my dog. Went above and beyond and you can clearly see how affectionate they are when it comes to animals. Wouldn't go anywhere else. Thanks again so much"

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Call us today to book your Free New Pet Check

The Animal Care Hospital is dedicated to looking after patients new and old, building a lasting relationship with both you and your pet in a fear free environment.

Please call 021 489 3033 and register with us today and we look forward to seeing you for your Free New Pet Check.

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appointments and 24hr emergency
(021) 489 3033