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Bearsden Vets4Pets

1 Hillfoot Drive
Bearsden
Glasgow
G61 3QL

Telephone: 0141 942 0283

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Opening Hours

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

Parking details

You will find our client car park conveniently located behind our practice.

Meet the team

Danielle Ewbank Veterinary Surgeon Vets4Pets Bearsden

Danielle Halfpenny

Veterinary Surgeon

BVMS MRCVS

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I qualified as a Vet in 2009 from Glasgow University Vet School and have worked in small animal practice since graduating, initially in London for 4 years before making the happy move back up to Glasgow. I joined the practice in 2014, inspired by their thorough and progressive approach to patient care and small friendly team. We are very lucky to have such a lovely set of owners so committed to patient health and wellbeing. I love the variety of general practice and have a particular interest in small animal dentistry. The prevalence of dental disease in our pets is hugely underestimated and its impact on their quality of life as well as other organs and diseases is very significant. Outside of work I spend most of my time hillwalking and mountain biking, and more recently have been kept busy with the arrival of our baby daughter. We have 2 cats, Max and Molly, who are slowly coming around to the idea of our new family addition!
Laura Sheppard

Laura Sheppard

Veterinary Surgeon

BVMS MRVCS

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I qualified from Glasgow Vet School in 2003. I then worked for 9 years in Northern England until the opportunity to work in Bearsden Vets4Pets arose. I’ve been with Bearsden Vets4Pets since it opened in 2012 and I’m really proud of the way it has developed into the fantastic practice it is today with such a brilliant team. I have a strong interest in diagnostic imaging especially ultrasound and enjoy soft tissue surgery.
Being a vet is not just a job, it’s a way of life and I love that. I will never tire of meeting a new puppy or kitten and I will always take joy in making a sick animal feel better.
When I’m not at work my two young sons keep me pretty busy!

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Nadine Lightbody

Veterinary Surgeon

BVMS MRCVS

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Born and raised in Orkney, I grew up with a passion and interest in animals. I qualified from Glasgow vet school in 2013.After graduating I worked in Burnley, Lancashire and then in Leeds in small animal practices. Whilst in Leeds I gained a certificate in Western veterinary acupuncture and chronic pain management as well as learning about Western veterinary herbal medicine. I ran pain clinics at my practice in Leeds for a few years but realised it was time for me to come home.
I now work part time for Bearsden Vets4Pets and also do referral chronic pain, acupuncture and herbal medicine through Longview Veterinary Services.
Outside of work I love music, walking with my husband and our two dogs Scapa and Stitch, yoga and cooking.

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Rhea Fitzwillaim

Veterinay Surgeon

BVM&S MRCVS

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I graduated in 2018 from Edinburgh but am originally from sunny Trinidad and Tobago!
I moved to Glasgow after I graduated and feel very at home with the friendliness and playful sense of humour - very similar to the Caribbean.
I love all my patients but have a special interest in cats and exotic animals. 
I also have a keen interest in veterinary mental health as so many of our profession struggle with this. I have two cats who I adore and one boyfriend who is okay.  
Bearsden V4P Gillian Davidson

Gillian Davidson

Registered Veterinary Nurse

RVN

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I began my career in the veterinary world as an Auxiliary Veterinary Nurse in a small practice. I then moved to a busy, 2 branch mixed practice, where I was employed as a Student Veterinary Nurse. As part of my training I attended Edinburgh's Telford College on Block Release, completed a portfolio of assessed work and sat both theory and practical exams. I qualified as a Registered Veterinary Nurse in January 2011. A year after qualifying I decided to move to a smaller practice where I became a Clinical Coach ( in-practice mentor/assessor for Student Veterinary Nurses). I was delighted to accept a job at Vet4Pets Bearsden as the practice's first RVN in November 2013. I hope to set up lots of nurse clinics as this is something I'm very interested in, particularly weight clinics. At home I have a crazy but extremely lovable Border Terrier called Flora and two bunnies, Sam ( a Netherland Dwarf) and Frodo (a Mini Lop).
Nicola Haughie

Nicola Haughie

Registered Veterinary Nurse

RVN

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My training started in 2010, working as an Animal Care Assistant in a small practice in Gourock. After 2 years there I began my Veterinary Nurse training at Edinburgh College, working between various small practices and the Glasgow Small Animal hospital. Qualifying in 2015, I joined the team at Vets4Pets shortly after. I’ve been here 3 years now and I’m now a clinical coach training our student nurses in the surgery. We’re always encouraged to develop clinical skills within the practice and I particularly enjoy dental nursing, keeping your pets teeth clean and healthy!
Lynne McGunnigle

