Safe collection of medication available
We are now able to offer safe collection of your pet’s medication and flea and worm preventative medications. Please contact us to find out more.
Your pet’s flea and worm preventative treatment delivered to your door
We are now offering our Complete Care Health Plan clients flea and worm preventative treatments delivered safely to your door. Please contact us to find out more.
Meet the team
I graduated from Glasgow Vet School in 2007, and ever since have concentrated on small animal medicine and surgery. I enjoy all aspects of general practice, but I do have a special interest in surgery – both soft tissue and orthopaedics. I have worked across the UK, gaining experience in practices in both Scotland and England. My goal is to bring the discipline and best practices from these previous experiences to a warm and welcoming surgery delivering the highest standards of patient care. Outside of work I enjoy spending time with my rescued pet - Minnie the Chihuahua. I am looking forward to providing the best quality care, and cannot wait to meet my new clients and their much loved pets!
I graduated from Glasgow Vet School in 2009, and have worked in Small Animal practice ever since. I have a particular interest in internal medicine, particularly feline medicine. I have worked in practice in Yorkshire, before returning to Scotland to work. I have gained some experience in exotic pets and have treated some very unusual animals! I love working with animals of all shapes and sizes but cats are my particular favourite. Outside of work I enjoy a variety of crafting related hobbies, including knitting, sewing and painting. I also have a cat of my own, a seven year old black and white called Echo, who keeps life interesting and entertaining! I am delighted to have taken this next step in my career as a vet by joining the team at Dumbarton and look forward to meeting your beloved pets and providing the best care for them.
I adored animals from an early age and knew I wanted to pursue a career with them in mind. I was delighted to fulfil this dream and graduate from Glasgow University Veterinary School in 2005. I have focussed on small animal first opinion practice since my graduation, including a period as an OOH emergency clinician. I enjoy all aspects of small animal practice but have a particular interest in surgery and emergency work. Additionally, I am trained and practice Veterinary acupuncture. When I am not working or spending time with my young family, I am an avid reader, a mediocre pianist and a semi-skilled baker. I joined the Vets4pets Dumbarton team in January 2019. I was quickly made to feel welcomed by staff and clients alike. It is really lovely to be part of such a close knit friendly team. I hope to be here for some time to come and look forward to meeting even more clients and caring for their beautiful pets.
I am originally from New Hampshire, USA, and after completing my first bachelor’s degree at home, I decided to move abroad and study veterinary medicine at Glasgow University. I graduated in 2018 and made the choice to continue my adventure in Scotland. I have worked in small animal practice for the last three years and hope to continue! I love the new and challenging cases that walk through the door every day and am particularly interested in soft tissue surgery. In my free time I enjoy cooking and baking, spending time with family and friends, visiting local coffee shops, and exploring Scotland!
Originally from California, I made the choice to move abroad to Scotland to pursue veterinary medicine at the University of Glasgow. After graduating in 2020, I worked as a mixed practice vet in Ayrshire for a few years. I then felt it was time to change focus and further my skills as a small animal vet. I’m excited to provide an excellent standard of care within the Vets4Pets family and develop my interests, especially surgery. Outside of work I enjoy hill walks, reading, baking, and spending time with my Labrador (Orzo) and moggie (Tuna).
My name is Melanie I joined the Vets4Pets family in August 2022. Originally from California, I came to Scotland to train at the University of Glasgow. Once here I fell in love with Scotland and decided to make it home. My special interests include surgery and working with exotic species. I share my home with my wife, two cheeky dogs and two perfect rescue cats. When I’m not working I enjoy running, painting and gardening.
I have always had a keen interest in animals from a very young age. When I left school I worked with clydesdale horses and highland cattle. I then went on to complete a course on animal care at Oatridge College, while attending college I volunteered at a local community farm. I have worked in Vets4Pets Dumbarton since we opened our doors in 2014, my role within the practice was Veterinary Care Assistant, I then carried out extensive training to become a Registered Veterinary Nurse which has lead me to my position of Head Veterinary Nurse. I am very lucky to work with a great team within a job that I love! Outside of work I enjoy spending time with my husband and my daughter, our favourite thing to do is go on long walks and adventures with our wee dog Archie.
I have always worked with animals in some sort since leaving school. I went to college to study animal care when I left school, then I worked in a boarding kennels and cattery for just over two years and then into a veterinary practice for the past three and a half years. I graduated from college in Edinburgh in 2018. I love working with animals! I have a terrapin, fish and a sweet little cat called Norma.
I started at Vets4Pets Dumbarton in May 2016 when I was on placement as a student veterinary nurse. I then took on the role as one of the weekend receptionists in October 2016 whilst continuing my placement work. I graduated from Edinburgh Napier University in June 2018 as a Registered Veterinary Nurse. At home I have a labradoodle called Nova and a cat called Oliver who are lots of fun. I enjoy meeting all of our clients and their lovely pets and I am really lucky to be able to do a job that I love in a great practice.
I have been working with the practice since 2017 when I started as a student on placement, I am looking forward to continuing my career here as a Registered Veterinary Nurse. I particularly enjoy carrying out nurse consults as it lets me get to know our patients, as well as, our lovely clients. I loved studying at SRUC Barony and at Edinburgh Napier Universities as I gained experience with many different animals. From dairy cows, to hedgehogs and everything in between. In my spare time, I like Munro bagging and running with my cocker spaniel Frankie.
