Our Services

We provide a comprehensive range of vet services in Uddingston, from check-ups and consultations to microchipping and operations. We’re also here for you if you ever need simple advice about your pet’s care – so just ask to speak to one of our vet nurses.

Once a year, your pet should have a complete clinical examination and usually a booster vaccination. This physical examination is a vital health check and is included in the booster vaccination charge.

If you want to spread the cost of routine healthcare, read about our Health Plan, which could give you huge savings.

Vet Clinics

Consultations with our highly experienced vets are by appointment only. Please contact the surgery on 01698 817 999 to book a convenient time.

Please note:

  • Emergencies will be prioritised throughout the day
  • Receptionists will always do their very best to book you an appointment with the vet of your choice, so please do not hesitate to ask
  • Pets requiring blood tests will be booked for a double appointment of 20 minutes, at no extra charge

When you and your pet arrive at the surgery, please inform our reception staff, who will note your arrival in our system. After your consultation, please return to reception to collect any prescriptions, make another appointment if needed and settle your account.

Home visits may be arranged in special circumstances. However, advance notice is usually needed – so please ask reception as soon as possible if you think you may require one. Surgery appointments are always best, as we have a full range of medicines and equipment for treating your pet.

In an emergency, it is usually best for you to bring your pet directly to the surgery. But if you have problems, please call us on 01698 817 999. 

We also offer vet nurse consultations and clinics, including specialist checks for senior pets, dental issuesweight and pets of six months old. Some of these can be free of charge, so please contact us for more information or to make an appointment.

Operations and investigations

As well as offering routine operations and advising on specialist procedures, we have excellent facilities for diagnosing pet health problems.

This includes an extensive in-house laboratory, where we can analyse your pet’s blood or use a microscope to examine samples from lumps, ear swabs, urine and skin.

We also use:

  • digital x-ray system, which speeds up the process of imaging your pet – so is especially valuable in an emergency, as it produces images of superb quality.
  • A modern dental machine for scaling, polishing and extracting teeth, while dental x-rays can also be obtained to give us a deeper knowledge of your pet’s tooth roots and jaw structure.
  • Cutting-edge ultrasound equipment to provide clear images of the organs in your pet’s abdomen and heart, making it one of the most invaluable pieces of equipment in the surgery. We can diagnose many conditions with ultrasound, such as bladder stones and masses, heart failure and pregnancy.
  • An ECG machine to check your pet’s heart.
  • Endoscopy to examine the respiratory and gastrointestinal system in a non-invasive way. This means we can check for foreign bodies in the stomach and intestines, take biopsies and check the airways for infection and parasites.
  • An extensive range of monitoring equipment for anaesthetics, including a blood pressure monitor and capnograph.

Check out our practice tour if you’d like a sneak peek at our facilities.

Laser Therapy

We had such a great clinical response with our laser trial in October last year that we have decided to invest in our very own Class 4 laser!

What is laser therapy?

Laser therapy is a noninvasive treatment designed to reduce pain and inflammation, and to speed healing. This treatment is quickly becoming standard of care in both human and veterinary medicine. Our staff members administer laser therapy via a handpiece that emits this therapeutic infrared light in a fast, drug-free, and soothing treatment. The light can treat surface problems such as wounds, as well as deeper structures, penetrating through fur, skin, and fat if necessary to reach damaged tissue.

The therapeutic infrared light targets the mitochondria in damaged cells and stimulates them to regenerate and stimulates them to return to optimal function. This regenerative process is called photobiomodulation (PBM). PBM does not impact normal cells, but can help damaged cells to recover from injury faster.

Laser therapy can be utilized as an adjunct to existing treatments, often reducing or replacing the need for pain medications.

What are the treatments like?

Laser therapy treatments are fast and pain-free, making them well-tolerated by most pets. There is no clipping or shaving required for the treatment area. When your pet arrives for therapy they will be situated in a comfortable position, and may be outfitted with laser-safe doggles. You will also receive laser-safe eyewear to wear during treatment if you remain with your pet during therapy.

Treatments take approximately 5 – 10 minutes depending on the size of the treatment area and the condition being

treated. During this treatment your pet will experience a soothing warmth that often relaxes patients, and sometimes makes them go to sleep!

Some conditions require several treatment sessions for optimal outcomes. When your pet’s condition is evaluated we will discuss our recommendations with you.

Can laser therapy help my pet?

Laser therapy is an effective treatment for a wide variety of conditions including:

  • Wounds
  • Arthritis
  • Skin Conditions
  • Pain & Inflammation
  • Pain Relief
  • Post-Operative Recovery
  • Rehabilitation
  • Geriatric Care
  • Lick Granulomas
  • Otitis
  • Dental Conditions
  • Fractures
  • Abdominal Disorders
  • And Much More!

How much will it cost?

Our vets will discuss and recommend a treatment plan according to your pet’s condition.  All prices include VAT.

