Small animal care

The care of your companion is our passion, whether it is
big, small, hairy, furry, covered in scales or feathers,
all are catered for in our small animal clinic.

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Equine care

Whether you have National Hunt or racehorses, “happy hackers”
or Pony Club “hot shots”, our vets have the drive, knowledge
and experience to take care of them all.

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Emergency-care

Emergency care

We run our own dedicated 24/7 emergency service
for all your veterinary needs.

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Contact us

Want to book an appointment, discuss a specific issue
with our team, or maybe even come and pay us a visit?
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We’re dedicated to caring for your animals – all of them, all the time!

Hawick Veterinary Practice is staffed by professionals who are passionate about animal wellbeing.

Our team of vets, nurses and support staff provide caring, expert veterinary services across the spectrum.

Vets in Hawick — background

We’ve worked at the heart of the Hawick community since the 1960s but constantly embrace innovations. Our facilities are cutting edge and staff are trained in the latest techniques, but bespoke customer care has always underpinned all that we do.

Hi – we’re Sarah and Andrew the owners of Hawick Veterinary Practice.

We both became vets for very similar reasons – and these are reasons which still allow us to enjoy our jobs,
fulfil our goals, and provide the best possible care to hundreds of animals every week.
Read on to find out a bit more about us.

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Sarah Simpson

I grew up on a farm, so many of my early memories include animals of one sort or another. Choosing a career where I could spend every day with

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different types of animals and help to keep them happy and healthy seemed like a natural choice. Hawick is my hometown, and it was always my dream to move back here to work. This opportunity came just 6 months after qualifying, while I was working in Cumbria so I jumped at the chance.

In 1991, I became a partner in the practice at which time it was situated in Drumlanrig Square and was much smaller than it is now. Since then I have seen how well Hawick Vets has adapted to the challenges the business has faced. In 2008, Andrew joined with me in partnership, and together we drove some significant changes – not least the relocation to our current premises in 2011! Alongside hard work and dedication, this role has also brought some great rewards, especially the feeling of satisfaction in running the practice on our own terms and knowing that we have the freedom to provide healthcare to suit each animal’s situation.

My job isn’t just a job to me – it’s a lifestyle. The fact that we are able to look after horses and large animals as well as domestic pets brings back memories of my childhood. There’s no better feeling than being able to provide compassionate care to companion animals and help farmers increase their production and profitability. Our local community is an even bigger bonus: I love that we know so many of our clients on a personal level too, and can watch their pets grow and performance animals reach their full potential.

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Andrew Robinson

Like Sarah, I also come from a farming background, and I think this contributes to my continued interest in working with farm animals today.

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You might have even seen my name at the bottom of an article in the Scottish Farmer magazine – I’m a regular contributor. After graduating with a degree in genetics I completed my veterinary degree in 1999. I have been in mixed practice since (with an 18 month interlude working for the commercial company that was associated with “Dolly” the sheep).

I initially joined Hawick Vets as a locum vet in 2004. But as soon as I joined Sarah in ownership four years later, I realised the benefits of being able to make decisions ourselves, rather than having to wait for sign off from higher levels of management. This allows us to provide veterinary care exactly how we think best.

Today we still thrive on the variety of cases that we deal with on a daily basis, and the opportunity to care for big, small, house-dwelling and field-dwelling animals alike. Our work days are always interesting, always fulfilling and rarely quiet!

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