Excellence In Care

Veterinary Specialists Scotland is a modern, multi-disciplinary referral hospital at Deer Park, Livingston, close to Edinburgh and Glasgow.

We have created a state-of-the-art facility and assembled a team of highly motivated specialists, nurses and support colleagues, to deliver the best possible clinical care to pets from all over Scotland and Northern England.


Welcome Guide

When your pet is referred to us, there are a number of things you’ll need to know ahead of your visit. Our guide will help you prepare your pet for their appointment, let you know what you need to bring with you on the day and understand what will happen at the appointment and afterwards.

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Veterinary Surgeons

We provide services in both canine and feline internal medicine, neurology, soft tissue surgery, orthopaedics, interventional radiology, anaesthesia and analgesia. Our diagnostic imaging facilities include MRI scanner, 64 slice CT scanner, digital X-ray, ultrasound and fluoroscopy.

Pet owners

Pet Owners

If your pet needs our help, your usual vet will be your first point of contact. Please contact your usual vet initially and they will be able to make a referral to us. We’re based in easy reach of the M8 motorway – just off junction 3. Click below to find out more about the referral process and what to expect.

Our Services

Our services are headed by specialists or residency-trained clinicians

Our specialists have all undergone several years of additional training in their area of expertise and have achieved internationally recognised qualifications.

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Anaesthesia & Analgesia

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Canine Internal Medicine

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Diagnostic Imaging

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Feline Internal Medicine

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Interventional Radiology

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Soft Tissue Surgery

Soft Tissue Surgery

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Meet the Team

Meet the people who are dedicated to looking after pets, owners and referring veterinarians. Many of our Specialists are well known in the veterinary profession throughout Scotland and the UK.


See what people are saying about us

"Precise explanation of dogs ailment allowing me to understand how to care for my pets future welfare, coupled with the caring manner shown by all concerned."

"The staff were all very helpful, careful and considerate. The vet himself was kind, informative, patient, and competent. Couldn't have been nicer."

"Everyone at VSS are extremely talented in their field. They all showed Empathy and Compassion through their professionalism. Your personal compassionate care guided us all through a very difficult and emotional time."

"Special thanks to Sam Woods and team for saving our girls life after being admitted with a 2nd Blockage. Thank you will never be enough to show our gratitude."

"Explained everything so I actually understood. Felt at ease leaving Boston in your care as I felt you really cared about him. He was a fussy eater so staff phoned to ask if there was anything they could try to get him to eat. If any off my pets were to go anywhere again I would ask to come to your vets. Thanks so much for looking after him!!!!"

"From start to finish the care shown to me and my wee dog was excellent. Service was hugely efficient. Dog was admitted Tuesday, had her MRI Wednesday, was operated on Thursday, and she got home on Friday. Communication between the hospital and myself at every stage was excellent."

"Genuine concern for the animals that they care for and help. Clear and informative explanations and good communication."

"My dog was in critical condition , fighting for her life. One of the vets was calling me twice a day with an update on my dogs health. I would never be grateful enough for saving my dog's life. Lovely staff ,very professional vets and amazing service . Thank you so much for everything you've done."

"The care and attention that was given to my dog was excellent and I couldn't have asked for more, also I was kept well informed of wallaces progress and wellbeing. An excellent service all round."