01458 541 874 info@cottagevets.co.uk

Welcome to the practice who treats your pet like one of the family!

Ark Veterinary Clinics were founded in 1994 and have been serving the local community ever since.

We treat all small animal and exotic pets and have two vets with extensive experience and knowledge of all exotic species we are happy to see all your reptiles, birds and small mammals.  We look forward to welcoming you to the practice but ask that you call prior to your first appointment to ensure we have the most appropriate vet available to treat your pet. There is ample parking behind the practice.

Madonna is the Clinical Lead for the Selective Exotics Rotation for the Final year vet students from Glasgow Vet School. Final year students who are particularly interested in Exotics work in the clinic with Madonna, Krissy and our fantastic team for a three week rotation. The practice is really proud of being a key component of training the next generation of exotic vets to care for our furry, feathery, and scaley members of our family!

COVID PRECAUTIONS IN THE PRACTICE 20/07/2022

We wanted to reassure all clients regarding COVID regulations changing to advisory rather than legal. Due to the fact we cannot ventilate our building (animals can escape through open doors and we do not have any windows for the same reason!) we still request owners to wear mask on entry of the practice. Only one adult client will be able to accompany their pet (unless it is time to say goodbye in which case two adults can attend). Thank you for your continued cooperation and understanding, together we can get through this and ensure the continued high welfare for your pets that you have come to expect and trust.

MISSED APPOINTMENTS

26/01/2021 ***DUE TO THE HUGE NUMBER OF MISSED APPOINTMENTS INCLUDING SEVERAL DOUBLE APPOINTMENTS, AND GIVEN THE FACT THAT OUR APPOINTMENTS ARE VERY MUCH IN DEMAND. WE HAVE HAD TO MAKE THE DECISION THAT ANY APPOINTMENT THAT IS NOT CANCELLED AND THEN MISSED WILL RESULT IN A £15 CHARGE BEING ADDED TO YOUR ACCOUNT.***

 

 

REPEAT PRESCRIPTIONS

20/07/22 ***UNFORTUNATELY WE HAVE ANOTHER VET OFF WITH COVID. BEING SHORT STAFFED AND EXPERIENCING AN OVERWHELMING INFLUX OF EMERGENCY CASES HAD LEAD TO US HAVING TO INCREASE THE REQUEST TIME TO 72 HOURS FOR REPEAT PRESCRIPTIONS. THE VETS HAVE TO CHECK EVERY SINGLE DRUG TO ENSURE THE CORRECT ONE HAS BEEN DISPENSED AND AT THE CORRECT DOSE. THIS IS TIME CONSUMING BUT ADDS A LAYER OF PROTECTION AGAINST HUMAN ERROR. THANK YOU FOR YOUR CONTINUED PATIENCE AND SUPPORT – WE REALLY ARE SO LUCKY TO HAVE AMAZING CLILENTS! ***

 

 

Opening Hours

PLEASE NOTE THAT THERE ARE NO DROP IN CLINICS. IF YOUR PET NEEDS TO SEE A VET WE ARE OPERATING A STRICTLY APPOINTMENT ONLY POLICY.

Coatbridge
Monday – Friday
9am - 6pm strictly by prior appointment.

Saturday
Strictly By Appointment
9 am - 11am

 

On any bank holidays we will operate an appointment only clinic at coatbridge  9-11am. This is designed for urgent cases and there will only be one vet on duty.