Farm, Equine and Small Animal Services

Avondale Veterinary Group is based in Strathaven, Lanarkshire, 16 miles South West of Glasgow and provides routine and emergency Farm, Equine and Small Animal services. Our, purpose built premises opened in August 2009 within the Strathaven Rural Centre and comprises of our main surgery plus a separate adjacent equine facility. We are a long- established practice, having had a presence in Strathaven since 1921, and are very proud of our strong links with the local community.

Our large multidisciplinary team of experienced, professional, caring, enthusiastic and friendly staff look forward to welcoming you and your pet, providing any care you may need.

Although the practice is growing, it is not our intention to become too big that we lose touch with our clients. We understand the continuity of service provided in a friendly atmosphere is important to, and appreciated by, our clients.

ReceptionEach department has its own dedicated team of vets, and nurses providing friendly, accessible, convenient services to our clients. Avondale Veterinary Group aims to provide a high standard of care to our patients. We use the most up to date equipment and facilities available. We have well trained staff who want to regularly attend meetings and courses to develop and enhance the services we offer. We therefore make no attempt to to be the lowest priced practice in the area, but charge what we feel is necessary to provide the facilities and high level of care. We are proud of our facilities and if you would like to have a tour around please let one of our staff know.

The main surgery telephone number is 01357 520251.

The roots of Avondale Veterinary Group originate from 1921 when Hugh Begg went to vet school before WWI then enlisted underage and finished vet school after the end of the war and set up practice in Wellbrae.  The practice moved to Thomson Street then to Ryeland Street in 1936. In 1945 the practice became Begg and Whiteford and in1969 moved to Stonehouse Road becoming Begg and Partners in 1993. The practice remained at Stonehouse Road becoming Avondale Veterinary Group in 2005. Expanding small animal and equine departments required a move to a purpose built small animal and equine facilty in 2009. In 2012 Avondale Veterinary Services Ltd was formed with Tim Caldwell and Ross Syme as directors and partners.