X-rays, dentistry, puppy parties and more


See our opening times for Saltcoats, Largs, Lochwinnoch and Dundonald. We have a vet available 7 days a week. Our Largs surgery is open all day Saturday and Sunday for routine appointments and emergencies - with no additional charges just because it’s the weekend.


We stock all routine vaccines for dogs, cats and rabbits. A full health check is included in the cost of a vaccination appointment.

Worm & Flea Control

We have a wide selection of routine flea and worming treatments to suit every age, breed and budget. Our nurses are also happy to help with application if required.


Fully equipped surgical suites at Saltcoats and Largs to undertake all procedures, from routine neutering to emergency surgeries such as caesarean sections.

Digital X-Ray

Radiography, including dental radiography is available at Saltcoats and Largs.


Used for diagnostic work and also pregnancy scans from 28 days post-mating, we have two mobile devices that can be made available at all four branches.

In-House Laboratory

We produce rapid results for biochemistry, haematology and electrolytes. They can even be carried out whilst you wait or we’ll telephone at a convenient time.


The dental suite includes facilities for anaesthesia, radiography, scaling, polishing and surgical extractions. We are also able to do many advanced procedures, including root canal work.

24-Hour Cover

Outside of our opening times, you have access to a team of dedicated out-of-hours vets via Vets Now.

Pet Travel

Several of our vets are qualified to issue pet passports and complete paperwork required for travel.

Pet Health Club

A money-saving preventative health scheme to help keep your pet and your finances in tip-top condition. For all of the details, please see our Pet Health Club section.

Puppy Parties

We organise fun and informative socialisation classes for puppies - starting a week after their first vaccination. Available weekly at Largs and twice weekly at Saltcoats.

Free Puppy and Kitten Checks

Bring your new arrival in to meet us any time before their first vaccination. Find out more on our New Puppy and Kitten page.

Free Reminders

For vaccinations, flea/worming treatments and 6-month puppy checks. Available by post, SMS or email.

Nutrition Advice

If you need advice on which food is best for your pet, please drop in or give us a call and we’ll be happy to help!

Home Visits

We offer a house call service if necessary and also a nurse collection service.


We aim to find a quiet time at the surgery or a convenient time at your home to give you the much-needed care and attention for this service.

See our 'Time to Say Goodbye' page for information, guidance and support


Repeat prescriptions are available by telephoning your local branch (24 hours’ notice required). Written prescriptions are available on request but do incur a charge.

Pet Supplies

Our Largs branch has a large shop area which stocks pet food, treats, accessories, toys and healthcare products.

Delivery Service

Free - for those larger items that you may not be able to carry yourself.

Visiting Specialists

Surgeon on Site was founded in 2015 by Richard Coe (RCVS & European Specialist in Small Animal Surgery) to perform advanced surgical procedures in general practices. 

Richard and his team regularly visit the Oaks to carry out specialist orthopaedic procedures and some soft tissue surgery. Being able to do these procedures in house is a great advantage for our clients and their pets. 

The Oaks is also vsited by Chris Parratt  BVSc MRes CertVC CertAVP(ECC) MRCVS
RCVS Advanced Practitioner in Veterinary Cardiology and Emergency & Critical Care

Chris is able to provide expert investigation and management of cats and dogs suffering from heart disease. Again this service is done in house to save our clients and pets travelling further afield.