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Craigleith Vets4Pets

Inside Pets at Home
Craigleith Retail Park
South Groathill Avenue
0131 315 0730

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Need emergency care? See out of hours information.

Opening Hours

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

Parking and access information

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. 

We've made it easier to contact us

Now you can use WhatsApp to chat to a member of our team at a time that is convenient for you. You can order products such as flea & worm treatment, request appointments and easily order and pay for treatments or repeat prescriptions. Just save our phone number in your contacts - 07488883257

*Please note, this is not a live chat service.


Meet the team

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Dr. Emma Smith

Senior Vet & Practice Partner


Read Dr. Emma Smith bio

My name is Emma Smith 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 dermatology. 

I live at home with my twin toddlers who keep me on my toes.


Dr. Emma Bateman

Clinical Lead & Veterinary Surgeon



Dr. Raquel Duarte

Veterinary Surgeon

Dr. Jen Shin Ong

Veterinary Surgeon

Read Dr. Jen Shin Ong bio

My name is Jeng Shin but I go by Jen, I was born in Hong Kong then lived in Malaysia. I’ve qualified from the university of Edinburgh in 2023 and have since made the city my home.

Unfortunately, I have yet to have a fur baby of my own but I am an aunt to various dogs and primary carer for my fruit and vegetable plants.


Miss Lucy G.

Head Veterinary Nurse

Read Miss Lucy G. bio

Hi, My name is Lucy, I have been working at Craigleith Vets4Pets as a Veterinary nurse since 2020 after graduating from Edinburgh Napier University.
I particularly enjoy assisting the Vet team with radiographs. 
In my spare time I enjoy walking my Pomeranian Kiwi as well as my family's dogs. 
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Ms Aimee Murray

Senior Veterinary Nurse

Read Ms Aimee Murray bio

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.

Mrs Samantha Edkins

Student Veterinary Nurse


Mr Chris Gatenby

Practice Manager & Partner

Read Mr Chris Gatenby bio

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 6 plus 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 son's dog, cat and smallies on occasion. 


Ms Michaela U.

Head Client Care Advisor

Read Ms Michaela U. bio

Hello, since graduating a Psychology and Sociology degree at Edinburgh Napier University, I have worked at Vets4Pets Craigleith for over a year now. All my life I have been surrounded by and loved by animals. While I decided not to pursue veterinary sciences, I have spent my life giving that love and care back to the animals.

I have recently fulfilled my dream by becoming a dog mum to a beautiful, smart and sometimes very mischievous golden retriever, Ace. Since then my days and most of my free time have been filled with a lot of exploring, training, laughter and cuddles. 

Since starting this job, I have learn so many new, interesting things and met so many lovely people and animals. I know that visits to the vet can often be stressful and worry-some and that’s why I hope to make this experience a little better along the way. Our clinical stuff truly does go above and beyond to provide the best service possible to your beloved fur babies and I am proud of being a part of the team.


Ms Abbey Auchterlonie

Client Care Advisor

Read Ms Abbey Auchterlonie bio

Hi, I'm Abbey. The final year of high school gave me the opportunity to embark on a challenging yet rewarding fundraising journey. By raising just over £6,000 for a small volunteering company, they helped open the doors to a rewarding project in China, where I taught English to enthusiastic students, an experience that left a deep impact on me.

While I cherished my time in China, my ultimate dream has always been to work with animals. The joy and fulfillment I find in caring for my two dogs and three cats have fueled this passion. Their presence has always brought me comfort, and the love I share with them is truly special.

These diverse experiences have shaped me into a compassionate and determined individual who believes in the power of making a positive impact wherever I go. Despite the adventures and challenges, my heart remains set on a career focused on working with animals, a lifelong dream that continues to drive me forward and I couldn’t have asked for a better team to work with.

Thank you for taking the time to learn more about me. I am excited to pursue my aspirations, spread kindness, and make a meaningful difference in the lives of both you and your beloved pet.

Ms Suzie Cosford

Client Care Advisor

At Vets4Pets Craigleith, we would like to extend a warm welcome from the co-owners, father and daughter team Chris and Emma to our independently owned local practice, offering expert veterinary care for your pets and your family.

