Our Background

Westport Veterinary Clinic is a locally owned practice with a strong commitment to giving the best possible care to your pets.

We have been treating your pets for nearly 30 years, starting as a mixed practice with David Porteous as Head Vet. David worked hard to create a loyal client base and first class reputation and today we continue to develop these.

In 2013 ,the clinic became a dedicated “small animal” vets allowing us to significantly increase the level of care we give our patients. We used this opportunity to upgrade our clinic and equipment and are continuously re-investing in our practice.

In 2018, we had the opportunity to buy Capital Vets in South Queensferry and Drumbrae Vets in Edinburgh after Gerry, the original owner retired.  This meant we could move our South Queensferry branch into the purpose built practice in The Loan, increasing our capabilities for our clients in South Queensferry and Edinburgh.

Westport Veterinary Clinic boasts dedicated dog and cat wards, recovery kennels, digital x- ray (including dental), endoscope, ultrasound, full sterile theatre, laboratory, and a complete, advanced, soft tissue surgical and orthopaedic operating kit. However, our real strength lies in the brilliant and knowledgeable vets and nurses who bring a wealth of experience to Westport Veterinary Clinic.

Westport Vets is owned and run by Company Director and Veterinary Surgeon Stuart McMorrow

Team Westport Linlithgow consists of:

Our Veterinary Surgeons: Gina Henry, Liesbeth Grycuk, Carolyn Cairns, Emily Cope, Lisa Rasmussen, Yasmin Lester-Powell & Natalie Dunn

Our Head Nurse: Paula Murphy

Our Registered Veterinary Nurses:  Louise Forrester, Carena Smith, Abi Ross, Kelly Scott, Rachel Kirk & Paige Piper

Our Student Veterinary Nurses: Mari McDonagh 

Our Customer Care Specialists: Julie Flockhart, Leigh Daly, Hannah Reid & Jessica Douglas

Team Westport South Queensferry and Drumbrae consists of:

Our Veterinary Surgeons: Sam Hillier, Rachel Robb, Mair Tyler, Hannah Padley, Andrew Soutar  & Graham Leathers

Our Clinical Nurse Manager and Registered Veterinary Nurse: Fiona Leathers

Our Registered Veterinary Nurses: Nicola MacPhee, Gillian White, Chloe Egan, Lauren Wilson, Steph Fisher & Jessica Healey

Our Student Veterinary Nurse: Connor Dewar, Heather McKenzie, Tiffany Lema, Rachel Kirkwood, Cordelle Haslam & Robyn Donnelly

Our Customer Care Specialists: Gail Ainslie, Wendy Girling & Audrey Brown

Westport Veterinary Clinic invests significantly in all of the clinical team to continue their learning and development and ensuring your pets receive the most up to date care possible. Staff regularly attend continued professional development seminars and courses, complete daily ward rounds, participate in weekly clinical discussions, monthly journal clubs and regular in house training run by specialist veterinary surgeons. You can read about a small sample of the training courses we attend in our blog.

Our Premises & Equipment

Westport Veterinary Clinic has branches in Linlithgow, South Queensferry & Edinburgh, all of which provides a convenient location for  our clients to attend consultations, collect medications and food orders.  Clients can be seen at any of our branches, at a time which is convenient and can request the same vet to ensure continuity of care for their pets.

At the Linlithgow and South Queensferry surgeries we have:

  • 2 consulting rooms
  • Dedicated operating theatre with gaseous anaesthetic facilities and monitoring equipment
  • Spacious preparation room
  • Dental facilities including specialised tools and equipment for treating dogs, cats, rabbits and small furries
  • X-ray room with the latest digital x-ray technology and ultrasound scanner
  • In-house laboratory facilities enabling rapid diagnoses to be made
  • Warm and comfortable kennels suitable for dogs, cats and small mammals
  • Blood pressure monitoring equipment
  • A wide range of surgical equipment including surgical electrocautery and orthopaedic equipment.
  • Medical support equipment including oxygen kennel, blood transfusion facilities and intravenous fluid infusion pumps

At our Linlithgow and South Queensferry surgeries we perform both veterinary and nurse consultations, as well as the operations in our sterile theatre, diagnostic imaging and case investigations. We also have the facilities to hospitalise our non-surgical cases. Our patients are nursed attentively by our team of caring, qualified veterinary nurses, student veterinary nurses and nursing assistants.

We perform veterinary consultations at our Edinburgh clinic, any surgical procedures are undertaken at our South Queensferry branch which is only 15 minutes away. We are happy to arrange our ambulance to transport your pets between clinics if required.

Meet the Team

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