The Dermatology Service

Contact and Location

Contact and location details for the Dermatology service.

Owners

Good communication is important in caring for animals with long term skin diseases. We encourage owners and referring vets to keep in regular contact. If you are an owner whose animal is currently undergoing treatment then feel free to contact us at any point if you have any concerns or queries about their diagnosis or treatment on the details below.

We can’t take unsolicited advice calls or visits from owners, as we can’t offer advice on cases that we haven’t seen. If you would like us to be involved in your case, you can ask your vet to contact us for advice or to arrange a referral to us.

Veterinary Surgeons

Vets are welcome to contact us for advice about cases and if you have referred a case to us then we look to keep in touch reguarly to keep you up to date about the case.

If you need to contact us you can call the dedicated line for referring vets below or e-mail us at vet.derm@ed.ac.uk and we will get back to you as soon as possible.. 

Find us

We are easily reached by public transport or by car.

All our hospital and clinical services are based at the Easter Bush Campus, eight miles south of Edinburgh city centre.

By bus

The 15A, 67 and 47 Lothian Buses services stop at Easter Bush campus.

The nearest bus stops are located outside the Easter Bush Main building, and Lothian Buses operate a real-time bus tracker providing up-to-the-minute details for individual bus services.

By car

Follow signs to "Dick Vet Animal Hospitals" from major road junctions. For satellite navigation systems, our postcode is EH25 9RG.

Please park in the client car park in front of the hospital, not the visitors’ car park. Please remember to register your vehicle at reception when you arrive.

From Penicuik (A701)

  • Take A701 to Edinburgh, go through Milton Bridge and continue 1.3 miles.
  • Take first left at Gowkley Moss roundabout, signposted "Bush Science Research, Biotechnology and Veterinary Centres".
  • Travel 0.2 miles and continue through mini roundabout.
  • After half a mile, turn right, signposted "Dick Vet Animal Hospitals".
  • We are on the left hand side of the road.

From Biggar Road (A702)

  • Take A702 from Silverburn for 3.5 miles, passing through Easter Howgate.
  • Turn right, signposted "Pentland Science Park", and continue 0.4 miles.
  • Turn left, signposted "Dick Vet Animal Hospitals", and continue 0.2 miles.
  • We are on the left hand side of the road.

From Edinburgh By-Pass (Straiton Junction)

  • Take A701 (A703) towards Peebles, Penicuik and Bilston, passing IKEA.
  • Continue through traffic lights, Bilston and mini roundabout.
  • Take third exit at Gowkley Moss roundabout, signposted "Bush Science Research, Biotechnology and Veterinary Centres".
  • Travel 0.2 miles and continue through mini roundabout.
  • After half a mile, turn right, signposted "Dick Vet Animal Hospitals".
  • We are on the left hand side of the road.

From Edinburgh By-Pass (Lothianburn Junction)

  • Take A702 towards Biggar and Carlisle, passing Hillend ski slope on right.
  • Travel through Damhead and continue along A702 for 2 miles.
  • Pass Boghead farm on right.
  • Turn left, signposted "Pentland Science Park", and continue 0.4 miles.
  • Turn left, signposted "Dick Vet Animal Hospitals", and continue 0.2 miles
  • We are on the left hand side of the road.