Fort Kinnaird Vets4Pets

Inside Pets at Home
Fort Kinnaird Retail Park
Newcraighall Road
Edinburgh
Midlothian
EH15 3RD

Telephone: 0131 603 4730

Opening hours

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Christmas Opening Hours

Christmas eve: 9:00am – 4:00pm
Christmas day: Closed
Boxing day: Closed
New Year's Eve: 9:00am – 4:00pm
New Year's Day: Closed

Meet the team

Kasia Dowhan-Reid

Kasia Dowhan-Reid

Practice Owner & Veterinary Surgeon

MRCVS

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I am delighted to be serving the pets of Edinburgh and offering you a 7 day a week service here at Fort Kinnaird. I am a graduate of the Dick Vet and have remained a local ever since graduating in 2007 (apart from a two and a half year stint in Aberdeenshire wrestling cattle and poaching our Practice Manager, Gemma). I love Edinburgh city and the countryside in this part of the world and feel very privileged to be able to call this my home. I live just outside of town with my husband, young son and a small menagerie; Alfie the Staffie cross, Cassie a rescued Maine Coon and Lucky a budgie who flew into our garden one day and stayed. Outside of work, I love being with my son, going to birthday parties, taking him swimming, soft play and bike rides. We often walk the dog together and recently, since we moved to a house with a garden, I have set myself some gardening challenges. With my husband – we love to cook and enjoy a glass of wine with a good film or a Game of Thrones episode. I opened Fort Kinnaird in 2011 and it has been a rich journey bringing you veterinary services for all these years. We have a terrific, international team here who are all amazing individuals and who truly care about the standard of veterinary care they are able to provide. I am very proud of the hard work that the team delivers every day of the week and we promise to continue to strive in improving our pet care and client services to you. This is what excites me and makes me happy to be a business owner. You will find me consulting every 3rd weekend where I often see a good number of Polish clients and their pets. If you are in need of a Polish speaking vet then please call in. Otherwise, I am also available during the week on certain days. Looking forward to seeing you and your pets in our clinic!
Stratos

Stratos Rokkos

Veterinary Surgeon

MRCVS DVM MSc

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I graduated from Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (Greece) Veterinary Medicine school in 2015. During my studies I worked as a veterinary assistant in many clinics in Thessaloniki. After my graduation, I joined the Greek army for 9 months and was transferred to the Military Veterinary Hospital of Northern Greece working as a vet.

Right after this period I moved to Edinburgh to study in the Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Science and Roslin Institute. I studied MSc Animal Biosciences where I worked in the oncology department. My work was focused on the treatment of the lethal squamous cell carcinoma in cats and I graduated with Distinction. I joined Vets4Pets in 2017.

I always try to provide the best possible care for the pets and create a bond of trust with our clients.

Currently I am attending the courses for the Small Animal Surgery (SAS) and General Practitioner Postgraduate Certificates.

Finally I have pets, Frufru (miniature dachshund), Karla (Belgian Malinois) and my cat Mavroula.

Sung

Sung-Dong Lee

Veterinary Surgeon

MRCVS DVM MVM

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Hi, I am Sung from South Korea. I graduated from the College of Veterinary medicine, Kyungpook National University in 2001 and worked in veterinary public health, a postgraduate school, small animal practices and a biomedicine company(as my alternative national military service) in S. Korea before coming to the UK.

 

When my wife and I moved to Edinburgh for her postgraduate study in 2012, we fell in love with Edinburgh. I became qualified as MRCVS (UK Vet) in 2015 and joined the Fort Kinnaird team in 2016.

 

In my spare time, I enjoy golf as long as the weather isn’t too bad, I also like movies, exploring, baking and cooking. I am a member of the WSAVA translation committee so I translate monthly bulletin and guidelines into Korean for my colleagues back in S Korea. I used to have 2 cats and 1 dog back in S. Korea but sadly they have all passed away. We don’t have any pets now but will have one (or more) soon after we move into a property that allows them. It would be lovely to see you and your pets at Fort Kinnaird soon.

Lorna

Lorna Forsyth

Veterinary Surgeon

MRCVS

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Hello, I’m Lorna! I joined Vets4Pets at Fort Kinnaird in August 2017, and really enjoy interacting with all the lovely pets and clients we have here. I graduated from the Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies in 2017, having previously studied Biological Sciences at Napier University. I’m a local and I grew up in the Southside of Edinburgh. I’m currently in my second year of the Graduate Programme with Vets4Pets, so I get to go to lots of interesting events to further my veterinary knowledge. I am a part-timer as I have a little girl called Emma and when I’m not working you’ll find me out and about with her and my other child, my 12 year old rescue whippet Darcy. I love to travel and have been to some far flung places, including Peru, Cuba and Namibia, and I’m going to Mexico for my honeymoon in February which I’m so excited about as a lover of Mexican food and drink!

