Forbes Shaw BVM&S BSC (Hons) MRCVS
Owner & Veterinary Surgeon
Hello, I’m Forbes and I’m one of the partners at Vets4Pets Dunfermline.
I became a vet because it offers the opportunity to make a difference to people’s lives through a shared love of animals. Since graduating from Edinburgh I have travelled a bit of the world working in exotic climates and all the time building on my surgical interest where I have undertaken further training. In addition to surgery I have a huge passion for delivering a quality of service that will leave you in no doubt how much we value your decision to entrust us with the care of your pets.
What do you enjoy most about your job?
There are a lot of highlights but for me it’s seeing those animals turn a corner just when you think things may not be looking great. The look on the owners and animals faces when they are reunited is so rewarding and a joy to be part of.
How do you deal with euthanasia?
Euthanasia is a highly emotional, stressful time for everyone involved and no matter how many times I perform this it doesn’t get any easier. As difficult as it is for me, it is an enormously emotional moment for those who are losing their best friend so I always remember that and just try to help and support you in any way I can.
Outside of work:
I spend a lot of my time keeping fit and I regularly get to the gym although I love the outdoors so will enjoy exploring the stunning landscapes we have in Scotland. I might be particularly scarce in May as yet another year passes when an unnamed football club fails to win the Scottish cup, again. That’s 112 years and counting…no need to ask which one, surely!
Do you have any pets?
With all the travelling around I have been doing it unfortunately hasn’t been fair to have any animals. So no pets yet but watch this space…