Glasgow Forge Vets4Pets

Inside Pets at Home
The Forge Retail Park
71 Biggar Street
Glasgow
G31 4BH
0141 551 3630 Mobile:(General Enquiries only) 07376 073109

Open Today 09:00 - 19:00

Opening Hours

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

Parking and access information

Disabled Parking available

Meet the team

Struan Rafferty

Dr. Struan Rafferty

Practice Owner & Veterinary Surgeon

BVMS MRCVS MvetSci

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I was born and brought up in Glasgow and attended Glasgow University Veterinary School. I graduated in 2004 so I have over a decade of experience in small animal practice. After graduation I spent a year as an intern in a referral practice in Essex before moving into first opinion practice in London. I spent the majority of my time in London working for a hospital-based practice where my duties included looking after the Metropolitan police dogs of south London. After leaving London I worked for 2 years in Aberdeen running a branch practice for a large veterinary group. After leaving Aberdeen I spent a year working and traveling in Australia and New Zealand before returning home to open the Glasgow Forge practice. We have now been open for two years and the surgery is just continuing to grow and expand which has been great to oversee. I live in Glasgow with my wife Sarah (we recently got married in Iceland September 2016). Also at home is my geriatric 3-legged rescue cat called Cheeky who features in the practice photos. We also have some new additions to the family…a ginger rescue cat called Grettir (Icelandic name for the famous Garfield), Sylvester and Larry. I enjoy the variety of small animal first opinion practice but I particularly enjoy discussing preventative health care with owners and dealing with skin cases. I am currently studying a master’s degree in ‘Advanced Clinical Practice’ part-time at the University of Edinburgh.

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Dr. Noreen Griffin

Clinical Lead Veterinary Surgeon

BVM&S MRCVS

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I grew up local to Glasgow and graduated from Edinburgh Vet School in 2012. My first year out I worked in Ireland with racehorses before returning closer to home to work at a mixed practice in Falkirk for several years. I became a purely small animal vet in 2015 and started work at the Forge in 2018. I enjoy all aspects of first opinion work but particularly like performing surgical procedures and also teaching students who come to do placements here. 
 
I have a large collection of pets at home which includes two ponies, two dogs, a cat and a herd of guinea pigs. I am forever taking in waifs and strays which end up never leaving! 
 
Outside of work I am kept busy with my three young children and all the pets but also enjoy running and hill walking whenever I can.
Amelia

Dr. Amelia Perring

Veterinary Surgeon

BVMS MRCVS

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Hello,

I'm Amelia, one of the Vets at Vets4Pets Glasgow Forge.

I moved up to Glasgow from North Wales for Vet School and haven't left since! I graduated in 2023 and have loved getting to know lots of our clients here in the past few months.

In my spare time, I enjoy reading and visiting family nearby - I haven't got a fury friend of my own yet, but that's a matter of time!

Samantha Medina Morales

Dr. Samantha Medina Morales

Veterinary Surgeon

DVM, MRCVS

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Hi,

I graduated from the University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, where I also completed a Masters Degree in Veterinary Medicine and Therapeutics Research. Soon after, I moved to the UK to work as a first opinion vet in London for 2 years before embarking on a Rotating Internship at a referral centre. Following my experience as an Emergency/ night vet in a busy referral hospital back in Spain, I returned to the UK to undertake a specific internship in internal medicine, which I completed this year.

I love all aspects of veterinary medicine, but I particular interest enjoy feline and canine medicine, as well as preventive medicine

In my spare time, I enjoy going out with friends, practicing free diving, and spending quality time with my rescue dog, Niwa.

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Dr. Angelique Hayot

Veterinary Surgeon

DVM, MRCVS

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I grew up in Martinique (France) and studied in VetAgro Sup Lyon school of veterinary medicine, where I cultivated skills in both small animal and equine medicine. I graduated in 2020, then worked for a year in small animal practice before I completed a Rotating Internship in Equine medicine in Lyon in 2022.
 
After working a few months in equine field service in Angers, I got an opportunity to move to Glasgow by joining Vets4Pets. As I love adventures and discovering new perspectives, I was glad to take it!
 
