At Westport Veterinary Clinic we want to make preventive health care easy and affordable, to help you give your pets the best care possible. We believe that prevention is better than cure, rather than waiting until a pet is ill and suffering to put things right. Early diagnosis of health problems will help your pet to live a long and healthy life.

Friends of Westport is not pet insurance. It covers the essential treatments your pet needs throughout life. Being a Friend of Westport provides your pet with:

Standard Plan Extra Plan (+£10 per month)
Standard 20 minute vet consultation One per year Three per year
Flea treatments (+ tick cover for hunting cats and dogs)
Annual vaccinations (including kennel cough for dogs) and health check
Discount on in-house treatments & products 10% 10%
Nurse Consultations (health checks, nail clips, anal gland emptying) –– Unlimited
Annual blood pressure monitoring ✓ (Cats only) Annual
Urinalysis ✓ (Cats only) Annual
Blood screening test (One per Annum) –– 50% Discount on Annual Screening
Old Friends Check £96 £80
Nurse home visit, subject to availability –– Annual
Non emergency vet home visits, subject to availability –– £50
Home Delivery of toys, food and preventative medication (subject to availability) ––
Join Friends of Westport

Our dog plans provide year-round protection against all the main ecto and endoparasites: Fleas, Roundworms, Tapeworms, Ticks and Lungworm. The plans also includes yearly booster vaccination cover against Distemper, Hepatitis, Parvo Virus, Leptospirosis as well as vaccination against Kennel Cough (Canine Parainfluenza Virus and the bacteria Bordetella bronchiseptica).

We advise routine vaccination against these diseases as if contracted can very easily lead to fatal consequences. We include the Kennel Cough vaccine as standard on our plans as the variety of bacteria and viruses which cause Kennel Cough spread very easily potentially causing nasty respiratory infections.

Whilst it is true that the risk of picking up the illness is increased when there are a lot of dogs close together, such as when in kennels. Every year we see flare-ups of kennel cough in our non-vaccinated patients, even with lots having not visited kennels. Dogs don’t even need to come into direct contact with each other as the disease can be carried by cough droplets – very much like the human cold and flu.

Look at the tables below to give you an idea on the kind of savings you can make;

Our cat plan provides annual vaccinations to cover the following infectious diseases – rhinotracheitis, calicivirus, panleukopenia and leukaemia. We will advise which is the most appropriate vaccinations depending on the lifestyle of your cat.

We will also provide the most appropriate year round parasite control whether your cat prefers indoors, outdoors or is an avid hunter.
This will ensure the health and safety of not only your cat, but your own health too.

Our new and improved cat plan now includes an annual blood pressure check and basic in-house urinalysis (free-catch) as standard.

Our Rabbit FOWP includes vaccinations against Myxo + RHD which are disease often endemic in wild populations and often have fatal consequences. We also vaccinate against RHD-2 which is a relatively new disease spreading up through the UK.

During the summer months, flystrike can be a real concern with flies able to cause serious, sometimes fatal damage in 24 hours. Rearguard is a product which helps keep flies away so reducing the risk of Flystrike, for this reason we have included one of these with our FOWP plan.

Friends of Westport Plan – Costs & Savings

FOWP/Month PAYG Annual Cost Savings Annually
Small Dog (<10kg) £15.50 £406.24 £220.24
Medium Dog (10-25kg) £16.50 £437.32 £239.32
Large Dog (25-40kg) £18.00 £568.96 £352.96
Giant Dog (40kg+) £28.00 £941.32 £605.32
Feline Care Plan £13.50 £351.60 £189.60
Rabbit £13.00 £209.36 £53.36

How do I join?

We have two ways to join in the practice:

1. Online

To join our Friends of Westport Health care plan online please select your closest branch below, this is to help us prepare your pets FOWP medications at the correct branch:

Linlithgow
South Queensferry
Edinburgh

2. Join at the Practice

Join when you see us at the practice or call into your local branch, where we will go through an online form with you.

Terms & Conditions

As with most of these things there are a few terms and conditions:

  1. The practice may require you to pay any outstanding balances before the plans benefits can commence.
  2. The plans benefits are not active until a payment for the plan has been made – this may be either the direct debit payment or a Friends of Westport Payment made in the practice. Direct Debits will take a minimum of 10 days to become active.
  3. If you cancel at any time other than on the anniversary of joining the plan, you will be required to pay the practice either the outstanding amount for treatment received, or the monthly payments due until the anniversary of your plan, whichever is lower.
  4. No refunds are payable for any months paid before a pets death, except at the discretion of the practice