We are proud to have been nominated for PetPlan Practice of the Year in 2016 and 2017.


From humble beginnings with one vet, in just 5 years, Animals 1st has grown to 4 vets, 3 nurses 3 receptionists, and operates from 3 premises.

The central operations centre is at the practice in Macmerry, and is fully kitted out with state of the art equipment to ensure that your pet receives the most up to date care available.

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Consulting room

Your visit to the vets starts with a weigh in for your pet at reception before meeting our vets and being seen in one of our consulting rooms.

We take time to understand that your pets are members of your family, and that is why all our appointments are at least 15 minutes so that we can fully listen to and appreciate your concerns.

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Imaging suite

 Any further investigation may involve x-rays or ultrasound, which is carried out in our dedicated imaging suite using the latest digital x-ray processor and state of the art ultrasound machine, providing fast insights into your pet’s problems.

If surgery is required, it will be carried out on site in our dedicated theatre by one of our experienced vets, who between them have over 60 years of experience in total!

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Operating theatre