Our History…

1930’s - The practice was started by Mr Donaldson and was based in West Kilbride.  The majority of work at this time was agricultural.

1940’s - Mr Ted Holmes took the practice over in the latter part of the decade.

1968 - Mr Gilbert Kennedy bought the practice and premises were opened in Saltcoats.

1972 - Premises were custom built in Saltcoats to cope with the increasing demand for care of domestic animals.

1990 - Mrs Melissa Donald came to join the practice.

1993 - The Largs branch was modernised.

1998 - Mr Kennedy retired.

2001 - The Saltcoats premises were completely renovated.

2002 - The practice stopped treating farm animals and horses to solely concentrate on the care of companion animals.

2003 - The practice expanded to open branch surgeries in Dundonald and Lochwinnoch.

2006 - Largs was relocated to our current site at Lade Street.

2014 - The Oaks Vet Centre became part of Independent Vetcare


2015 - Melissa Donald retired from the practice.


2016 - Our Saltcoats branch under went a complete moderisation,reburbishment and an extension to the existing building.



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7 Bute Terrace, Saltcoats KA21 5BA
Tel: 01294 462570
2-4 Lade Street, Largs KA30 8AZ
Tel: 01475 673644
5 Main Street, Dundonald KA2 9HF
Tel: 01563 852034
5 Main Street, Lochwinnoch PA12 4AH
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