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Congratulations July-6-2013

We are delighted to welcome a couple of new additions to the surgery.Congratulations to Claire who recently delivered a delightful baby boy who I am sure will be a regular visitor to the surgery along with his older sister and to Charleen one of out nurses from the Banff branch who delivered a lovely little girl.

Summer 2013 July-5-2013

We are please to have new extra Veterinary Surgeon's working with us. Samantha Kurt joined us a couple of months ago and has fitted in quickly and become an intigral member of the team.  Another new face you may see round the practice is Veterinary Surgeon Kathleen Robertson, Kathleen has a vast wealth of experiance and was among her many skills was previously an anaesthetist at Edinburgh University and will mainly be found on the surgery with small animal consulting and surgery though she is just as happy out on farm treating livestock.

New Laboratory November-14-2012
We are eagerly awaiting arrival of a complete new state of the art laboratory system. The systen made by Idexx comprises a Catalyst DX analyser, ProCyte DX haematology analyser. SNAPshot DX Vetlab UA and the fully integratableVetlab Station that will fully link into our clinical records software. This new system will completly replace our previous system and as well as giving even quicker results it has an extended range of tests that it can preform so that more results can be obtained without having to send off to external labs.








Wards Veterinary Centre

New Elgin Road



IV30 6BA

Tel 01343  544811



Welcome to our website. We hope that you will find the information about the practice helpful, who we are, what services we offer, and, more importantly why the practice would suit your pet.

We are a first opinion veterinary surgery serving pet owners and farm clients in Elgin and the surrounding Moray area. Originally set up about 90 years ago in the village of Craigellachie, the practice first opened in Elgin in 1981. In 1995, due to increasing demand for our services we moved premises to our current location at the Wards Veterinary Centre in New Elgin Road, Elgin, Moray.  


Claire Garden is now a partner in the practice with Geoff Matthews and this was an appropriate time to change the practice name to Wards Veterinary Centre.  The practice is now staffed by 4 veterinary surgeons and 7 support staff.


The surgery is well equiped with

  • In-house laboratory facilities.
  • Creos high frequency X-Ray generator and Bucky floating table combined with an Idexx digital X-Ray developing system giving superb image resolution and also reducing the exposure to x-rays.
  • Cutting Edge surgical laser system.
  • The latest in anaesthetic gases all combine to give your pets the high standard of care they deserve.


The surgery was one of the first in Scotland to be inspected and approved by the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons practice standards scheme when it was launched and has remained in the scheme since.


Veterinary nurse training is important to the practice which has been an Approved Training Centre for many years. Some of the trainees have stayed on after qualifying and spent many years with us.


We are located in New Elgin Road just opposite Asda and can be located on Google maps by clicking on the following link   GOOGLE MAP .


Opening times for the surgery are Monday - Friday 9.00am - 6.30pm Saturday 9.00am - 12.30pm. Consultations are by appointment.



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