All our departments have Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS) accreditation and are regularly inspected to ensure the highest standards. We are Aberdeen’s only hospital standard veterinary practice as regulated by the RCVS, and provide all aspect of your pet’s healthcare from life threatening surgery to routine, but important, vaccination. We guarantee there will be staff on site 24/7 to care for your pets.
We are also a training practice for nurses from colleges throughout Scotland. Having qualified and trainee Veterinary Nurses who between them have a wealth of knowledge and experience, allows us to run a number of clinics to help and support our clients with the care of their pets.
Our mixed practice can offer veterinary students invaluable and essential experience. EMS placements include small animal, large animal and equine experience. If you are interested in seeing practice, please email us here.
Ardene House Veterinary Practice has been running for over 100 years. For those interested in the history of the business there is more information below.
The origins of the practice can be traced back to a veterinary practice started by W Hepburn. D H Armstrong bought the Practice in 1943 when it was concerned mostly with the care of horses working at nearby Aberdeen Harbour. Mr K C Gammack joined the Practice in 1945 and the Practice became Armstrong & Gammack. In mid-1982 the Practice became Ardene House Veterinary Practice to comply with RCVS regulations on practice names, and a branch was opened at Bridge of Don.
The Practice continued to grow and in 1997 built a new Veterinary Hospital at Kingswells to be home to the farm and equine vets as well as allowing expansion of the small animal facilities. It is the only RCVS accredited Small Animal Veterinary Hospital in Aberdeen. From being a one-man practice, there are now 19 vets, 10 nurses and 17 support staff working at Kingswells and the Bridge of Don sites.
Originally largely an equine practice dealing with working horses we have grown into a practice which is concerned with the wellbeing of farm animals, leisure and sports horses, small domestic animals, bird and reptiles.