Bearsden Vets4Pets

1 Hillfoot Drive
G61 3QL
0141 942 0283 Chat on WhatsApp

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Normal Opening Hours

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

Holiday Opening Hours

Early May Bank Holiday

  • Monday 06 May Closed

Parking and access information

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

Support line

For advice and support when the practice is closed, please call 0333 332 4471 and speak to our qualified veterinary team. Our out of hours vet provider can be found here by clicking the link.

Meet the team

Laura Sheppard

Laura Sheppard

Veterinary Surgeon


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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!

Danielle Ewbank Veterinary Surgeon Vets4Pets Bearsden

Danielle Halfpenny

Veterinary Surgeon


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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!
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Dr Nadine Lightbody

Veterinary Surgeon


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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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Dr Rhea Fitzwilliam

Veterinay Surgeon


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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.  

Alan Wiseman

Veterinary Surgeon


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I graduated from the University of Glasgow Vet School in 2021 and was fortunate enough to join the Bearsden Practice. I have always been interested in small animal general practice. I enjoy being able to build a relationship with our clients and being there for their pets at all stages of their life. I have a keen interest in surgery and hope to further specialise in this area. Outside of work I enjoy spending time with my family.


Dr Joan Leong

Veterinary Surgeon


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Hi, I'm Joan and originally from New York City. I qualified from Glasgow in 2018 and spent the last 4 years in mixed practice in the Scottish Highlands, seeing all creatures great and small

I have a soft spot for our geriatric patients and enjoy helping them feel their best in their golden years. I also have a keen interest in dermatology. 
Outside of work, I spend most of my days exploring Scotland with my family. 
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Lynne McCann

Registered Veterinary Nurse


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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


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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

Registered 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. In 2021 I qualified as a Registered Veterinary Nurse after completing my Level 3 Diploma in Veterinary Nursing at College of Animal Welfare. I have a keen interest in small furry animals, especially rabbits and will be looking to expand my knowledge and experience in this area. 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 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.


Rachael Gallacher

Registered Veterinary Nurse


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Hi, I'm Rachael, I graduated from Edinburgh Napier University with a degree in Veterinary Nursing in July of 2021 and joined the Vets4Pets Bearsden Team in April 2022. I have worked in a variety of small practices during my nursing training and after graduating I accepted a Job at the Glasgow University Small Animal Hospital in Bearsden. I enjoyed my referral nursing experience at the hospital as it allowed me to develop my in-patient nursing skills which I now have a passion for. I love discussing patient cases with fellow nurses and vets and tailoring nursing care to individual patient needs. I find the most rewarding part of my job is returning pets back to their (much-relieved!) owners and helping them to feel confident in their pet's aftercare. After this experience I came back to small practice and I enjoy all aspects of my job but, I have a keen interest in anaesthesia and I would like to complete an advanced nursing certificate in the future. 
In my spare time I enjoy cooking, going to the gym and have recently tried crafting some pottery! I also occasionally look after my family's dog Piper, she is a Labrador collie cross and is more commonly known as the "the best girl in the house". Her favourite things to do are going for long walks, catching the ball and mooching for treats off of everyone.  
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Katie Davidson

Registered Veterinary Nurse


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Hi! I initially joined the team here at Vets4Pets as a student nurse in 2021 and completed my training to gain my qualification of a level 3 diploma in veterinary nursing in April. I was thrilled to become employed with the team. I have learned so much so far and have gained lots of confidence in my role thanks to the amazing supportive colleagues. I have a love for all animals and would like to grow my knowledge in exotic pets too.

I have had all sorts of pets growing up which includes fish, two guinea pigs, a hamster, a cat and a dog which I adored all of them.  When I am not working I spend most of my time looking after my pony Sol. He is the funniest character and never fails to make me laugh. Outside of spending time with Sol I love to go walks with my family and have recently taken up paddle boarding! Myself and some of the other nurse love to take our dogs out on the paddle boards, we have all managed to stay afloat and not fall in. 

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Shannon Brown

Student Veterinary Nurse

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I joined the Vets4Pets Bearsden team as a student at the end of 2020. Prior to this, I completed a course in animal care and achieved my animal nursing assistant certificate in Dumfries. I thoroughly enjoyed learning and spent a lot of time with different animals including birds, reptiles and cattle.

I adore all patients but have a soft spot for small dogs. They remind me of my own dog, Rupert. He is a maltese and he loves the beach, sleeping and cherry tomatoes. I also have a giant African land snail called Mr Gary.

