Glasgow Forge Vets4Pets

Inside Pets at Home
The Forge Retail Park
71 Biggar Street
Glasgow
G31 4BH

Telephone: 0141 551 3630 Mobile:(General Enquiries only) 07376 073109

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Opening Hours

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Meet the team

Struan Rafferty

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.

Noreen Griffin

Veterinary Surgeon

BVM&S MRCVS

Zazz Ang

Vet Surgeon

MRCVS

Layla Grimshaw

Vet Surgeon

MRCVS BVMS

Jen Rowe

Head Veterinary Nurse

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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.

Lynne Fotheringham

Deputy Head Nurse

Rosanna Fraser

Registered Vet Nurse

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Nicole Granger

Registered Vet Nurse

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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.

Leaha Ranson

Registered Vet Nurse

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Gemma Campbell

Registered Vet Nurse

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Hi! I'm Gemma, I am one of the newest members of the team!
I'm originally from a small town in SW Scotland called Stranraer! 
I've been a qualified vet nurse for 7 years now and have worked in various roles throughout my career in both referral and first opinion!
My hobbies are; music and travel - I had taken some time out from nursing to work with Mickey Mouse in Florida!
I have 2 ragdoll cats named Bella and Nala.
I have a keen interest in surgical nursing.

Faye Podlesny

Student Vet Nurse

Coleen Brodie

Practice Manager

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Hi, I'm Coleen. I started with Vets4pets in November 2015 having previously worked for Pets at Home. My first role was working on the reception desk and then moving up to Practice Manager. I love seeing everyone at the surgery with their fur babies, but I also love working with the amazing team at Glasgow Forge and looking after that daily running of the surgery.

At home I have 4 cats, Molly, Gizmo, Mosi and Dustin and a rabbit called Murray.

I look forward to meeting you all..and your owner's...when you come to the surgery!

 

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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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Beth Stewart

Senior Client Care Advisor/VCA

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Hello! My name is Beth and I am a Senior Client Care Advisor and Veterinary Care Assistant at the Forge. I started working at the Forge in 2018 when I moved back from San Diego. I am currently working on my degree in veterinary medicine at the University of Glasgow, and love having the additional hands-on experience when I come to work. I currently own 3 Dart Frogs, an Amazon Milk Frog, and have a cat named Penny.
 
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Emily Dougan

Client Care Advisor

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I have been with Vets 4 Pets since Nov 2019 as a Client Care Advisor and have found it the most rewarding job I've ever had.  I love meeting people with their fur babies and I enjoy being part of a team who do everything they can to help and support those who need us.
 
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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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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Steven Burns

Client Care Advisor

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Having previously worked for Pets at Home for 7 years, I started working as a CCA in our Airdrie branch in 2020. 
 
I joined the Forge team in 2021 and my role is shared between the practice and working from home, with most of my time spare time shared with my 3 dogs & 6 cats or my local bowling club.
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Megan

Client Care Advisor/ VCA

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Hi, I'm Megan 

I am a vet student at the University of Glasgow and I have a cocker spaniel called Winnie. I look forward to meeting all of your lovely pets at the reception desk! 

 

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Julie Pettigrew

Client Care Advisor

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Hi I'm Julie, I have been with the Glasgow Forge practice since June 2021. I unfortunately no longer have any pets of my own but I love coming to work and meeting your's.. Perks of the job 😁

Donna Paton

Client Care Advisor

Vets4Pets Glasgow Forge 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.
  • 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

£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
Brian and Kitten

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
123-145 North Street
Glasgow
G3 7DA

Telephone: 0141 332 3212

Standard consultation fees start from £276.

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