Room for plenty more paws.

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Paisley Vets4Pets

90-94 Glasgow Rd
0141 840 5566

Open Today 08:30 - 19:00

Opening Hours

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

Meet the team


Alistair Lyons

Practice Owner & Veterinary Surgeon


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I joined the practice in October 2010 as the director. Before becoming the Joint Venture Partner of Vets4Pets Paisley I worked with a mix of large and small animals.

My favourite thing about working in Vets4Pets Paisley is the banter and helping sick animals.

I currently have 8 pets - Rolo & Poppy (dogs), Poppy, Daisy & Tulip (rabbits) and Kasha, Gift & Topper (horses).

Outside of work I enjoy hillwalking with the dogs.

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Katrina Chopper

Veterinary Surgeon



Calum Leitch

Clinical Lead & Veterinary Surgeon


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I graduated from Glasgow vet school in 2007. After 4 years in mixed practice in Wales I realised that I wanted to concentrate on small animal practice and surgery in particular. With this in mind I undertook a certificate in small animal surgery which I completed in 2014. After a brief stint in Canada, during a particularly cold winter, I worked in several practices in various parts of the UK including time in a surgical referral centre in Newcastle before coming back up to the Glasgow area. I enjoy all aspects of general practice but particularly surgery. I also have a particular soft spot for Labradors as I have a black lab called Islay and a yellow lab called Clyde.

Outside of work I can be found doing my best to still make it round a rugby pitch on a Saturday. I also have an old Land-Rover that sometimes I spend more time fixing than driving!


Shannon McDonald

Veterinary Surgeon


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I joined the practice in January 2022.

I have a first class degree in veterinary biosciences from Glasgow University and I then studied veterinary medicine in Kosice, Slovakia.

I have previously worked at a small animal practice outside Edinburgh.

My favourite part of the job is meeting the pets and speaking with clients.

I currently have a bunny called Stu. Outside of work I enjoy watching films and going to the cinema. I also enjoy cooking/trying new foods and crafting.


Joana Carvalho

Veterinary Surgeon



Lara West

Head Veterinary Nurse


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I joined the practice in December 2016.

I qualified as a RVN a very long time ago! I worked at the PDSA for over 20 years before joining Vets4Pets. I am a member of the Association of Pet Dog Trainers.

My favourite thing about the job is meeting all the lovely pets. I enjoy carrying out nurse consults and ensuring a high level of inpatient care is always maintained.

I currently have 2 dogs, 2 cats 14 (!!) guinea pigs and 7 chickens.

Outside of work I am very interested in pet behaviour and I run puppy classes locally.






Ailsa Freeburn

Registered Veterinary Nurse


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I joined the practice in June 2023 as an SVN and qualified as an RVN in August 2023. 

I have previously completed a school work placement with Vets4Pets Paisley and my university placement was with Champion Vets in Ibrox.

My favourite thing about the job is interacting with a range of different animals. I particularly enjoy aiding them in recovery after surgery.

At home I have two labradors - Amber who is a golden lab and 12 years old and Nellie who is a 2 year old chocolate lab.

Outside of work I enjoy playing and coaching hockey. I play for the Kelburn ladies 1st team and coach the junior hockey team on a saturday morning.


Eilidh Copland

Veterinary Nurse


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I have been a familiar face in the practice since spring 2022.

Since qualifying as an RVN in 2016 I have worked in a variety of disciplines including first opinion, emergency care and referral medicine which involved neurology and diagnostic imaging.

My favourite thing about the role is meeting lots of new pets as well as seeing all of my regular patients. 

At home I have two rescue cats: Kuro who is the hunter and Puca who is the mischievous one!

Outside of work I enjoy entertaining (and being entertained by) the cats. I am a hobbyist gardener: I grow tropical houseplants as well as vegetables. I particularly enjoy propagation of new plants.


Shona Fennell

Student Veterinary Nurse


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I joined the practice in February 2018.

I studied NC + HNC animal care prior to joining the practice and I am now a 2nd year student nurse.

My favourite thing about working at Vets4Pets Paisley is helping all the animals.

I currently have two dogs - Noah (staffie) and Rhum (cocker spaniel).

