Ayr Vets4Pets

Unit 3 Allison Street Retail Park
(Next to Pets at Home)
Allison Street
Ayr
Ayrshire
KA8 8HD
01292 430 530 Chat on WhatsApp

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Opening Hours

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

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For pet owners living in Ayr and the surrounding areas, our practice at Vets4Pets Ayr is the choice for outstanding care that your pets deserves. Our team at the Ayr Practice is led by our experienced Veterinary Surgeons, Registered Veterinary Nurses and Client Care Advisors. We live by our values and our aim here is to deliver the highest quality yet affordable healthcare to our patients as well as provide exceptional service to our clients. We understand the importance of continuity of care and encourage building client and clinician relationships. 

Our practice has been accredited by our governing body The Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons for our standards, this certification is not compulsory for Veterinary practices to achieve but is a reflection of the level of service and patient care we deliver on a day to day basis. We also have accreditations with The International Society of Feline Medicine and The Rabbit Welfare Association and Fund, these charities pave the way in delivering clinical excellence and we are proud to have achieved the standards set by them.

Our team and their development are another of our passions and we are honoured to have certificates of approval from both the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons and the College of Animal Welfare for training and developing new Veterinary Surgeons and Registered Veterinary Nurses thus shaping the future of our profession. Have a look at our ‘meet the team’ section where you will find more information about our colleagues including their interests in and out of work as well as their qualifications.

The practice itself is large and modern, it is well equipped with a spacious waiting area allowing a separate waiting space for cats. Our services are extensive and include a digital X-Ray suite, a state of the art operating theatre, an in-house laboratory, a range of specialised dental equipment as well as separate cat and dog wards. We also have free onsite parking for your convenience.

We are open 6 days a week offering evening appointments to work around your busy schedules. If you require more information our friendly reception team are always on hand to answer your queries.

Advanced services

At Vets for Pets, we have invested considerably in our team and kit to make a number of advanced services available to our clients. We also accept referrals from other practices.

Laparoscopy surgery (keyhole surgery)

Laparoscopy is a minimally invasive surgical technique to explore the abdomen with two to three small ‘keyhole’ incisions. We are pleased to have invested considerably in our team and kit to make minimally invasive surgery available to our clients.

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Meet the team

Kirstin Craig

Kirstin Craig

Practice Owner & Veterinary Surgeon

BVMS MRCVS

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I qualified from Glasgow Vet School in 2000 and have been working in small animal practices in Ayrshire since then. I have been a partner at Vets4Pets Ayr since 2011 and have recently become a partner at Vets4pets Irvine. I aim to provide an excellent standard of veterinary care to our patients and look forward to meeting you. I enjoy all aspects of my work but have a particular interest in all types of surgery and rabbit medicine. Outside work I enjoy riding my horse Obi and relaxing at home with my dogs Blue a red collie, Beryl the merle collie, Harry the rescue cat and my ever expanding collection of chickens!
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Christine Nibloe

Clinical Lead Vet

BVM&S MRCVS

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Hello my name is Christine, I have been at Vets4Pets Ayr since the early days, starting in 2013. I graduated from Edinburgh Vet School in 2009 and initially worked in a small animal practice in Yorkshire but always wanted to return home to Ayrshire.

 

I appreciate being in a practice where I recognise lots of patients and have known many of them since they were puppies or kittens. For me, getting to know pets and their owners is one of the best parts of the job. It’s a real privilege to be able to provide ongoing care for so many wonderful animals. I enjoy being a general practitioner and the variety that the job brings. I particularly like working with cats and caring for our more senior animals.

 

Out of work, I am kept busy with my 2 little boys. We are frequent visitors to the local parks and soft plays! I also have my 2 loyal cats, Harry and Jack, who have been with me since I worked in Leeds. They are typical vet pets as they had injuries requiring surgery when I rehomed them. They are extremely pampered boys and are quick to claim any cosy blankets or warm spots in the house.