We are committed to giving your pets’ great affordable high quality care and are here to assist you with any advice, support, and veterinary treatment that your pets may require. From routine vaccinations and check-ups to cruciate and soft tissue surgery.

The friendly team can't wait to meet all of their new clients!

Our practice is fully equipped with consultation rooms, operating theatre, separate cat and dog wards, a laboratory, pharmacy, digital x-rays and ultrasound. Plus, we have plenty of free parking.

We are also an RCVS accredited General Practice. This is a four-yearly accreditation scheme where the practice and its protocols are rigorously inspected to make sure we are delivering exceptional care to our patients and investing in our team.

We look forward to welcoming new clients and pets to our practice.

To keep up to date with the latest news and offers, follow us on Facebook.

To all our existing clients, we currently have availability at the practice to take on new


If you have any friends or family currently looking to register with a vet, please

let them know that we can facilitate additional clients.


For every new client who attends a consultation appointment with us after you refer them we will credit each of you with £10 to use on veterinary services.*

*T&Cs apply. Please contact practice for details.



  • Emergency cover
    Even if we are closed, we have your pet covered.
  • Open 7 Days a Week
    We are open 7 days a week.
  • Anaesthesia
    General anaesthetic enables us to perform many procedures kindly and safely for your pet.
  • Biochemistry
    Allows an assessment of the functionality of a patients organs.

Show more services

  • Blood Pressure Monitor
    Used to measure the range of blood pressure as a preventative treatment to identify early signs of systemic hypertension.
  • Cruciate Surgery
    Surgery to repair damaged stifle ligaments.
  • Dentistry
    The treatment and prevention of dental disease
  • Digital X-Ray
    Digital X ray equipment is available.
  • ECG
    ECG is also available to keep your pet's heart healthy.
  • Echocardiography (heart scans)
    Generates a 2D moving image of your pet's heart.
  • Electrolyte
    Enables the assessment of critical blood chemicals such as sodium and potassium.
  • Endoscopy
    Enables us to capture real-time images of internal organs and structures using an endoscope.
  • Fracture Repair
    Orthopaedic surgery to correct broken bones.
  • Haematology – Blood testing
    Allows the assessment of a patient's blood and blood cells.
  • Health Plans
    Designed to cover all the regular pet care essentials such as vaccinations and flea and worm prevention, whilst saving you money.
  • Hospital Ward
    Suite of custom-built kennels for the housing and monitoring of in-patients.
  • In-house Laboratory
    A range of analytical tests and equipment to assist in the rapid diagnosis of illness.
  • Isolation Unit
    A special ward to care for animals with contagious diseases.
  • Locally Owned
    This practice is locally owned.
  • Medication
  • Nurse Clinic
    Appointments with a highly qualified nurse which can cover anything from nutrition and fitness advice, grooming techniques, to pet socialisation classes.
  • Nutritional Advice
    Advice and support for your pet's diet.
  • Operating Theatre
    An operating theatre with gaseous anaesthetic facility for surgical procedures.
  • Oxygen Chamber
    Enables us to provide supplemental oxygen when needed.
  • Pet Passport / Animal Health Certificate
    Trained Official Veterinarian vets to issue Pet Passports, Fit to Fly letters and rabies serology tests.
  • Prescriptions
    We can provide written prescriptions upon request.
  • Separate Cat & Dog Wards
    Separate cat and dog hospital wards, designed to ensure your pet is kept in a comfortably stress free environment.
  • Soft Tissue
    Surgical procedures involving the soft tissues such as ears and skin.
  • Ultrasound
    Generates 2-D moving images of your pet’s internal organs at work.
  • Weight Clinic
    Monitoring clinic to help dogs and cats achieve optimal weights – both if they have been under or overweight
  • X-Ray
    Generates digital 2D images of bones and internal organs.

Practice accreditations

  • RCVS accreditation EDITED
  • Cat Friendly Clinic Logo Silver (1)

Health Plans

Health Plan

Complete Care

From £8* per month
Save over £300† on routine healthcare
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Health Plan

Complete Care Plus

From £19* per month
Our most comprehensive plan for dogs and cats

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 consultation fees start from £320