Outside of work I enjoy horse riding and walking, spending time at the caravan and going for a sail on the boat.


Callum Cairns

Veterinary Care Assistant

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I joined the practice in April 2022.

I have a BSC (hons) in Bioscience and Zoology.

My favourite thing about the job is comforting sick animals.

Outside of work I enjoy gardening and drinking coffee.



Kyle McNeill

Veterinary Care Assistant


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I joined the the Paisley team in September 2023 after previously completing 5 weeks of placement at the practice.

I am currently a Vet Med student in BVMS4.
My favourite part of the job is looking after the in-patients and aiding them in their recovery.
At home I have Bonnie, a 13 year old Rough Collie, and outside of work I enjoy playing and watching sports - Football and F1 in particular
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Sophie Luke

Practice Manager

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I joined the practice in December 2020.

I graduated in 2020 with a BA (Hons) degree in International Business Management. I have previously worked in the equestrian industry and  in hospitality. I enjoy being the Practice Manager of Vets4Pets Paisley as I have the opportunity to combine both my passion for business management and my love for animals.

My favourite thing about the job is that no two days are ever the same. I enjoy working with all colleagues and their pets as well as interacting with clients new and old.

Outside of work I enjoy catching up with friends, going long walks and competitive horse riding.


Andrea Bateson

Client Care Adviser

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I joined the practice in April 2019.

I previously worked in accounts/book keeping roles and have been a purchase ledger team leader for Shell oil, gas, marine. I have also worked in sales for a marine company and customer service for a large distribution company - one call could be from Wales, the next from one of the islands!

My favourite thing about the job is meeting new people and their pets!! I love signing people up to care plans.

I currently have a 14.5yr old westie called Cara who is literally my hairy child.

Outside of work I love art & design, knitting, cooking, baking and meeting friends for coffee & cake!!


Catriona Connaghan

Client Care Adviser

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I joined the practice in September 2021.

My previous experience includes being a restaurant manager and a phlebotomist.

My favourite thing about the job is meeting all of the animals.

I don't currently have any pets but enjoy spending time with my siblings' dogs.

Outside of work I enjoy hiking, swimming and watching movies.

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Raegan Kerr

Client Care Adviser

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I joined the practice in July 2022.

I am currently studying physiology and nutrition and was previously a personal trainer. I am also a barista.

My favourite thing about the job is meeting all the lovely wee animals! The staff are also fabulous and friendly. They've been so welcoming.

I currently have two rescue dogs - Darius and Melly.

Outside of work I enjoy taking the dogs to the beach & woods for peace and quiet. I also enjoy a good pub quiz and dinner parties with friends.

Vets4Pets Paisley is committed to bringing you affordable, high quality care in our well equipped standalone practice. We have in house lab facilities, pharmacy, digital x-ray & ultrasound. We have separate Cat & Dog wards. Plus we have on site car parking too!

Our Clinical Lead Calum has a surgical certificate which allows us to do additional surgeries including orthopaedics' and soft tissue alongside routine surgeries.

Our friendly team can't wait to meet you and your pets!




  • Emergency cover
    Even if we are closed, we have your pet covered.
  • 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.
  • Cruciate Surgery
    Surgery to repair damaged stifle ligaments.

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  • 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.
  • Locally Owned
    This practice is locally owned.
  • Microchipping
    A microchip can help retrieve lost pets
  • Operating Theatre
    An operating theatre with gaseous anaesthetic facility for surgical procedures.
  • Orthopaedics
    Surgery of joints and bones.
  • 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.
  • Soft Tissue
    Surgical procedures involving the soft tissues such as ears and skin.
  • Weight Clinic
    Monitoring clinic to help dogs and cats achieve optimal weights – both if they have been under or overweight
  • X-Ray & Ultrasound
    X-Ray & Ultrasound

Practice tour

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 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

Vets Now Glasgow /Glasgow University Small Animal Hospital/Emergency Vets Glasgow
123-145 North Street/ 464 Bearsden Rd /Workzone, 64 37 Rosyth Rd
G3 7DA/G61 1QH/G5 0YD

Telephone: 0141 332 3212/ 0141 330 5848/0141 260 5555

Standard consultation fees start from £207.50 /£190 /£150