I started studying veterinary nursing at SRUC Barony in 2018, spending 2 years in Dumfries, and joined the Vets4pets Dumbarton team in August 2020 to complete my final year student placement. I was then lucky enough to be offered a job here, and qualified as a Registered Veterinary Nurse in August 2021. I have wanted to work with animals for as long as I can remember, and I really like how every day in this job is different. At home, I have 2 cats of my own called Magic and Loki, who love to play and cause chaos! I also have a guinea pig called Biscuit. He is an older boy who I rescued and is living out a nice chilled retirement! In my spare time, I like to go horse riding and spend time with friends and family. I am excited to continue working with such a great team and to meet all of your pets!
Hi, I’m Terri, one of the veterinary care assistants at the practice and also a Zoology student at the University of Glasgow. I have been here since June 2021 and absolutely love caring for the animals and working with the amazing team here! In my spare time I exercise my dog King and upkeep his training along with volunteering at the Riding for Disabled Association. I look forward to continuing my progression working with animals and seeing what the future holds.
I joined the practice in June 2023 having previously worked in management roles in hospitality and also in the equestrian industry.
I have always had a passion for animals and in my spare time I love spending time and caring for my two horses Alfie & Charlie, two dogs Obie & Hermione and my bunny Luna!
I absolutely love meeting our clients (old and new!) and all your lovely pets. It is so rewarding guiding the fantastic team we have here at Dumbarton to provide the best possible care we can to our clients and pets.
Working at Dumbarton Vets4Pets allows me to combine my love for animals and business management- which makes this role a dream!
I started working at Vets 4 Pets Dumbarton in July 2019 after doing some work experience a few months before. I have always loved animals so I am definitely living the dream and I am so grateful to be part of such a wonderful team and meet so many lovely clients & pets. At home I have a Betta fish called Drogo and two lovable Bulldogs called Tye & Nala who keep me on my toes when I’m not at work!
I have been working with Vets4Pets Dumbarton since June 2021 as a Veterinary care assistant which I love as I get to meet all of your lovely pets and support an amazing veterinary team. I have always wanted to work with animals and have been lucky to volunteer looking after horses at a local horse riding school in the past. In my spare time I am a Shotokan Karate Instructor and love to go hill walking with my Husky Loki.
I joined the Dumbarton Vets 4 Pets team in June 2021. I feel like I have already learned so much and looking forward to learning even more. I have absolutely loved meeting all of your pets, it is my favourite part of the job! At home, I have a Pomeranian named Freddy who loves to cause mischief whenever he can. In my spare time, I enjoy going long walks with Fred and my partner James, I love going out for dinner with friends as well. I have recently adopted Frank, who was our practice pet. She has made a great addition to our family and have loved learning about a new animal!
I have recently joined the Dumbarton team as a VCA and love working with such an amazing and caring group! I have always had an interest in animals and have won many awards with the Riding for the Disabled. At home, I have a wee dog called Lola who I love to go hill walks with in Loch Lomond. I also love travelling and going to different cities to explore. In my future I'm hoping to train to be part of our fab nursing gals! Can't wait to meet all of your pets.
Having been a client here for many years it is lovely to now be at the other side of the desk. I have a varied working background, latterly being reception work.
I love all animals and have 2 rescue dogs and a very mischievous Corgi pup plus 8 cats.
I am looking forward to meeting all of our lovely clients and their amazing pets and making your visit as stress free for you both as possible.
At Vets4Pets Dumbarton we are a small animal practice which opened in 2014 and is dedicated to offering your pet high quality, affordable care. We have built great relationships with our clients and a close bond with their pets.
Our practice is located inside Pets at Home in the St James Retail Park in Dumbarton which has plenty of parking spaces for your convenience.
Our team is devoted to caring for your pets, and we look forward to welcoming all our clients.
Emergency coverEven if we are closed, we have your pet covered.
Open 7 Days a WeekWe are open 7 days a week.
AcupunctureAcupuncture 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.
BiochemistryAllows an assessment of the functionality of a patients organs.
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Blood Pressure MonitorUsed to measure the range of blood pressure as a preventative treatment to identify early signs of systemic hypertension.
DentistryThe treatment and prevention of dental disease
Haematology – Blood testingAllows the assessment of a patient's blood and blood cells.
Hospital WardSuite of custom-built kennels for the housing and monitoring of in-patients.
In-house LaboratoryA range of analytical tests and equipment to assist in the rapid diagnosis of illness.
Isolation UnitA special ward to care for animals with contagious diseases.
MicrochippingA microchip can help retrieve lost pets
Nurse ClinicAppointments with a highly qualified nurse which can cover anything from nutrition and fitness advice, grooming techniques, to pet socialisation classes.
Operating TheatreAn operating theatre with gaseous anaesthetic facility for surgical procedures.
UltrasoundGenerates 2-D moving images of your pet’s internal organs at work.
X-RayGenerates digital 2D images of bones and internal organs.
Complete Care Junior
Complete Care Plus
Flea & Worm Pack