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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.

   

Claire Pollard BVMS MRCVS

Senior Veterinary Surgeon

Claire graduated in 2008 from Glasgow. She then spent a year in a mixed practice vets in Wales before taking her skills on the road to New Zealand where Claire spent 2 years working and building up even more experience. On her return to the UK Claire worked as a locum across central Scotland.

Over the years Claire has worked with a wide range of animals, clients and vets giving her an excellent range of skills, some developed over years of experience and handed down! I joined the team at ayr after doing some locum work for them on a few occasions, I enjoyed practice so much I accepted the senior veterinary surgeon role.

In her spare time Claire can be found in the gym practicing cross fit. She has completed many 5k and 10k runs and most recently swimathon in open water which she successfully completed and got and amazing 3rd!


 


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Rebecca Jeffery

Veterinary Surgeon

I qualified from University College Dublin in 2013. I moved to Scotland and joined the Vets4Pets team in Ayr in September 2017 after 4 years in a mixed practice in Northern Ireland.

I am really enjoying getting to know all of our pets and their owners, and delivering the highest level of care. I have a particular interest in the care of geriatric patients and ophthalmology.

When not at work I can usually be found in, on or beside the sea, sailing, kayaking, scuba diving or horse riding.


 


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Catriona Edgar MRCVS

Veterinary Surgeon

After graduating from Glasgow Vet School in 2016 I worked in a small animal centre in Kilmarnock with a particular focus on emergency and critical care, before moving to Vets 4 Pets Ayr in August 2017 to further build my skills in medicine and surgery. I have a particular interest in internal medicine and anaesthesia, and particularly enjoy working up challenging medical cases.

I currently live in Kilmarnock with my husband, black Labrador and rescue cat. Outside of work I enjoy climbing mountains with my dog and cuddling up on the sofa with a good book and a cup of tea.

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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

Senior 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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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!


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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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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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Ashleigh Black

Client Service Representitive

Hi my name is Ashleigh and I just recently joined the team in July 2018. I have always had a love for animals and was studying to become a zoologist before taking some time out to extend our family. Just now I am loving having a job where I can be around animals all day long and getting to know our clients. At home I have an 8 month old girl and two little dogs called Percy and Sooty. Believe me when I say the dogs are more work than my little girl!


 


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Natalie Dunn

Client Service Representative

 

Hi my names Natalie Dunn, I joined the company in December 2017. This job is different from any other job I have done before hand and I wouldn't change it for the world.

Each day is a new day with different opportunities, I love coming to work to see the animals daily, nothing cheers you up more than a happy animal.I myself have a 3 year old Lhasa Apso called Coisty he's my number #1.