susanSusan – Head Receptionist, Chesser
Susan moved to Edinburgh at four years of age and has worked with pets most of her life. She is our longest serving member of the team and has been with Thistle Vets since 1993. She is our head receptionist at our Chesser surgery and lives locally and enjoys meeting and greeting clients both old friends and new. Susan has three sons, four grandchildren  and in her spare time enjoys her pets ‘Leata’ a Staffordshire Bull Terrier, ‘Alf’ an African Grey Parrot, ‘Bryn’ an old tyme dorset Bulldog and has recently started keeping tropical fish.



Sophie_newSophie – Practice administrator and Head Receptionist Clovenstone.
Sophie was originally from Southampton where she gained the Diploma and Certificate in Animal Care and an NVQ in Customer Care. After college, she worked in boarding kennels and spent six years with the RSPCA as Head of Kennels. She moved to Edinburgh to be with her now husband and joined Thistle Vets in 2006. Sophie is our head receptionist at Clovenstone and although she has learned many nursing skills, she loves reception work and meeting the clients and their pets. Sophie has a little girl ‘Holly’ born on Xmas day, two Dogs – Pepe’ the Papillon and ‘Coco’ a French bulldog and a Persian cat.


  Jackie – receptionist Clovenstone

Jackie is Edinburgh born and bred and joined thistle Vets in 2016 after spending many years in a customer service role for a large wholesaler. Jackie lives locally with her husband, two children and a bouncy Staffie ‘Bella’. In her spare time, Jackie enjoys camping, walking and spending her weekends in the Highlands.





Claire – receptionist Chesser

Claire has worked in reception and customer care most of her life and joined Thistle Vets in 2017. Animals are her passion and Claire has owned many pets over the years even fish and terrapins. Currently, has one cat ‘Tyra’ who is the boss of the house and who Claire’s two children adore. In her spare time, Claire, loves to socialise with friends and family, cinema and bike riding.


Stef – receptionist Chesser and Clovenstone.

Stef has always had an interest in animals and has had many pets over the years. She used to volunteer at the SSPCA at the weekends. Rabbits are her favourite animal and currently has a small rabbit called Amber who is 5 years old. In her  spare time Stef likes to attend the cinema, go to the gym and is a big foodie.

New Puppy or Kitten?

The Thistle Vets Puppy & Kitten Starter Package

Give your new arrival the best start in life with the Thistle Vets Puppy & Kitten Starter Package. Everything your new pet requires including:

- Vaccination course
- Kennel Cough vaccination for dogs
- Microchipping
- One month's flea & worming treatment
- Free insurance cover for 4 weeks
- Free samples of Thistle Vet pet food
- Online shop 15% discount coupon
- Free pup and kitten health check
- Free puppy or kitten pack

VIP Health Club

Our VIP Health Club offers:

- Regular checks and maintenance of good general health
- Top quality licensed medication
- Convenient monthly payments for routine services
- Discounts on additional service
- Optional Accidental Injury Cover