Stirling Vets4Pets

Springkerse Retail Park
Stirling
Stirling & Falkirk
FK7 7TL

Telephone: 01786 468060

Open Today 09:00 - 19:00

Opening Hours

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

Parking details

  • Free parking at the front of practice
  • Disabled spaces available

Meet the team

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Dr Catherine Gillon

Veterinary Surgeon & Practice Partner

BVMS MRCVS

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Catherine graduated from Glasgow Vet School in 2002 and worked in Yorkshire for several years before returning to Scotland in 2006. She has always worked in small animal practice and has a particular interest in small furries and exotics. With over ten year's experience she is delighted to be a joint venture partner at Vets4Pets Stirling. Catherine has two cats, Boris and Archie, a Border Collie, Ruaidhri, two chinchillas, two chickens and a tortoise. She also enjoys going for big walks with her husband and wee boy when she has the time, she also enjoys bellydancing.

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Dr Elizabeth Gillespie

Veterinary Surgeon

BVM&S MRCVS

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Elizabeth qualified as a Veterinary Surgeon at the Royal (DICK) School of Veterinary Studies in 2004. She worked for 6 years in mixed practice and then decided to focus on small animals. Elizabeth enjoys all aspects of the job but her favourite main interest is surgery. Elizabeth spends her free time walking her Greyhounds Phoebe and Bo and spending time with family and friends.

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Dr One Motsomi

Veterinary Surgeon

BVMS MRCVS

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One pronounced (on eh) graduated from Glasgow Vet School in 2015.  One took on her first job in the sunny seaside town of Torquay.  After a few years she moved back to Scotland and we were the lucky practice that secured One as their vet.  One loves a dental and is the guru of all dental questions we have in practice.  As of last year, One is our clinical coach for Vet GDP, her sunny disposition and patience makes her perfect for this role. One currently doesn't have any pets of her own in Scotland due to her love of travel but is always the first to babysit all of our pets. 

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Dr Maggie Aitchison

Veterinary Surgeon

BVMS MRCVS

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Maggie graduated for the DICK Vet school in Edinburgh in 2015.  Maggie joined Vets4Pets after graduating and worked in 2 other practices before joining the Stirling team in 2018.  Maggie loves to spend her free time with Toby her horse, often competing as well as loving a therapeutic hack out.  Maggie also has a herd of guinea pigs sometimes over 20 piggies and 2 whippet pups Guinness and Ziggy.   Her piggies are super cute and they often are placed in shows.  Maggie loves all areas of her job but is particularly fond of exotics. 

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Dr Sophie Conroy

Veterinary Surgeon

BVetMed MRCVS

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Sophie graduated The Royal Veterinary School in London in July 2021 and worked in V4P Stirling during her placement time. We of course jumped at the chance to have Sophie join our team as a veterinary surgeon in July 21 as she was already a much loved member of our team.  Sophie has many pets of her own including a Shadow her horse, 2 cats Levi and Ollie and Lola the Syrian Hamster.  Sophie loves consults in particular wildlife care.  Sophie's dream is to retire to Australia to be a wildlife vet dealing with emergency care.  

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Dr Laura Mestecky

Veterinary Surgeon

BVMS MRCVS

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Laura graduated Glasgow Vet school in 2016.  Her first job was in a busy small animal practice in Fyfe.  Laura joined the Stirling team in 2019 and we were thrilled to have her experience join our developing team.  Laura is a surgeon at heart and is at her happiest in theatre. Laura has Finn the Springer at home who loves a walk especially bagging a munro, he has many under his belt. In her down time Laura is at home spending time with her family. 

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Emma-Louise Mackie

Registered Veterinary Nurse

RVN

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After graduating from the University of Edinburgh with a degree in Biological Sciences with honours in Zoology Emma-Louise then trained to become a Registered Veterinary Nurse (RVN).  Emma-Louise completed her veterinary nurse training in Stirling and was happy to continue to work as part of our team when she qualified. She enjoys the variety of the job, describing it as, "you never know what the day will bring and while this can be stressful it is very rewarding to see the progress a patient can make with treatment and nursing care."  Emma- Louise finds the diversity of cases very interesting and she is always looking for way to continue her learning due to the many different species and conditions we see. Emma-Louise has a guinea pig named Claudia, a Ragdoll named Ollie and a cocker name Indie.  In her free time, she enjoys crafting, spending time with friends and attending dance fitness classes.

