Testimonials

A truly exceptional practice

Mr. Fullerton


Lovely friendly staff. Very helpful and thank you for looking after Buzz today xx

Tamara Pirie Ramsay


Fab practice with fab staff! I know my doggies will get the best care and attention whether that be a routine check up or illness – they go that extra bit in all aspects of care and treatment. Would highly recommend them to all!

Marie Daneville Simpson


Excellent vet clinic. Always helpful and the staff are lovely. They were very caring after one of my pets passed away and even sent me a card. Thanks so much Abervet!

Danielle Robertson


My husband and I have been dog owners for many years. We have remained faithful clients of Abervet with a succession of our much loved English Setters. We stay loyal because of the good service and advice we receive, both in our pets’ good health at check-ups, and at more anxious times of illness.

Primarily, of course, Abervet are good and professional at what they do, and communicate well with the pet as well as the owner. That’s why we stay.

Joan Catto


I can vouch for Abervet as I have been a client since the business was set up by David Wilson, who I followed from Armstrong Gammack, and who is now retired. I have been dealing with the same Vet and his successors for the past thirty six years and they have looked after the health of all my dogs. Firstly my Afghan Hound, I needed a second opinion when my vet at the time wanted to put him down. David came to the house as Toby was very ill and treated him on the spot, it worked and he rallied and lasted for another two years after proper treatment from David. Then later, three pairs of little Papillons with great results, one pair still ongoing.

The Papillons, who have averaged sixteen and a half years each, have been looked after with sensible expert treatment and by such great teams of vets and assistants over the years. All the staff have shown me nothing but kindness and understanding in all that time and they have really cared for and taken an interest in the dogs under their care. They are more like good friends than just ‘the Vet’ and I can’t recommend them strongly enough.

If you are looking for a good Vet, look no further than Abervet, they are the best in Aberdeen.

Irene Furneaux


Helen has been the main vet for Mrs Murray’s for over 16yrs looking after all their veterinary needs and working alongside the staff here. Helen was instrumental in helping us set up our neutering scheme for the dogs and cats. She also organised and held a first aid for dogs and cats session for all our staff as part of their ongoing training and learning programme.

She takes a keen interest in all the animals in our care and in their welfare. Helen also supports the many fundraising events we do and even accompanied us up Ben Nevis in 2010!

We were delighted to hear that she had taken over the Abervet practice thus securing a continuity in the care of our animals that we would not have otherwise had.

Helen and her dedicated team ensure that the animals here get the best veterinary care and attention they need – whether that be for routine check-ups, vaccinations. neutering or illness – they go that extra bit in all aspects of care and treatment.

We would have no hesitation in recommending Helen and the Abervet team to any pet owner and wish her every success for the future.
Here’s to many more years of working together.

Marie Simpson, Manager for Mrs Murray’s Cat and Dog Home, Reg Charity: SC012708


We have been clients of Abervet from the very first day that David Wilson opened – through 4 dogs in all and numerous small furries of varying species.

We have been seeing Helen since she first arrived at Abervet and we are delighted that she has now taken it over. All our dogs have loved going – no doubt encouraged by the treats but also by the love and affection shown by all the staff. We have had some very happy times and also some very trying and sad times too. During these sad times the staff have been wonderful. They have displayed compassion and seem always to know the right thing to do and say. Also, nothing is too much trouble.

Linda Taylor & Jak


I have used this practice, mainly at their Cults surgery, for a long time and have always found the staff to be very friendly, caring and professional. My dog loves going there and enjoys the attention she always gets. In fact she cannot get through the door quickly enough!!
I am very happy with the care all my dogs have had over the years and can highly recommend Helen and the team.

Sue Wilson


Peace of mind

Pet-owners are aware of the myriad delights in having a pet but we also know the many stresses involved in having an animal in our care. In owning a pet, of any kind, from little to large, scaly to furry, we take on great responsibilities. These can at times seem overwhelming, especially in the case of accident or serious illness. It is at such times that we as pet-owners really need to have confidence in the services of our chosen veterinary provider.

