Glasgow Forge Vets4Pets

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

Telephone: 0141 551 3630

Opening hours

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Meet the team

Struan Rafferty

Struan Rafferty

Practice Owner & Veterinary Surgeon

BVMS MRCVS

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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

Rhea Fitzwilliam

Veterinary Surgeon

BVM&S MRCVS

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I am Rhea, one of the vets at Glasgow Forge. I studied in Edinburgh, but I am from sunny Trinidad and Tobago. I am a self indulged crazy cat lady with 2 kittens, Mud and Peetree.

My interests are small animal internal and emergency medicine, opthamology, surgery and anything exotic. I'm passionate about mental health and I love Glasgow and Scottish humour in general. Feel free to pop in and say " Hi"

 

 

Nadia Wojciechowski

Veterinary Surgeon

BVMS MRCVS

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I'm Nadia, one of your veterinary surgeons at Glasgow Forge. I am originally from Long Island, New York, but I came to Scotland to study veterinary medicine. I graduated from university in June 2018 and became part of the Glasgow Forge team shortly after, in July 2018.

I look forward to meeting you and your pets in my consult room!

 

Clare Dickson

Veterinary Surgeon

BVMS MRCVS

Jen Macready

Student Veterinary Nurse

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Hi, I am a student veterinary nurse currently studying at Edinburgh Napier University. I have 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. Sadly, I currently do not have any pets of my own, but I am sure that will change soon.

Rhiann McCreadie

Registered Veterinary Nurse

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Hello, I'm Rhiann and I am one of your registered veterinary nurses!

I joined the team in 2016 as a receptionist whilst carrying out my nursing degree. I graduated as a registered veterinary nurse in June 2018 from Napier University.

I love all aspects of my job, but I have a keen interest in exotic animals, in particular, rats and rabbits. At home, I have a Border Collie called Audie, two rabbits, Willow and Drake, rats called Oliver, Bonnie, Billie and Lucie and a dwarf hamster called Ellie.

I look forward to meeting you and your amazing pets!

 

Gemma Burns

Senior Registered Veterinary Nurse

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I qualified as a registered veterinary nurse in 2009 after working in practice from 2005. I have spent the last 10 years working in a variety of first opinion, referral and out of hours practices. I joined the Glasgow Forge team in December 2015 as the weekend nurse while working full time with a veterinary lab. I was promoted to senior nurse in 2018 and became a full time colleague.

At home I have a menagerie ....Stella the Whippet cross, Douglas the Golden Retriever, Ralphy the Lhaso Apso, Chino, Tiny, Leo and Bonnie (the cats), Boo the Chinchilla, Albert the Guinea Pig and a variety of fish in a 450 litre tank, oh and a husband called Steven!

I have a keen interest in cats and their welfare and I volunteer for the Cat Protection League. I have also completed 2 TNR ( trap,neuter,return) programmes in Ibiza in 2018 and 2019.

I completed the International Society of Feline Medicine nursing certificate in 2017.

I enjoy all aspects of nursing, but love chatting to owners and meeting them and their pets in the consulting room.

 

Rosanna Fraser

Student Veterinary Nurse

Teri Buchan

Client Care Advisor

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Hi, I am 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.

Gillian Dickson

Veterinary Care Assistant/ Client Care Advisor

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Hi, I'm Gillian and I am your veterinary care assistant. I have recently completed my Animal Nursing Assistant course. I have worked at Glasgow Forge Vets4pets since it opened in 2015. I have been in this profession for 29 years and loved every minute of it.

I have 2 dogs, 2 cats and 2 rats and I love them to bits. I am dedicated  to the animals we treat and it is a pleasure to meet everyone!

 

David McCurrach

Veterinary Care Assistant/ Client Care Advisor

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Hi, my name is David and I have been with the practice as a receptionist since July 2016.

Many of our local clients recognise my face from the shop floor, as I previously worked for Pets at Home in Glasgow Forge for over 12 years. My speciality was aquatics.

As well as being a fan of fish, I love dogs of all shapes and sizes (particularly Cockapoo's)

I like being creative in my spare time and enjoy making all sort of things from scratch.

I am currently expanding my knowledge of pets and pet health and I am undertaking an Animal Nursing Assistant course. I love being able to meet all our clients and their pets at the practice.

 

Megan Murphy

Veterinary Care Assistant/ Client Care Advisor

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Hi, I'm Megan and I am a veterinary care assistant and client care advisor. I am stilla t secondary school and hoping to study veterinary medicine at university when I leave school. You can find me on a Saturday either in the consult rooms or on the reception desk.

The love of my life is my own wee Cocker Spaniel called Winnie, but I love all animals and can't wait to meet your pets at the surgery.

Janine Clark

Student Veterinary Nurse/ Client Care Advisor

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Hello, my name is Janine. You will normally find me on the reception desk feeding your pets tons of treats and stealing snuggles from them. I am currently in my 3rd year of university studying veterinary nursing. I am very passionate about animal welfare and have a keen interest in furthering my studies on animal behaviour.

I have 3 pets at home who I adore, Tilly the 7 year old Bichon Frise (who is a total Diva) and sometimes accompanies me to work and sits on the reception desk and Martin and Binky my two house rabbits. They love nothing more than causing havoc and eating things they shouldn't.

Beth Stewart

Senior Client Care Advisor

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 3 cats, Molly, Gizmo and Mosi and 2 rabbits, Murray and Fudge, so they keep me busy too!

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

 

Emily Dougan

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

  • 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.
  • Ultrasound
    Generates 2-D moving images of your pet’s internal organs at work.
  • 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.
  • Prescriptions
    We can provide written prescriptions upon request.
  • 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.
  • Nutrition
    Advice and support for our pet's diet.
  • Nurse Clinic
    Appointments with a highly qualified nurse which can cover anything from nutrition and fitness advice, grooming techniques, to pet socialisation classes.
  • Hospital Ward
    Suite of custom-built kennels for the housing and monitoring of in-patients.
  • Open 7 Days a Week
    We are open 7 days a week.
  • Dentistry
    The treatment and prevention of dental disease

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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.
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Health Plan

Complete Care

From £8 a month
Complete peace of mind
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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
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Out of hours

Vets Now
123-145 North Street
Glasgow
G3 7DA

Telephone: 0141 332 3212

Out of hours fee before 11pm: £105. Out of Hours fee after 11pm: £147.26. Plus £44 Consult fee.

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