As of Feb 1st 2020 Crieff Vets will regretfully no longer be able to offer a farm or an equine veterinary service. We do feel extremely sad about this decision and have not taken it lightly. We will miss all our Farm Clients enormously.
Veterinary medicine in the UK has changed significantly in the last decade and sadly we have had to move to continue as a solely small animal veterinary surgeon for Crieff and the surrounding community. Vets now tend to specialise in either small animal or large/equine but rarely both. We have been trying to recruit a mixed veterinary practitioner for nearly two years, without any luck. Due further staffing movement in the practice, our hand has been forced. There is a lack of vets in general; plus an absolute scarcity of experienced mixed vets in the UK.
We anticipate that we will stop all large animal work by 1st February 2020 but in the meantime we are available as normal.
Forth Valley Vets are a local practice specializing in farm and equine work with branches in Stirling and Perth. They successfully serve clients in the Crieff area. As a modern, dedicated farm and equine practice they are well equipped to deliver up to date veterinary care. We will work with Forth Valley to make any transition as smooth as possible over the coming months. Should you wish to contact their office in Stirling on 01786 430387 or Perth on 01738 231069, this is a direct line to the Large Animal office and is manned weekdays from 8 until 6, and Saturdays between 9 and 12. Out of hours you would be directed to their on call farm or equine vets.