A family run mixed general practice for pets and commercial

17 Argyle Street Rothesay PA20 0AU
Bute & Cowal Vets accepts dogs


The practice is a family run, mixed general practice with 5 full time vets. We see a variety of companion animals, including dogs, cats, rabbits, rodents, birds, horses & donkeys, and deal with beef, dairy, sheep with occasional pigs, camelids, poultry, game birds and even fish!

Although we are a small practice in modern day terms, we run our own emergency service 24 hours a day, 365 days of the year. We feel it is important that such vital services are provided locally with minimal travelling for worried owners and sick animals. If your animal is ill at night or at the weekend, the last thing you want is a long drive and a fight with the SatNav!

The majority of small animal cases are best seen at one of our surgeries, however we are able to offer house visits when appropriate. Please bear in mind that since a house visit can often require 2 members of staff to be away from the practice for over an hour, we would ask that visits are kept for times when they are really needed.

Although you will occasionally see lambs, sheep and calves being treated at one of our branches, most farm and equine animals are examined and treated on the farm or yard. It involves a lot of driving for vets, but we have the added bonus of living and working in a really beautiful area!

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Bute & Cowal Vets does not have a car park, however there is usually plenty of free on-street parking in the vicinity. Alternatively, you may park in Chapel Hill car park nearby for free (behind the shops on Argyle Street).

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Bute & Cowal Vets is on the West Coast Motors 490/90 bus route - note this becomes 493 in winter.

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CLASSbased on 2 reviews

Such caring people

Sadly we recently had to have a pet put to sleep and the vet (Duncan) and staff couldn't have been more compassionate and helpful if they tried. We were unable to be there because of Covid restrictions which was very sad but we felt that we absolutely trusted them. Quite possibly the best vet practice we've ever used.

Fabulous in every way

Caring, considerate staff who really do have the welfare of the animals they treat at heart. Pricing is extremely competitive compared to mainland rates and getting an appointment in a hurry is never a problem, even during the pandemic.

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