Telephone: 0141 445 6869

Portly Pets Clinic

As we all know, an abundance of food over the holidays adds to our waistline. This is also the case for our pets! Our qualified nurses, Dawn & Donna will be running FREE weight clinics in the New Year, so call up the surgery to book in your pet for a weigh-in.  They will be able to assist with any questions you have and provide ideas to help you towards a healthier, fitter pet.

Staff News

We currently have a student Veterinary Nurse, Jodie from Edinburgh Napier University on placement with us.

Jodie comes from Strabane, Northern Ireland. That’s one more accent to add into the practice! She will be with us until April. Welcome Jodie!



In accordance with RCVS and Veterinary Medicine Directorate recommendations, all pets receiving repeat prescription medications need to be regularly re-examined by a veterinary surgeon. To comply with this we require to see our patients on long-term medication every 3 months. At these visits not only can we ensure your pet is on medication that is still suitable for them and at a beneficial dose, but we can also use these visits to give your pet a general health check and discuss any concerns you may have with them.


If you have been seen recently and need more medication please call to order it in advance on 0141-445-6869 or e-mail us at, so that your medicines can be dispensed, checked by the vet, and ready and waiting for you.

Photo Album

We are trying to update our Pet Photo Album so please send us pictures of your pets either by e-mail at or drop one in when you are next visiting.    We hope you’ll agree a big book of our clients’ animals is a lovely thing to view when in the waiting room.



This month’s focus is Arthritis.

What is arthritis?

Arthritis is the inflammation of a joint or several joints. The most commonly affected joints in dogs and cats are hips, knees or elbows.

What predisposes to joint problems?

  • Pet’s age
  • Certain breeds
  • Excess weight
  • Accidents
  • Congenital defects

Clinical Signs

  • Decreased activity
  • Lameness
  • Pain or swelling of joints
  • Difficulty walking, running or jumping
  • Change in behaviour
  • Difficulty climbing stairs
  • Difficulty standing after exercise
  • Difficulty rising after rest


  • Anti-inflammatory medications prescribed by the vet
  • Joint support containing glucosamine, chondrotin and/or green lipped mussel
  • Physiotherapy
  • Hydrotherapy
  • Acupuncture

Other things that may help

  • Weight loss
  • Gentle exercise
  • Ramps to get into the car etc
  • Raise pet’s food dishes so they don’t have to stoop to eat
  • A warm, comfy bed in a draught-free area
  • Slip free floors- place a rug to aid walking on slippery floors


We are running FREE arthritis clinics throughout January & February.  Please book in your middle-aged & senior pets for a check up with one of the team for a chat about arthritis, what you can do to help including a ‘home physiotherapy’ lesson and to claim your FREE physiotherapy DVD (starring some of the Campbell & Galloway team, as well as Nigel, Harry, Coby, Bella & Buffy!)


Campbell’s Corner

Final word to all from practice principal Karen Campbell.

I can’t believe it’s almost February!  I hope we are all over the ‘Turkey-itis’ and other post-Christmas tummy troubles.

Thanks once again to you all (too many of you to list everyone here!) for the wonderful Christmas presents, chocolates and cards.   These included photo cards (Gemma and Millie are naturally photogenic), a beautiful homemade card from Paula, tasty homemade mince pies from Julie (I ate about ten in 2 days) and also thanks to Sandra, Stuart and Milly who did themselves proud with yet another wonderful Christmas lunch.  The practice dogs – Harry, Coby and Nigel sat patiently at our feet hoping to catch the odd crumb – but nae luck boys!

I would also like to mention all those pets we have said goodbye to over the past year.  Even though they are no longer with us, we will forever have fond memories of them. 

We would like to welcome all of our new clients too.   Thanks for finding us, and we look forward to helping you however we can for years to come.  Some of our clients (and their children and grandchildren!) have been coming to this practice since the days of “Weir  & Thompson”.  This was the original practice where Campbell and Galloway Vets started its journey, about 65 years ago at Shields Road, Pollokshields.  It was at this practice I started, nearly 22 years ago, when it had become ‘Stead & Galloway’.  I am still in touch with Margaret Stead and Fiona Galloway, so if you wish me to pass on any sentiments then please contact me at the practice!

I hope 2013 is full of happy purrs and waggy dogs’ tails,

All the Best



Merry Christmas from everyone at Campbell and Galloway!


Congratulations to our Christmas Competition prize winners:

1st Dog – Harvey Guse

2nd Dog – Rambo McCreath


1st Cat – Patsy and Purdy Doig

2nd Cat – Smog and Collie Duffy

Harvey and family collect his prize

Dog prizes have been finalised, including a new prize courtesy of Pfizer – a Kennel Cough vaccination for both first and second prizes! We’ve thrown in the consultation too, so that’s a value of £38.50.


1st Prize – 2 months worth of Royal Canin Dog Food, a ladies/gents jacket (according to preference) (from Vetoquinol), a kennel cough vaccination (including consultation) (courtesy of Pfizer Animal Health), a £20 Love2Shop voucher (courtesy of Vetplus, Bayer and Schering-Plough), a dog Santa dress up kit, a Kong Wubba, a Mason and Cash food bowl (from Protexin), Pet Fresh Animal Deodorant (from Animalcare), a Buster food cube toy, a porcupine brush, dental chews, James Wellbeloved hypoallergenic treats for your dog and sweets for you


2nd Prize – a kennel cough vaccination (including consultation) (courtesy of Pfizer Animal Health), a £10 Love2Shop voucher (courtesy of Vetplus, Bayer and Schering-Plough), Mason and Cash Food bowl (from Protexin), Pet Fresh Animal Deodorant (from Animalcare), a Buster food cube, a learn to draw dogs kit, toys, dental chews, James Wellbeloved hypoallergenic treats for your dog and sweets for you


Enter now, the competition closes on the 19th December. It’s free to enter and all we are looking for is your e-mail address and whether or not you want to receive your vaccination reminders and/or newletters by e-mail. We’re not going to send you anything you don’t want so there’s nothing to lose, but lots to gain, by entering now!


Facebook mail us, e-mail us at, call on 01414456869 or fill in a form when you are next in, but remember the competition closes on the 19th December


Everyone has their own opinion on whether Christmas creeping up on us is exciting or more like hard work, but whichever way you lean, this year at Campbell and Galloway we’re offering some wonderful Christmas prizes for our clients!


As a thank you to our loyal client base and to get more information on how you would like us to contact you, all we’re asking for is your name, your pet’s name, your e-mail address and whether or not you would like to receive your vaccination reminders and/or newsletters and competition news via e-mail.  Please note that we will not send your e-mail address on to any third parties and we will not send you anything you don’t want.  Also if you want to change your preferences at any time just e-mail or call us and we will update our records.


We hope that by using e-mail we will reduce our carbon footprint, keep you more up to date with our latest news and also prevent vaccination reminders getting lost in the mountains of paper junk mail!


The prizes include a two month’s supply of pet food (and a handy food bin) courtesy of Royal Canin, a pet portrait (worth £150) courtesy of Merial, a ladies or gents jacket (according to your preference) from Vetoquinol, Petfresh animal deodorant from Animalcare, Mason Cash pet bowls from Protexin, Love to Shop Vouchers thanks to Vetplus, Schering-Plough and Bayer, pet toys, pet treats and sweets for you!


Join now by e-mailing us at, add us on facebook at, call us on 0141 445 6869 or fill in the form when you’re next in.



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