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Small Animal

  • Out of Hours Emergency Service 24/7 – using a dedicated answer service where you speak to people instead of an answering machine.  If your pet is ill or injured outside normal working hours, you will be seen by one of our own vets, at your local branch instead of having to travel to a large inner city provider.
  • Consultations  – we use appointments to avoid everyone arriving all at once.  Routine appointments such as vaccinations and check-ups can be booked in advance.  Don’t worry if your pet is ill – phone us and we will fit you in at the next available appointment.  This will be the same day for urgent cases.
  • The Bute & Cowal Pet Health Plan – the easy way to spread the cost of keeping your pet healthy.  A monthly direct debit to cover routine vaccinations, worming and flea & tick treatment AND the opportunity to benefit from additional discounts and cost effective accidental injury insurance.
  • Vaccinations   – the easy way to prevent dreaded diseases such as Canine Parvovirus and Feline Leukaemia.
  • Worm, flea & tick control – let us help you work out a prevention plan tailored to your pet’s needs.
  • Neutering – talk to our vets about the benefits of neutering.  In addition to preventing unwanted litters, neutering can reduce or eliminate many common health risks.
  • Microchipping – the quick, easy and effective way to make sure you pet is properly identified.  We use high quality microchips and the Anibase database to make sure you can be re-united with your pet in the event of them getting lost.
  • Surgery and dentistry facilities – routine operations undertaken Monday – Friday.  As with our 24/7 emergency service, we are always available to deal with emergencies such as cut paws and caesarean sections.
  • Diagnostic Imaging – using x-ray and ultrasound to give us a better picture of what is going on inside your pet.
  • In house blood biochemistry and haematology – rapid diagnosis of conditions such as anaemia, kidney disease, thyroid imbalances,  canine lungworm infection and many others.
  • DNA testing – we are able to take samples for detecting a range of inherited conditions such as Collie Eye Anomaly.
  • Acupuncture – Catriona MacIntyre is trained in veterinary acupuncture and it is often used in all sorts of species.  For more information on whether acupuncture could help your pet, talk to Catriona or visit http://www.abva.co.uk/
  • Weight checks and Weight Management Clinics
  • Nail clipping
  • Pet Passport, Export Certification and other Official Veterinarian Services
  • Cremation & Memorial Services – It’s perhaps the hardest part of owning a pet.  When it is coming to the end, please talk to us about how best to make arrangements.  We can do home visits when necessary, and a range of memorials and cremation options are available.  For more information please talk to any member of staff or visit http://www.pet-crematorium.co.uk/

Farm Animal

  • Out of Hours Emergency Service 24/7 – using a dedicated answer service where you speak to people instead of an answering machine.   An operator will take your details, including name and address, and contact our duty vet.  Our vet will then contact you to arrange a visit and give an estimated arrival time.
  • Routine visits e.g. calf castrations, dehorning, blood sampling
  • Herd Health Plans – we use both Hi Health and SAHPS to provide a comprehensive herd and flock health planning service.  Health planning also provides an opportunity to work on areas that you would like to improve – better health, better welfare, better productivity!
  • Disease control & eradication advice – Scottish Government BVD Eradication Scheme advice and planning, Johne’s Disease, Maedi Visna, footrot, liver fluke and sustainable worm prevention, to name but a few.
  • Calvings and lambings
  • Surgery – caesarean sections, displaced stomachs, foot surgery etc
  • Official Veterinarian (LVI) services
  • TB
  • Brucellosis and Abortion Investigations
  • Sudden death investigations
  • Export certification
  • Others
  • Medicines and supplements

Equine

  • Stable visits  e.g health checks, illness, lameness.  If there are 2 or more horses being seen at one yard, we can split the visit costs between clients.
  • Out of Hours Emergency Service 24/7 – using a dedicated answer service where you speak to people instead of an answering machine.   An operator will take your details, including name and address, and contact our duty vet.  Our vet will then contact you to arrange a visit and give an estimated arrival time.
  • Vaccinations – if there are 4 or more horses included in one routine  yard visit, the visit fee is waived.
  • Blood testing – speak to one of our vets to learn more about checking for the metabolic diseases that can lead to an increased risk of laminitis.  For older horses, we can run routine bloods, e.g. to check  liver & kidney health, at the practice, with same day results
  • Geldings
  • Minor surgery
  • Riding Establishment Inspections
  • Microchipping and Passport Certification

Game Bird

  • Site Visits and Health Planning
  • Medicated feedstuff prescriptions
  • Post mortem services