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Meet the Dumbarton vet team

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Ciara Campbell BVMS MRCVS

Veterinary Surgeon and Practice Owner

I graduated from Glasgow Vet School in 2007, and ever since have concentrated on small animal medicine and surgery. I enjoy all aspects of general practice, but I do have a special interest in surgery – both soft tissue and orthopaedics.

I have worked across the UK, gaining experience in practices in both Scotland and England. My goal is to bring the discipline and best practices from these previous experiences to a warm and welcoming surgery delivering the highest standards of patient care.

Out side of work I enjoy spending time with my two rescued pets – 16 year old cat, Spice, and 3 year old Minnie the Chihuahua.

I am looking forward to providing the best quality care, and cannot wait to meet my new clients and their much loved pets!

Chris Parratt, Veterinary Surgeon, Dumbarton

Chris Parratt

Veterinary Surgeon (Veterinary Cardiologist)

Originally from Essex, I trained in Bristol and now live in Glasgow. I achieved the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons Certificate in Veterinary Cardiology (CertVC) in 2008, and I am now available to provide expert investigation and management of cats and dogs suffering from heart disease. Your pet may be referred to me by one of the other vets at the practice, and I will be able to provide further investigations and expert opinion at the practice.


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Lois Stevens

 

I started at Vest4Pets Dumbarton in May 2016 when I was on placement as a student veterinary nurse. I then took on the role as one of the weekend receptionists in October 2016 whilst continuing my placement work. I am currently studying veterinary nursing at Edinburgh Napier University and I hope to graduate in July 2018 with a degree and as a registered veterinary nurse.

 

At home I have a crazy 3 year old labradoodle called Nova who is just adorable but full of mischief. I enjoy meeting all of our clients and their lovely pets and I am really lucky to be able to do a job that I love.
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Stuart Kerr BVMS MRCVS

Veterinary Surgeon

 

Having grown up on a farm I have spent all my life surrounded by creatures great and small. Pursuing a career in veterinary medicine seemed natural, every day brings a different challenge and has kept me on my toes since graduating from Glasgow University in 2012.

 

I started off in mixed practice before making a change to focus on the small animals only. I enjoy all aspects of veterinary medicine and have a keen interest and passion for surgery. Outside of work I enjoy an active lifestyle of running, rugby and squash, with the occasional ski and snowboarding trip over the winter.

 

I have been welcomed into my new job at Vets4Pets Dumbarton by a great team of dedicated staff and look forward to meeting the new clients and helping look after their beloved pets.
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Emma Stewart BVMS MRCVS

Veterinary Surgeon

I graduated from Glasgow Vet School in 2009, and have worked in Small Animal practice ever since. I have a particular interest in internal medicine, particularly feline medicine. I have worked in practice in Yorkshire, before returning to Scotland to work. I have gained some experience in exotic pets and have treated some very unusual animals! I love working with animals of all shapes and sizes but cats are my particular favourite. Outside of work I enjoy a variety of crafting related hobbies, including knitting, sewing and painting. I also have a cat of my own, a three year old black and white called Echo, who keeps life interesting and entertaining! I am delighted to have taken this next step in my career as a vet by joining the team at Dumbarton and look forward to meeting your beloved pets and providing the best care for them.
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Hayley Campbell

Veterinary Care Assistant

I have always had a keen interest in animals from a very young age. When I left school I worked with Clydesdale horses and highland cattle. I then went on to complete a course on animal care at Oatridge College, while attending college I volunteered at a local community farm. I was absolutely delighted to be offered a job within Vets4Pets and have loved my time here so far working with an exceptional bunch of people and meeting all of our patients old and new. The definitely has to be one of the most rewarding jobs. Since Joining Vets4Pets I have carried out a college course and have now qualified as a Veterinary Care Assistant. In the very near future I will hopefully be undertaking a course to become a Registered Veterinary Nurse which is very exciting.
Dumbarton Vets4Pets Stacey Mooney

Stacey Mooney

Registered Veterinary Nurse

I began my veterinary adventure when I got into the Pre Vet Nursing course in Edinburgh Telford College. I had already decided that veterinary nursing was definitely the career for me, but this made me more determined! I then went on to the Level 3 Diploma in Veterinary Nursing course, spending my first year in a variety of placements including the Glasgow’s University Small Animal Hospital. I was then employed by my training practice and after completing theory and practical exams I qualified as a registered veterinary nurse in 2012.

I was delighted to accept the job within Vets4Pets brand new surgery. There are many aspects of the job which I enjoy, but I have a particular interest in physiotherapy.

At home, I have one extremely cute Shih Tzu called Miya! She never fails to make me laugh. She has a huge character despite her tiny size! Outside of work, I am a licensed Zumba Instructor and I love to ski and snowboard (though snowboarding is more enthusiastically than skilfully!)

I look forward to meeting all of you and your furry friends (or sometimes not so furry!) and also look forward to working within a great team!


Dumbarton Vets4Pets Amy McLachlan

Amy McLachlan

Veterinary Care Assistant

I have always worked with animals in some sort since leaving school. I went to college to study animal care when I left school, then I worked in a boarding kennels and cattery for just over two years and then into a veterinary practice for the past three and a half years.

I love working with animals! I have a nine year old Labrador called Arran and a one year old cocker spaniel called Derek, they are both crazy and always keep me on my toes! I also have terrapins, fish and a hamster.


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Sara McMeel

Client Services Manager

 

I have worked with animals for the majority of my working life and cannot imagine doing anything else! I started my career as a dog groomer and then moved on to owning my own boarding kennels. I love working in the veterinary practice as it is such a rewarding job, knowing that we are helping animals.

 

I have a beautiful 3 and half year old Springer Spaniel called Maggie. She loves to go for long walks, learn new tricks and chase after tennis balls! She is a typical Springer with lots of energy but has the sweetest nature and I just love her to bits. Outside of work I enjoy spending time with family and friends. I also love to travel and visit new places.

 

I love working with a great team and helping all our lovely clients and their pets.
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Claire McCormack

Receptionist

I have always seen myself having a job involved with animals from as young as I can remember. Growing up I had various roles working in horse riding stables, to helping out neighbours and family with their pets. From a young age I didn’t want a paper round I took neighbours dogs for walks for 50p! I have always enjoyed reading and watching programs related to animals and helping people with advice on their pets. I have a Staffie cross called Molly and a wee moggy kitten called Nova who is a right trouble maker. They’re an absolute joy and help me everyday to understand canines and felines more. I started working as Receptionist with Vets4Pets Dumbarton in 2016, were I am also on placement for a Veterinary Care Assistant course. Hopefully as I progress in the practice at this role I will then go onto studying my RNV Veterinary nurse course. I look forward to meeting all of the patients and them helping me towards my Veterinary Care assistant qualification.
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Gill Brydon

Receptionist

I’ve been working at Vets4pets as a Receptionist since May 2016. I had spent 20 years in another career and recently retired. By getting the job with Vets4pets I was fulfilling a life long ambition to work around animal welfare. I have always loved animals and the outdoors and I have a Border Terrier called Sam who is my baby. We have been hill runners for many years but are both getting a bit older now so a nice walk in the countryside does us both fine now. I am a wildlife enthusiast and Sam likes chasing deer which is hilarious as she gives up after a few metres to smell the flowers. It’s great to be working with animals at last and such a great team.