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Craigleith Vets4Pets

Inside Pets at Home
Craigleith Retail Park
South Groathill Avenue

Telephone: 0131 315 0730

Closed Now

Need emergency care? See out of hours information.

Opening Hours

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

Parking details

Situated within Craigleith Retail Park we have ample available parking. The Retail Park has a 3 hour parking limit after which visitors may be liable to receive a parking penalty. 

Meet the team

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Miss Emma Gatenby

Vet and Practice Partner


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My name is Emma Gatenby and I qualified from the University of Edinburgh in 2013. I had always known that I wanted to be a vet ever since I could remember and I worked hard to get into vet school as soon as I left my final year of high school. After several years working as a general practitioner in small animal practice I decided to become a Joint Venture Partner with Vets4Pets after having worked at another practice since 2016.

I am currently studying for a certificate in advanced veterinary practice and am very interested in canine and feline medicine. I particularly enjoy endocrinology and gastroenterology as these cases are often challenging and treatment can make a real difference to the lives of the animals and their owners. 

I live at home with my bear dog Kobi and my crazy cats, Kai and Damon. I also love reptiles and have 3 snakes. 

Catherine Hall

Veterinary Surgeon

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Catherine graduated from the Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies. After a lovely time in mixed practice she returned to Edinburgh and is enjoying the opportunity to work with more dogs, cats and small furries. 

She enjoys the variety of cases seen in first opinion practice, and finds dermatology particularly challenging but rewarding for the impact that treatment can have on the patient's (and the owner's) quality of life. 

In her spare time she can be found exploring the local area with her dog, Moss.

Lucy Goddard

Veterinary Nurse

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My name is Lucy. I am new to the team but have already completed some of my training here. 

I have four dogs and enjoy taking them walks. 

In my spare time I enjoy spending time with my friends and going walks.

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Aimee Murray

Veterinary Nurse

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Aimee has been working in practice since 2009 and qualified from Edinburgh’s Telford College in 2013 after completing placements at a small animal practice in Edinburgh and GUVS Small Animal Hospital. 

She has worked at Vets4Pets since qualifying. She has a very keen interest in feline nursing and a soft spot for geriatric feline patients in particular. 

She completed the ISFM Certificate of Feline Nursing with distinction in 2018. 

In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her family and friends and is kept on her toes with her young daughter and her cat, Poppy.

Michelle Laing

Veterinary Nurse

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Michelle joined us in 2020 and brings with her a host of Veterinary nurse experience. 



Chris Gatenby

Practice Manager & Partner

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After serving Queen & Country for 26 years as a Senior Supply & Logistics Officer in the Royal Fleet Auxiliary, seeing combat in the Falklands Conflict and the first Gulf War, and as a Staff Officer at Portsmouth Naval Base for the last 7 years of my career, I decided to come ashore in 2003, for the quiet life and to spend more time with the family. 

Of course life isn't like that and after working as a broadband tech for O2, customer service with the likes of Amazon, Sky and British Gas, as well as owning and operating several businesses, I finally found myself inside the veterinary profession as a complete wide eyed newbie. 

Massive learning curve later our practice has now been growing for the last 2 years and I am greatly enjoying this latest part of my life. 

The family have always had dogs, usually a wee Yorkie, but we have had a couple of large German Shepherds too in recent years. 

No pets in my home currently but I still get to "share" my daughters dog, two cats and three snakes on occasion. 

Sara Tongue

Client Care Advisor

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Sara has been with us since we opened in March 2018 .

She has several pets at home and does a great job fostering pets in her spare time.

Vets4Pets Craigleith 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!



  • Emergency cover
    Even if we are closed, we have your pet covered.
  • 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.

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  • 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.
  • Oxygen Chamber
    Enables us to provide supplemental oxygen when needed.
  • Echocardiography (heart scans)
    Generates a 2D moving image of your pet's heart.
  • 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.
  • Electrolyte
    Enables the assessment of critical blood chemicals such as sodium and potassium.
  • In-house Laboratory
    A range of analytical tests and equipment to assist in the rapid diagnosis of illness.
  • X-Ray
    Generates digital 2D images of bones and internal organs.
  • Weight Clinic
    Monitoring clinic to help dogs and cats achieve optimal weights – both if they have been under or overweight
  • Soft Tissue
    Surgical procedures involving the soft tissues such as ears and skin.
  • Prescriptions
    We can provide written prescriptions upon request.
  • Health Plans
    Designed to cover all the regular pet care essentials such as vaccinations and flea and worm prevention, whilst saving you money.
  • Pet Passport
    Trained Official Veterinarian vets to issue Pet Passports, Fit to Fly letters and rabies serology tests.
  • Nutritional Advice
    Advice and support for your pet's diet.
  • Nurse Clinic
    Appointments with a highly qualified nurse which can cover anything from nutrition and fitness advice, grooming techniques, to pet socialisation classes.
  • Medication
  • Locally Owned
    This practice is locally owned.
  • Hospital Ward
    Suite of custom-built kennels for the housing and monitoring of in-patients.
  • Fracture Repair
    Orthopaedic surgery to correct broken bones.
  • Cruciate Surgery
    Surgery to repair damaged stifle ligaments.
  • Anaesthetic
    General anaesthetic enables us to perform many procedures kindly and safely for your pet.
  • Open 7 Days a Week
    We are open 7 days a week.
  • Dentistry
    The treatment and prevention of dental disease

Practice accreditations

  • RCVS accreditation EDITED
  • $R011TVO

Health Plans

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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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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Health Plans

Flea & Worm Pack

Protect your pet and your pocket!
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Out of hours

Vets Now Edinburgh
2b Hutchison Crossway
EH14 1RR

Telephone: 0131 444 0990

Standard consultations before 9pm start from £192.00. Standard consultations after 9pm start from £247.50.

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