Cathrine Ness

Catherine Ness

Veterinary Surgeon

BVMS MRCVS

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Hi I’m Catherine, one of the vets at Vets4pets in both Ayr and Irvine. I’ve been with the team part-time since 2017; and this year I returned to veterinary practice full-time after 10 years as a Biology teacher at Wellington School. I love my job - it comes with a rollercoaster of emotions, but it is a real privilege to be with clients and their lovely pets through good times and bad. I volunteer with StreetVet in Glasgow - they are a lovely charity with a real heart for the homeless. Outside of work my absolute favourite thing is travelling. I worked for Christian Veterinary Mission in Haiti, Nepal and Uganda which I really loved. Nowadays family trips with my daughter Logan and son David often involve supporting their dad Alastair competing in Ironman races. Our demanding cat Purdey likes to keep us on our toes; and our lovely Labrador Inca is one of our willing blood donors โค๏ธ

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Caolan Hollywood

Veterinary Surgeon

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Hi, I'm Caolan! I graduated from the University of Glasgow in 2011 and I’ve worked in Scotland since. I worked in mixed practice for three years before deciding to concentrate on small animal practice.

I have a particular interest in soft tissue surgery and I`m In the process of completing a surgical certificate.

I live in South Ayrshire with my Wife, daughter and two small terriers. Outside of work I enjoy hillwalking and mountain biking.

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Kate Jordan

Veterinary Surgeon

MRCVS

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Bio Coming soon!

rebecca Macdonald

vet

BVMS MRCVS

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Bio coming soon!

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Laura Estcourt

Veterinary Surgeon

MRCVS

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BIO coming soon....

Grace Ayr

Grace Cruickshanks

Registered Veterinary Nurse

RVN

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Hi!

 

I’m Grace, and I’m one of the registered veterinary nurses. I’ve been qualified for four years, and completed my training here as a student, so will be an old face to many clients and pets.

 

 

I love the many roles my job provides, in particular caring for in-patients, and anaesthesia tasks. I’ve also taken on a new role this year where I help to coach student nurses with their training in the practice.

 

Outside of work I have the family dogs  - Kaiser and Nala, and ruling the roost of my house is my cat Luna, who thinks she is also a dog and will even play fetch!

 

I always look forward to each day at work as each day is so different, but mainly to see all your lovely pets! ๐Ÿฑ๐Ÿถ๐Ÿฐ

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Zy Ormerod

Registered Veterinary Nurse

RVN

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I have been a nurse for 35 years now, worked originally in a single handed practice, mixed practice and finally a SA hospital in my hometown of Burnley, Lancashire.

I ran the nurse clinic inside the hospital for 20 years and finally made the long awaited move to Scotland 3 weeks ago hoping for a change of pace and lifestyle.

I have 2 grown up daughters, Mia 26 and Eve 21, an 8 year old Boston terrier called Betty and a teeny tiny 3 year old black cat called Creepy.

I love swimming, music and the adventure of outdoors. I play the piano and the drums and I have a couple of motorbikes to ride when the weather permits.

I was a dancer for 25 years but prefer to kick my heels up with friends and a glass of prosecco nowadays.

I am very much looking forward to the challenges of my new role at Vets 4 pets, and serving the people of my newly adopted town.

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Megan Pratt

Registered Veterinary Nurse

RVN

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My name is Megan and I am a Client Care Advisor/student vet nurse here at the Ayr branch. I started my course at Edinburgh Napier back in September 2018 at the practice and loved working with the team. I was kept on after 1st year and now work on reception at the weekends! I enjoy both my roles in practice and can’t wait for the future as a nurse!

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Caitlin Gebbie

Student Veterinary Nurse

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Hi! I’m Caitlin and I’m a final year student nurse here at Vets4pets ayr. I enjoy all parts of my role as a nurse but my main areas of interest are caring for our hospitalised patients and I’m really starting to love anaesthesia more as my confidence grows!

 

Outside work I spend most of my time with my horse, kiss who I’ve had for almost 11 years! As well as studying for my degree so I can be the best vet nurse I can possibly beโค๏ธ

Rachel Kilday

Clinical Nurse Manager

RVN

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Bio Coming Soon !

Gina Ayr

Georgina Kyle

Practice Manager

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Hi, I am Georgina and I am the Practice Manager here in Vets4Pets Ayr. I started at Vets4Pets Ayr in 2013 when I returned to work from maternity leave, prior to this I worked in retail management for nine years before having my son Benjamin. I currently work across both Ayr and Irvine and my role is to look after our team of 34 colleagues, we have a wonderful group of colleagues who care passionately for our patients and clients and I am honoured to work alongside them. Outside of work I enjoy spending time with my family and Cocker Spaniel 'Kingsley' (who genuinely is the King of the household)! I also have at home a rescue black cat called Panther who really is the sweetest girl. โ€‹

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Laura McCrorie

Client Services Manager

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Hi I’m Laura.

