Let’s keep working together to stay safe

We’re committed to keeping you and our colleagues protected, please be respectful and considerate to each other​. Please wear a face covering at all times unless medically exempt. Contact us to hear about the latest safety measures at our practice or to discuss your pet care needs.

Hamilton Vets4Pets

Inside Pets at Home
Hamilton Palace Retail Park
Palace Grounds Road

Telephone: 01698 477 340

Closed Now

Need emergency care? See out of hours information.

Opening Hours

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

We’re now offering some vaccinations

In response to updated guidance from our regulatory body we are now carrying out some primary and booster vaccinations, where it is safe to do so and required or indicated for your pet’s welfare. If your pet is due their vaccinations please contact us for further advice.

Safe collection of medication available

We are now able to offer safe collection of your pet’s medication and flea and worm preventative mediations. 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

Julie McGarry

Julie McGarry

Practice Owner & Veterinary Surgeon


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Julie graduated from Glasgow Vet School in 2003 and after a spell in small animal and equine work in the East Midlands has worked exclusively in small animal practice for the last 10 years . Having grown up in Lanarkshire, she moved back closer to home in 2007. She worked in both permanent and locum positions in practices all over Central Scotland and is happy to have set up in Hamilton. Julie enjoys all aspects of small animal practice and has a particular interest in medicine cases and dentistry. She has worked for Vets4Pets since June 2016, initially as Lead Vet for the opening of Vets4Pets in Falkirk. She enjoyed the challenge of starting this new business and thoroughly enjoys having her own practice in Hamilton and meeting all the new pets and their owners coming through the doors. She has a lovely Labrador called Luna whom you may see around the practice looking for treats. She also has a cat called Rambo.  Outside of work she enjoys walking, travelling and loves exploring new destinations.

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Frances Goodfellow

Veterinary Surgeon


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Frances qualified from Glasgow University in 2005. She spent two years in mixed practice in Yorkshire before returning home to Lanarkshire to dedicate her time to small animal practice. She joined the Vets4pets Hamilton team in November 2019 and has thoroughly enjoyed it so far. She enjoys both surgery and medicine and loves the variety of pets she meets at the clinic! In her spare time she is kept busy with three young children and a young Viszla cross, they enjoy getting outdoors for nice walks.

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Catherine Smith

Veterinary Surgeon


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Calum Bird

Veterinary Surgeon


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Calum joined to team in August 2021 and is looking forward to meeting our clients and their pets.

More to follow shortly .l..

Lynda Watson

Veterinary Surgeon


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Lynda graduated from Zoology in 2004 from Glasgow University. She then went to work in small animal practice for five years in various roles before returning to study for a Masters in wildlife biology and conservation at Napier University. She returned to study Veterinary Medicine at University College Dublin and graduated in 2013.

Her first veterinary job was in Nottingham where she worked for 18 months before returning home to Lanarkshire to work in various small animal practices. She joined Vets 4 pets Hamilton in March 2020. She likes both surgery and medicine cases and has experienced a variety at Hamilton.

Outside of work her Labrador Munro keeps her entertained alongside rescue cat Monty, her three rabbits -Cora, Kevin and Angus and a terrapin, Tom.

Chanel Perna

Registered Veterinary Nurse


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Chanel is a qualified RVN and has been with the Vets4Pets team since 2017. She has been qualified for 11 years and had worked in referral hospitals before moving on to first opinion practice. When not working, Chanel is spending time with her three young boys and her collie dogs.

Kirsten Ross

Kirsten Ross

Registered Veterinary Nurse


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Kirsten qualified as a veterinary nurse in 2007,and has been working in small animal practices ever since. She enjoys the diversity of the job, and has a particular interest in feline patients.  She has a mischievous cat called Badger. Outside of work Kirsten enjoys spending time with family and walking with her sisters Border Terrier, Bella.  

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Nikki Stubbs

Registered Veterinary Nurse


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Nikki has been Nursing now for 20 years, through the years she has enjoyed many aspects of her job, especially animal behaviour. She has completed a European certificate in animal behaviour and does all of the behaviour clinics in the practice. When not at work she enjoys spending time with her daughter, and can often been found cheering her on at dance competitions.

Dominique Downie

Dominque Downie

Registered Veterinary Nurse


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Dominique studied at Oatridge College and qualified as a registered veterinary nurse in 2020. She has been volunteering in veterinary practices since 2013 and has been part of the Vets4Pets Hamilton team since 2017.

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Lauren Ellison

Registered Veterinary Nurse


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Lauren studied at the College of Animal Welfare in Edinburgh and qualified in 2022. She joined the Vets4pets Hamilton team in June 2020 and has enjoyed working as part of the team. Lauren particularly enjoys working with small furries and can often been found in rabbit ward giving them extra food and attention. She is planning to learn sign language and gain further knowledge in exotic nursing. She lives with a Roborovski hamster, 2 goldfish and a Miniature Schnauzer called Roxie.

Katherine Welch

Registered Veterinary Nurse


Rhiannon Walker

Veterinary Care Assistant


Sarah Howlieson

Sarah Howlieson

Practice Manager

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Sarah has been part of the Vets4Pets family since March 2016, and she says she has the best job in the world! She enjoys meeting all of our clients, old & new, and says the most rewarding part  is making the patients feel better. At home she lives with her dog Aspen, a Japanese Spitz. They try to go on as many wonderful adventures around Scotland’s country parks as they can.  She is also a very horsey person, and tries to get down to the stables when she has some free time!

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Dianne Smith

Client Care Advisor

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Dianne has always had a dog, since being little animals have been a large part of her life. She enjoys working with her dogs at home. She has Jack Russell Terriers and Labradors. When she is not at work she spends as much time as possible with her dogs.

Alex Lindsay

Alex Lindsay

Client Care Advisor

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Rhiannon Devenney

Client Care Advisor

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Hi my name is Rhiannon, I’m currently a client care advisor, I have just completed Level 6 business and administration in May this year.

I really enjoy my job because I get to see all the animals that walk through the door. I enjoy having conversations with clients and getting to know more about their pets.

I have never worked in a vets before and this was my first ever job working as client care advisor for Vets4Pets.

My interests are I love spending time with my family, friends and my Border collie Koko and I love taking her walks and playing with her.

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Lauren Coull

Client Care Advisor

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Caitlyn Gibson

Caitlyn Gibson

Client Care Advisor

Vets4Pets Hamilton 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!



  • Emergency cover
    Even if we are closed, we have your pet covered.
  • Open 7 Days a Week
    We are open 7 days a week.
  • 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.

Show more services

  • Blood Pressure Monitor
    Used to measure the range of blood pressure as a preventative treatment to identify early signs of systemic hypertension.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Operating Theatre
    An operating theatre with gaseous anaesthetic facility for surgical procedures.
  • Pet Passport
    Trained Official Veterinarian vets to issue Pet Passports, Fit to Fly letters and rabies serology tests.
  • Separate Cat & Dog Wards
    Separate cat and dog hospital wards, designed to ensure your pet is kept in a comfortably stress free environment.
  • X-Ray & Ultrasound
    X-Ray & Ultrasound

Practice tour

Practice accreditations

  • RCVS accreditation EDITED
  • Small_Animal_Practice
  • $R011TVO
  • Rabbit friendly vet logo SILVER 2019

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
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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


Just £99
Vac4Life is a preventative plan following primary vaccinations

Out of hours

Vets Now
123-145 North Street
G3 7DA

Telephone: 0141 332 3212

Standard consultations start from £211.

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