Yanak

Yanak Greshkov

Veterinary Surgeon

MRCVS

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I was born in Petrich, Bulgaria in 1981. In 2006 I achieved my Master's degree in veterinary medicine and in 2013 specialised in Abdominal and Soft-tissue Surgery at the University of Forestry, Sofia, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine. After graduating, I started work as a vet in a mixed practice. From 2014 to 2017 I was co-owner and manager of a 24/7 mixed practice veterinary clinic. From 2008 I’ve been an active member of Bulgarian Veterinary Union. I was chairman of the Commission for Control and Professional Ethics for many years in BVU, DC - Sofia-the city. From 2012 till today, I’ve been a member and co-founder of the Association of Veterinary Surgeons in Bulgaria. I’ve been working at Vets4Pets, Fort Kinnaird since November 2017 and love seeing everyone with their pets in practice and working with a great team.

Christina

Christina Mitchell

Head Veterinary Nurse

RVN

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I completed my 4 years of training at our Fort Kinnaird branch and qualified as a registered veterinary nurse in 2016, from Edinburgh Napier University. I became the head veterinary nurse, at Musselburgh, a year ago. I have really enjoyed being able to work in such a new and lovely practice. In my spare time I enjoy going back home to the borders. I’m from a sheep farming background so have always enjoyed caring for all animals and I especially love getting to see my four collies. I’ve always grown up with border collies, so enjoy when any come into the practice.

 

Nicole

Nicole Thomson

Head Veterinary Nurse

RVN

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I have been with the team at Fort Kinnaird since January 2013 when I started my Veterinary Nurse training. I worked as a receptionist and Veterinary Care Assistant until I completed my training. I graduated from Edinburgh Napier University as a Registered Veterinary Nurse in July 2016. I enjoy consulting and have completed a certificate in Canine and Feline Nutrition.

 

In my spare time I enjoy going back home to the Scottish Borders to go horse riding in the countryside and I also enjoy playing tennis. I have grown up around family pets so I have been interested in all animals from a young age especially dogs. At home I have a mischievous puppy, Missy, a staffie cross, that I rehomed from Edinburgh Dog and Cat Home and 2 little Guinea pigs who are very vocal and like to tell me when they want fed!

Karrie McArthur

Veterinary Nurse

RVN

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I qualified as a Veterinary Nurse in 2010. After qualifying, I worked in my home town of Elgin, Moray, at a practice that treated predominately companion animals. I left Elgin and travelled to New Zealand where I spend 6 months working in a cat practice. Since coming back from New Zealand I have lived and worked in Edinburgh.

 

I have worked at Vets4Pets for just over 5 years and really love my job here. I returned to work at the start of 2017 after having my first baby. I now work part-time between Fort Kinnaird and Musselburgh Vets4Pets. I am really enjoying being back at work. The area of my job I like most is helping with pets that have come in for surgical procedures. I enjoy preparing for surgery, taking blood samples, placing intravenous catheters and monitoring anaesthetics.

 

At home I have a little black cat called Puss who is 15 years old. She generally keeps to herself, sometimes I get to pet her, occasionally I get to pick her up for a cuddle! I wouldn’t have her any other way. Puss has arthritis and eats a special diet food which helps with her joints.

Katie Hillis

Student Veterinary Nurse

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I’ve been part of the team at Fort Kinnaird since September 2017. I started my journey as a Veterinary Care Assistant and this was my first clinical job. I became a Student Veterinary Nurse in September 2018 and can’t wait to qualify. I’m the practice cat-friend and will never turn down holding an adorable kitten. I don’t have any pets of my own at the moment so I really enjoy getting to spend time with other peoples’. My favourite hobby is running after cute puppies in the streets of Leith.

Erin

Erin Temple

Veterinary Care Assistant/Student Veterinary Nurse

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I am currently in my 3rd year at Napier university studying veterinary nursing and I am employed here as a veterinary care assistant. I have grown up with dogs and especially love German shepherds. I have recently volunteered for Welgevonden game reserve in Africa to help broaden my knowledge on the ‘Big Five’. In my spare time you will find me socialising with friends, horse riding and traveling.