I am the client services manager here at the Ayr branch. I started as a part time receptionist in 2012 and gradually increased my hours to full time. I did some animal care here in the practice but missed being out on the desk dealing with our amazing clients and their pets. I was then promoted to client services manager 4 years ago and absolutely love my role. I have an amazing team of girls to lead. I love that each day is different and to say it is challenging at times is an understatement but I love it and could never see myself doing anything else. I love all of our clients and adore their pets.

I also organise our charity events throughout the year. I absolutely love seeing everything come together and raising money for incredible charities. Our most recent event was in aid of Whiteleys Retreat which was one of our best events to date!.

At home I have a handsome 4 year old Lhasa-x called Chase (my nephew Brody named him). Chase thinks he is human! He is my world and he is a regular on our Facebook page due to his mischievous side.

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Natalie Dunn

Deputy Client Services Manager

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Hi, my name is Natalie and I have been working with the company for 5 years now and love my role as Deputy Client Services Manager.๐Ÿ’ซ

 

I am currently on maternity leave after having my beautiful little Millie in August. I am enjoying every part of motherhood with two amazing little girls!

Ivy is an amazing big sister ๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’ซ

 

We have our main boy Coisty who is enjoying having his Mummy at home just now for extra cuddles and walks ๐Ÿ’™

 

I look forward to returning to the team and seeing everyone pets again, we have such an amazing family bond between staff and clients and it puts a smile on my face knowing how happy the pets are to see us.

 

See you all soon in 2023 ๐Ÿ’ƒ๐Ÿ’ซ๐Ÿ™‹‍โ™€๏ธ

Louise - Reception

Louise Noon

Senior Client Care Advisor

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I’m Louise and I have been part of the team since November 2021. I have worked in customer service for around seven years so being able to pair this with my love for animals has allowed a real enjoyment in my job.

 

I have two dogs at home, Baxter who is a fluffy cockapoo and Bailey who is also a cockapoo but is 75% cocker spaniel so is extra bouncy!โ€‹

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Jade Cumming

Client Care Advisor

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I’m Jade and I’m one of the client care advisors here at the Ayr branch. I love being part of a large and hardworking team, it’s like one big family at Vets4Pets.  I have worked with animals for over 10 years and I can’t imagine doing anything else.  I come home every day to my two babies Oscar the cavapoo and Brogue the English bulldog.

 

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Mary Nelson

Client Care Advisor

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Hello, my name is Mary. I have been working for Vets4Pets Ayr for just over a year now in my role of Client Care Advisor and I absolutely love it. I have been obsessed with animals (especially dogs) for as long as I can remember, so working here is a dream come true. I can honestly say that the team here are amazing we are like one big family, always here for each other for laughs, advice or even a shoulder to cry on for those sad times that we unfortunately have to deal with.

In my spare time I am a busy Mum to my son Vinnie, who just happens to rock an extra chromosome and my two fur children Delta our dog and TT our cat. I often say that Vinnie is the best thing I have ever made in my life, he is almost 4 years old now. Just watching him grow up and develop his sassy wee personality brings me the most joy in the world. When I manage to get some time to myself I enjoy watching a lot of Ru Paul’s Drag Race and going to live Drag performances when I can. I am also a massive tattoo lover and I am currently in process of trying to expand my tattoo collection.

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Nicola Thom

Veterinary Care Assistant

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Hello, I'm Nicola and l have recently joined the Vets4Pets team as a veterinary care assistant.

I live on a farm in the local area and love being around animals especially my two Labradors named Cassie and Heidi.

In my free time I enjoy walking my dogs. I am a member of the local young farmers which I enjoy competing in a variety of events and socialising with friends.

susan Beggan

client care advisor

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Bio coming soon

For pet owners living in Ayr and the surrounding areas, our practice at Vets4Pets Ayr is the choice for outstanding care that your pets deserves. Our team at the Ayr Practice is led by our experienced Veterinary Surgeons, Registered Veterinary Nurses and Client Care Advisors. We live by our values and our aim here is to deliver the highest quality yet affordable healthcare to our patients as well as provide exceptional service to our clients. We understand the importance of continuity of care and encourage building client and clinician relationships. 

