Open day will be an animal cracker

SMALL ANIMALS HOSPITAL GLASGOW  .  ANIMAL LOVERS CAN NOW PAY FOR TREATMENTS FOR THIER PETS WHICH WOULD NORMALLY BE USED ON HUMANS IN HOSPITALS.  THESE TREATMENTS CAN COST THOUSANDS OF POUNDS.  GLASGOW SMALL ANIMALLS HOSPITAL ARE IN THE PROCESS OF BUILDING A STATE OF THE ART FACILITY.    ''VETS , GERARD McLAUCHAN AND MONICA AUGUSTO , TREAT A VAL ?   WITH  CHEMOTHERAPY INJECTION.''  PHOTO  PHIL WILKINSON  / TSPL
SMALL ANIMALS HOSPITAL GLASGOW . ANIMAL LOVERS CAN NOW PAY FOR TREATMENTS FOR THIER PETS WHICH WOULD NORMALLY BE USED ON HUMANS IN HOSPITALS. THESE TREATMENTS CAN COST THOUSANDS OF POUNDS. GLASGOW SMALL ANIMALLS HOSPITAL ARE IN THE PROCESS OF BUILDING A STATE OF THE ART FACILITY. ''VETS , GERARD McLAUCHAN AND MONICA AUGUSTO , TREAT A VAL ? WITH CHEMOTHERAPY INJECTION.'' PHOTO PHIL WILKINSON / TSPL

TV shows like Animal Hospital are always a big hit with viewers.

Now’s your chance to see first hand the ground-breaking work and facilities at one of the country’s leading small animal hospitals.

The University of Glasgow’s Small Animal Hospital, in Bearsden, is taking part in Doors Open Day and you can book a tour of the state-of-the -art facility.

The event, on Saturday, September 15, is part of the annual Built Heritage Festival, which offers the public free access to more than 100 locations across Glasgow.

Visitors to the small animal hospital will have the chance to look behind the scenes at one of the UK’s foremost veterinary centres.

The pupose-built facility opened in 2009 on the university’s Garscube Campus.

It provides care for pets 24-hours a day, seven days a week, and is one of the few small animal hospitals in the UK to provide advanced on-site facilities such as CT scans to create cross-sectional pictures of the animal’s body.

Students from the University of Glasgow’s School of Veterinary Medicine are also trained there.

A limited number of visitors will be allowed to visit on Saturday, September 15, between 10am and 4pm. To book a free place visit www.glasgowdoorsopenday.com