I enjoy first opinion practice and building a family doctor-like relationship with my clients and their pets.
 
Outside of work, I spend my time drawing and painting, hill walking, and I recently discovered rock climbing.  I am also a lifelong horse rider and dog owner. 
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Jen Rowe

Head Veterinary Nurse

RVN

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Hi, I am a Registered veterinary nurse and studied at Edinburgh Napier University. I  completed all placements here at Glasgow Forge since September  2016 and officially joined the team in January 2019.

I enjoy all aspects of my job, in particular surgical nursing. I currently have two pets of my own, a black Labrador called Kobe and a Ragdoll cat called Freya.

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Lynne Fotheringham

Deputy Head Nurse

RVN

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My name is Lynne. I qualified as a Registered Veterinary Nurse in 2000 while working at the Glasgow
University Practice in Lanark. I really enjoy working in small animal practice but have also been
involved with farm animal and emergency out of hours care.
I joined Vets4pets in 2021 and enjoy all aspects of the job. I have experience in many different areas
of veterinary care and particularly like to be involved with anaesthesia and theatre procedures.
I have 4 cats at home, including a 3-legged rescue I took on several years ago, and 2 large dogs, a
Bernese Mountain Dog and an Alaskan Malamute.

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Rosanna Fraser

Registered Vet Nurse

RVN

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Hi! Im Rosanna and I have been working at the Forge Vets4Pets in various roles since 2017 and qualified as a registered veterinary nurse in 2022. I don't currently have any pets in Glasgow but I have a 15 year old family Labrador back home who over the years has made an appearance as the reception dog who some of you may remember! I love all aspects of working as an RVN and am interested in completing further certificates in the future to expand my knowledge and experience but for now I'm happy just enjoying my job with all your lovely pets! 

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Nicole Granger

Registered Vet Nurse

RVN

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Hi! I’m Nicole one of the nurses here at Vets4pets. I started my veterinary nursing course back in 2018, I have been working within the practice since 2019 where I had started as a student on placement to complete my final year. Following the conclusion of my final student year I was lucky enough to be offered a job. I love my job, being able to care for animals is something that really interests me plus my colleagues & team are amazing to work with.

At home I have two family Staffies called Lucy and Belle. We have recently just taken on a rescue dog who needed a lot of attention and training but is now fitting in great with the other dogs! Caring for animals has always been a passion of mine, The thing I love the most is that every day is different. I am looking forward to continuing my career here as a Registered Veterinary Nurse.

Faye Podlesny

SVN Faye Podlesny

Student Vet Nurse

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Hey, I’m Faye. I am a student veterinary nurse here at the forge. 
I have been in this role for 3 years now, soon to qualify. I have worked in veterinary practices for 8 years. I enjoy most roles of the job, however my passion is anesthetics and nursing care. I look forward to qualifying and looking to use my qualification whilst travelling around Australia. I would also like to specialise in exotics.  
Other than my love and passion for animals, I enjoy dog walking, travelling, socialising and boxing.
Emily

SVN Emily Dougan

Client Care Advisor/VCA

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Hello. My name is Emily, I have been with Vets for Pets since 2019 and began as a receptionist. The more I worked more with this exceptional team, the more I wanted to do and learn more about veterinary care. In 2023 I asked Struan to put me through college to become a registered veterinary nurse and thankfully he said yes. That is where I am now, studying towards my diploma with CAW and I love it. 
 
I have 2 cats, Lola and Ivy and one day I would love to adopt a dog into the family. 
 
In my spare time I play the violin and piano. I also like to relax by playing video games, especially Zelda. " 
I adore animals of all shapes and sizes.  I have two cats, Lola (13yrs) who is a grumpy old lady and Ivy (9months) who lives up to her name - she can't stop climbing on things. The are my world and they are very spoiled!
 
In my spare time I like to read, play video games and watch horror movies/TV shows.
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Yvonne Shaw

Practice Manager

RVN

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Hi,

I’ve recently joined Glasgow Forge Vets4Pets.

