Who is The Natural Vet?

The Natural Vet (formerly Vet Creche) was founded in December 2016 by Dr Adele Fitzpatrick who recognised a need for a holistic approach to pet health in Glasgow and Scotland. Limited by what she could offer in her previous practices Adele wanted to create a wellness centre covering all pet’s needs under one roof.

The Natural Vet offers a new and refreshing service for pet owners combining integrative veterinary care, welfare focused dog day care, force-free positive training, behavioural therapy, gentle grooming, raw food education and products, herbal medicine, acupuncture, laser therapy and physio all under one roof!

We apply a holistic approach to all aspects of pet care; we always do our best and go above and beyond for our patients. We provide an open, honest, friendly and compassionate service and treat each pet as if it were our own. We believe in listening to our clients and forming a relationship of trust and co-operation. We are committed to improving the health of Brachycephalic breeds by health testing, breed specific knowledge and client education.

Our passion is helping pet owners to give their pet the happiest and healthiest life they can by giving them access to a wide range of conventional and alternative therapies, natural nutrition and catering for their behavioural needs!

We are located within Thornliebank Industrial Estate, which is within easy reach of Giffnock, Clarkston, Newton Mearns, Whitecraigs, Darnley, Shawlands and Barrhead.  We are two minutes from Rouken Glen park and junction 3 of the M77!

What to do if your pet is sick...


If you are worried your pet is unwell please call the practice. We will triage your pet and decide if they need to be seen as an emergency or if they can be treated by a telephone or video consultation. 

An emergency would be any of the following: open wounds, choking, difficulty breathing, gagging, non-stop cough, bleeding from body (blood in urine, diarrhoea or cough), inability or straining to urinate, injury, painful or closed eyes, poisoning, seizures, staggering, fractures, severe lameness, obvious signs of pain or anxiety, heat stroke, severe vomiting and diarrhoea, refusal to eat and drink for more than 3 days, collapse, weakness, unconsciousness, paralysis, difficulty whelping and severe allergic reactions. 

Non-emergency cases would include: ear or skin infection, skin rash, mild cough, hives, mild lameness. These issues can be dealt with by phone or video call and medication posted out. 

All repeat prescriptions can be posted out including parasite treatment. 

Routine care will not be performed such as adult boosters, weight checks, routine dental treatment and neutering. However, now guidance states that we can perform some preventative work such as puppy and kitten primary vaccination courses, year one boosters, leptospirosis vaccination in endemic areas, some neutering on welfare grounds; and flea, worm and tick treatments. 

Our Team

Our team is severely limited to skeleton staff, they are risking their own safety to look after our pets..




Vet Nurse






Vet Nurse


Animal Care Assistant




 Vet Nurse


Animal Care Assistant 

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