We offer a dedicated emergency service working alongside practices in the local area to provide emergency treatment when your usual vet is closed (nights, weekends and public holidays). 

Supporting Practice List

Our Out of Hours Emergency Service is proud to support these veterinary centres:

  • Allan Veterinary Surgery
  • Ashley Veterinary Centre
  • Avalon Vet Clinic
  • Boyce & Houston
  • Condorrat Veterinary Surgery
  • First Vets Bearsden
  • Glenbrae Vet Clinic - Bearsden
  • Glenbrae Vet Clinic - Dumbarton
  • Hyndland Street Veterinary Surgery
  • Martin vets
  • Murray Veterinary Centre
  • Riverside Vet Clinic
  • The Vet Centre - Uddingston
  • Three Mile Veterinary Centre
  • Vets4pets Airdrie
  • Vets4pets Bearsden
  • Vets4pets Drumchapel
  • Vets4pets Dumbarton
  • Vets4pets Paisley


Supporting practice information

If you are a vet from one of the supporting practices listed above and would like to transfer a patient to us for overnight care, please call the Hospital on 0141 330 7690 to discuss the case with our on-call vet (after 5pm Monday - Friday and anytime on Saturday and Sunday). We request that you email all relevant patient history to sah-ooh@glasgow.ac.uk or supply a hard copy to the owner to bring to their appointment.

If you are interested in utilising the Out of Hours service please contact: sah-admin@glasgow.ac.uk 

Meet the team

Sophie Ashworth BVMS CertAVP MRCVS

Veterinary Clinician 

Sophie graduated from the University of Glasgow with honours in 2009.  After working in mixed practice in Scotland for three years, she volunteered in a charity clinic in Fiji and worked as a locum vet in Australia.  In 2013 she returned to the Small Animal Hospital to focus on her interests in emergency medicine and surgery.  Sophie completed her RCVS Certificate in Advanced Veterinary Practice in 2019. 

Image of Ana-Maria Rotariu holding a small animalAna-Maria Rotariu MRCVS

Veterinary Clinician

Ana-Maria graduated from the University of Life Sciences in Iasi, Romania in 2015. After graduating she came to the UK and worked in general practice before starting her rotating internship at VetsNow in Glasgow in 2016. After completing her internship, she worked a combination of general practice, charity work and out of hours, before settling in as an Out of Hours Clinician with the University of Glasgow. Her main interests are Emergency Medicine and Surgery. 

Headshot image of Jennifer McKenzieJennifer McKenzie BVM&S MRCVS

 Veterinary Clinician 

Jenny graduated from the University of Edinburgh in 2014 and has travelled the UK working in veterinary centres and animal hospitals. Jenny joined our Emergency Service Team in 2022 and is working towards a postgraduate degree to become an Advanced Practitioner in Emergency and Critical Care.

Jenny Shearer

Registered Veterinary Nurse

Jenny has worked at the small animal hospital since 2013 where she started as an Out of Hours Nurse. After a few years working at the hospital she had a small break where she was lucky enough to do some travelling in south east Asia and then returned to a new position as Senior Out of Hours Nurse in 2016.
Jenny loves working with the wide range of emergencies that we see through the night and working part of a busy team. She also has the role of Deputy Nursing Service Manager where she is able to continue working as part of a great team and support the hospital.

Iona Nicol

Registered Veterinary Nurse