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    Greenside Veterinary Practice

About Greenside Vets St Boswells

The first veterinary practice in St.Boswells was opened in 1900 by Bob Connachie in a house which once stood next to the Main Street Trading bookshop. Over the years the practice has gradually expanded and developed and in 2007 moved to its present site at Greenside Farm.

Today the practice caters to the needs of clients from all parts of the UK, who travel to St Boswells in order to access diagnostic treatment options not available elsewhere.

Clinical directors Neil Cameron and Andrew Armitage endeavour to keep the practice at the heart of the community whilst striving to offer the highest possible standards of care to our clients and their animals.

A branch surgery in Jedburgh also operates alongside the main surgery in St Boswells.

Hours of Business

St Boswells

Monday – Friday:  8.30am – 7pm

Jedburgh

Monday – Friday:  4.30pm – 5.30pm

To arrange an appointment please call 01835 823257

How to Find Us

St Boswells (main surgery)

From north, west and south: turn into St Boswells from the A68 opposite the Buccleuch Arms Hotel. Drive along the avenue of trees on the village green. Immediately past the enclosed field on the right, turn right along the sign-posted drive to the vet surgery.

From the east: drive along Main Street and turn left immediately after the bus station.

Jedburgh

Located at the bottom of the High Street opposite the Royal Bank of Scotland.

General Information

Prescriptions

We are happy to provide repeat prescriptions for ongoing treatment of pets under our care. To ensure that we have the item in stock and have the prescription prepared, please give us 24 hours notice.

We can only legally provide repeat prescriptions for ‘animals under our care’. To qualify, the animal must have been examined by one of our vets within the previous six months or sooner for certain complicated cases.

Pet Health Insurance

We strongly support the principle of insuring your pet against unexpected accident or illness. Please be aware that it is your responsibility to settle your account with Greenside Vets and then reclaim the fees from your insurer. We advise clients to take time to understand the terms and conditions of provision of insurance through discussion with their chosen insurance company to ensure that it meets the necessary requirements for care of their animals.

Fees

All fees, diets, consumables and medicine charges are subject to VAT at the current rate. Fee levels are determined by the time spent on a case and according to the drugs, materials and consumables used. Details of our fees are available on request and a detailed invoice is provided for every consultation, procedure or transaction. Estimates can be provided on request but please bear in mind that will only ever be approximate – often an animal’s illness will not follow a conventional course and costs and treatment may vary slightly.

Methods of Payment

Accounts are due for settlement at the end of each consultation, following discharge of your pet or upon collection of medicines or food. You may settle your account using:

  • cash
  • cheque with current bankers card
  • credit or debit card: Maestro, Solo, Mastercard, Visa or Delta

If you have any account queries please contact the practice and we will be happy to assist. We reserve the right to apply an administration charge to late payments.

Emergencies

One of our vets can be contacted in an emergency 24 hours a day. At all times, please phone 01835 823257. Out of hours calls are answered by an answering service, who will contact the vet on duty. Out of hours calls will incur an extra call-out fee.

Veterinary Surgeons

Neil Cameron

Neil Cameron

BVMS MRCVS
Director

Neil graduated from Glasgow University in 1993 and after brief spells working in Fife and Lancashire joined the practice in 1994. He became a partner in 2003.

He values the variety and unpredictability of all aspects of mixed practice but has a special interest in the healthcare of the calving cow and newborn calf.

In his spare time Neil enjoys fishing, especially on the Tweed, and spending time with his family.

Andrew Armitage

BSc BVM&S MRCVS
Director

After an initial degree in Physiology, Andrew obtained his veterinary degree from Edinburgh University in 2002. He joined Greenside Veterinary practice in 2008 and became a partner in 2009.

His special interests include advanced regenerative therapy techniques and rehabilitation. He is particularly interested in investigating the use of Class IV laser therapy with stem cell therapy and PRP, for acute and chronic conditions.

He is currently the most experienced veterinary surgeon in the U.K and Europe using regenerative therapies and is currently researching combination therapies for spinal disorders and osteoarthritis.

Amelia Wimpenny

Amelia Wimpenny

BVM&S MRCVS
Veterinary Surgeon

Morven Coutts

Morven Coutts

BVMS DBR MRCVS
Veterinary Surgeon

Briony Curtis

Briony Curtis

BVM&S MRCVS
Veterinary Surgeon

Catherine Cameron

Catherine Cameron

BVM&S MRCVS
Veterinary Surgeon

Katy Muir

Katy Muir

BVM&S MRCVS

Veterinary Nurses

Gillian McLeod

Gillian McLeod

RVN, Head Veterinary Nurse

Sara Thomas

Sara Thomas

RVN, Veterinary Nurse

Karen Aitchison

Karen Aitchison

RVN,Veterinary Nurse

Tora Parsons

Tora Parsons

RVN,Veterinary Nurse

Clare Younger

Clare Younger

RVS Veterinary Nurse

Leigh Melrose

Leigh Melrose

Veterinary Nurse

Regenerative Medicine

Aimee Mathers

Aimee Mathers

RVN, Veterinary Nurse

Leanne Reid

Leanne Reid

Animal Nursing Assistant

Kathryn Torrens

Kathryn Torrens

Physiotherapist

Stacey Dyer

Stacey Dyer

Hydrotherapist

Administration Team

Jolene Wilson

Jolene Wilson

Practice Manager

Christine Williamson

Christine Williamson

Receptionist

Kirsty Nunn

Kirsty Nunn

Receptionist

Shona Middlemas

Shona Middlemas

Receptionist

Carrie Hogsflesh

Carrie Hogsflesh

Receptionist

Ursula Young

Ursula Young

Practice Administrator

Gayle Middlemas

Gayle Middlemas

Administrator Assistant