Our practice has been accredited by our governing body The Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons for our standards, this certification is not compulsory for Veterinary practices to achieve but is a reflection of the level of service and patient care we deliver on a day to day basis. We also have accreditations with The International Society of Feline Medicine and The Rabbit Welfare Association and Fund, these charities pave the way in delivering clinical excellence and we are proud to have achieved the standards set by them.

Our team and their development are another of our passions and we are honoured to have certificates of approval from both the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons and the College of Animal Welfare for training and developing new Veterinary Surgeons and Registered Veterinary Nurses thus shaping the future of our profession. Have a look at our ‘meet the team’ section where you will find more information about our colleagues including their interests in and out of work as well as their qualifications.

The practice itself is large and modern, it is well equipped with a spacious waiting area allowing a separate waiting space for cats. Our services are extensive and include a digital X-Ray suite, a state of the art operating theatre, an in-house laboratory, a range of specialised dental equipment as well as separate cat and dog wards. We also have free onsite parking for your convenience.

We are open 6 days a week offering evening appointments to work around your busy schedules. If you require more information our friendly reception team are always on hand to answer your queries.

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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.
  • 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.

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  • Behaviourist
    The Behaviourist approach to learning studied changes in behaviour that are caused by a person's direct experience of their environment, using the principles of classical and operant conditioning to explain them.
  • Bereavement Support
    Making the decision to say goodbye to your pet is one of the toughest youโ€™ll ever make. Pets provide us with unconditional love, friendship and comfort, so it is normal to have intense or conflicting emotions when it comes to euthanasia. At Vets4Pets weโ€™re here for you and your pet for every step of your journey together.
  • 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.
  • Blood Transfusion
    Treats many critically ill cats and dogs and our pioneering blood donor programme helps keep them alive.
  • Cruciate Surgery
    Surgery to repair damaged stifle ligaments.
  • Dentistry
    The treatment and prevention of dental disease
  • Digital X-Ray
    Digital X ray equipment is available.
  • Educational Workshops
    Educational workshops are held to create awareness.
  • Electrolyte
    Enables the assessment of critical blood chemicals such as sodium and potassium.
  • Exotic Pet
    Can see a range of patients, from small animals through to reptiles.
  • Fracture Repair
    Orthopaedic surgery to correct broken bones.
  • Haematology โ€“ 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.
  • Home Visits
    If you canโ€™t make it us, we will come to you. We offer routine home visit for pets who donโ€™t like to leave the house or clients who are unable to visit us. (Additional costs may occur)
  • Hospital Ward
    Suite of custom-built kennels for the housing and monitoring of in-patients.
  • In house blood transfusions
    In house blood transfusions
  • 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.
  • Locally Owned
    This practice is locally owned.
  • Medication
    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.
  • Orthopaedics
    Surgery of joints and bones.
  • Oxygen Chamber
    Enables us to provide supplemental oxygen when needed.
  • 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.
  • Rabbit Medicine and Testing
    Rabbit Medicine and Testing
  • 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.
  • Small Mammal Medicine and Surgery
    Small Mammal Medicine and Surgery
  • Soft Tissue
    Surgical procedures involving the soft tissues such as ears and skin.
  • Ultrasound
    Generates 2-D moving images of your petโ€™s internal organs at work.
  • Weight Clinic
    Monitoring clinic to help dogs and cats achieve optimal weights โ€“ both if they have been under or overweight
  • X-Ray
    Generates digital 2D images of bones and internal organs.
  • X-Ray & Ultrasound
    X-Ray & Ultrasound

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Practice accreditations

  • RCVS accreditation EDITED
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  • Cat Friendly Clinic Logo Silver (1)
  • Rabbit-friendly-vet-logo-SILVER

More accredidations

  • Dementia friends logo

Offers

Offers

Puppy & Kitten Pack

From just £90!
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Health Plans

Health Plan

Complete Care

From £8* per month
Save over £300โ€  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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Out of hours

Vets Now Kilmarnock
21 Hill Street
Kilmarnock
KA3 1HA

Telephone: 01563 258 028

Standard consultation fees start from £276.