Welcome to Inglis Vets we’ve been caring for Scotland’s pets for over 50 years. Dunfermline is the home of our RCVS accredited hospital and Inglis Vets Healthy Pets the UK’s first health and wellbeing centre for pets. You can find Inglis Vets surgeries in Cowdenbeath, Alloa and Inverkeithing. AlphaVet in Kinross and Alan Brown Vets in Edinburgh are also part of the Inglis family. Our friendly and caring vet service has a reputation built on pet- focused care and exceeding client expectations as we deliver the finest and most compassionate care around. Every pet is treated as one of our own.
In addition to dedicated and experienced vets we have a great team of caring, friendly and highly skilled veterinary nurses and client care advisors all committed to ensuring you and your pet receive the very best care and attention. Visiting specialists complete our team based at our state of the art hospital and cover areas including cardiology, orthopaedics, dermatology and feline medicine.
Staff from Inglis Vets Hospital recently despatched over 100 text books, lab coats, boiler suits and items of stationery, to the new veterinary school at Lilongwe University of Agriculture and Natural Resources in Malawi's capital.
Several text books and other items were also generously donated by students and staff from The Royal Dick Vet School in Edinburgh.
The gesture was co-funded by Inglis Vets and Lilongwe Society for the Protection and Care of Animals, the leading veterinary charity in the country.
As a member of the Scotland Malawi Partnership, Inglis first developed a relationship with Lilongwe SPCA in 2012 when Chief Executive Adam Tjolle and colleagues travelled to the country to convert the charity’s very basic and ill-equipped clinic into a state-of-the-art facility. Since the partnership began, the Inglis team have visited Lilongwe to help equip the clinic, train staff and carry out educational and veterinary work in the community.
Inglis Quality Assurance manager Audrey Kelly said, “Last year, we delivered a stockpile of books weighing 146 kilograms in total to the university in Lilongwe. We've done better than that this time, with 350kg of books being sent across.
“White coats are regarded as precious commodities in Malawi but more important are text books. Books are invaluable to student vets as they have a great deal to learn about many different species.
“Books are particularly important in Malawi, where internet access is slow and extremely patchy. Even something as basic as the supply of electricity cannot be guaranteed there.”
In October 2015, the Inglis team personally presented 40 white coats to veterinary students of Lilongwe University of Agriculture and Natural Resources.
Audrey added, “Less than a year ago, Malawi declared a state of emergency over worsening food shortages caused by a severe drought. The consequences for people are tragic, but the situation also impacts considerably on animal welfare.
“We’re determined to continue to provide support to our colleagues at Lilongwe SCPA.”
Veterinary Professor Melaku Tefera, of Lilongwe University has been left humbled by the support of the Scottish vets. He said, “The Malawi school of Veterinary Medicine was established in 2014 and when I arrived there was nothing other than a few old edition veterinary books. This was until we met Adam and the team at Inglis who kindly sent us emergency books for our students.
“Thanks to Inglis supporting the Lilongwe SPCA over the last few years, we are now able to use their clinic as our home. The Inglis team sending us books, white coats and instruments has been amazing and helped the school to save money for additional requirements.
“We’d like to thank them once more for not only the materials, but for the moral support they’ve provided through a time of uncertainty for us. Now our students are finishing their third year and will be going into fourth year in the next six months.”
Chief Executive Adam Tjolle said the partnership has also provided a fantastic learning experience for the Inglis staff. He said, “Our relationship with Lilongwe SPCA is going from strength to strength and is benefiting everyone involved. It’s been a great learning and life experience for our staff members who have been there, and we’ve been able to do some very worthwhile work in a desperately poor country with barely basic veterinary provision.
“For example, in 2015 we were able to participate in a mass rabies vaccination programme. I’m still amazed that we were able to carry out 33,000 vaccinations in just two weeks.”
The veterinary college in Malawi first opened two years ago, and was the first in the country's history. The college had only one text book on its opening day – it now has many hundreds, and a library.
Adam added, “When we forged our relationship with Lilongwe SPCA Malawi, which has a population of 14 million, they had only nine registered vets and it's great to see progress in developing an infrastructure to improve that situation.”
Inglis Veterinary Hospital in Dunfermline has been awarded the title of ‘Best Scottish Vet’ for the second year in a row in the VetHelpDirect Awards.
Practices are recognised for gaining the largest number of four and five-star client reviews from February to February around the UK, with feedback left on the VetHelpDirect website.
Inglis Veterinary Hospital received 358 positive reviews in the last year to scoop the title of Best Scottish Vet, an accolade they’ve held since 2016. The Fife-based animal hospital also ranked third place in the Best UK Vet category, with competition from over 3000 veterinary practices across the UK.
Inglis Vets Chief Executive, Adam Tjolle said, “We’re absolutely delighted to retain the crown of Best Scottish Vet for the second year in a row. It’s a testament to every one of our hospital team members who give their all to our clients and their pets 24 hours a day.
“We’d also like to say a heartfelt thank you to all of our clients for taking the time to give their feedback to us. At Inglis we’re proud to be providing the highest standard of pet care in Scotland.”
Inglis Veterinary Hospital provides 24-hour hospital care in addition to routine appointments and has received glowing feedback from loyal clients. One review stated, “My family vets for over 60 years. Always received excellent treatment for both family pets and now the rescue animals that come into my care. Cannot recommend them enough for efficient, caring and understanding treatments.”
Inglis’ base in Halbeath Road has long been regarded as one of the leading veterinary hospitals in Scotland. It is the only accredited veterinary hospital in Dunfermline and is regularly inspected by the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons to ensure that it maintains the highest standards of veterinary care.
To read more of the reviews, visit www.vethelpdirect.com