I cannot remember how long we have had our dogs cared for by the team at Abervet but I do know that our confidence in both the ability of each member of the Team, led so ably by Helen Miskelly, and in the overall level of competence and training at Abervet has never wavered. Whether for our own dogs (we have three Westies at present) or when attending with other animal patients of the Team when in our temporary care, we have had prompt attention of the highest order from the Team. The choice to have routine appointments at either Cults or Nigg gives a level of flexibility that is convenient for us, too.

It can sometimes be hard for us as owners to gauge the seriousness of an illness and we have been relieved at every visit to have our animals treated with the same degree of thoroughness, regardless of the severity of the situation. Over the years we have had all sorts of occasions, from relatively minor concerns to very serious surgical requirements dealt with by the Abervet Team – leading to happy, healthy animals and very relieved owners!

We find the quality of the dedicated Staff and Nurses to be a great plus point for Abervet. With such knowledgeable trained personnel backing up the Veterinary Surgeons we can have complete confidence in giving our beloved pets into their care whenever necessary. There is advice at hand for us and always a kind word and a treat for our furry patients.

This last is perhaps the most appreciated point about Abervet from the point of view of Lily, Megan and Molly – we have more important levels of appreciation for the service we receive!

Ian and Margaret Young, Keepers of elderly West Highland White Terriers, Lily, Megan and Molly, in Aberdeen.


I can’t remember why I started using Abervet – I guess as a recommendation of a friend. The fact that I have stayed with the surgery for over 30 years speaks for itself.

My relationship with Helen, the new owner, started shortly after she joined the practice about 20 years ago. Helen has always been very approachable, willing to listen to my concerns and empathise with my feelings as a pet owner. Be it the care of my rabbit, now deceased, or our dogs past and present, her knowledge, experience and care, is to me, invaluable. I have also built up a similar relationship with Lesley who works on reception at the Cults practice. Having worked at the PDSA in the past gives Lesley a knowledge and understanding of treating and caring for animals. Not only do they care about our pets they also care about the owners.

Over the past years we have sadly had to have three of our dogs put to sleep. A traumatic experience for any pet owner. Helen and Lesley have come to our home and given our beloved dogs a relaxed, painless and dignified end to their lives. Their kindness, understanding and respect in these situations have also been invaluable to us and helped us deal with the loss of our pets. In Helen and Lesley I have found people that I can trust and I feel that our pets are also partly their pets.

On the occasions that I have used the Nigg practice I have found all the staff to be helpful and friendly.

For pet owners who are looking for experience, dedication and empathy in the care of their animals I would have no hesitation in recommending Helen and her team at Abervet.

Lesley Ann Good


I have taken my dog to Helen and her team for several years. With their caring and professional manner, they always go the extra mile to make her feel calm and comfortable. Modern facilities, up-to-date treatments, convenient locations, first-class service, I highly recommend Abervet.

Margaret


We are very grateful to Helen, Lesley and the other Abervet staff for the high standard of care given to our fox red labrador (Kipper) since he was a puppy – their understanding and patience makes a nervous dog’s visits to the vet a much more pleasurable experience than they would otherwise be

Sarah & Conrad Thake


We have over many years been clients of David Wilson, Veterinary Surgeons. We have had five dogs over the years. They have needed many different treatments and a variety of operations . On each occasion , the service has been second to none, from reception, to fast and efficient treatment. The veterinary surgeons have always dealt with each of our dogs as if we are the only client with an unwell dog. After care has been excellent whether in the surgery or a home visit.

After thirty odd years of the practice caring for our dogs , we have no hesitation in recommending Helen and her great team. We have known Helen since she joined the practice and wish her well. We know she and her team always give excellent service to their clients.

Bob and Frances Stewart (and our grateful dogs past and present).


I have been a client of Abervet for over 40 years and our Pets have always had excellent care and attention our Vet Helen is always on hand to give good advice such as when I adopted a rescue dog who looked to be in a poor state she thought with a few months of TLC and she was right Honey is now full of life and the perfect companion.All the Staff at both practices are so kind and caring and make trips to the Vet as stress free as possible, when you have Pets you want them to get the best and I feel I always get it

Judy Alexander


I have been a client of Abervet for over 30 years. I am involved with many aspects of the dog world & have been delighted with the professional & caring manner the staff at Abervet have treated myself & animals.