Lynne McCann

Registered Veterinary Nurse

RVN

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I am one of a team of Registered Veterinary Nurses within the practice who began my studies in 2013 in Edinburgh. The team at Vets4Pets kindly allowed me to attend placement here from the first year of my course to completion. I also spent those three years on placement at Glasgow Small Animal Hospital. Both opportunities allowed me to develop my skills and confidently graduate in 2016.I have a particular interest to strengthen my Schedule 3 Skills, particularly surgery. This allows Registered Veterinary Nurses to maximise their full potential and broadens the scope for learning and growth within the veterinary profession. I thoroughly enjoy working in an ever evolving practice that understands not just the importance of holistic care for each patient; but that invests in its people also. We are encouraged to attend CPD regularly, to explore our interests and to work on improving our existing strengths. Whether canine/feline or anything else for that matter, I feel all should be held in the same high regard as our human loved ones.
Ailsa Bogle

Ailsa Bogle

Registered Veterinary Nurse

RVN

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I joined the team at Bearsden in October 2017 having previously worked in other vets4pets practices since starting my training in 2011. I am originally from Wick which is a small town right at the top of Scotland and have always loved animals from a young age. I moved to Edinburgh in 2010 so I could start my veterinary nursing course at Edinburgh Napier University. After having some time out I went back to University to qualify in June 2017 with a BSC hons degree in veterinary nursing. I have a special interest in exotics and wildlife nursing and gained lots of experience in my previous practice working alongside exotic specialists and owning several exotic pets in the past as well as nursing sick and injured wildlife so that they can be released back into the wild. I also have a keen interest in Animal behaviour which I would like to go on and study further. I have a passion for rescue animals and do a lot of charity work in my spare time. I am the Scottish coordinator for SSDR who help rehome unwanted or abandoned sled dogs this is very demanding and due to the likes of game of thrones and twilight increasing numbers of sled dogs are needing rehomed as they are not the easiest of breeds. I am currently owned by 3 malamutes, 3 ferrets, 1 cat, 1 African pygmy hedgehog, 1 snake, 1 terrapin, 1 budgie and some marine fish. In my spare time I like to take part in cani-sport events with my youngest dog Khaos. We started out with cani-cross which is basically running with your dog. e attended cani-fit classes to learn about the sport and build on our fitness together as a team and now regularly attend cani-cross races but I plan to do more work on bikejor and scooter this year as Khaos loves it and can go much faster than I could ever run.
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Katie Sproull

Student Veterinary Nurse

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I was delighted to join the Vets4Pets Bearsden team as a Student Veterinary Nurse in November 2020 having previously worked in the reception team of another Vets4Pets practice for 3 years. I’m currently studying my Level 3 Diploma in Veterinary Nursing at College of Animal Welfare and I’m hoping to qualify in 2021. I have a keen interest in small furry animals, especially rabbits and will be looking to expand my knowledge and experience in this area when I qualify. I currently have one little fur baby of my own, Floki, a Netherland Dwarf Rabbit and I’ll be looking to get him a friend in spring time.

Outside of work and college, I love spending time with friends and family. I also like to keep active and spend my time either at the gym or snowboarding when I can.

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Jess Ross

Student Veterinary Nurse

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Hello, my name is Jess, and I am the practice’s designated chatterbox! I grew up on a croft in a wee village near Aviemore, where I spent most of my childhood with the farm animals or riding horses. Horse riding is a big love of mine and I used to compete in eventing before I moved to Glasgow a couple of years ago. Another passion for me is travelling. I have travelled and worked on animal welfare projects in South Africa, Sri Lanka and Bali, which were all just incredible. I started studying BSc (Hons) Veterinary Nursing at Edinburgh Napier in 2017, and I am due to graduate as a Registered Veterinary Nurse this summer, I can’t wait! I absolutely love veterinary nursing and I find it to be the most rewarding job in the world, there is nothing better than seeing your pets and helping them feel better. I am so excited to get to know you and your pets during my time here at Vets4Pets Bearsden.

