Based in Grantown-on-Spey in the beautiful Cairngorms National Park, with branches in Aviemore and Kingussie, we offer comprehensive and high quality veterinary services. We have a wide range of expertise within the practice and deal with all species, offering veterinary services to pet owners, farms, sporting estates and zoo and wildlife collections. We even look after some reindeer!
We aim to work in partnership with our clients to ensure the optimal health and wellbeing of their animals. We are always here for you if things go wrong, both by offering appointments at short notice (usually within 24 hours) and through provision of our in-house 24 hour emergency service. We are also passionate about preventative healthcare and believe that by promoting this we can bring genuine benefits to animals. We hope to build a close and friendly relationship with you and your pets so that we are your first port of call for individual, reliable and up-to-date advice. To this end we are happy to offer telephone advice to our registered clients – often a quick chat with one of the vets or our qualified nurse will give you the reassurance you need.
The practice was established in 1954 by George Rafferty, who dealt predominantly with farm animals but also held evening consultations from his home along the road on Seafield Avenue. His son Andrew took over the running of the practice in 1991 and, following the recruitment of Jane Harley, he gradually oversaw the development of a busy small animal service. Today the practice operates from three permanent surgeries in Grantown, Aviemore and Kingussie and sees cases from throughout Strathspey and Badenoch as well as much further afield.