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Lanna Speed

Student Veterinary Nurse

SVN

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Lanna joined the Vets4Pets team back in February 2014 as a receptionist. Since then, she moved to the medical team as an animal care assistant, moving on to train as a veterinary nurse.  Lanna qualified a RVN in 2022. Lanna loves the medical environment and watching pets get better to go home to their families. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, crafting, relaxing at home with her partner and their menagerie (3 cats and a chinchilla!).

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Lindsay Jay Canaway

Registered Veterinary Nurse

RVN

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Lindsay joined Vets4Pets team in 2016 as a receptionist. After a year of working with the team she decided to begin training as a Veterinary Nurse with the College of Animal Welfare.  Since graduating as a RVN in 2019 Lindsay has taken on the role a Lead Nurse for the practice including clinical coach for student nurses. She enjoys caring for the patients and loves being a qualified Veterinary Nurse.  Lindsay is a qualified acupuncturist in small animals which she uses to help many patients with pain management.  Outside of work she enjoys spending time with her dog Arnie and going for long walks especially to the beach. She loves to bake ( which the team love) and enjoy spending time with her friends.

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Eve Paterson

Student Vet Nurse

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Eve is currently studying to be a RVN with Vets4Pets Stirling.   Eve came to the practice in 2020 while studying an animal care course and stayed with us while completing her training as an employed student. Eve has 2 dogs Rosie and Bonnie who she spends her free time with.  They love walking up hills in her local area as well as camping further afield. Eve loves to ride horses and does so as often as she can and has 2 Guinea Pigs Marshmallow and Biscuit.

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Rebecca Lamb

Veterinary Care Assistant

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Rebecca came to Vets4Pets Stirling during her first placement for her Nursing degree.  Rebecca is currently in her last year studying at Napier to become a Registered Vet Nurse.  While Rebecca puts her finishing touches on her dissertation, she will be working alongside the nursing team to provide your pets with the best care while they are visiting.  Rebecca has 2 dogs named named Nellie and Alfie, a  20 year old cat called Pat and a horse named Jazz.  I asked Rebecca what she likes to do in her free time and she gave me the list of her pets again. 

Nicola Stirling

Nicola Clerk

Practice Manager/ Practice Partner

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After graduating from Stirling University with an honors degree in Accountancy, I started on a management career with Pets at Home. After 6 years with Pets at Home as an Assistant and Deputy Manager, I made the move to the other side of the vet desk to start with the practice in March 2013. I bought into the practice in 2018 to become Catherine's business partner.  My main areas of interest are in figures of course and human factors. I pride myself on leading a flexible workplace with human factors being at the heart of how we develop and manage our days. When I’m not at work, I am a Mum of two young children and two miniature schnauzers. I am a book worm and love art even although I can’t even draw a stick man.

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Sharon Murney

Animal Care Assistant

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Sharon joined the team in 2014 as an Animal Care Assistant, helping the nurses and vets with our patients. Her favourite thing about practice is meeting all the lovely animals and spending time with my crazy colleagues!  Sharon said, "When I’m not in a scrub top, I’m at home caring for our 6 rats, a budgie and our dog Lulu."

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Jackie McBeth

Client Care Supervisor

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Before joining Vets4Pets Jackie spent 6 years as a manager for a photo processing and dry cleaning company. Coming to the surgery has been a complete change for Jackie and one she embraced and has excelled at. She joined the team at Vets4Pets in March 2013, and says she thoroughly enjoy the job. Jackie said, "I love meeting new people and all their lovely pets." In the summer of 2016 Jackie was promoted to Client Care Supervisor, leading the team on the front desk. Outside of work Jackie enjoy spending time with her family and their dog Broch, they also adopted a wee cat called Sam two years ago, he is such a character. The whole family enjoy going out for long walks with Broch up the hills or along the river.