  • ARTHRITIS- 1 area / 1 treatment – £30
  • ARTHRITIS – up to 3 areas / 1 treatment -£42
  • ARTHRITIS – over 3 areas / 1 treatent – £66
  • ARTHRITIS – 1 area / package of 5 treatments – £132
  • ARTHRITIS – up to 3 areas / package of 5 treatments – £180
  • ARTHRITIS – over 3 areas / package of 5 treatments – £270
  • WOUND (minor) – £12
  • WOUND (major) – £18
  • POST OPERATIVE TREATMENT – 2 sessions – £12
  • ACUTE CONDITIONS (Gingivitis/Otitis/Anal Sacculitis/Granulomas/Interdigital cysts) – £12
Rottweiler getting laser therapy


What is acupuncture?

Acupuncture is the practise of inserting fine, solid needles into the body for pain relief or, in some cases, to help the body deal with other diseases.

How does acupuncture work?

It works through the nervous system. The needles block the pain messages and encourage the brain and central nervous system to produce more of the body’s natural painkillers. In conditions that are not painful, acupuncture may help to reset the body’s normal functioning.

Will it hurt my pet?

Acupuncture needles stimulate nerves that do not cause the unpleasant feelings of pain that we are trying to treat. They stimulate other nerves that send a more important message to the brain, which is how they block pain. Sometimes animals may react to this sensation as though they are expecting pain, but then relax because it does not occur. Most of the time they accept the fine needles very well and often become relaxed and sleepy during the treatment. Often they appear to look forward to the next treatment when they come back to the practice.

Would my pet need to be sedated for this treatment?

It is uncommon for animals to need to be sedated. This would only usually happen if they were so painful that any touch or stimulus causes them to be painful. Perhaps surprisingly, cats and rabbits often accept acupuncture treatment very well.

How often would my pet be treated?

The usual course is once a week for four to six weeks. After four weeks we will know whether acupuncture is working for your pet and then, depending on the condition and how they have responded, we will work out a plan that usually involves tailing off the treatment so that the effect is maintained for as long as possible.

Is acupuncture safe?

Acupuncture is very safe, in the right hands. Legally it must be performed by a veterinary surgeon. There have been no official reports of problems in animals, but there are some in humans and these can usually be avoided with care and a good knowledge of anatomy. There are a very few cases in which we would have to be very cautious about using acupuncture, but your veterinary acupuncturist can advise you of these.

What kinds of conditions are treated with acupuncture?

Pain is the most common indication for acupuncture. Usually this means pain associated with arthritis, but also muscle strains, pain secondary to disc disease and bony changes of the spine. Other kinds of pain may also respond.

Functional conditions such as constipation in cats and irritable bowel type problems in dogs may also respond.

What can I expect during treatment?

After examination, needles will be put into various parts of the body and moved or stimulated a few times. There is not a set “dose” of acupuncture as there is for medication, so your vet will judge how much to do based on your pet’s response both at the time and after the treatment. They may become sleepy and relaxed during the treatment.

And after the treatment?

It is not uncommon for pets to go home and sleep very soundly for a long time. This is a good sign and shows that your pet will probably respond well to acupuncture. But do not worry if they are not sleepy – this does not mean that they will not respond. Sometimes your pet may seem a little more euphoric than usual; this is also a good sign, but keep them quiet for the rest of the day or they may overdo things.

Otherwise treat your pet normally after acupuncture. Do not change exercise, diet or medication unless it has been discussed with your vet.

What about response?

Your pet may show one of three responses to treatment:

  • They may seem a little stiffer or more uncomfortable. This just means that the dose was a bit too much, but also shows that they should respond to treatment. After a day or two they will improve again and should be better than before. However, you must tell your vet so that they can adjust the treatment next time.
  • You may see no response. This is always disappointing but does not mean your pet will not respond; it may just be that they will take a little longer or that their improvement after the first treatment was too brief or small for you to see. We cannot say that they will not respond until after the fourth treatment. Not all animals or humans are acupuncture “responders”, but about 80% will be.
  • You may see an improvement. This may occur anytime in the three days after treatment. The signs that we are trying to treat may then return before the next treatment, but this is fine. After each subsequent treatment the effects should last for longer, so that your pet may eventually not need more treatments for some time.

Health Plan

At The Veterinary Centre, we have designed our HEALTH PLAN to give your loved one the very best in preventative health care whilst spreading the cost throughout the year. Being a member of our plan includes all of your pets basic veterinary needs as well as exclusive additional offers, at highly discounted prices, helping keep your pet in the best possible condition throughout the year.  Our plan offers exceptional value for money as we provide your pet with premium prescription medications which are the most safe and effective available – it’s what we use for our own staff pets!

Our HEALTH PLAN will save you money and also give you peace of mind for your pet’s wellbeing. We even post your prescription for your convenience!

