Livingston Vets4Pets

Inside Pets at Home
Almondvale Retail Park
Almondvale Avenue
Livingston
Scotland
EH54 6QX

Telephone: 01506 463 085

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Opening Hours

  • Monday  - 
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Meet the team

Adam Charleston

Adam

Practice Owner & Veterinary Surgeon

BVM&S GP certs MRCVS

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I graduated from Edinburgh University in 2 and I was delighted to return to the area when I opened Vets4Pets Livingston in 2007. Before then I worked at veterinary surgeries in Mansfield, Coventry and Portsmouth. A special interest of mine is internal medicine and dermatology. When I get spare time I can be found gardening and doing DIY, or I might be out cycling or at the cinema.

Alison Docherty

Alison

Veterinary Surgeon

BVM&S, MRCVS

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I am Alison Docherty the lead vet at Vets4Pets Livingston. I joined the practice in May 2010. I graduated from Glasgow Vet School in 1999. I initially worked in mixed practice (beef, sheep and equine) before deciding to specialise in small animals after a few years in a busy West Yorkshire practice. I am now very experienced in all companion animal species with a particular interest in ophthalmology and feline geriatric medicine. I enjoy splitting my time between consulting and operating. In my leisure time I enjoy going to the gym and outdoor pursuits with my husband, two young children and two dogs (and occasionally my cat if he gets bored hunting!)

Natasha Watson

Natasha

Veterinary Surgeon

BVM&S, MRCVS

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I graduated from Glasgow Vet School in 2013. After graduation, i worked in London and Cambridgeshire, before returning back to Central Scotland, where i worked as a locum before settling in at Livingston. I have an interest in feline medicine and animal behaviour, and am currently undertaking a Masters in Clinical Animal Behaviour through Edinburgh University. I live at home with her three cats and naughty black Labrador, and in my spare time enjoys walking, cinema and escape rooms. 

Kathleen Fardoe

Kathleen

Veterinary Surgeon

BSc (Hons) BVM&S MRCVS

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I graduated from RDSVS in Edinburgh in 2008 and spent a year in mixed practice in Fife before moving to West Lothian and specialising in companion animals. I joined the Vets4Pets Livingston team in 2016. I enjoy both consulting and operating and have a special interest in imaging especially ultrasound. When I’m not working I enjoy running with my Border Terrier Dylan and exploring Scotland with my young family. 

Kay

Kay

Veterinary Surgeon

BVMS MRCVS Cert SCVA

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I graduated from Glasgow university in 1995 and started work in mixed practice. I enjoyed the variety of working with a mix of large and small animals in practices across central Scotland for many years. 

In 2010 I decided to specialise in small animal practice and further develop my interest in using Acupuncture as another treatment option for our patients. I joined Vets4Pets Livingston in 2015 and enjoy working with this very dedicated team. Outside of work I enjoy going for walks and cycle trips with my family.

Nicole

Nicole

Veterinary Surgeon

MRCVS BVM&S

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Where did you qualify from and when?
Royal dick school of veterinary studies in 2020

What is your favourite part of your job? 
I find it really rewarding helping sick animals make a full and speedy recovery and working with such an excellent team in the surgery 

What are your interests outside of work?
I really enjoy hillwalking and spending time with my rescue dog Luigi. 

Do you have any pets of your own?
Luigi the rescue Greyhound

If you could own any pet what would it be?
Quails

 

 

Scott

Veterinary Surgeon

MRCVS

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Where did you qualify from and when?
I qualified in Glasgow in 1996. 

What is your favourite part of working at Vets4Pets? 
Working with a team of caring colleagues. 

What are your interests outside of work?
American football and gaming with my kids.

Do you have any pets of your own? 
4 rats, 2 rescue cats called Tiffin and Merline and a chinchilla called Bibble 

If you could own any pet, what would it be?
More rescue kittens!