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Emanuela Hunter

Client Care Adviser

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Emanuela joined Vets4pets in 2015 at the Perth branch, and then moved to join the Stirling team in 2019.  Emanuela loves ensuring that everyone who visits with us has everything they need to give their pet the best care. Her career has always been based in client facing roles and this shows in her interaction and abilities to make each person's visit bespoke to them.  Emanuela has a German Shepard Kea who she spends her down time with.  Kea loves a swim in the sea and they are often spotted on the Fyfe coast enjoying a splash.

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Miss Melissa Chan

Client Services Manager

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Melissa joined the team in 2019 as part of our advisor team but an opportunity came up that she couldn't refuse in 2020 leaving the team.  After a year out and fulfilling a childhood dream she re-joined the team as Client Services Manager in 2021.  The team and client alike were thrilled to welcome Mel back. Mel loves a chat and will do everything she can to ensure clients and pets have the best visit they can when in with us.  Mel loves the variety in her job but her passion lies within training and she strives to keep the team at the highest standard of knowledge and care.

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Hannah Paton

Client Care Advisor

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Hannah joined the team in 2021 as a client care advisor. Hannah is currently studying Veterinary Nursing at Napier University and works with us on her days off. Hannah's love is rabbit care having 2 of her own.  She also has 2 dogs and loves to spend her free time writing and reading. 

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Mhairi Maudsley

Client Care Advisor

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Mhairi started as a client care advisor in the Linlithgow branch in 2018, she then decided to train as a Vet Nurse.  Mhairi started Napier university studying Veterinary Nursing in 2019 and came to Stirling in 2021 for a placement and while her joined the team as a CCA on her days off uni.  Mhairi has two guinea pigs Nacho and Pie who have been muses for some of Mhairi's uni work and the base for her dissertation. Mhairi loves to run (no really she does) and spending time with friends and family.

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Kayleigh

Client Care Advisor

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Kayleigh joined the team in July 22 with a background in retail.  After 6 years Kayleigh was ready for a new challenge.  Kayleigh has 3 cats Zeppelin, Freya and Odin at home as well as her 3 children.  In her free time she enjoys watching 4 in the bed and is a self acclaimed foodie.  Kayleigh's passion is photography when she has the time to do it.

At Vets4Pets Stirling we are committed to giving your pets’ great care. A team of 6 veterinary surgeons, 5 Registered Veterinary Nurses and a support team of 7 in various roles, allows us to ensure we are able to give you the care that is bespoke to your pet’s needs.

Our practice is located inside the Pets at Home store in the Retail Park at Stirling. We have plenty of easy parking for you and of course a toy and treat isle for our brave patients. The practice is fully equipped with 3 consultation rooms, theatre, separate cat and dog wards, a lab, pharmacy, digital x-rays and ultra sound.

Our team are devoted to their work and passionate about pets! We believe a good working environment is important and offer many benefits. Interested in coming to work for us? Click here to see our latest vacancies.

Our clients are part of what makes our practice special, they are all invested and interested in the team as people.  We are hugely grateful for all the support and feedback we receive and hope to always live up to each and everyone’s expectations.

We look forward to welcoming new clients and pets to our practice.

The Team at Stirling Vets4Pets

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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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  • 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.
  • Cardiology
    Cardiology
  • Chemotherapy & Cancer Treatment
    Dogs and cats that receive chemotherapy feel normal the day they are given the drug.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Oncology
    Medical care of cancer.
  • Operating Theatre
    An operating theatre with gaseous anaesthetic facility for surgical procedures.
  • 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 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 pet’s internal organs at work.
  • Weight Clinic
    Monitoring clinic to help dogs and cats achieve optimal weights – 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
  • Small_Animal_Practice
  • OUT CLIENT SERVICE SMALL

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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Out of hours

Vets Now Hospital Glasgow
123-145 North Street
Glasgow
G3 7DA

Telephone: 0141 332 3212

Standard consultation fees start from £276

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