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We are now able to provide all our normal services but in the safest possible way. When you book your appointment our friendly team will explain what to expect at your visit. In Scotland it is now mandatory that you wear a face covering when visiting us.

Straiton (Pentland) Vets4Pets

Inside Pets at Home
Straiton Mains Straiton Retail Park
Loanhead
EH20 9PW

Telephone: 0131 440 3904

Open Today 09:00 - 20:00

Opening Hours

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

Meet the team

Dr Esther Nash

Veterinary Surgeon

BVM&S MVetSci PGCertSAM MRCVS

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Hi I’m Tessa, I qualified as a vet from the R(D)SVS in 2009 and have since enjoyed working around the UK in small animal practice. Before moving back to Edinburgh in 2017, I was a clinical director of two busy veterinary hospitals in Liverpool where I also obtained a Certificate in Small Animal Medicine. I now work part-time with the fabulous Vets4Pets Straiton team whilst completing a PhD in tissue engineering at the Roslin Institute. In my spare time I enjoy long-distance trail running, cuddling my one-eyed rescue cat and slowly renovating an old cottage with my partner Martyn

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Dr Daryl Driscoll

Veterinary Surgeon

BVM&S MRCVS

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Hello I’m Daryl. I’ve worked as a veterinary care assistant as well as a client services colleague at both the Bonnyrigg & Straiton practices since Fall 2017. I am studying as a veterinary student at the Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies and have a passion for small animal surgery and oncology. I have three German Shepherds & a Tibetan Mastiff at home which I brought with me from my previous career as a dog trainer in the US. When I’m not working or studying I love hiking with the dogs, riding horses, and I’m a volunteer English teacher for non-native speakers.
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Dr Conor O'Halloran

Veterinary Surgeon

BVSc MSc MRCVS

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Hi, I’m Conor! I joined the practice in October 2019 although I have been with Vets4Pets Perth since April 2016. I graduated from Liverpool Vet School in 2015. Along with my veterinary work in the practice I have continued my university studies, completing and MSc and PhD. I enjoy all aspects of companion animal medicine and my specific area of interest (and research) is infectious diseases - particularly those that can spread between pets and their owners (and back again!).

Dr Eva Kokkaliari

Veterinary Surgeon

DVM MSc CAB MRCVS

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Hi, I’m Eva. I graduated from the Aristotle University in Thessaloniki in Greece in 2015. Driven by an interest in animal behaviour and welfare,  I came to the UK in September 2016  and was awarded a MSc degree in Clinical Animal Behaviour by the University of Lincoln. Since then, I have worked in small animal practice in Greece and the South of England. I joined the Straiton Vets4Pets team in September 2019 and I am currently working towards a certificate in Feline Internal Medicine. Apart from cuddling cats, I enjoy travelling, drawing and sewing in my spare time.

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Katia

Student Veterinary Nurse

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Hello, I am Katia, Student veterinary Nurse at Vets4Pets Straiton. My journey with Vets 4 Pets Straiton began in February 2018 when I was doing work experience, and I was lucky enough to officially join the team in January 2019.
In my previous life I was in Business Development for one of Edinburgh’s largest universities. However, animals have always been my passion so I decided to follow my childhood dream of working and helping our furry (and scaly and feathery!) companions.
In my free time I enjoy cycling and spending time with friends, family and my precious cat!

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Wiola

Registered Veterinary Nurse

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Hello, my name is Wiola. I joined the Vets4Pets team in July 2016. Settling in was easy, as we have such a caring group of people working here at Straiton.

I have held a passion for animal care for as long as I can remember. As a Veterinary Nurse, I enjoy the variety of the job as you never know what the day will bring. It is extremely rewarding to see a patients progress with right treatment and nursing care. 

Outside of work I enjoy travelling. Out of all my trips, I was the most impressed by seeing wild terrapins in their natural environment. This was special to me, as I myself am lucky to own, a 14-year old terrapin called Piti. But that’s not all of my pet family. I have a talented cat called Zazu, who loves to bring me back sticks like a dog!

 

I’m looking forward to meeting you and your pets!

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David

Student Veterinary Nurse

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Hi, I'm David, I'm a Student Veterinary Nurse in the Straiton team. After working for 12 years in IT and 6 years as a stay at home parent, I decided to follow my childhood dream of working with animals.

I began by doing work experience at the practice and was welcomed as part of the team from day 1. I have learned so much from working with such amazing and caring people and am looking forward to what will hopefully be a long career in the veterinary profession.

Outside of work I spend time with my family and try to find time to play my guitars (much to my children's displeasure!).

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Alice

Veterinary Care Assistant

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Hi, I’m Alice, I have worked at Vets4Pets Straiton for over a year now as a Veterinary Care Assistant. I have always loved animals and looking after them – I especially love cats and have my own one called Sid who is now 7! My hobbies outside of work include walking and seeing my friends and family.
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Katrina

Client Service Co-Ordinator

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Hi my names Katrina, I’ve worked at Vets4Pets Straiton for just over a year now. I have 2 ginger fluffy babies - Rosie a 5 year old Cocker Spaniel and Ludo a 5 year old cat. Outside of work I enjoy spending time with my family and pets.
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Collette

Practice Manager

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Hi, I’m Collette. I became part of the Vets4Pets client service team in September 2015. Prior to working at our practice, I spent 13 years with Pets At Home moving from a part-time colleague whilst still at high school to becoming part of the store management team. I hold a City And Guilds qualification in Pet Store Management, an OATA certificate and I am a qualified C-SQP. In December 2017, I became part of the Bonnyrigg team and I look forward to the next chapter in my Vets4Pets career. At home, I have 3 cats who are Felix, Ace, and Jess. A Syrian hamster called Digger and a bearded dragon called Oscar. In my spare time, I enjoy cycling with my family, a spot of gardening and catching up on my favourite TV shows! I am passionate about offering a compassionate experience and gold standard of care to the pets (and humans!) we have the opportunity to look after.
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Denise

Client Service Co-Ordinator

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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 8 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. I've recently joined the practice at Straiton from Fort Kinnaird and am enjoying settling in. 

Vets4Pets Straiton (Pentland) 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

  • Emergency cover
    Even if we are closed, we have your pet covered.
  • Operating Theatre
    An operating theatre with gaseous anaesthetic facility for surgical procedures.
  • Isolation Unit
    A special ward to care for animals with contagious diseases.
  • Blood Pressure Monitor
    Used to measure the range of blood pressure as a preventative treatment to identify early signs of systemic hypertension.

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  • Biochemistry
    Allows an assessment of the functionality of a patients organs.
  • Haematology
    Allows the assessment of a patient's blood and blood cells.
  • 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.
  • Hospital Ward
    Suite of custom-built kennels for the housing and monitoring of in-patients.
  • Dentistry
    The treatment and prevention of dental disease

Practice tour

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.
kitten in practice

Health Plan

Complete Care

From £8 a month
Complete peace of mind
Complete Care dog header

Health Plan

Complete Care Senior

From £17
A complete care plan for your 7+ year old pet's continued good health
senior dog outside in sun

Health Plans

Flea & Worm Pack

Protect your pet and your pocket!
dog in field

Health Plan

Vac4Life

Just £99
Vac4Life is a preventative plan following primary vaccinations
Vac4Life

Out of hours

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

Telephone: 0131 444 0990

Standard consultations before 10pm start from £131. Standard consultations after 10pm start from £184.50.

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