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Meet The Dumbarton Vet Team | Vets4Pets

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Meet the Dumbarton vet team

Ciara Dumbarton Vets4Pets

Ciara Mulhern 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.

Dumbarton Vets4Pets Cheryl Acupuncturist

Cheryl Coral

Veterinary Surgeon (Special interest in Acupuncture)

I graduated from Glasgow Vet School in 2007, and after being qualified for four years opted to pursue the relevant training in veterinary acupuncture. I will be running acupuncture clinics at our surgery, as this is a special interest of mine. This means we can offer acupuncture as a treatment option for various conditions, commonly osteoarthritis and back pain. In my spare time I enjoy spending time with my own pets including dog Saffy, cat Pepsi and rabbit Minnie.

Dumbarton Vets4Pets Lisa Marshall

Lisa Marshall

Veterinary Surgeon

For as long as I can remember, I have always wanted to be a vet. Work experience lambing sheep, milking cows and cleaning kennels in my school years failed to put me off, and in June 2013 I graduated from the University of Glasgow after five years of study. Following graduation, I spent my first year living on the Ayrshire coast and working in a busy small animal practice. However, hailing from Dumbarton originally, I was keen to move back to the area, and it is with great pleasure that I have accepted the position of Veterinary Surgeon at Vets4Pets Dumbarton.

In my spare time, I love travelling to new places and spending as much time as possible outdoors – from walking my two dogs Kizzy (a 9 year old rescued Staffordshire Bull Terrier) and Louis (a 3 year old whippet), to hill climbing, and attempting to ski in the Winter. I also really enjoy photography, socialising with friends, listening to music, reading and cooking.

I currently enjoy all aspects of veterinary practice and the different challenges it brings each day, not to mention all the lovely animals and their owners that I get to meet. I look forward to working with you all!

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.

Dumbarton Vets4Pets Hayley Smith

Hayley Smith

Veterinary Care Assistant

I've had a keen interest in animals from a very young age. I left school and took up a job working with highland cattle and clydesdale horses. I then went on to complete an animal care course at Oatridge College, while attending college I volunteered at a local community farm. I was absolutely delighted to be offered a job within the Vets4Pets team, it is such a rewarding job and I love meeting all our new patients.

Outside of work I enjoy spending time with my family and friends especially my 4 year old daughter Daisy she is an absolute character and we have so much fun together.

Dumbarton Vets4Pets Sarah McMeel

Sarah McMeel


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 1 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 am looking forward to working with a great team and meeting all our new clients and their furry friends.