I qualified as a Registered Veterinary Nurse in 2003. My main interests were anesthesia and surgical cases. Over the years, I have enjoyed varied roles within the veterinary profession progressing into team leadership and management where I enjoy helping to support others.

Being new here to Glasgow Forge Vets4Pets is a perfect opportunity to continue to build a great team, while continually looking at delivering the best practice and service possible for our clients.

We have a team of committed and experienced Veterinary Surgeons, Veterinary Nurses and Receptionists, always striving to provide the best level of patient care!

Outside of work, I enjoy spending time with family and friends. Most of my time is spent on a mountain bike on a trail with Talisker, our Patterdale Terrier. She loves the speedy berms!

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Teri Buchan

Senior Client Care Advisor

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Hi,

I'm Teri, I am one of the client care advisors here at Glasgow Forge. This is my first job within the veterinary profession and so far it has been a really fun and enjoyable experience. I really enjoy meeting the clients and their wonderful pets...perks of the job!

I don't have any pets at the moment, but I am looking to adopt a little bunny in the near future.

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Megan Miller

Client Care Advisor

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Hi there! I'm one of the Client Care Advisors here - or as your pets might know me, the lady at the desk with biscuits. 
 
I'm a lover of all animals, great and small. Growing up I had a whole host of pets and animal companions: cats, dogs, hamsters, fish, turtles, goats, and even sheep for a while! Now I'm cat-mum to the most adorable black cat, called Aella, and we'll add another wee kitten to our family in the autumn. 
 
I look forward to seeing you and your wee one - and giving your wee one a biscuit (or two). "
 
 
 
 
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Julie Petigrew

Client Care Advisor

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Hi, 

I am a client care advisor at vets4pets. I started in April 2021 and thoroughly enjoy working at the Glasgow Forge practice. Sadly I don't have my own pets anymore but I get to make a fuss of your's 😁 
 
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Nikki

Client Care Advisor

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I have worked for vets4pets since 2022 as a client advisor.  I have my partner in crime my wee dog  Maisie who sometimes does make an appearance at reception to help with the work load and make us all smile.Highlight of my job is getting to cuddle all our customers furry babies, I just can’t resist  there wee faces
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Ellen Townend

Client Care Advisor

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I have worked for Vets4Pets since August 2023. I have a degree in Zoology and a Masters in Animal Welfare Law. My passion for animals has taken me all over the world, from teaching at Edinburgh Zoo, to researching in the rainforests of Mexico, and interning in the wilds of South Africa. 
 
When I'm not at work, you'll find me cuddling on the couch with my cat Hamish, and my adorable guinea pig Theo.

At Vets4Pets Glasgow Forge we are committed to giving your pets’ great care. A team of 5 veterinary surgeons, 4 Registered Veterinary Nurses and a support team of 7 in various roles, this allows us to ensure we are able to give you the care that is bespoke to your pet’s needs.

Our practice is located inside the Pets at Home store in the Retail Park at Glasgow Forge. We have plenty of easy parking for you and of course a toy and treat isle for our brave patients!

The practice is fully equipped with 3 consultation rooms, theatre, separate cat and dog wards, a lab, pharmacy, digital x-rays and ultra sound.

Our team are devoted to their work and passionate about pets! We believe a good working environment is important and offer many benefits. 

Our clients are part of what makes our practice special, they are all invested and interested in the team as people.  We are hugely grateful for all the support and feedback we receive and hope to always live up to each and everyone’s expectations.

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

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Services

  • Emergency cover
    Even if we are closed, we have your pet covered.
  • Open 7 Days a Week
    We are open 7 days a week.
  • Biochemistry
    Allows an assessment of the functionality of a patients organs.
  • 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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  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 Wards
    Separate cat and dog hospital wards, designed to ensure your pet is kept in a comfortably stress free environment.
  • Ultrasound
    Generates 2-D moving images of your pet’s internal organs at work.
  • X-Ray
    Generates digital 2D images of bones and internal organs.

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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
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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
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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

Emergency Vets Glasgow
Workzone 64 Morris Park
37 Rosyth Road
Glasgow
G5 0YD

Telephone: 0141 260 5555

Standard consultation fees start from £207.50