I feel so grateful to be able to work in such a great practice with colleagues who are so
knowledgeable and experienced. No day is the same and I’m constantly on the go and learning new things. As of this year, I will be continuing my studies and hope to be a qualified veterinary nurse in the coming years.

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Jade Spinelli

Student Veterinary Nurse

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Hello everyone, I'm Jade and I have been part of the Vets4pets Bearsden team since October 2020 where I started as a Client Care Advisor. I am very fortunate to be starting my new venture as a student veterinary nurse and I am super excited to continue getting to know you and your pets in my new role. 
As a child I grew up loving all kinds of animals and I used to spend my weekends at my local riding stables. Horse riding has always been a huge passion of mine and I would love to start back again. My favourite animal is a pig and I have two of my own... well two pugs! Sebastian and Arthur. 
In my spare time I enjoy hillwalking, keeping fit, eating out and most of all adventuring with my dogs! Another huge passion of mine is travelling. I have voluntary experience from across the world. From an elephant sanctuary in Bali to a children's disability camp in America. I love exploring the world and seeing what it has to offer me. 
I am known to most for my chocolate orange obsession and as the crazy dog lady. If you were to ask me my favourite dog breed I would definitely have to say a staffie… their big gentle smiles melt my heart and I would love to add one to my team one day.

Yasmin Anderson

Student Veterinary Nurse

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​I have always had a love for animals and began my journey to the veterinary industry back in 2016 when I started volunteering at an animal rescue back home in Belfast. After this I worked as a student veterinary nurse from 2018 before moving to Glasgow in 2020. I started as a CCA at Vets4Pets in Hamilton before joining the team here at Bearsden Vets4Pets. ​I absolutely love working here, we have the best team! I especially enjoy meeting and getting to know our lovely patients and their owners. Outside of work I like to spend my time going to gigs, walking my boyfriend's dog and travelling back home the occasional weekend to spend time with my own rescue dogs, Murphy and Juno and my cat Tink. 

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.

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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Lesley Nisbet

Client Care Advisor

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Hi, my name is Lesley and I have been with Vets4Pets in Bearsden for over a year now and I am loving my role as Client Care Advisor. For me the best part of my role is being able to play and interact with the pets especially the puppies. I have two gorgeous fur babies, a chorkie called Gigi and a chihuahua called Lottie. They are my whole life  and I love them more than my husband ha ha. In my spare time I love to eat out and travel abroad to the sun. 


Chelsea Houston

Client Care Advisor

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Hi, my name is Chelsea and I have been with the practice for a year now.  I love working with such wonderful people who love animals as much as I do. I have worked with animals and people for many years starting my career at Riding for the Disabled Association from a young age. After working with horses for many years it is nice to dip my toes into the world of smaller animals. I love meeting and developing relationships with the wonderful clients and their owners here at the practice.Outside of work I enjoy travelling and spending time with my friends and family. My world is my gorgeous pekingese Juve (Juventus). He is a special boy who is full of character and loves all his aunties here at the practice.  


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Lauren Dickson

Client Care Advisor

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Hello! My name is Lauren and I have been a client care advisor/receptionist here at Bearsden since 2022. My favourite part of the job is spending time with all the dogs that come through the door especially large breed dogs! My partner and I have a 5 year old Golden Retriever dog called Buddy who is my whole world. In my spare time I’m usually taking Buddy on a road trip around Scotland somewhere.


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!



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

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  • Blood Pressure Monitor
    Used to measure the range of blood pressure as a preventative treatment to identify early signs of systemic hypertension.
  • 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.
  • Dentistry
    The treatment and prevention of dental disease
  • Digital X-Ray
    Digital X ray equipment is available.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Medication
  • Microchipping
    A microchip can help retrieve lost pets
  • 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.
  • 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 Waiting Areas
    Separate cat and dog waiting areas, designed to ensure your pet is kept in a comfortably stress free environment.
  • Separate Cat & Dog Wards
    Separate cat and dog hospital wards, designed to ensure your pet is kept in a comfortably stress free environment.
  • X-Ray & Ultrasound
    X-Ray & Ultrasound

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Practice accreditations

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

Health Plans

Health Plan

Complete Care Junior

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

Health Plan

Complete Care

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

Complete Care Junior

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

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

GUVS Small Animal Hospital
464 Bearsden Road
G61 1QH

Telephone: 0141 330 7690