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Check out the range of services we provide

Services Provided by Inshes Vets

  • Vaccinations
  • Pet Passports
  • Behavourial Advice
  • Microchipping

See below for more information on some of our services.

Veterinary Acupuncture

Acupuncture is one of the world's oldest and safest medical treatments, having been used successfully to treat animals as well as humans for at least 2000 years.

It is performed using very fine sterilised needles placed in specific points in the body. It affects biochemical pathways and stimulates the release of the body's own pain relieving chemicals.

Acupuncture is particularly effective in chronic pain management of musculoskeletal and neurological conditions. It is not a cure-all but where indicated, can produce excellent results.

Beneficial results have been seen in a range of conditions such as:

  • Arthritis
  • Hip Dysplasia
  • Spinal/Neck Pain from Arthritis or Intervertebral disc disease
  • Muscle and Ligament Strains
  • Skin disease such as Lick Granulomas
  • Epiliepsy
  • Chronic Gastro-Intestinal disease
  • Chronic Respiratory disease

Is it painful?

Insertion of needles may cause a brief moment of sensitivity. However, most animals are very tolerant of acupuncture and may even relax so much as to fall asleep!

How long does the treatment last?

Eash session lasts around 30 minutes depending on the patients condition. Most will have an initial course of 4 sessions a week apart. Improvement is often seen after the first 2 -3 treatments, and sometimes immediately. The frequency is then reduced, depending on the individual.

If you feel acupuncture would help your pet, then please contact the surgery and we will be happy to discuss it further with you.


Just like swimming is a gentle exercise for us, this is the same for your dog. Dogs can exercise in water without putting stress and strain on their joints. Because hydrotherapy is non-weight bearing, it is easier for your dog to move in water than on land. The warm water stimulates blood flow and releases endorphins, thus reducing pain and increasing mental stimulation.

What are the Benefits of Hydrotherapy?

  • Relieves pain, swelling and stiffness
  • Improves muscle strength
  • Improves circulation
  • Increases range of movement
  • Improves cardiovascular fitness
  • Increases speed of recovery from injuries/surgery
  • Improves psychological well-being and quality of life

All cases must be referred by your own vets and a report will be sent to them after your appointment.



As a practice we advise neutering as un-neutered animals can develop certain health and/or behavioural problems as they grow older. It also helps with unwanted pregnancies!

Pet Dentistry‚Äč

A major part of pet ownership is dental care. This is often overlooked by many owners. Nurses are available to discuss dental care from toothbrushing to dental diets. We recommend regular dental checks as prevention is always better than cure!

24 hour Emergency Cover

In case of an emergency, please call 01463 711777. If out of normal consulting hours, you will be put in touch with the on call vet.

Home Visits

If you require a home visit, please give as much notice as possible. Please bear in mind that in the surgery we have the full range of materials and equipment for treating your pet. In an emergency, it is usually best for you to bring your pet direct to the surgery.

Surgical Procedures

Our vets are happy to discuss any routine or non-routine surgical procedures and give estimates. Please see our Price List for routine procedures.

Senior Pet Clinic

Senior Pet Clinics are run at the same time as your pet's booster and are for dogs over the age of 8 years and cats over the age of 9 years. It involves an extended consultation, examination and health questionnaire with a vet and a nurse. Blood tests and urine tests will be run to check for kidney disease, diabetes, liver damage, cholesterol and urinary tract disease. We also offer blood pressure testing for cats in the senior pet clinic. In this case the owners have the option of leaving their cat for a short time as this is best done when the cat is completely relaxed.

Weight Clinics

Like humans, some pets can put on a few extra pounds, which can have certain health implications. Nurse clinics are here to provide advice, support and encouragement on types of food and a weight loss programme for your pet.

Veterinary and Nurse Training

If you are in education and want to go into the veterinary profession, this information may be of help to you.

After School Opportunites

We welcome students who are still at school to apply to come to the surgery one weekday between 4pm and 7pm to work with the evening nurse helping her out with various duties. Students must be aged 14 years or over due to insurance regulations. Due to the demand, the placements are for a six week block at a time. Contact us today!

Animal Nursing Assistant Course at Thurso College

The North Highland College run an Animal Nursing Assistant Course in Thurso. We can provide a placement for one student per year, to complete the course.

Veterinary Nursing Courses

Edinburgh's Telford College run veterinary nursing courses and as we are a registered training practice we are more than happy to provide placements for students subject to availability.

Veterinary Surgeon Placements

For university students looking for a placement please contact by email.