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Cùmath Pet Surgeons, golden lab

Welcome to
Pet Surgeons 

Experience exceptional veterinary care for your pets at Cùmath Pet Surgeons, the leading independent referral veterinary practice in Aberdeenshire, Scotland. 


What we do

We are a referral surgical practice, which means we will treat cases that are sent to us from primary care vet practices when a certain level of experience or equipment is required. We work mainly with dogs and cats. Our surgeons are RCVS recognised advanced practitioners in small animal surgery.

Orthopaedic surgery

We provide a comprehensive orthopaedic service including lameness investigation, arthroscopy, corrective osteotomies, fracture repair and arthrodesis.

Soft tissue surgery

We perform a wide variety of soft tissue surgeries to treat a wide range of conditions in dogs and cats.

Spinal surgery


We perform spinal decompressive surgeries and vertebral stabilisations for intervertebral disc disease and other causes of spinal compression.


in touch

5 Balmacassie Brae 

Balmacassie Commercial Park 


AB41 8BY 

Tel:  01358 293 101


8:00 AM - 7:00 PM

Monday - Friday


8:00 AM - 12:00 PM


Cùmath Pet Surgeons, golden lab and black poodle

About Cùmath Pet Surgeons

Cùmath Pet Surgeons was formed with the aim of doing referral veterinary practice better.
We asked local primary care practices what they wanted from a referral practice and received a variety of answers- the vast majority of which we agreed with. These have helped shape our practice’s values which include:

  • To provide a high level of surgery.

  • Offer good value- we will not implement greater than inflationary price rises.

  • Transparent pricing.

  • Have an easy referral process which supports busy primary care practices.

  • An ability to offer advice and management for cases on a variety of budgets.

  • To communicate effectively to both pet owners and referring practices.

Who we are.

Cùmath Pet Surgeons are an independent practice founded by Scott Rigg and Michelle Murphy. Cùmath (pronounced kooma) is the name of a much loved German Pointer that Scott once owned.

Scott and Michelle previously founded an award winning referral practice in 2015. This practice attracted the attention of a large corporate business and was subsequently sold. After remaining in the business for a number of years both Scott and Michelle decided they preferred to run a practice where they had full control of the direction, pricing and values of the practice, and the idea of
Cùmath Pet Surgeons was born.   

With the help of the highly talented surgeon, Kasia Sosnowska, and the experienced nursing/admin team of Jill McHugh, Anne Valentine, Stephanie Simpson, Catherine Kellas, Megan Robertson and Brady Rodger, a high standard of care was set from the start.

We aim to be the best referral practice that we can be.

Please let us know if you are a Pet Owner or Vet Professional

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