About Us

About Us

Independent Veterinary Clinic

About Us

Drumrainey Vets is one of the few independent veterinary clinics left in Northern Ireland. The veterinary clinic was established back in 1949, serving the local community for over 70 years. The original location was on the Castledawson Road, today widely known as Kielt’s Guest House. We since re-located to our current premises, 8 Glenmaquill Road in Magherfelt in 1970. We have a dedicated team providing exceptional care to all animals including;  cattle, sheep, horses, dogs, cats, rabbits, exotics and poultry. We pride ourselves in providing around the clock care for your animals 365 days of the year (including out of hours service).

In recent years Drumrainey LTD has invested in state of the art veterinary equipment to improve our level of service and diagnostics.

  •  Idexx lab station which gives blood results for all animals in 10 minutes
  • X-ray machine and table 
  • Small animal ultrasound machine  
  • Two large animal ultrasound machines for fertility work in cattle and horses and scanning tendons in horses
  • Anaesthetic machine for pets  
  • Dental machine for descaling and polishing pets teeth 
  • Portable dental machine for rasping horses teeth 
  • New Shorline kennels  
  • New ophthalmic equipment for examining eyes
  • New anaesthetic monitors for checking blood pressure, heart rate, temperature and oxygen saturations

Meet The Team

Key Milestones


Mr Derek Forbes, originally from Ballyronan, started the practice


Mr R R Clarke joined as a young Trinity graduate


Mr Trevor Crockett joined the practice in 1967 as a young Trinity graduate


Re-located to Glenmaquill Road


Mr Clarke is appointed President of AVSPNI


Mr Trevor Jamison joined Drumrainey Veterinary in 1979 as a young Liverpool graduate


Mr Clarke is appointed President of NIVA


Mr Clarke retired from Drumrainey Veterinary


Mr Crockett was president of the AVSPNI during the last foot & mouth outbreak


Mr Crockett retired from Drumrainey Veterinary


Mr Trevor Jamison retired from Drumrainey Veterinary