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Our History

From way back in the 1930s

1930s:

The practice was started by Mr Donaldson and was based in West Kilbride. The majority of work at this time was agricultural.

1940s:

Mr Ted Holmes took the practice over during the latter part of the decade.

1968:

Mr Gilbert Kennedy bought the practice and premises were opened in Saltcoats.

1972:

Premises were custom-built in Saltcoats to cope with the increasing demand for care of domestic animals.

1990:

Mrs Melissa Donald came to join the practice.

1993:

The Largs branch was modernised.

1998:

Mr Kennedy retired.

2001:

The Saltcoats premises were completely renovated.

2002:

The practice stopped treating farm animals and horses to solely concentrate on the care of companion animals.

2003:

The practice expanded to open branch surgeries in Dundonald and Lochwinnoch.

2006:

Largs was relocated to our current site at Lade Street.

2014:

The Oaks Vet Centre became part of Independent Vetcare.

2015:

Melissa Donald retired from the practice.

2016:

Our Saltcoats branch underwent a complete modernisation, refurbishment and an extension to the existing building.

Practice information

Saltcoats

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  • Mon
    8:30am - 7:00pm
  • Tue
    8:30am - 7:00pm
  • Wed
    8:30am - 7:00pm
  • Thu
    8:30am - 7:00pm
  • Fri
    8:30am - 7:00pm
  • Sat
    8:30am - 12:30pm
  • Sun
    Closed

Emergency Details

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01294 462570
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7 Bute Terrace Saltcoats KA21 5BA
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01294 462570

Largs

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  • Mon
    8:30am - 7:00pm
  • Tue
    8:30am - 6:00pm
  • Wed
    8:30am - 7:00pm
  • Thu
    8:30am - 7:00pm
  • Fri
    8:30am - 7:00pm
  • Sat
    9:00am - 4:00pm
  • Sun
    9:30am - 4:00pm

Emergency Details

Please call:

01475 673644
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2-4 Lade Street Largs KA30 8AZ
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01475 673644

Dundonald

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  • Mon
    8:30-10:00am, 4:00-6:00pm
  • Tue
    8:30-10:00am, 4:00-7:00pm
  • Wed
    Closed
  • Thu
    8:30-10:00am, 4:00-6:00pm
  • Fri
    8:30-10:00am, 4:00-7:00pm
  • Sat
    Closed
  • Sun
    Closed

Emergency Details

Please call:

01563 852034
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5 Main Street Dundonald KA2 9HF
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01563 852034

Lochwinnoch

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    8:30-10:00am, 4:00-7:00pm
  • Tue
    8:30-10:00am, 4:00-6:00pm
  • Wed
    Closed
  • Thu
    8:30-10:00am, 4:00-7:00pm
  • Fri
    8:30-10:00am, 4:00-6:00pm
  • Sat
    Closed
  • Sun
    Closed

Emergency Details

Please call:

01505 842971
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Find us here:

5 Main Street Lochwinnoch PA12 4AH
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01505 842971