Gemma Lamont

Gemma Lamont

Practice Manager

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After moving back to Glasgow in 2012 I registered my two Parson Russell Terriers, Meg and Lulu, with the practice. An opportunity came up in October 2015 and I joined the team as Practice Manager. With a degree in Management and previous experience in the banking and sports industry I was keen to take on a new challenge. This was the perfect opportunity to work with and continue to build a great team whilst being close to home and the school my children attend. I love working for Vets4Pets Bearsden and admire John and Laura and our team of committed and experienced Vets, Nurses and Receptionists for always striving to provide the best level of care possible. I also enjoy taking part in Regional and National projects where I am able to support others but also continually look at best practice and how to deliver the best possible service we can at Bearsden. In my spare time I enjoy spending time with family and friends and doing Yoga.
Ruth Buchanan

Ruth Buchanan

Client Care Advisor

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It has always been a dream of mine to work with animals and I absolutely love my job meeting all of our lovely clients and there fur babies. I work with an amazing team of people all dedicated to our clients and patients and making sure they have an amazing experience at the practice.

I have always loved animals great and small, as a young child and throughout my life my family have always had animal’s dogs, cats, rabbits, guinea pigs, fish, we even had terrapins.

I have a loving family and 3 beautiful boys, we have 2 Pomeranian dogs called Ted and Jasper and we all love them to bits.

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Paula O'Donnell

Client Care Advisor

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I joined the Vets4Pets Bearsden team as a Receptionist in April 2017. Previous to this my experience has consisted of a variety of administration based roles before I decided to try a career in animal care. I attended Oatridge Agricultural College and gained a HNC in Animal Care, before spending the next 3 and half years running my own business offering dog walking and pet sitting services in my local area.

Joining the Vets4Pets team allowed me to combine my experience in an admin environment, while learning a new skill set as a receptionist, but I still enjoy the best bits of client interaction and puppy snuggling!

In my spare time I like long country walks with my 15 year old collie cross, Scruffy, binge watching geeky box sets and travelling to new places when I can.

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Nicole McConachie

Client Care Advisor

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I became a part of the Vets4Pets company  in Jan 2018 and I joined the Bearsden team in January 2020. I love being part of this team of hardworking and caring people. 
 
I have always loved animals and love having the chance to work with them everyday. I enjoy meeting all the lovely patients, their families and watching them grow. 
 
In my spare time, I like to spend time with my family (mostly my nephews). I have my own little fur baby, Harley. We love going on walks and snuggling up on the couch. I love going on holidays and travelling. 
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Jade Spinelli

Client Care Advisor

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Hi I’m Jade and I have just recently joined the Vets4Pets Bearsden team as a Client Care Advisor. Before joining the team I worked in a Doggy Day Care- so you could say my role was a professional puppy cuddler! I have always had a huge passion for animals which led me to working for various vet practices and animal charities as well as volunteering for a rescue Zoo. As well as being known for my obsession for chocolate orange- most call me the crazy dog lady!

In my spare time I enjoy hillwalking, exploring the world, eating and of course adventuring with my two pugs Sebastian and Arthur. Being a Client Care Advisor on reception is just the best job in the world as I enjoy getting to know all of the clients as well bonding with the pets and hearing all about them.

If I could chose a favourite dog breed I would definitely have to say a staffie… their smiles melt my heart and I would love to rescue one in the future.

I look forward to meeting you all!

Vets4Pets Bearsden 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

  • Dental X-Ray
    Unlike humans, dogs need to be under general anesthesia for dental X-rays. Anesthesia is considered to be a safe procedure and will be performed after a general examination. It is tailored to the individual and your dog is continuously monitored during the dental exam.
  • 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.

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  • Digital X-Ray
    Digital X ray equipment is available.
  • 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.
  • 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 & Ultrasound
    X-Ray & Ultrasound
  • 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.
  • Anaesthetic
    General anaesthetic enables us to perform many procedures kindly and safely for your pet.
  • Acupuncture
    Acupuncture has evolved from the ancient art of placing needles into particular locations on the body in order to alleviate pain, improve recovery rates and increase resistance to disease. It has been practised by the Chinese and other Eastern cultures for thousands of years and may be used to treat a wide variety of illnesses in people and animals.
  • Dentistry
    The treatment and prevention of dental disease
  • Microchipping
    A microchip can help retrieve lost pets

Practice tour

Practice accreditations

  • RCVS accreditation EDITED
  • $R011TVO

Health Plans

Health Plan

Complete Care Junior

£15 a month
Expert veterinary care, plus lots of support and tailored advice for your puppy or kitten, in an affordable and convenient way
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Health Plan

Complete Care

From £8 a month
Complete peace of mind
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Health Plan

Complete Care Junior

£15 a month
Expert veterinary care, plus lots of support and tailored advice for your puppy or kitten, in an affordable and convenient way
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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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Health Plan

Vac4Life

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

Out of hours

Vets Now Glasgow
123-145 North Street
Glasgow
G3 7DA

Telephone: 0141 3323212

Standard consultation fees start from £185

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