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Meet the Bearsden Vet Team

John Sheppard JVP Bearsden

John Sheppard 
MRCVS

Owner & Veterinary Surgeon 

What is your favourite animal and why? 
This is a difficult one I can't really decide between a dog and a cat. A dog is a man's best friend but cats are fascinating creatures.

What pets do you have and what are their names? 
I have one cat and her name is Molly - she's a little rascal, very mischievious, but I still love her

What's the best pet name that you've ever come across? 
Bob

What is your favourite famous animal? 
Danger Mouse - I loved that cartoon when I was a kid

What's the best aspect of working with Vets4Pets?
I get to work with lots of wonderful people who are really enthusiastic about what they do and also to work with a fantastic variety of pets.


Laura M. P. Sheppard JVP Bearsden

Laura Sheppard 
MRCVS

Owner & Veterinary Surgeon 

What is your favourite animal and why?
Giraffe are my favourite animals, they are so graceful.

What pets do you have and what are their names?
I have one cat called Molly.  I got her as an orphan kitten from a farm when I was a student and we've been together ever since.

What's the best pet name that you've ever come across?
A Staffordshire Bull Terrier called 'Dave'.

What is your favourite famous animal?
Marley from the film, 'Marley and me'. He is such a naughty dog but so cute and the film makes me cry every time!

What's the best aspect of working with Vets4Pets?
Working with a great team, meeting great people and getting the opportunity to help so many animals.


Danielle Ewbank Veterinary Surgeon Vets4Pets Bearsden

Danielle Ewbank 
MRCVS

Veterinary Surgeon 

What is your favourite animal and why? 
No favourites; I love everything with fur and 4 legs! Dogs and horses have always been a large part of my life, but I've had hamsters, guinea pigs, rabbits, rats, cats, even a goat!

What pets do you have and what are their names? 
I have 2 naughty cats, Max and Molly. They were abandoned as tiny kittens and I took them home to foster until they were old enough to rehome. 6 years on and they are not going anywhere!

What's the best pet name that you've ever come across? 
Steve and Dave, a playful Labrador duo!
What is your favourite famous animal? 
Grumpy cat is my guilty pleasure!

What's the best aspect of working with Vets4Pets? 
Working with a small friendly team means we can give our clients and pets a really personal service which is enjoyable for everybody.


Bearsden V4P Gillian Davidson

Gillian Davidson 
RVN

Registered Veterinary Nurse 

I began my career in the veterinary world as an Auxiliary Veterinary Nurse in a small practice. I then moved to a busy, 2 branch mixed practice, where I was employed as a Student Veterinary Nurse. As part of my training I attended Edinburgh's Telford College on Block Release, completed a portfolio of assessed work and sat both theory and practical exams. I qualified as a Registered Veterinary Nurse in January 2011.

A year after qualifying I decided to move to a smaller practice where I became a Clinical Coach ( in-practice mentor/assessor for Student Veterinary Nurses).

I was delighted to accept a job at Vet4Pets Bearsden as the practice's first RVN in November 2013. I hope to set up lots of nurse clinics as this is something I'm very interested in, particularly weight clinics.

At home I have a crazy but extremely lovable Border Terrier called Flora and two bunnies, Sam ( a Netherland Dwarf) and Frodo (a Mini Lop).


Vets4Pets Bearsden Nicola Haughie

Nicola Haughie

Veterinary Nurse

What is your favourite animal and why?

Monkeys! They are so clever, yet funny at the same time

What pets do you have and what are their names?  
I have a Beagle called Marley. He is wired to the moon. He finds it really difficult to be well behaved! He has a great character and is extremely funny ....when he's not stealing food or causing trouble. Every day is a challenge!

What's the best pet name that you've ever come across? 
A wee one-eyed cat named Ewan

What is your favourite famous animal? 
Puss (in boots) and Donkey from Shrek - what a team!

What's the best aspect of working with Vets4Pets?  
Working with a friendly and enthusiastic team who are passionate about caring for our patients


Bearsden V4P Fiona Dickson

Fiona Dickson 

Student Veterinary Nurse 

What is your favourite animal and why?
My favourite animal has to be horses!! I love how they are so beautiful yet super powerful! 

What pets do you have and what are their names?
I have an army of pets! I have 3 horses called Teddy, Chelsea and Walter (Don't laugh..) I also have a Yorkie cross named Ben and two wee kittens called Rosie and Marley. Cheeky 

What's the best pet name that you've ever come across?
I know of a Tobina that was meant to be a Toby..

What is your favourite famous animal?
I love the story of Seabiscuit!

What's the best aspect of working with Vets4Pets?
Being able to work with a fantastic close team as well as getting to meet some of the furry locals! 


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Gemma Lamont

Practice Manager

What is your favourite animal and why?

My favourite animal would be a lion. I love watching nature programes and I find Lions to be so intriguing

What pets do you have and what are their names? 
I have two parson Russell terriers. They are sisters from the same litter and they are called Meg and Lulu who are both nearly ten years old. They are a huge part of our family, and great with our 2 children.

What's the best pet name that you've ever come across? 
My brother had a one eyed goldfish called Popeye

What is your favourite famous animal? 
My favourite famous animal is Nemo from Finding Nemo. I love the fact that he is such a happy, friendly wee guy and that he never gives up

What's the best aspect of working for Vets4Pets? 
The best aspect of my job is working within such a caring and dedicated team. Every day is fun, interesting and different

 

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Ruth Buchanan

Receptionist

What is your favourite animal and why?
I love dogs, always have since I was young, they are such loyal, loving, forgiving animals each with its own we personality

What pets do you have and what are their names?
I have a dog called Ted and 2 Gerbils called Rigby and Darwin

What's the best pet name that you've ever come across?
There are to many lovely names to choose

What is your favourite famous animal?
The littlest Hobo, I used to watch this as a child and loved it

What's the best aspect of working for Vet4Pets?
I love helping the animals and meeting there lovely owners as well


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Lisa Strathdee

Receptionist

What is your favourite animal and why?        
My favourite animal would have to be King Charles Spaniels, they are beautiful dogs with such a great nature

What pets do you have and what are their names?        
If you count fish as pets.. then I have two called Oscar and Paul...  I'm hoping to add a little four legged friend to the family soon though!

What's the best pet name that you've ever come across?
My partner had a beautiful big, very overweight, cat called Nelson, who used to nibble your chin and miaow very loudly at the crack of dawn until you were awake enough to feed him.  I thought Nelson was a hilarious name for a cat, but he really did suit it!  He sadly passed away at the start of the year from old age

What is your favourite Famous animal?
Koda from Brother Bear, he doesn't stop talking, a bit like myself! 

What's the best aspect of working for Vets4Pets?     
The team here at Vets4Pets are lovely, and so dedicated to their work, it makes working alongside them a privilege