I qualified from Glasgow vet school in 1980 and have been at Dalblair Vets for over thirty years. My special interests include pain control and the human companion animal bond.
In addition to my conventional veterinary training I have done post graduate training in homoeopathy and acupuncture, both veterinary and human.
I am also one of the few vets in the UK to be certified in canine rehabilitation by the Canine Rehabilitation Institute.
I joined the practice immediately after qualifying in 1990. I have stayed with the practice since then (which must be a good sign!).
Over the years I’ve developed special interests in ophthalmology and surgery, along with developing my role as a partner in the business.
Outside of work I spend most of my time with my family and pursuing my main hobby, cricket.
I graduated from Edinburgh University in 1995 and worked in various practices before joining the Dalblair team in 2004. I enjoy our varied case load and have developed surgical interests in wounds and dentistry and my medical interests lie with care of our older patients, especially geriatric cats.
Outside work, I enjoy horse riding with my two daughters and am also a keen skier. My husband Colin is a vet too and we keep a variety of animals at home including cats, dogs, ponies, hens and a small flock of Pedigree sheep!
I graduated from Glasgow University in 2000. After university I moved to Fife where I spent 12 years working in small animal practice, started at Dalblair in 2013. I enjoy all aspects of veterinary work and like to meet clients and their pets. My particular area of interest is soft tissue surgery.
I live at home with my husband Colin and our dog and cat. I have recently become involved with the Worldwide Veterinary Services Charity and have taken part in vet volunteering trips to India and Thailand.
I graduated from Glasgow Vet School in 1992 and then started my first job working for a small animal practice in Dundee where I stayed for 7 years.
I then spent a year travelling and working in Australia before returning to Scotland to work first in the Scottish Borders and then in a practice in Fife.
During this time I have become particularly interested in small animal medicine, dermatology and dentistry.
I graduated from Glasgow University in June 2011. Shortly after I took the opportunity to move out to Australia where I worked in mixed practice in rural Victoria for 4 years. Here I gained invaluable experience. My partner and I decided to make the move back to my hometown of Ayr in March 2015. I have a keen interest in a variety of aspects of veterinary medicine, in particular neurology, animal behaviour and ultrasonography. I have also recently completed a course in acupuncture and find this very rewarding.
Born and bred in Ayr, I qualified from Glasgow Vet School in 2001 and have thoroughly enjoyed my career as a general practice vet ever since. I'm passionate about the welfare of animals in my care and try to look after all my furry patients as if they were my own. Soft tissue surgery is something I find especially rewarding. I also have an interest in pet exports, in particular long haul exports, and I'm very happy to assist clients relocating worldwide with their pets. My family and lab/spaniel cross Abby keep me busy outside of work.
As the newest member of the Dalblair Veterinary Team, I joined in October 2017. My background is one of mixed practice since I graduated in 1999, working in Suffolk, South Wales and for the last 16 years in Stranraer. I am thoroughly enjoying now concentrating on your small animals here in Ayr!
When I'm not at work I'm busy with my other job of being a farmer's wife and mum on our Beef and Sheep farm in South Ayrshire, with our 6 collie dogs and Sooty the cat (definitely the Boss!).
I Qualified as registered veterinary nurse in 2006 from Barony College and have been with the team since 2007.
I gained my Pet Arthritis councillor certificate and enjoy running nurse clinics, helping clients with their over weight and arthritic pets, working together to give their pets a healthier and more comfortable life.
I gained my Veterinary Nursing qualification from Edinburgh’s Telford College in 2001. I have worked in a variety of small and mixed practices before settling at Dalblair in 2008 and becoming Head Nurse in June 2014.
I have recently completed a certificate in Companion Animal Behaviour and am building up behaviour clinics within the practice.
Alongside my routine nursing role here at Dalblair I am also clinical coach and train our student veterinary nurses in all aspects of nursing.
I have a Dalmatian called Storm and a cat called Sheldon. In my spare time I enjoy socialising with friends and horse riding.
I qualified from Barony College in 2013 and completed my practical training here at Dalblair. I left and gained more experience at other practices and have now returned to Dalblair as i love working here and we have a great team!
I enjoy seeing patients within our nurse clinics and also running DVS Puppy Parties over at our Preswick Branch, its great fun.
In my spare time i enjoy spending time with friends and family and going to the gym. I also completed my first half marathon last year!
I joined the team in October 2014 as a work experience student. I then went on to carry out my Animal Nursing Assistant training at Barony College which I completed in June 2017. I would like to go on to gain my Veterinary Nursing qualification.
At home i have 3 German Short Haired Pointers called Abba, Lotte, Hektor & a Staffordshire Bull Terrier called Prince.
In my spare time I enjoy socialising with friends, spending time with my family and going on long walks with my dogs.
I have been volunteering at Dalblair for 3 years and joined the team officially in January 2019. I work closely with the nursing team behind the scenes looking after in-patients. I am keen to progress on to Vet Nursing in the near future.
At home I have an 11year old Ragdoll called Louis. In my spare time I enjoy spending time with family and friends and attending the gym.
I am the longest serving member of the reception team, having been with Dalblair since 1980, so I am a very familiar face to many a pet and owner!
I am the insurance advisor at our Prestwick branch so if you have any questions regarding insuring your pet or putting through a claim I will happily assist you.
In my spare time I enjoy walking and travelling with my husband.
I joined the reception team in 2000. I have three cats called Rascal, Smokey and Sooki. In my spare time I enjoy gardening and eating out with family and friends.
I joined the team in December 2015 as a receptionist. I grew up with a menagerie of furry creatures, and currently have two gerbils called Skye and Tutu.
Outside of work I enjoy spending time with my husband and two children, going to live music concerts and all things Scandinavian.
I joined the team in June 2009 and work both at reception and in the office.
I am the Ayr insurance advisor so if you have any questions regarding insuring your pet or putting through a claim I am happy to assist you.
I have a Border Terrier called Lottie and enjoy socialising with friends, long walks with Lottie and my husband John, baking and sugar craft.
I joined the team in 2007. I spend most of my spare time looking after my two young children and that is just about all i have time for! When I have a little spare time I enjoy reading.
I joined the reception team of Dalblair in November 2017.
Having grown up always having pets I am a huge animal lover. I have a french bulldog called Benji who is quite a character!
In my spare time I enjoy spending time with family and friends and enjoying long walks with Benji.
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