The plan includes:

  • Convenient monthly payments by direct debit.
  • An annual health check and essential vaccinations.
  • An additional free consultation each year, can be used at any time throughout the year, for any purpose. So, if you’re concerned about your pet, book to see us instead of worrying at home.
  • 12 months of protection against fleas, worms and ticks – with medication posted to you quarterly, for your convenience. Nasty tick-borne infections such as Lymes disease are increasing, so it’s advisable to reduce the risk by using regular protection.
  • Prescriptions posted for your convenience.
  • 6 free nurse consults (includes routine nail clips, anal sacs, weight & dental clinics)
  • 20% discount on additional vaccines such as rabies vaccinations.
  • 10% discount on dental procedures, food, in-house blood testing, toys, leads, collars and long term medications for conditions such as osteoarthritis, diabetes, epilepsy, cognitive dysfunction and cardiac disease.
  • Optional lungworm cover –  Lungworm is now endemic throughout much of the UK, including a few confirmed cases in and around Uddingston. Preventative treatment is advised if your dog is at risk of contracting lungworm. The risk is high if they ingest slugs and snails, or lick the slime from these common garden creatures, as they carry the lungworm larvae.

Our rabbit plan also includes:

  • Myxomatosis, VHD-1 & VHD-2 vaccination
  • Two treatments with panacur for E.cuniculi and intestinal parasites
  • 1 bottle of rearguard for summer against fly strike

How much will it cost?

 Standard PlanLungworm Plan (Dog only)




Dog – Small/Medium (<20kg) £14£18
Dog – Large (20-40kg) £18£22
Dog – XL/Giant (>40kg) £20£29

How to register

Our HEALTH PLAN is easy to join and our clients find they save an average of £300 per year! All you need to do is to complete a simple agreement form with your information including your bank details. All subsequent payments are made through a monthly direct debit.

You can also now sign up online – just follow this link: https://theveterinarycentre-uddingston.plansignup.co.uk/
For further information, or an application form, please speak to our reception team. (01698817999 or vets@thevetcentreuddingston.co.uk)

Kittens and puppies

To give your new pet the best start in life, try our special packages for puppies and kittens.

These include:

  • A full standard primary vaccination course
  • Monthly premium spot-on flea and worm product which now includes lungworm cover as standard. (four doses are included, providing protection until your pet reaches 6 months of age)
  • Puppy session for advice and social interaction
  • £20 off the cost of spaying or castration (valid until your pet is 1 year old)
  • Four weeks’ free pet Insurance (immediate cover with a leading insurance provider)
  • Microchipping (if required)

All conveniently bundled up for an affordable cost:

  • £100 per kitten or puppy, saving over £90!
  • £95 if your kitten or puppy is already microchipped
  • £90 if your kitten or puppy has already had their first vaccination
  • £85 if your kitten or puppy is already microchipped and has already had their first vaccination

Repeat prescriptions

Our registered customers can use our online form to order repeat prescriptions for pets who need regular medication and/or diet foods.

However, pets under our care must be examined by a vet every 3-6 months in order to use this service. If this is not the case, we may not be able to fulfil your prescription. We will contact you if there is a problem with your prescription.

Please note:

  • You must allow 48 HOURS for your prescription or food order to be processed (or 72 hours for Epiphen or Phenobarbitone).
  • Orders made after 12pm on Friday will be ready after 4pm on Monday.
  • Orders made after 11.30pm on Saturday will not be available until 4pm on Tuesday.


If your pet has an emergency during our normal opening hours, please call the practice and we will advise you what to do next. We know it can be distressing when your pet becomes ill or is injured but it is important to contact the surgery prior to arrival to allow us to prepare properly.

If you have an emergency when we are closed, please contact one of our out of hours providers below. They are the veterinary equivalent of an accident and emergency service. Their vets and vet nurses are specially trained to deal with pet emergencies, it’s all they do. The staff don’t work during the day so they will be up and ready to see your pet whenever you need them. 

Overnight care provision TVCU 2023/24

In the unfortunate event that your pet requires veterinary care overnight they will be transferred to an OOH provider. 

The OOH providers we use are EVG Rutherglen: Glasgow Vet School, Bearsden; VetsNow Charing Cross, Glasgow. 

No patients are kept at TVCU overnight because we have no staff overnight to supervise your pet which would compromise your pet’s welfare. 

Transfer of your pet is usually made by you as the owner so you can discuss the care they are going to receive and the costs involved and agree to them. 

If your pet is unable to be transferred by you or has support eg oxygen requirements during the transfer then employees of TVCU will arrange to take your pet and meet you at the OOH provider.  

Once transferred to the overnight care facility your pet is the responsibility of their vets until the morning when they will either be discharged to you or you will return them to us for follow-up care. OOH providers have a vet present on the premises overnight. 

Overnight provision is as described by the OOH providers:

This service is for primary care cases. The staff involved in running the service are not and will not be RCVS recognised specialists in any discipline.. The primary goals of our OOH care are patient stabilisation and acute care (including analgesia). Investigations and treatment will be limited to those that are strictly necessary for patient stabilisation and acute care. Chronic health problems will not be investigated. 

Emergency Contacts:

Emergency Vets Glasgow

64 Workzone, 37 Rosyth Rd, Glasgow G5 0YD



Glasgow Vet School

University of Glasgow, Garscube Estate, 464 Bearsden Road,  Glasgow G61 1QH

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Glasgow Vet School

Vets Now

123-145 North St, Glasgow G3 7DA

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Vets Now