BVM&S MRCVS Veterinary Surgeon
I graduated from the Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies at The University of Edinburgh in 2003, and spent my first 3 years working in mixed practice. The following years were spent in small (companion) animal practice in Glasgow and Edinburgh.
I have had plenty of interesting and ‘exotic’ animals to look after, ranging from the usual cats, dogs and small mammals, to many feathered and scaly companions. The unusual and exciting challenge of exotic pets always keeps me on my toes!
I have a keen interest in surgery, both soft tissue and orthopaedic, and am currently enrolled in a surgery certificate course. I am looking forward to being able to offer our patients more complex surgical options, which were previously restricted to referral practices.
The past two years, since Companion Care, Fort Kinnaird opened, has been pretty hectic but very rewarding. It’s been a lot of fun getting to know our clients and their (many-legged) best friends, and building a strong bond of trust with each of them. 2013 was a big year for us. I was honoured to be a finalist in Petplan’s Vet of the Year Awards 2013, together with my colleague Danielle, the finalist in Petplan’s Nurse of the Year Awards 2013.
I spend a lot of my spare time baking, but am resolving to spend more time outdoors cycling (when the weather’s dry!). My mischevious trio of girls are Stovie (a Springer Spaniel-cross), Tabitha (a 11yr-old tabby girl), and Sushi (a 5yr-old tabby girl), with my husband being the only boy in the house!
As can be seen by my pets’ names, I spend a lot of time thinking about food too!