About us ...

The Veterinary Centre is a friendly, independent vet practice in Uddingston. Our experienced veterinary surgeons, vet nurses and reception staff take a professional and personal approach to the care of your loved ones – so you know you’re in safe paws.

As a small animal practice, we’ve served the local community for 40 years, including both our immediate neighbours around Uddingston and also pet owners from around Hamilton, Motherwell and Glasgow.

We understand that your pets are your family, and when you place them under our care, they become our family too.

As a privately-owned, well-established practice, we constantly strive to provide the very highest level of clinical care, client communication and compassion – and we’re proud of our reputation in the local community.

Our practice owners and principal vets, Rebecca Davidson and Heather Waddell, have more than three decades of combined experience in small animal veterinary care.

Meet the team ...

Rebecca Davidson

Veterinary Surgeon
BVMS MRCVS

Rebecca graduated in 1997 from Glasgow Vet School and joined the team at Uddingston soon afterwards. Rebecca was delighted to become partner in 2007, having a great team and ethos at the practice.

Heather Waddell

Practice Partner - Veterinary Surgeon
BVMS MRCVS

Heather enjoys bonding with clients and getting to know your pets as they grow, but she has a keen interest in soft tissue surgery and orthopaedics.

Anne Shilliday

Veterinary Surgeon & Cat Advocate
BVMS MRCVS

Anne is interested in Feline Medicine and is interested in promoting cat-friendly methods of working and is helping the practice achieve cat friendly status within the renowned International Society of Feline Medicine (ISFM).

 

Catherine Coen

Veterinary Surgeon
BVMS MRCVS

Cat enjoys all aspects of veterinary practice but especially internal medicine and getting to know all of our lovely clients.

Louise Ainslie

Veterinary Surgeon
BVM&S MRCVS

Louise qualified from Edinburgh Veterinary School in 2012 and joined our team in 2020.

Alicia Koh

Veterinary Surgeon
BVMS MRCVS

Alicia enjoys all aspects of veterinary practice but has a keen interest in soft tissue surgery and exotics.

Debbie MacDonald

Registered Vet Nurse
RVN ISFMCertFN

Audrey Mason

Registered Vet Nurse
RVN

Jennifer Carrick

Registered Vet Nurse
RVN

Anne Fleming SQP-SA

Nurse - SQP-SA* - Pet Counsellor
SQP-SA

Angela Wright

Vet Nurse

Kirsty Carmichael

Registered Vet Nurse
RVN

Caitlin Coyle

Registered Vet Nurse
RVN

Nicola Anderson

Registered Vet Nurse
RVN

Hannah Grant

Registered Vet Nurse
RVN

Amie Black

Registered Vet Nurse
RVN

Donna Stryker

Registered Vet Nurse
RVN

Janey McMurray

Receptionist

Aileen Fannan

Receptionist

Caroline Chisholm

Receptionist

Alison Levy

Receptionist

Lorraine Alba

Administrator, Health Plan, Health and Safety & Student coordinator
SQP-SA

Karen MacKenzie

Receptionist

Jean McGill

Office Manager

Agne Mazeikaite

Animal Nursing Assistant - Student Nurse
ANA

Practice tour ...

Vet nurse training …

As a vet nurse training practice, we’re proud to provide clinical training for our student nurses.

This means we’re inspected by a Veterinary Nurse Approved Centre (responsible to the RCVS), to ensure that our practice meets the standards necessary to provide a suitable environment for training.

Along with our RCVS accreditation, illustrates our commitment to the education and training of all our staff members.

Sustainability in practice

At The Veterinary Centre we are striving to reduce our impact on the environment. We recognise that the health of animals, humans and the environment are inextricably linked. We acknowledge that what we do in practice can influence the environment in terms of the use of consumables, emissions and waste generation. We aim to reduce our environmental impact and carbon footprint and encourage a more sustainable practice amongst our staff, clients and suppliers.

We have created our own ‘Green team’ who will focus on our sustainability and continually improve and review the way we operate.

