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Frame, Swift and Partners
The Veterinary Centre, Carleton, Penrith, Cumbria CA11 8TZ
T: 01768 862454
F: 01768 867163
Delivering excellence in veterinary care throughout Cumbria
Community Activities
We have been part of the Penrith community since the practice was established by Jimmy Frame in the early 1950s. We take our role in the community seriously. As well as the service we provided to the people and animals of Penrith and Eden we support a variety of local causes and charities.

Eden Animal Rescue
Eden animal rscueWe are proud to work closely with and provide veterinary care to Eden Animal Rescue.  This fantastic local charity was established in 1995 and provides an invaluable service to Penrith and Eden. It aims ‘to prevent cruelty to animals and relieve the suffering and distress of all animals in need of care and attention, and to arrange for the provision of good homes for them.’ More information about Eden Animal rescue can be found at and on Facebook at

Cumbria Police Dogs
We are delighted to be the vets for the Cumbria Police Dog section. We work closely with the dog handlers to try and keep their dogs healthy and fit for duty. More information about Cumbria Police Dogs can be found on their website and on twitter @policedogunit.

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Clever Dogs
We work closely with local dog trainer Jen Cartmel. Jen is a very experienced Kennel Club accredited local trainer and has been assisting local dogs and their owners for many years. She runs our puppy classes held at the practice on Tuesday and Thursday evenings. These classes are very popular with our puppy owners and we find that puppies who attend usually go on to be dogs that enjoy coming into the practice in the future. Jen also runs training classes for older dogs and one-to-one training when this is necessary. More information about Jen can be found on her website or she can be contacted on her mobile on 07867728118.

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The Calvert Trust
At the Lake District Calvert Trust has over 35 years’ experience in enabling people with disabilities to access the great outdoors. Their motto is “It’s what you can do that counts!” The practice provides veterinary care for the horses at the centre. More information on the work and activities of the Calvert Trust can be found via their website at

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The Donkey Sanctuary
The Donkey Sanctuary is a nationally known organisation based in Devon. It has provided care and rehabilitation for donkeys since it was founded in 1969. Frame, Swift and Partners are a contact point for the Donkey Sanctuary when veterinary attention for a donkey under their care is required in our area.

Local Schools
We regularly attend local schools to give presentations on the work of our Veterinary Surgeons and Veterinary Nurses. Please contact the surgery if you would like to hold such an event in your school. We take work experience students from local secondary schools particularly Ullswater Community College and Queen Elizabeth Grammar School. We try to prioritise placements to local children who are actively considering a career in Veterinary Science. We tend to get booked up quickly, so please get in touch well in advance if you think you would like to come on placement with us.

Veterinary Nurse Training
We are a veterinary nurse training practice. Over the years we have worked with Myescough College, Preston and more recently with the newly established veterinary nurse training centre at Newton Rigg College to provide training for a number of local student veterinary nurses. Most of the students have continued to work with us once they qualify as a registered veterinary nurse (RVN). For more information about veterinary nurse training please visit the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS) website at or Myerscough College website at .