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Vets4Pets Ayr

Meet the Ayr Vet team

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Kirstin Craig
BVMS MRCVS

Owner & Veterinary Surgeon

I qualified from Glasgow Vet School in 2000 and have been working in small animal practices in Ayrshire since then. I have been a partner at Vets4Pets Ayr since 2011 and have recently become a partner at Vets4pets Irvine. 

I aim to provide an excellent standard of veterinary care to our patients and look forward to meeting you. I enjoy all aspects of my work but have a particular interest in all types of surgery and rabbit medicine. 

Outside work I enjoy riding my horse Obi and relaxing at home with my dogs Blue a red collie, Beryl the merle collie, Harry the rescue cat and my ever expanding collection of chickens!



Ayr V4P Christine Nibloe

Christine Nibloe
MRCVS

Senior Veterinary Surgeon

I qualified from Edinburgh Vet School in 2009 and have been working in small animal practice ever since. I began my career in a large veterinary hospital in West Yorkshire and stayed there for three years before returning to Scotland. I joined the team at Vets4Pets in September 2013. I’m really enjoying being back at home in Ayrshire and getting to know our clients.

I enjoy all aspects of small animal work but am particularly interested in feline medical cases.

At home I have two cats, Harry and Jack, who I rescued during my time in Yorkshire.

   

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Pamela Barr
MRCVS

Senior Veterinary Surgeon

I qualified from Glasgow Vet School in 2013 and have been working in a mixed practice in Ayrshire since. I joined the team in February 2015 and i am looking forward to being able to focus solely on small animal medicine and surgery here at Vets4Pets Ayr.

When I am not in work I like going home to spend time with my horses and my golden retriever Todd, who is the most badly behaved dog when visiting the vets!

I look forward to meeting all of our clients and caring for all their lovely pets.


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Claire McGeachie
MRCVS

Veterinary Surgeon

I qualified from Glasgow University in 2015 and started working in Ireland shortly after. I have just returned home to Ayrshire after spending 2 years in Northern Ireland working in mixed practice. Although I loved working in mixed practice my passion lies with small animals so I am looking forward to being able to focus my time on both medicine and surgery cases.

At home I have a dog Tillie who I rescued from a local charity a few years ago.

I am excited to be back home and cannot wait to meet all our clients.


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Georgina Kyle

Practice Manager

I joined the team in October 2013 and have never looked back! Prior to this I spent nine years in retail management and feel lucky to be able to combine my skills with my love for animals.

Every day in practice is challenging yet very rewarding. I love meeting all our clients and their furry friends and can often be found in the reception area getting cuddles from our patients.

I feel privileged to be able to work with such an amazing team of Vets, Nurses and Client Care Representatives, their passion and dedication never fails to amaze me.

At home I have a four year old son and a crazy Ragdoll x Cat called Mr Boo, between them I am kept very busy.

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Julie-Anne Wilson RVN

Registered Veterinary Nurse

Hi my name is Julie-Anne and I’m a Registered Veterinary Nurse.  I qualified in 2005 and have worked solely in small animal practice.

I have a keen interest in exotics and wish to, one day, further my career by getting my Certificate in Exotic Nursing.

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Jemma Curran

Registered Veterinary Nurse

Hi, I’m Jemma. I have been a qualified veterinary nurse since 2004, starting in my first small animal practice in 1999. I moved to Scotland in 2006 and love my new surroundings. Nursing has been my life for many years and I find patient care very rewarding.


Ayr V4P Kirsty Watt

Kirsty Watt

Registered Veterinary Nurse

I have been working for Vets4Pets since we opened in 2011. I worked as an animal care assistant gaining hands on experience and I eventually went on to start studying veterinary nursing. I became a fully qualified Veterinary Nurse in November 2016 and I am now thinking about taking an Exotic course.

I love my job because every day is different and there are always loads of animals in need of cuddles! I also take our Puppy Playgroup classes with the other nurses which is great fun.

I previously worked for over two years at Bonnybank Kennels and Cattery and completed a course in Animal Care at Reid Kerr College. While on the course I visited Barony College where I worked on the farm and delivered a few lambs!

At home I have a 12 year old Westie called Nell, a 6 month old Labrador called Kylo and a 2 year old Royal Python snake called Suarez! Outside of work I enjoy walking, reading and attending concerts.



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Melanie Gray

Registered Veterinary Nurse

Hi I'm Melanie. I am a Registered Veterinary Nurse who qualified in August 2016 from Barony College. I trained at Edinburgh Vet School for 2 years and have spent the past year working in a local small animal practice. I joined the Vets4Pets team in June 2017 and i am looking forward to meeting all our clients and their pets. Outside of work I spend most of my time with my array of pets, my 12 year old German Shepherd Tara, my Syrian Hamster Larry, my showjumping horse Uno and Shetland Pony Toby!


Ayr V4P Elaine Henley

Elaine Henley

Behaviourist 

I am a Registered clinical animal behaviourist and Full member of the Association of Pet Behaviour Counsellors with over 20 years practical experience of training and modifying the behaviour of companion animals. Although working mostly with dogs and parrots, I can offer advice on a variety of species. As well as consulting with caregivers of pets who are displaying problematic behaviour, I also run a variety of dog training in the practice on Sundays. The aim of my classes is to teach caregivers how to prevent common behavioural problems from occurring as well as strengthen the bond between them. I also lecture on many Post Graduate Degree level courses and I’m an Expert Witness in court cases involving Dangerous Dog legislation.


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Laura McCrorie

Client Service Manager

I joined the team in September 2012 as receptionist I was promoted to senior receptionist in 2015 and absolutely love my new role I love assisting in the care and dedication our team puts in daily. Previously I was a student at oatridge agricultural college where I have qualifications in horse management before starting with vets4pets I was formally a riding instructor for 5 years i love working with animals and people. Through working in the practice I rehomed my 3 legged cat toto he came into us at 7 weeks old through south Ayrshire cats protection to have his front leg amputated due to a deformed limb I instantly fell in love and 2 years later is thriving.

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Christie Mackay

Client Service Representative    

I have just recently joined the team here as a part-time receptionist. It’s great to be back in the practice after spending most of last year doing work experience here. I enjoy working here because each day is different to the next.

At home I am kept busy looking after my three year old golden retriever, Cody.

I’m looking forward to starting university in September. 


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Donna Davies

Client Service Representative

I joined the Practice in June 2015. Originally from Lancashire I moved to Ayrshire over 22 years ago.Prior to joining the team I used to be a receptionist in a hotel and love meeting new people, now I get the added bonus of meeting their lovely pets as well.

I have always had cats since I was a child and have a tabby cat called Bert who is 21 years old. In my spare time I like to spend time with my family and friends, read and grow veg in my greenhouse.



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Bexx McLaren

Admin Manager 

Hi I’m Bexx & I joined the team here in March 2016. I was a student before & decided to take a chance doing something completely different. I love it here & enjoy working with people & getting to know their pets. I’m originally from Falkirk & moved to Ayr in 2014 with my cat & gained another along the way!

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Judith Strawhorn

Animal Care Assistant

Hi, my name is Judith and I am a qualified Animal Nursing Assistant and I am currently studying HNC Animal Care at college.I first came to Vets4pets last year around November time for work experience as part of my college course and was very kindly offered a job once I had graduated from college.

 

I am very happy to work herewith the team and always enjoy meeting our clients and their pets!

 

I have two cats at home called Ralph and Spooky. Ralph is a 3 year old tabby cat and Spooky is a 5 year old black moggy.