Thistle Vets was established as Lanark Road Vet Surgery in 1982 by Ken and Sue Urquhart. Over the years the practice grew steadily until it moved to it's current location at Alcorn Rigg in 1997. Donald joined the partnership in 1999 providing a dermatology referral service for Scotland and the north of England which remains his main clinical focus. A new surgery was established in 2012 at Chesser which has flourished in to a fully equipped self sufficient site.
In 2015, Ken and Sue decided to retire and pursue new passions outwith work life, handing over the reigns of 'Thistle Vets' to Donald and James. As one of only a few remaining independent, non-corporate practices left in Edinburgh, our aim is to continue the tradition of a high standard of care in a compassionate and down to earth manner. Scott came on board as a Director in 2020 to help ensure we can continue to offer this long in to the future.
the original 'Lanark Road Vet Surgery'
Ken Urquhart MRCVS
Meet the Team
At Thistle Vets, we are blessed with a caring, enthusiastic and highly skilled staff who all make up a cohesive team and allow us to offer high standards of veterinary medicine and customer service. Many of our vets have advanced qualifications in a variety of clinical specialities, and are backed up by qualified and experienced nurses, reception and support staff to ensure we can provide Edinburgh's pets the best possible care. Read on to find out a little bit more...