About

A Modern & caring Practice in Dalkeith

Market Cross Veterinary Clinic is a family-run, small animal practice established in 2003. We provide outstanding clinical services and state-of-the-art facilities including digital x-ray, ultrasound, video endoscopy, soft tissue, orthopaedic and ocular surgery. Our clinic was one of the first practices to enrol in the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons Practice Standards Scheme which is designed to give you peace of mind that we provide the very best facilities and care. We are a nurse training practice and very much enjoy this teaching role. We pioneered a popular preventative health programme- the Market Cross Happy Pet Club which is improving the health of animals all over the Midlothian, Musselburgh and Edinburgh area. Most importantly of all we are a friendly and knowledgeable team that takes the health and wellness of your pet very seriously.

MEET THE TEAM

Dr. John A Buxton BVMS MRCVS

Dr. John A Buxton BVMS MRCVS

Graduated in 1997 from Glasgow University Veterinary School, Dr. John Buxton is experienced in both large and small animal practice, and in emergency practice. He has a particular interest in surgery. Outside of this John has been a mountain biker for more years than he cares to remember.
Dr. Beate H Turoy-Buxton BVMS MRCVS

Dr. Beate H Turoy-Buxton BVMS MRCVS

Dr. Turoy-Buxton is an accomplished veterinary surgeon who earned her degree from Glasgow University Veterinary School in 1998. Originally from Bergen, Norway, her dream of becoming a vet started at the age of 7 on her uncle’s farm. She met John when she came to Glasgow to study veterinary medicine, and they were married back in Norway in 2000. The couple then spent time working in a variety of mixed animal practices around the country before establishing Market Cross Veterinary Clinic in 2003. She and John have three children: Olav, Pernille, and Matilde.  
Dr. Rebecca Rex RCVS MRCVS

Dr. Rebecca Rex BSC BVM&S MRCVS

Dr. Rex graduated from Edinburgh Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Medicine in 2011. She grew up in Pennsylvania where she first discovered her love for animals. She worked in North Yorkshire for 2 years before moving to the area to be with her partner, Mike. Dr. Rex is a dog toy connoisseur, which pleases her dog Roca, and enjoys wild camping, cooking, food, movies, and Gossip Girl. 
Student - Stuart

Dr. Sarah Cronin BSc Hons BVM&S MRCVS

Sarah graduated from the Royal Dick Veterinary School in Edinburgh in 2016. She loves baking and running.
Averil Caird BSc Hons RVN

Averil Caird BSc Hons RVN

Averil is the Head Nurse at Market Cross Veterinary Clinic and has been working here since 2005. She graduated with an honours degree in Veterinary Nursing in July 2005, winning the class medal for the year. She loves her job because it’s a great mix of nursing, working with animals, learning how the business functions, and looking after the people side of things. She enjoys taking her dog, Lottie, for walks, catching up with friends, cooking, and going to the cinema.
Student - Stuart

Karen Frew RVN

Karen is a Veterinary Nurse who has been with Market Cross Veterinary Clinic since 2012. Karen is a particularly good theatre nurse with hospital experience. She also has a wicked sense of humour. Currently she is on maternity leave.
Student - Stuart

Rebecca Todd RVN

Rebecca is a Veterinary Nurse who graduated in 2013. She has been with us for seven years, is extremely dedicated and in addition to her nursing role has the position of running the laboratory. She has a dog called “Poppy”. Outside of her work she is most likely to be found at T in the Park or some other festival or gig.
Student - Stuart

Stuart

Nurse student Stuart has proven not only to be relentlessly positive but also a complete sponge for knowledge. He has become a much valued member of our team. Stuart is the proud owner of three pet rats.
Averil Caird BSc Hons RVN

Wioleta

Wioleta, in the same way as Stuart, is positive and has a real can-do attitude. She is mad about her cat.
Averil Caird BSc Hons RVN

Sally

Sally is our newest student and is proving to be at home in a clinical setting. As well as animals she is into motorbikes.
Helena Carruthers MMath (Hons) PgD MSc PgD VetPhys MNAVP MIRVAP

Helena Carruthers MMath (Hons) PgD MSc PgD VetPhys MNAVP MIRVAP

Helena is a founding member of Vet Physio UK, which provides additional help for older patients or those who have had an injury or orthopaedic surgery. Using her invaluable skills and expertise, she creates fun and constructive sessions that are great for pets and their owners alike. Currently she is on maternity leave.
Averil Caird BSc Hons RVN

Dr Craig Devine

Our visiting cardiologist who makes sense of Doppler ultrasonography and electrocardiograms provides a fantastic cardiac service and is considered an extremely valued member of our team.
Averil Caird BSc Hons RVN

Katie Morrison

Katie is a student nurse who, although she has just started officially with us, has been seeing practice with us for some years and before this came with her family as owners of Timmy the Collie.
Market Cross sponsors Dalkeith Thistle Football Club, Junior Football and other local organisations - as someone who grew up in Dalkeith attending local schools, Dr John Buxton is particularly passionate about supporting the community. With this in mind Market Cross also plays a part in educating the next generation of vets and nurses through school programs.

If you are a pet owner or know someone who is then I would recommend Market Cross clinic, not only are the staff amazing, they take a personal interest in each and every animal they treat... I for one love them to bits and would not go anywhere else. Thanks again xxxx

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To learn more about our team or book an appointment, call 0131 654 2266 today! Serving Dalkeith, Musselburgh, Edinburgh. Loanhead, Bonnyrigg, Gorebridge, Penicuik and surrounding areas.

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