In an emergency situation they have been quick & decisive & always willing to communicate with me which I appreciate

To have a trusting relationship with your vet is essential, this l have with Abervet.

Mickey Ramsay


I have been with the Abervet Practice since David Wilson opened it 33 years ago. Over the years, all my many animals have been cared for with unvarying expertise and compassion.

As a sometime breeder of Golden Retrievers, I could always rely on the practice to help me through the difficult times that all breeders experience from time time.

Abervet has shown great enlightenment in the use of alternative therapies with acupuncture having been used to give a pain and drug free old age enjoyed by one of my Golden Oldies

Not only have my cats and dogs benefited from these skills but my other less common pets, Arnie the parakeet, Hector the cockerel and Pie the tortoise also are kept in excellent health under the varied skills of Helen Miskelly and her team.

Since Helen, David’s senior and long serving colleague, took over Abervet in April 2015 I have no hesitation in having every confidence and trust in her, the team’s abilities and cumulative skills to keep my varied charges in the best of health now and in future.

Rosemary Pirie


I have found Helen and her team of vets exceptional. Having various pets, Helen and her team have always shown a genuine interest in our animals’ welfare and has gone above the call of duty to make sure that all of our pets received the attention they required immediately and dealt with in a compassionate and very professional way. Our pets have always been treated very well and the most appealing aspect of their care was that Helen and her team actually listened to what you had to say as to how your pet was behaving and also providing a thorough medical check of their condition on presentation.

With Helen’s knowledge, it was possible for her to pick up a rare parathyroid tumour in one of our greyhounds (Reuben) and made the referral to the Royal Dick Veterinary Hospital for further intervention. Post operative care of our greyhound was second to none, checking our greyhound’s blood continually to observe that he was responding to appropriate ongoing treatment. Reuben remains well and we are so grateful that he is still here with us. On another occasion, Helen was so concerned about another of our greyhounds (Scooby) and as the surgery was closing, she followed us to the emergency vets to check that our greyhound was receiving the best possible treatment he could. All the staff at Abervet are friendly and accommodating and are so good to our animals when they are in their care.

I have no reservations in recommending Abervet for their dedication to our animals’ welfare and I am so grateful that we are a client of her dedicated, professional, and compassionate practice – thank you Helen and all her staff at Abervet for your continuing care”.

Dr Shona McFarlane Owner of Reuben, Mickey, Maisie, Jessie, Katie, Taz and Ribbons.


If you are looking for a genuine, friendly and caring Vet practice then Abervet is for you. My partner and I have 4 cats which have proven that the Abervet is their second home time and time again. Theo, who has had urinary tract issues which developed early this year, has been back and forth to the practice every fortnight. The vets have gone above and beyond their duty of care to help Theo in his recovery. This has given me the peace of mind to know that my pet has been given the best care that could have been provided for him. All staff at Abervet has been kind, caring and take a genuine interest in how your pets are and how you are. Abervet doesn’t treat you like an ordinary client; they treat you like a family member.

Mckayla and Claire – Mr Puffles, Theo, Hugo and Gingey’s owners


Many thanks would be a big understatement for the gratitude to Helen and Abervet for saving my young Viszla Ruby’s leg, after she was clumsily run over by a neighbour’s car. We were lucky she is now 100 percent and this in a breed that chooses to run about non stop.

Al Johnston


I have been a client at Abervet for over 30 years. During this time I have found that the staff have shown nothing but kindness to my pets and myself. Nothing is too much trouble with the staff going above and beyond to help myself and pets, with my pets having the best care possible.

Muriel Mearns


Our pets are a very important part of our lives, and we need to be sure that the best care is available for them. We have been with Abervet from the beginning and have never had any doubts that the whippets, cats, and us, will be treated with the upmost care, kindness, and skill.
Abervet has our complete trust, and we are constantly grateful to Helen and everyone in the Abervet team.

Sue and Tony Hawkins