About us

We are the longest established veterinary buying group (but we do not like this description - we are much more than this!). As a base principle, we aim to improve our member's profitability. We do this by reducing the cost of our member's purchases on pharmaceuticals and other goods and services. Vetcel negotiate the very best discount terms possible from our partners and also by reducing our member's administration costs.

We do not restrict member's choice of pharmaceutical product. We offer members 24hr/365 day access to a nett nett price list for all products - this can be accessed online, via mobile app or by downloading the list monthly. The clinical choice is always the member's.

We pay 100% of discounts earned in the month following purchase. We charge no membership fee, no administration fee, and no joining or termination fee. In fact, the only fee we charge is a £14.50 monthly web charge. We place no restriction on which wholesaler you use. We won't make you sign a contract or place any restriction or penalty on how long you join us for. You are free to maintain your relationships with manufacturer representatives.

We welcome all types of veterinary practice, regardless of species orientation. We treat all our members equally regardless of size.

We pride ourselves on our excellent industry wide reputation, our transparency, honesty and the ease, accuracy and reliability of our service.

Our Directors

Following in his father's footsteps, Stuart graduated from Edinburgh in 1974 and worked in mixed practices in Scotland and Bermuda before jointly starting a new practice in Berwick-upon-Tweed in 1980. This mixed practice has grown significantly, and now operates from three PSS-accredited premises with 12 veterinary surgeons and approximately 30 supporting staff, providing veterinary care to all species 24/7.

Stuart retired as senior and managing partner some years ago but still works one day a week for the practice. Stuart has been a Practice Standards Scheme Inspector for Small Animal, Equine and Farm Animal General Practice since 2007. He is a very keen golfer and enjoys walking his pet Labrador and is interested in and enjoys fine wines.

Practice Tel. No. 01890 882322

David qualified from Edinburgh in 1986; he worked in mixed practice in both East Yorkshire and then in Aberdeenshire before moving to Falkirk in 1992, where he has been a partner in the Grahams Road Veterinary Practice since the late 1990's and then as its sole owner since 2006.

As well as being a Director and Company Secretary of Vetcel, he holds Directorships in DIR Veterinary Services and in Vets ER Ltd.

David's hobbies are diving, travel and good food.

Practice Tel. No. 01324 623163

George qualified from Edinburgh's Royal Dick Veterinary College in 1976. His first job was in Lincolnshire where he stayed for a year until an opportunity arose to join a mixed practice in Inverness. The practice divested itself of its large animal and equine business in 1988, an unusual move for the partnership to make at that time in Scotland. George was the sole owner of the practice for 3 years prior to his retirement in 2009. George remains one of the original company Directors and was the only Director, in those early years, to be involved exclusively in small animal practice.

George is father of three children, all of whom have now left home so he has more time for his interests; mountaineering, sea kayaking, keeping fit and wood turning. We think the picture well reflects our very own "Hamish MacInnes".

David is a Director and practising Veterinary surgeon with Merlin Vet Ltd in the South East of Scotland where he has worked since 1989. Farm animal health and production in the beef and sheep sector are his main focus.

He has been a Director of Vetcel Ltd since 2000 and when he is not chauffeuring either his offspring, the horses or both; he has a passion for cricket both playing and watching. However, perhaps less well known is his not inconsiderable skill with a racing snow mobile!

Practice Tel. No. 01896 753759

John was born in Portree, Skye and brought up in Ayr. He qualified from Glasgow Vet School in 1988 and spent his first two years in practice with Eddie Straiton in Penkridge, Staffordshire where he'd spent time as a student.

He joined what was Duncan, Masson and Robertson in Forres, Morayshire in 1990 and has been there ever since.

John took a sabbatical year in dairy practice in the Waikato, New Zealand in 1995 before returning to join the business. The practice was a 5 vet mixed practice then but now have 11 vets. Over the last 10 years the other partners all retired and John was sole trader for a while until fairly recently when he took 3 other directors on board.

Moray Coast Vet Group is a busy 2 main centre, 2 small branch mixed practice.

John spends 99% of his time doing clinical work which is where he is happiest.

He lives in Nairn with his wife Ruathy and their 3 children Katie, Struan and Murray. He loves to ski, bike ride and play the accordion when time allows.

Bill qualified from Edinburgh in 1981 and worked in a small animal practice in Bromley Kent for 2 years before setting up a mixed practice in Dunblane with his wife Ruth.

In 1994 the practice merged with RP Anderson of Causewayhead and built Broadleys Veterinary Hospital in Stirling.

Since then Bill has bought, renovated and sold practices in Sidcup and Burton on Trent and now owns Betavet, a small animal practice in Alloa.

Bill and Ruth also run an organic farm north of Dunblane.

Post a career in HM Forces, Chris joined the Veterinary Drug Company or (Vet Drug), as it was known back then; a veterinary wholesaler based in York. In April 1984 he accepted an invitation to take up the position as Vetcel's Managing Director. Along with the current and former Directors he maintains the view that looking after the needs of independent veterinary practice should always remain the group's primary focus.

Tel. No. 01259 731519

What do our clients say about us?

"It was then, and is now, a group that I want to be a part of"

Karl Collins MVB MRCVS
Old Stone Vets, Alston, Cumbria

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