Elizabeth

Elizabeth

Vets

BVMS MRCVS

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Name: Elizabeth

Where did you qualify from and when?

Royal (Dick) school of veterinary studies, the University of Edinburgh in 2019. 

What is your favourite part of your job?

Being part of a like minded care team and improving quality of life for patients. 

What are your interests when outside of work?

Yoga, Hiking, painting and finding new coffee shops.

Do you have any pets of your own?

Honey a rescue dog who loves cuddles, the beach and doing zoomies. 

If you could own any pet what what would it be?

Dumbo Rats I had them before and would love to own again.  

 

 

 

Andrew

Andrew

Vet

DVM MRCVS

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Andrew graduated with honours from the Ontario Veterinary College in 1999.  

Since then, he has been practising just south of Ottawa, Canada working in mixed practice, then slowly transitioning to companion animals.

Andrew holds certifications in both Veterinary Spinal Manipulation Therapy from the Veterinary Chiropractic Learning Center and Veterinary Acupuncture from the Chi Institute.

He has interests in both surgery and medicine and enjoys getting to know patients and clients alike.  

When not at work he can be found with his wife and two fast growing boys either trying to be handy around the house, coaching or taking part in hockey, soccer (Canadian term for football!) and karate (he holds a second degree black belt) and spending as much time as possible in the outdoors. 

Lindsey Russell

Linsey

Head Veterinary Nurse

RVN DHVN

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I joined the Livingston team in January 2016 and have been qualified for 10 years. My main interests at work are Anaesthesia and Theatre nursing. I enjoys keeping in touch with our longstanding patients at our nurse clinics and I always look forward to meeting and bonding with our new patients too. I have a blue roan cocker spaniel called Sharpe. Outside work I enjoy music, films and travelling but most importantly spoiling my beloved Sharpe!

Jodi Laird

Jodi

Registered Veterinary Nurse

RVN HVN ISFM Dip FN

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Where did you qualify from and when?
I qualified from Telford College as a Registered Veterinary Nurse in 2012 but started with Vets4Pets Livingston as a student veterinary nurse in 2010.

What is your favourite part of working at Vets4Pets?
Working with feline patients, especially the feisty ones. Also working alongside a versatile team. 

What are your interests outside of work?
Spending time with my little boy and catching up with friends.

Do you have any pets of your own?
At home I have a large cross breed Ollie and two moggies, Domino and Nala. 

If you could own any pet, what would it be?
A lion, because I love Simba!

Chloe Easton

Chloe

Registered Veterinary Nurse

RVN

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Where did you qualify from and when?
College of animal walfare in 2019

What is your favourite part of your job?
Getting to know clients and the animals. I also enjoy doing stich ups 

What are your interests outside of work?
I play drums in a pipe band with Scottish Power

Do you have any pets of your own?
Bree the Cockapoo

If you could own any pet what would it be?
Lots of Cockapoos !!! 

Erin Temple

Erin

Registered Veterinary Nurse

RVN

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Where did you qualify from and when?
Oatridge College in 2021

What is your favourite part of your job?
Nursing of senior patients and working with aggressive dogs. I also have an interest in anaesthetics.  

What are your interests outside of work?
Going to see live music and enjoying a bath (Maybe I am a mermaid?) 

Do you have any pets of your own?
Kiva is my malamute (Part dragon) 

If you could own any pet what would it be?
Hyena 

 

Rebecca

Rebecca

Registered Veterinary Nurse

RVN

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Where did you qualify from and when 
The college of Animal Welfare in 2018

What is your favourite part of your job?
I enjoy anaesthesia the most as no two surgeries are the same and very much varies from patient to patient. I also enjoy nursing in patients. There is nothing more heart warming than nursing a sick patient back to health and creating a trust bond with them

What are your interests outside of work?
I have a self converted campervan that I love to spend most of my time travelling around Scotland in. I also have my own Kayak that I love to take with me. 

