Your Vets in Invergordon & Tain

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Johnston and Farrell vets

Purpose built surgery

RCVS Accredited small animal practice Johnson and Farrell

Johnston and Farrell Ltd

Our main custom built surgery is located in Tain
We also operate a branch surgery in Invergordon

We have a highly trained and motivated team of veterinary surgeons and nurses, ably supported by the administrative staff. We offer all our clients a 24 hour emergency care service from our Tain surgery. In case of emergency contact us on 01862 894223.

The practice is a training practice for veterinary nurses in conjunction with North Highland College, Thurso.

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Please note, consultations are by appointment only. Telephone either surgery and our staff will be happy to make an appointment.

Opening Hours

Tain Surgery Opening Hours
Consultation times by appointment
Monday – Friday: 0830 – 1800 with late opening on Thursday until 18.30
Saturday : 0900 – 12.30

Invergordon Branch Surgery
Consultation times by appointment
Monday – Friday: 0900 – 1300 and 1400 – 1730
Saturday : 0900 – 1030

We also do home visits if required


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Our Facilities

Purpose built surgery
Tain Surgery Johnston and Farrell Ltd moved into a new, purpose built state of the art surgery in February 2010. The surgery was constructed with a view to offering the best care possible for our small animal patients and to allow our staff to work comfortably in a specially designed environment.
Large friendly reception area
reception at Johnson and Farell LtdThere is a large reception area where one of our staff will greet you. They will be happy to organise an appointment or answer any queries you might have. We stock a wide range of pet foods and supplies as well as worming, tick and flea treatments. Should you require something you can’t see, just ask one of the staff, who will do their best to help you out. We have daily deliveries from our wholesaler and can usually supply what’s needed within 24 hours.
Purpose built kennels or cattery

dog at kennelsShould your pet be admitted to the surgery, he/she would stay in either our purpose built kennels or cattery.

Very sick animals may need to be kept separate and will be housed in our isolation area. Smaller pets, such as rabbits, guinea pigs or other small rodents, would be housed in isolation away from any noise or stresses.

The centre of the work area is the Prep room
prep roomThe centre of the work area is the Prep room where animals are taken for examination, drug treatment, anaesthesia and preparation for surgery. Pets for surgery are prepared after initial anaesthesia before being transferred into our aseptic theatre for surgery.
Diagnostic room for x-rays, ultrasound and ECG
ecg dogShould your pet require an Xray, ECG (electrocardiogram) or an ultrasound examination they will be moved to our Diagnostic room, where the appropriate examination can be carried out.
On site laboratory
The practice has its own laboratory which allows us to process samples in-house to give us accurate information on your pets condition.  
Dental suite
dental suiteDental patients are transferred to our dental room. We have a dental suite and an ultrasonic dental scaler which allows us to perform very high quality dental attention on your pet. We are also able to take dental radiographs of more complex dental cases.
Pulse oximetry anaesthetic equipment
All pets undergoing procedures in the practice are attended by a qualified veterinary nurse from the moment the anaesthetic is administered to the moment your pet awakens in their kennel or cage. We use pulse oximetry anaesthetic equipment to monitor your pet’s anaesthesia. This ensures your pet receives continuous professional monitoring during its anaesthesia.

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