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About Us

St Clair Pet Care originally started as a neutering clinic in Blyth many years ago. It was purchased in 2007 and transformed into a well-loved local veterinary practice. Unfortunately the practice was affected by a Compulsory Purchase Order during the construction of Morrisons supermarket, and so was forced to close in March 2012.
The practice manager of the old practice had faith that the practice would return and established a large and subsequently successful social media campaign on Facebook to “help make a new St Clair”. A local businessman saw an investment opportunity and through mutual friends of the practice manager, a Veterinary Surgeon (Rory) and a Veterinary Nurse were found. The combined knowledge and experience of this small team enabled the creation of a brand new practice, St Clair Veterinary Care, on Croft Road, which opened on 23rd July 2012. Over time St.Clair has grown to accommodate more staff, and in 2015 we took on our second vet Andy as well as RVN Rachel. We have trained numerous nurses over the years and will continue to do so, with each new nurse taking on the responsibility of training further new nurses and supporting them through college.
In the background, in 2015 we started work on a much bigger expansion project… ‘The Steamboat’. This project involved the whole veterinary team designing their dream practice and our boss making this a reality. On Monday 17th September 2018 we moved into our new premises at ‘The Steamboat’ where we will continue to grow and serve the community as Blyth’s only independent vets.

The Steamboat

The Steamboat is situated on Bridge Street in Blyth, within the Blyth Harbour Area Conservation Area. It was originally opened as The Star & Garter Hotel around 1895 and together with the police station, St Cuthbert’s Church, the Harbour Commissioners Office and The Kings Head Hotel forms part of an impressive and important group of buildings which mark a defining moment in the expansion of Blyth. In 1967 The Star & Garter Hotel was renamed the Steamboat Inn and continued to operate as a pub and hotel until it closed in 2009, since when it lay empty and fell into a state of disrepair.


St Clair Vet Care
87 Bridge St, Blyth NE24 3AE


Phone: 01670 45 72 71