Do you have any pets of your own?
Cujo is my black lab companion. He joins me on all my trips and loves to swim. I also have a syrian hamster called "Prezzo" 

If you could own any pet what would it be?
Most definitely Buckbeak from Harry Potter! 

 

Natalie

Natalie

Registered Veterinary Nurse

RVN

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Where did you qualify from and when?
College of Animal welfare in 2021

What is your favourite part of your job?
Being part of the journey when a pet comes in sick to going home healthy happy and themselves again! Also building good relationships with pets and their owners. 

What are your interests outside of work?
Spending time with my hyper pooch, seeing friends and family. I also like to paint pet portraits when I have spare time.  

Do you have any pets of your own?
Mia my beautiful Hungarian Vizsla   

If you could own any pet what would it be?
Toothless from how to train your dragon 

 

Victoria

Student Veterinary Nurse

RVN

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Where did you qualify from and when?
I am studying at Napier and qualify in July 2022.

What is your favourite part of your job?
Seeing all the different cases and seeing animals get better. 

What are your interests outside of work?
I like dancing and going to the gym. 

Do you have any pets of your own?
A staffy cross, called Maggie. 

If you could own any pet what would it be?
A Black Jaguar 

Aimee

Student Veterinary Nurse

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Where did you Qualify from?
Currently studying at the College of Animal Welfare

What is your favourite part of your job?
Being able to work with other clinical staff and learn skills from then to help me qualify

What are your interests outside of work?
Seeing my friends and family, eating good food and walking my dog Rudi 

Do you have any pets of your own?
Rudi the Cocker Spaniel 

If you could own any pet what would it be?
Penguins 

 

Lauren

Student Veterinary Nurse

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Where did you qualify from and when?
University of the Highlands and Islands with a vets nursing level 3 diploma.  

What is your favourite part of working at Vets4Pets? 
Interacting with a wide variety of species.  

What are your interests outside of work?
Taekwondo. 

Do you have any pets of your own? 
A Bichon Frise called Casper and a Syrian Hamster called Tesla. 

If you could own any pet, what would it be?
Sloths!

Nicky Gray

Nicola

Animal Care Assistant

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What is your favourite part of working at Vets4Pets?
Dealing with all the patients.

What are your interests outside of work?
Crafting, visiting Zoos & safaris and watching movies. 

Do you have any pets of your own?
I have a 15 year old West Highland Terrier called Skye. 

If you could any pet, what would it be?
I would love a Guinea Pig.

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Eve

Practice Administrator

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What is your favourite part of your job?
My favourite part of the job is updating the social media channels for the surgery and being an organisation ninja !  

What are your interests outside of work?
Eating and socialising 

Do you have any pets of your own?
A chocolate Lab called Lucy, A little devil cat called Thor and a bearded dragon called Steven. 

If you could own any pet what would it be?
I would like to just live in a zoo with all the animals. 

 

Fiona B

Client Care Advisor

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I joined vet4pets in 2016 after having worked in various different administrative positions. This one, is by far my favourite! With not having any pets of my own at the moment, coming into work is like getting to meet a new pet every day! My favourite part of the job, is getting to see the progress the sick animals make, from seeing how poorly they are when they come in, to how happy and healthy they are when they leave. Knowing that we are able to make our clients happy by making sure their best friend is well looked after, always makes our day.
 
Dylan

Dylan

Client Care Advisor

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What is your favourite part of your job?
Meeting all of the animals 

What are your interests outside of work?
Watching football, playing X-box and being with my friends

Do you have any pets of your own?
Poppy and Peaches the pugs and a rescue tortoise called Michelle

If you could own any pet what would it be?
Saltwater Crocodile

 

 

 

Leona

Client Care Advisor

Fiona G

Client Care Advisor

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What is your favourite part of working at Vets4Pets?
Getting to meet lots of lovely people and their pets.

