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Vets4Pets Bangor

Meet the Bangor Vet Team

Hello, we are the vet team for Vets4Pets Bangor.

We look forward to welcoming you to our surgery!



Stephen McLean

Vet and Joint Venture Partner

Stephen qualified from University College Dublin in 2001. He spent 2 years in mixed practice and a further 7 years in a small animal hospital. In 2011, Vets4Pets Bangor was born. Stephen set up with a small team and the clinic has expanded over the years.

Stephen gained his Certificate in ophthalmology in 2009 and in 2015 was awarded Royal College Advanced Practitioner status in ophthalmology. In his spare time stephen enjoys cycling, running and being a BBQ expert!! He is kept busy by Cooper (Lab x Springer), wife and 3 daughters.


Shona Grant


Shona graduated from the University of Glasgow in 2013. Shortly after, she started working in a busy mixed practice at the foot of the Mournes. She joined us in April 2017 and has never looked back. Her main areas of interest are internal medicine, cardiology and ultrasound. In her free time, she enjoys exploring in Tollymore forest park with her dog, Hamish, farming on the family dairy farm and working out in the gym.


Kate Fitzpatrick


Kate graduated from the University of Edinburgh in 1999. She moved straight over to Northern Ireland to start work in mixed practice. Kate joined us in January 2018, to be closer to home, having been working in small animal practice in Belfast for the last 10 years. She is interested in all aspects of small animal medicine and soft tissue surgery, but is especially fond of our feline patients.

Kate has three cats, Baggy, Monkey, and Mowgli. In her spare time Kate loves sailing, playing squash, and regular trips to Disney with her daughter.


Rachael Johnston


Rachel joined the team to be our Registered Nurse in February 2015 after 4.5 years in a practice in Belfast, she completed her Veterinary Nurse training in 2013. Rachel loves all aspects of her job but has a keen interest in Radiology and running her daily clinics. Rachel has a Medium Xbreed and a hand-reared Cat at her family home. Along with her partner, she rescued an (overly energetic) OAP Working Cocker Spaniel who loves beach trips.

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Tyne Pollock

Animal Nursing Assistant

Tyne originally worked with us at reception from May 2014 until May 2016. After some time spent elsewhere she couldn't help herself but come back to us! Since September 2017 she has been working as an animal nursing assistant. In 2015 Tyne completed her animal nursing assistant course in Greenmount Agricultural College. Outside of work she is kept busy with her two rescue staffies, hand reared cat and her 11 year old daughter. Tyne and her daughter are music lovers and therefore spend their summers attending music festivals.


Lisa Plunkett


This is Lisa, she has worked at Vets4Pets Bangor since it opened in February 2011, she started as a Receptionist then trained as a Student Veterinary Nurse but now deals with all the admin. Lisa has always loved animals and had pets, she is kept busy with a dog, two guinea pigs and a goldfish. Lisa says, “I work with a fantastic team and our clients and patients are all amazing.”



Rebecca Durack


Beki joined the reception team in January 2018 after transferring from another branch. In 2012 she completed a level 3 in Animal Management and hopes to one day become a veterinary nurse. She loves all animals fluffy and scaly but a Yorkie would have to be her favourite. Beki likes to call Tenerife her second home after living there for 3 years and still likes to visit her Mum there 2-3 times a year, she came back to Northern Ireland to pursue her career in the veterinary world. Outside of work she likes to go horse riding and loves watching wildlife documentaries especially those with David Attenborough.

Karan McCullough