Changes we made in 2023:

  • Switching to a greener energy supplier and tariff using 100% renewable energy.
  • PIR lighting around practice – times out when no one in the room. Reducing the use of electricity.
  • Recycling paper, tins, plastic, card, glass and batteries.
  • Moving towards paperless practice e.g. electronic receipts, lab results, pet reminders and insurance claims.
  • Using refills, for e.g. hand soap, washing up liquid.
  • Purchasing Fair Trade supplies for the staff room.
  • Using paper dispensing bags and carrier bags. Made from recycled materials.
  • Using reusable, fabric scrub hats.
  • Reducing waste by unsubscribing from unwanted mailings and requesting electronic invoices from suppliers.
  • Switching supplier for patient nutraceuticals to one using less plastic packaging.
  • Recycle coffee pods from staff room machine – reduces staff’s need for take out coffee.
  • Increasing recycling – adding more recycling bins around practice. Reminders to the team of what can be recycled.
  • Reviewed suppliers of stationary, cleaning and catering products. Most paper products were already recycled or FSC approved. Some substitutions made e.g. zero-plastic Sellotape
  • Christmas donations made to charity instead of cards sent.
  • We have limited options for planting flowers for pollinators at our site but we do have hanging baskets and take part in Uddingston in bloom with flower troughs outside of the practice. Trees around the practice.
  • Joined bee friendly practice scheme.
  • We promote animal welfare in practice with stress free handling and hospitalisation. Regular pain scoring as standard.
  • Using Sterilium where we can to reduce use of the plastic scrubbing brushes.
  • PROTECT ME poster to encourage responsible prescribing of antibiotics in practice.
  • Use of theatre shoes instead of single use shoe covers.
  • Reducing anaesthetic gas for environmental benefit. No use of nitrous oxide in practice , avoid unnecessary or prolonged GA’s, equipment regularly checked and maintained, using soda like rebreathing systems, using volatile agent sparing drugs and techniques (eg premed/Local anaesthetic)

Aims for 2024

  • Carbon calculator – Vet Sustain. Use this tool to assess our practice once it is up and ready.
  • Perform a Waste audit.
  • Plastic buster collars – look at recycled options.
  • Learning how to help bees via the British Bee Veterinary Association.
  • Install a bee hotel for outside practice
  • Look into making use of the ‘cycle to work’ scheme and car sharing.
  • Look at changing from single use plastic bins (bio bin)
  • Look at reusable sterilisation tins or wraps/pouches.
  • Work through The Green Procurement List.

Prices

All prices are inclusive of VAT.

There are no ‘set’ prices for investigation and treatment of specific illnesses. Costs will be discussed and estimated on a case by case basis. We will provide estimates and keep you up to date if costs are likely to differ from the estimate.

Brachycephalic breeds (flat faced/nose breeds) may have additional anaesthetic needs – please contact us for more information.

INITIAL VET CONSULTATION£40
ONGOING CONSULTATION / PRESCRIPTION REVIEW£30
NURSE CONSULTATION£26.40
PRESCRIPTION FEE (ADDITIONAL ITEMS £12 EACH) £18
DOG BOOSTER VACCINATION AND ANNUAL VET HEALTH CHECK £49
CAT BOOSTER VACCINATION AND ANNUAL VET HEALTH CHECK £49
RABBIT MYXO/RHD1 + RHD2 VACCINE £51
KENNEL COUGH VACCINE £39
MICROCHIPPING £25
KITTEN/PUPPY PACKAGE £85-£100
FEMALE DOG NEUTERING (SPAY) – INCLUDES PAIN MEDICATION HOME, POST OP FOLLOW UP AND A BUSTER COLLAR (PRICE WILL DIFFER IF YOU REQUIRE A BODYSUIT OR BLOW UP COLLAR INSTEAD 
0-20 KG£264.70
20-30 KG£294.70
30-40 KG£351.58
40-50 KG£387.58
>50 KG (Contact us for more information) 
MALE DOG NEUTERING (CASTRATE) INCLUDES PAIN MEDICATION HOME, POST OP FOLLOW UP AND A BUSTER COLLAR (PRICE WILL DIFFER IF YOU REQUIRE A BODYSUIT OR BLOW UP COLLAR INSTEAD) 
0-20 KG£198.70
20-40 KG£240.70
40-50 KG£291.58
>50kg (Contact us for more information) 
FEMALE CAT NEUTERING (SPAY) INCLUDES PAIN MEDICATION HOME, POST OP FOLLOW UP AND A BUSTER COLLAR (PRICE WILL DIFFER IF YOU REQUIRE A BODYSUIT OR BLOW UP COLLAR INSTEAD)£126.62
MALE CAT NEUTERING (CASTRATE)£77.04