About Us

Animals 1st is a friendly small animal veterinary practice dedicated to a high standard of veterinary care and treatments.

You can register your pet with any of our surgeries now.


Our Surgeries 


Located at Macmerry Industrial Estate- we have a surgery which services Tranent Longniddry, Pencaitland, Macmerry, Ormiston, Gifford, Saltoun and many other towns and villages.

OPEN MONDAY – FRIDAY 0900- 1800hrs Saturday 0900 – 12 noon



OPEN MONDAY – FRIDAY 0900- 1800hrs

We are located in Haddington (Next to the Police Station) This surgery serves Haddington, Aberlady, Gifford, North Berwick, Dunbar, Gullane, Dirleton, and all other surrounding areas.



Major operations are carried out at our fully equipped  Macmerry Surgery, which has the latest technology to help us care for your pet.  Your pet can be dropped off at any of our branches and will be safely transported by Ambulance to Macmerry and returned to your branch for collection. There is a small charge for this service.


Our Team

Our team of Veterinary Surgeons, Nurses and Animal Care Assistants have a wealth of experience, and our main objective is to provide the your pet with excellent veterinary care for the whole life of your pet, from early days as a puppy or kitten right through to caring for them as a senior citizen. Our state of the art facilities, will help to secure a speedy diagnosis and treatment and give you peace of mind that your pet is in good hands.

We want your visit to be pleasant for both you and your pet, our friendly professional staff are ready to care for your pet. We accept vouchers from Cats Protection, PDSA, Dogs Trust and The Dog Aid Society

Our team of Veterinary Surgeons, Nurses, Animal Care Assistants and Receptionists have a wealth of experience and their main objective is to provide your pet with a lifetime of excellent veterinary care . Our state of the art facilities will help to secure a speedy diagnosis and give you peace of mind that your pet is in good hands.


Management team:

Laura Hamilton - Clinical Director

Kim Thomas – Practice Manager


Reception team:

Stephanie Moorhead (Macmerry)

Jennifer Jones (Haddington)


Veterinary Surgeons:

Dr Laura Hamilton BVM&S PgC SAC MRCVS 

Dr Jen Campbell BVMS MRCVS

Dr Fiona  Ross BVM&S MRCVS

Dr Maureen Macnee BVMS MRCVS

Dr Lauren Ejjaouani BVM&S MRCVS


Vet Nurses:

Andrea Nairn -  RVN

Sara Thomas – RVV

Phillipa Trathen – RVN


Animal Care Assistant:

Emma Nisbet


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For more information, or to speak to a member of staff, please call one of our Surgeries.