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Cathkin Surgery 0141 634 3183
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Diagnostic Clinics

Check out below our Diagnostic Clinics

CT Scanner

We have a visiting mobile CT scanner which is an essential tool for diagnosing certain conditions which are otherwise difficult to detect. CT scanners provide X-rays of your pet’s internal organs and bones to enable your vet to prescribe the best internal medicine, orthopaedics, soft tissue treatments.

CT scans are an essential tool for veterinarians:

  • To identify tumours
  • To diagnose soft tissue injury
  • To see what is going on in difficult-to-reach areas

Rest assured that your pet won’t feel any discomfort. Since he or she must remain still during the scan, they are sedated and monitored by a qualified veterinary nurse. The table on which will be laying will then advance slowly into the CT scanner for the imaging to take place. The result then appears on a monitor for a qualified technician to review.

Cardiologist - Craig Devine

Craig Devine is our visiting cardiologist, who holds a clinic with us approximately every 3 weeks by appointment only.
About Craig:

"I grew up and qualified as a veterinary surgeon in South Africa and came to the United Kingdom after qualifying in 1992. During the following ten years working around London, I developed a passion for all things heart and lung related and have worked exclusively with animals with cardiorespiratory problems since completing a residency at Edinburgh University in 2002. I have had the fortune to see all aspects of small animal veterinary medicine over these past 23 years and the advances in the diagnosis and treatment of in particular heart disease during this time has been truly remarkable."

Sonographer - Susan Spence

We have a visiting sonographer, Susan Spence, who is available by appointment only.
About Susan:

"I graduated in 1990 from Glasgow. I did a clinical scholarship in Imaging and sat the RCVS Cert. VR in 1995. I have worked in general small animal practice and emergency out of hours services around the UK and in Australia and have continued to develop my Imaging skills in a practice environment.
Over the last 10 year's I have worked as a Small Animal Imager free-lance in several practices in West of Scotland and in the Small Animal Hospital at Glasgow Vet School and in 2015 I was awarded RCVS Advanced Practitioner Status. I also enjoy teaching ultrasound to undergraduates and vet practitioners.
I have 2 dogs who are usually shaved in odd places because they are part of the teaching programme."

Ophthalmologist - Vikki Halliday

We have a visiting Ophthalmologist, Vikki Halliday, who is available by appointment only.

About Vikki

"I qualified from Glasgow Vet School in 1997, and after a number of years in clinical veterinary work, decided that I didn't know enough about the eye cases I was seeing, and so decided to improve my knowledge.
After several years of study and further work in this area, I was awarded my General Practitioner certificate in 2011 by Improve International and the European School of Postgraduate Veterinary Studies, and subsequently was awarded the Post Graduate Certificate in Small Animal Ophthalmology in 2016 by Harper Adams University, followed by being awarded Advanced Practitioner Status by the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons in 2017.

When I'm not looking into the eyes of pets I'm usually found mucking out my horse or running after our two rescue cats Georgie and Oscar, who seem to rule our house."

Behaviour & Pain Clinic - Lindsay Galloway

Lindsay will be running clinics at our Cathkin Branch. Please speak to a member of staff for clinic dates and further information.

About Lindsay:

Lindsay graduated from Glasgow University Vet School in 1996 and worked in mixed practice in Perth for three years, before deciding that working with dogs and cats was where she belonged. Her experience has led her to understand the challenges of dealing with behavioural problems in dogs and cats, and, after learning acupuncture and how to assess pain and behaviour in detail, her ability to help her patients has increased significantly.

Lindsay now holds General Practitioner Certificates in Western Veterinary Acupuncture and Chronic Pain Management, and in Animal Behaviour. She runs a busy pain clinic in Perth, and also at Edinburgh and Glasgow Vet Schools; and sees behaviour cases from across central Scotland as part of her association with Longview Veterinary Services. Despite all this, Lindsay still manages to bake an amazing array of home cooked goodies for four hungry sons, two dogs and a husband who loves to mend Landrovers and build dragons in the garden.

She is looking forward to meeting the clients of Taylor Vets and helping them to help their pets.

Soft Tissue & Orthopaedic Surgeon - Alistair Cliff

Alistair qualified in 2007 from the Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies in Edinburgh. During his time in general small animal practice he has developed a keen interest in all aspects of small animal surgery. He was awarded the RCVS Certificate in Advanced Veterinary Practice (CertAVP) in 2014. This qualification follows many years of successful case management and examinations and represents the first tier of veterinary postgraduate qualifications.

Alistair is particularly enthusiastic about the arthroscopic treatment of canine elbow disease, management of cranial cruciate ligament rupture and laparoscopic surgery.

Born and bred Invernessian, Alistair now lives on the Black Isle with his wife and black Labrador Holly. He likes to keep busy and is often seen hill walking with friends, fishing with his dad, woodworking and renovating his house.

Specialist in Internal Medicine - Professor Jimmy Simpson

Jimmy is a professor of Canine Medicine and was head of the Internal Medicine Service at the Royal Dick Edinburgh until starting his own clinical practice in 2011.

Jimmy qualified from The Royal Dick Veterinary College in 1977 and spent the next three years in mixed general practice before returning to 'The Dick’ to study for a masters degree.He then became lecturer, and subsequently Professor, of Canine Medicine, in the Division of Veterinary Clinical Studies.

Jimmy has been awarded the BSAVA Blaine Award for outstanding contributions to small animal medicine and a Winston Churchill Fellowship. 
His areas of expertise include:

  • Gastro-enterology
  • Endoscopy and colonoscopy
  • Complex internal medicine cases

Specialist Surgeon - Richard Coe

Richard qualified as a vet in 1998 from Cambridge University. After a year in general practice in Essex, he moved to America to spend a year as an intern in small animal medicine and surgery at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. After another year in emergency practice in London, Richard was appointed in 2001 as Senior Clinical Training Scholar (Resident) in Small Animal Soft Tissue Surgery at the University of Bristol, training with Professor Peter Holt. At Bristol, Richard developed a particular interest in urinary tract surgery, ENT, and oncologic/reconstructive surgery. He also trained in orthopaedic and neurosurgery and has a particular interest in spinal surgery.

In 2007 Richard obtained the Diploma of the European College of Veterinary Surgeons. Following his residency Richard has worked as a Lecturer in Small Animal Surgery at the Royal Veterinary College, and the Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies, before joining Vets Now Ltd as a Specialist Surgeon in 2009.