Irvine Vets4Pets

Inside Pets at Home
Unit 5 Riverway Retail Park
North Ayrshire
KA12 8AY
01294 322 550 Chat on WhatsApp

Open Today 08:30 - 18:30

Opening Hours

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

Meet the team

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Kirstin Craig

Practice Owner & Veterinary Surgeon


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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 am excited to be part of the new surgery in 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!

Claire Baird

Clinical Lead Veterinary Surgeon


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I qualified from Glasgow University in 2015 and started working in Ireland shortly after. I have just returned home to Ayrshire after spending 2 years in Northern Ireland working in mixed practice. Although I loved working in mixed practice my passion lies with small animals so I am looking forward to being able to focus my time on both medicine and surgery cases.

At home I have 2 dogs, Ruby the Lab and Tillie who I rescued from a local charity a few years ago.

I am excited to be back home and cannot wait to meet all our clients.


Kate Jordan

Veterinary Surgeon


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My name is Kate, I graduated from Edinburgh Dick Vet and worked for many years in small animal practice in Lancashire. I have recently returned to Scotland and am enjoying settling in Ayrshire.

I enjoy redecorating houses and walking my standard poodles on the beach in my spare time.


Laura Estcourt

Veterinary Surgeon


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Bio coming soon.. 

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Marion Welsh

Practice Owner & Registered Veterinary Nurse


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I originally worked for Vets4Pets in Ayr where I qualified from in 2014. Since then I have worked at The Royal Dick School of Veterinary Medicine in Edinburgh where I got experience in all areas of the hospital through ICU, surgical/medicine wards and exotics. I have also worked for local veterinary practices carrying out tasks such as monitoring anaesthetics, nurse consultations and patient care. I then started locum work mostly around Vets4Pets surgeries which gave me a great insight into how each individual surgery works. I really enjoy running nurse clinics as I find them really rewarding and feel like it builds up a really good relationship with both clients and patients. At home I have 3 collies who I love spending time with and taking walks to the river for some fun.

Lorna Bye

Registered Veterinary Nurse


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When I left school I was lucky enough to get a training placement on a veterinary nursing course and after qualifying remained in veterinary nursing for over 10 years. 
I changed career a couple of times as I explored and gained experience in other areas of work before returning to veterinary nursing when I joined Vets4Pets in Irvine. Some areas of the role had changed and others were thankfully more familiar; no 2 days are the same and I am always learning which keeps the role interesting.
I live with 2 dogs and a rather aloof cat who keeps us all in check. I do enjoy meeting the clients, their pets and hearing about the mischief they get up to.

Julie-Anne Wilson

Registered Veterinary Nurse/Admin Manager


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I qualified as a Vet Nurse in 2005 and have always worked in small animal. I've been nursing for over 20 years.  This year I have taken on the role of Admin Manager so I deal with the insurance claims as well as other administrative tasks required.
When I do nurse, I work better with cats purely due to back and knee pain.  They're smaller and easier to handle without hurting myself. At home I have one dog, Taco, and two cats, Tinkerballa and Tri-Pawed.

Ellie Houston

Registered Veterinary Nurse


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Hi I’m Ellie, one of the Registered Veterinary Nurses.

I qualified in July 2021 from Harper Adams University and have worked at Vets4pets Irvine since. I enjoy all aspects of nursing, as no day is the same.

At home, I have 2 black Labradors, Rhu and Jura who I adore.


Becky Ferguson

Student Nurse

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Hello! I’m Becky and I’m currently a 3rd year veterinary nursing student at SRUC Barony.

I’ve been doing my placement here at Vets4Pets Irvine since May 2022 and will be graduating in August this year. I have 3 cats at home called Leo, Milo and Oslo as well as a very crazy cockapoo called Bowie.

One thing I’ve enjoyed a lot from placement is getting more experience working with rabbits and all the small furries and I would love to get additional training in their nursing/anaesthesia in the future!


Abby Welsh

Senior Registered Veterinary Nurse

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After qualifying in 2019 I worked in a vets close to home in the north of England before I decided to move to Scotland for a change of scenery. Since then, I've worked in a mix of first-opinion practice and veterinary hospitals all over the country.  My favourite part of nursing is being a Wards Nurse, where I spend a lot of time with hospitalised patients ensuring they get the best possible care. 
Whilst I don't have any pets at the moment, I love giant breed dogs and look forward to getting one in the future! 
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Georgina Mackie

Practice Owner & Practice Manager

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Hi, I am Georgina and I am one of three partners and the practice manager here in Vets4Pets Irvine. 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 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. 


Niamh McManus

Client Services Manager

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I’m Niamh, I have been with Vets4Pets since early 2021 when I started as a client care advisor, since then I have worked my way up to senior client care and now to client services manager. I am extremely grateful for the opportunities this job has given me, and love seeing all of our clients old & new with their furbabies!

At home I have 3 dogs; my whippets Flynn and Ivy and my little Italian greyhound Perrie, who only has 3 legs. 


Dom Kedrak

Client Care Advisor

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Hi I’m Dom!

I started working at Vets4Pets in Irvine at the beginning of 2022 and I’m really enjoying my role. At home, I have two amazing doggies, my precious beagle Cloud and beautiful brown eyed, white Siberian husky, Sif. I spend a lot of my spare time with my dogs and my partner, Ben.  We go on a lot of fun nature walks where we get to explore. I am a huge animal lover and I’m planning on becoming a Vet Nurse.


Rachael Graham

Senior Client Care Advisor

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I'm Rachael, I have been working at vets4pets since the middle of June 2023. Having only ever worked in hospitality management this has been quite the career change for me. This role has already taught me so much and every day is a new experience. I am very much enjoying my new role.

In my free time I am an active Beagle mum and love exploring new places and going on adventures with my 4 year old pup Petra. 

As well as having Petra I also adopt and take care of guinea pigs.


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!​

Welcome to Vets4Pets in Irvine

For pet owners living in Irvine and the surrounding areas, our practice at Vets4Pets Irvine is the choice for outstanding care that your pets deserves. Our team at the Irvine 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.



  • Emergency cover
    Even if we are closed, we have your pet covered.
  • 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.
  • Biochemistry
    Allows an assessment of the functionality of a patients organs.
  • Cardiology

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  • Dentistry
    The treatment and prevention of dental disease
  • Fracture Repair
    Orthopaedic surgery to correct broken bones.
  • Haematology – Blood testing
    Allows the assessment of a patient's blood and blood cells.
  • 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.
  • Operating Theatre
    An operating theatre with gaseous anaesthetic facility for surgical procedures.
  • Orthopaedics
    Surgery of joints and bones.
  • Ultrasound
    Generates 2-D moving images of your pet’s internal organs at work.
  • X-Ray
    Generates digital 2D images of bones and internal organs.

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Practice accreditations

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  • ISFM
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Puppy & Kitten Pack

From just £90!
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Health Plans

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Health Plans

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Out of hours

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Telephone: 01563 258 028

Standard consultation fees start from £276.

Referral Service

For all vet referrals, please complete the referral form