What are your interests outside of work?
I am a freelance tutor for a dog skills course provider. I'm also a dog trainer and walker. Mostly, my interests are canine! 

Do you have any pets of your own?
I have a nine year old rescue Greyhound called Dash. 

If you could own any pet, what would it be?
Scottish Deerhound. I've wanted one since I was 5, and that was a very long time ago. 

Chloe

Client Care Advisor

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What is your favourite part of your job?
My favourite part of the job is obviously meeting all the pets and getting to hand out some yummy biscuits! But the most rewarding part of the job is taking the initial call or email and seeing the progress the pets make to getting better and back to their usual happy selves!

What are your interests outside of work?
Outside of work, I attend university and enjoy going out to see my friends & family. 

Do you have any pets of your own?
I have a very handsome 4-year old Jug called Harry - who quite often needs to visit the vet himself! He’s very mysterious and gets himself into bother sometimes! 

If you could own any pet what would it be?
An otter - They are my favourite to visit at the zoo!

Melanie

Client Care Advisor

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What is your favourite part of your job?
I love getting to meet our clients and their lovely pets. I like to try and grab a chat with them and show a genuine interest in their pets care and get lots of cuddles from the animals I meet.

What are your interests outside of work?
I love to get out into the outdoors and go walking when I can get the time. I love reading but also like a good tv series binge

Do you have any pets of your own?
I lost my dog in September 21 and haven’t felt ready to get another pet just yet but in this job I’m sure it won’t be long before we welcome another furry friend

If I could own any pet what would it be ??
I would love my very own Alpaca but I don’t quite have the space. My biggest love is bulldogs and we have rehomed 2 over the years from a bulldog specific rescue charity and fostered one for family.

Symone

Client Care Advisor

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What is your favourite part of your job?
Meeting all different kinds of clients and their pets. 

What are your interests outside of work?
I love going out and exploring abandoned places and buildings, but when I'm not doing this I love to curl up in bed with my furbaby called Diva. 

Do you have any pets of your own?
I have a min Zoo. I have 3 dogs, a Shihtzu called Ollie, a Shihtzu cross called Chewie, a Frenchie called Frankie and 2 cats, called Diva and Precious. 

If you could own any pet what would it be?
Chameleons as I think its interesting how they change colour. 

Jillian

Jillian

Client Care Manager

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Name: Jillian 

What is your favourite part of your job?

Meeting everyone's pets

What are your interests outside of work?

A few glasses of wine with friends (Non Alcoholic of course !!)

Do you have any pets of your own?

A cockapoo Beau also known as princess Bobo 

If you could own any pet what would it be?

A Giraffe

 

 

 

Vets4Pets Livingston is a  state of the art practice who are committed to bringing you affordable, high quality care via a modern, well equipped practice, including a lab, pharmacy, digital x-ray, ultrasound and endoscopy, three contemporary theatre suites and specific kennels for cats, dogs and exotics. There is on site car parking and both upstairs and downstairs consulting rooms for ease of client accessibility.

The friendly, highly trained team can't wait to meet all of their clients. 

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Services

  • 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.
  • Blood Pressure Monitor
    Used to measure the range of blood pressure as a preventative treatment to identify early signs of systemic hypertension.

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  • Dentistry
    The treatment and prevention of dental disease
  • Endoscopy
    Enables us to capture real-time images of internal organs and structures using an endoscope.
  • Exotic Pet
    Can see a range of patients, from small animals through to reptiles.
  • 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.
  • Separate Cat & Dog Wards
    Separate cat and dog hospital wards, designed to ensure your pet is kept in a comfortably stress free environment.
  • 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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Health Plans

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

Vac4Life

Just £99
Vac4Life is a preventative plan following primary vaccinations
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Out of hours

Vets Now Edinburgh
2b Hutchison Crossway
Gorgie
Edinburgh
EH14 1RR

Telephone: 0131 444 0990

Standard consultation fees start from £307.50

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