Find out about our new pet healthcare plan

Dave and Tracy retire, Geoff and Simon step in...
...and we become a pet only veterinary practice.

We are very excited to announce that as of 1st January 2017 we have become a 'small animal' or pet only veterinary practice.

This may come as a shock to those who have been with us for a while but as can be seen from our history page Mackie and Brechin has not been an enterprise to stand still, with one eye always on the future.

With that in mind, in an era of ever advancing specialisation it becomes ever harder to be all things to all people while maintaining the quality of service and leading standard of care that we strive for. As such, with David Mackie retiring, it became clear that this was an opportunity for the remaining vets to focus on what we do best.

Focusing our attentions on pets will enable us to advance and develop our service without being held back by the logistical and professional difficulties of being a mixed practice. This will allow us to continue our provision of the best in preventative healthcare, medicine and surgery while allowing further investment and specialisation to ensure you will always get the most up to date service from a dedicated team of small animal vets.

It is not without a hint of sadness that we say goodbye to clients with whom we have worked for so many years but we are sure that they will be well cared for by our colleagues at Clyde Vets. In addition, Iain Brodie will be transferring over to Clyde along with our farm and equine clients so they will continue to get an excellent service from a familiar face.

Filling the directorial void, Geoff Appleton and Simon Ruddell will now be taking place alongside Niall Dickson in running the business at this exciting time. We hope that you will see the benefits of this new era and although things change we will continue to strive in the tradition of Mackie and Brechin to stay at the forefront of modern practice and provide the best possible service where your animal always comes first.

- Simon, Geoff and Niall.


Welcome to Mackie and Brechin Ltd. Veterinary Surgery.

We are a long established (1930) Veterinary Practice committed to providing the best possible care for your pet. From our surgeries in Kirkliston and Linlithgow we are ideally located to serve Edinburgh, the Lothians, Fife and Central Regions.

Our caring, experienced and dedicated team is based in modern, well equipped premises. Our many facilities include ultrasound, ECG, endoscopy and a state of the art digital x-ray system.

We are proud to provide a 24 hour emergency service 365 days a year. Unlike many practices we do not delegate our out-of-hours work to an external source. This means your animal will always be seen by our own vets, at our own premises, having full access to your petís medical history.

Our priority is always the well-being of your animal. We aim to provide a professional but friendly and approachable service.

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