Vets in Ely | Companion Care

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We are now able to provide all our normal services but in the safest possible way. When you book your appointment our friendly team will explain what to expect at your visit. In response to government guidance, a face covering must now be worn when visiting us. Let's help keep each other safe.

Ely Companion Care

Cathedral Veterinary Surgery
64 Newnham Street

Telephone: 01353 662 079

Open Today 08:00 - 19:00

Opening Hours

  • Monday  - 
  • Tuesday  - 
  • Wednesday  - 
  • Thursday  - 
  • Friday  - 
  • Saturday  - 
  • Sunday  - 

Meet the team

Ian Halliday

Joint Venture Partner and Veterinary Surgeon


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I grew up in Zimbabwe, and I trained as a veterinary surgeon at the University of Pretoria in South Africa and spent many years working in private practice mainly with small animals and, whenever possible, treating any wildlife brought into my surgery. More than ten years ago I left Africa to become a partner with Companion Care, and I am delighted to find myself leading a very caring and enthusiastic team at our surgery in Ely. I am fortunate to be a member of an extremely privileged profession whose job it is to care for our companion animals – made all the more enjoyable by the people, pets and the beauty of the area in which we live.

Outside of work, I enjoy wildlife, spending time in wilderness areas, fishing and golf.

Cathy Owen

Registered Veterinary Nurse


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Cathy Owen enjoys caring for the in patients and dealing with clients. Dogs are her favourite animals because they rely on you, respect you and are affectionate to you. Cathy has three dogs, Cookie- a Sprocker, Tyson - a Labrador and lovely Bonnie - the Lurcher. The best pet name – Apollo and her favourite famous animal is Fred - the Basset Hound from Smokey & the Bandit.

Sally Ann Halliday

Joint Venture Partner and Practice Manager

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I came to veterinary with a background of newspapers having worked both in Fleet Street and in Johannesburg, South Africa at very exciting and challenging times – times of great political change. The constant flux and unpredictable nature of this environment stood me in good stead when I started working alongside Ian managing our independent surgery in South Africa for many years. The opportunity to move to the UK and build another business has been nothing short of a privilege and has been enormously rewarding and exciting - meeting people and supporting our team, driving business development, chairing the Joint Venture Council and introducing new services in our surgery.

Pam McCarthy


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I am originally from Cambridge and moved to Ely fourteen years ago. I first came to Cathedral vets with my two Leonbergers and have been coming ever since! I now have a cocker spaniel called Sam who loves coming to see Ian and the team, especially when they give him treats.

I have only recently joined the reception team, but I love the variety of the work and interacting with the clients and their pets. I love dog walks in the countryside around Ely, visiting the coast and spending time with family and friends.

Nicole Rudman


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My name is Nicole and I am a weekend receptionist at Cathedral vets. I have a cat named Bella which has given me an interest in animals. I find working here so interesting and love meeting the wide range of pets that come in. They are very well cared for here and it is a pleasure to work for such a great vets.

Companion Care Ely is committed to bringing you affordable, high quality care via a modern, well equipped practice, including a lab, pharmacy, digital x-ray and ultrasound. Plus, on site car parking too!

The friendly team can't wait to meet all of their new clients!



  • Orthopaedics
    Surgery of joints and bones.
  • Operating Theatre
    An operating theatre with gaseous anaesthetic facility for surgical procedures.
  • Separate Cat & Dog Wards
    Separate cat and dog hospital wards, designed to ensure your pet is kept in a comfortably stress free environment.
  • Digital X-Ray
    Digital X ray equipment is available.

Show more services

  • Isolation Unit
    A special ward to care for animals with contagious diseases.
  • Endoscopy
    An endoscope is a long tube connected to a light source and video camera that sends real time images to a television screen for viewing. Endoscopy is the use of an endoscope within internal structures and organs of the body. The endoscope can be inserted through natural openings such as the mouth, nose or rectum to reach the structure of interest.
  • Blood Pressure Monitor
    Used to measure the range of blood pressure as a preventative treatment to identify early signs of systemic hypertension.
  • ECG
    ECG is also available to keep your pet's heart healthy.
  • Ultrasound
    Generates 2-D moving images of your pet’s internal organs at work.
  • Biochemistry
    Allows an assessment of the functionality of a patients organs.
  • Haematology
    Allows the assessment of a patient's blood and blood cells.
  • In-house Laboratory
    A range of analytical tests and equipment to assist in the rapid diagnosis of illness.
  • Soft Tissue Surgery
    Surgical procedures involving the soft tissues such as ears and skin.
  • Laser Treatment
    Therapeutic laser therapy.
  • Keyhole Surgery
    In human medicine ‘keyhole’ surgery or laparoscopy has been used for many years given its reduced surgical trauma and quicker recovery times compared to traditional 'open' surgery.
  • Dental X-Ray
    Unlike humans, dogs need to be under general anesthesia for dental X-rays. Anesthesia is considered to be a safe procedure and will be performed after a general examination. It is tailored to the individual and your dog is continuously monitored during the dental exam.
  • Dentistry
    The treatment and prevention of dental disease



10% off for NHS staff & members of the Armed Forces



Laser Therapy at Companion Care Ely

Laser therapy

Health Plans

Health Plan

Complete Care

From £8 a month
Complete peace of mind
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Health Plan

Complete Care Senior

From £17
A complete care plan for your 7+ year old pet's continued good health
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Starter pack protection

Best Start in Life

Our Best Start in Life starter pack includes everything they'll need from a veterinary perspective to grow up happy and healthy, from a microchip to their first vaccinations.
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Out of hours

*Outside of our normal opening hours please call us on 01353 662 079 and your call will be forwarded onto our emergency veterinary team.

Telephone: 01353 662 079

Outside our normal opening hours (see opening hours above) the emergency consultation fee is £136.76.

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