Gemma Pryor

Gemma Pryor

Practice Manager

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Having spent 8 years working in a veterinary practice in Aberdeenshire, I made the move to Edinburgh in 2011 to start work here as Receptionist at Vets4pets Fort Kinnaird. This role lead to me becoming Practice Manager and then more recently becoming a partner in the Musselburgh surgery which opened in 2017. I now work across the Fort Kinnaird and Musselburgh practices and I have enjoyed getting to know all our clients and their pets. I have a feisty tabby cat called Marley who I adopted over ten years ago now. She is about 13 and has a number of health issues which make her quite a regular visitor to the surgery. I live in Edinburgh with my son who keeps me very busy! In my spare time I enjoy getting out in the fresh air and exploring Edinburgh and surrounding areas, running and visiting my family.
Joanna

Joanna Dudgeon

Veterinary Care Assistant

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I am the Veterinary Care Assistant for Vets4pets Musselburgh and I adore dogs!

 

Whilst previously working at the Edinburgh Dog and Cat home, I rescued my Staffie boy who my partner and I spend all our time with out of work. I was a self-employed dog walker for 3.5 years but knew I wanted to move into a more clinical environment so took the steps towards a VCA role.

 

I love looking after all the patients and experiencing new things each week.

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Heather Glynn

Senior Client Care Advisor

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Having joined the Vets4Pets family as a Client Care Advisor in 2014, I now hold a bespoke dual role focusing on Training and Development as well as Marketing. I’ve developed a real passion for the veterinary industry and enjoy being able to bring my business and events knowledge and my teacher training background to my job every day.

 

At home, I have a scruffy Bearded Collie Crossbreed called Lola and a mischievous Border Collie called Honey. Outside of work you’ll find me training Honey at dog agility or teaching Lola new tricks. You'll also find me exploring walks around East Lothian with my Husband, Gareth. I also have a keen interest in photography so in my free time I enjoy developing my photography skills.

Denise

Denise Siegel

Client Services

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I joined Vets4Pets in March 2018, a completely new direction for me (away from Pension, Insurance, Banking and Recruitment) after I decided that I wanted to spend my working hours doing something interesting, fun and rewarding. And it is! I’m an animal lover, and my 7 year old cat Fergus is a great pal. Out of work, I enjoy boot camp (once it’s over!), socialising with family & friends, helping out my (adult) kids and travelling.

Tara Thomas

Client Services

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I joined the client services team here at Fort Kinnaird in 2018 from a background of events and hospitality which lead me to gain my diploma in Events Management. Originally from the Scottish Borders, I now live in a lovely local village with my husband Chris and my two boys Karson and Mason.

 

I decided to join the team because of my love for animals. At home we are not short of love from our furry friends, Nyka (Siberian husky), Lily (Ragdoll) and Old Mo (Our Beloved old Moggie). I love meeting our clients and their humans on a daily basis and getting to know them well over my time spent here at Vets4pets.

Sarah

Sarah Welch

Client Services

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I was born in Northwest London, and grew up with my beloved Staffordshire bull terrier, Monty, who lived to the ripe old age of 19! I went on to study Creative Writing at Bath Spa University where I graduated with a First Class Degree. After graduating from university I moved to Cheltenham, and started working at Vets4Pets (Companion Care) in October 2016 as a Client Care Adviser. It was there that I met (and fell in love with) my guinea pig, Bobbie, who I adopted after he had a very hard start to life. After 2 years at Vets4Pets Cheltenham, my partner and I relocated to gorgeous Edinburgh, and I was lucky enough to transfer to Vets4Pets Fort Kinnaird in November 2018. I love my job, in particular I enjoy getting to know all of the pets (and their humans!) that visit us every day. No two days are ever the same and there is always more to learn. You’ll find me at the reception desk, most likely cuddling whatever lovely pets are visiting us that day!

Vets4Pets Fort Kinnaird 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!

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Services

  • Operating Theatre
    An operating theatre with gaseous anaesthetic facility for surgical procedures.
  • Blood Pressure Monitor
    Used to measure the range of blood pressure as a preventative treatment to identify early signs of systemic hypertension.
  • Biochemistry
    Allows an assessment of the functionality of a patients organs.
  • X-Ray
    Generates digital 2D images of bones and internal organs.

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Health Plans

Starter pack protection

Best Start in Life

£85
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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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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Health Plan

Vac4Life

Just £99
Vac4Life is a preventative plan following primary vaccinations
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Out of hours

Vets Now Edinburgh
2b Hutchison Crossway
Gorgie
Edinburgh
EH14 1RR

Telephone: 0131 444 0990

Standard consultations before 10pm start from £179. Standard consultations after 10pm start from £231.

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