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Meet The Liverpool Old Swan Vet Team | Vets4Pets
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Vets4Pets Liverpool Old Swan

Meet the Liverpool Old Swan vet team

Liverpool Veterinary Surgeon Megan Brannigan

Dr. Megan Brannigan- BVSc MRCVS

Veterinary Surgeon and Practice Director

I qualified from the University of Liverpool in 1997. After spending a year doing mixed practice in Hay-on-Wye, I came back, and have been a small animal vet in Liverpool ever since. I enjoy all small animal medicine and surgery, but particularly cardiology, oncology (cancer treatment), pain management, and dog behaviour.

I also have a strong interest in small mammal medicine, especially ferrets and I am proud to be a Rabbit Welfare Association friendly vet. Having my own practice has allowed me to get to know my patients well, and my clients like seeing the same person each time they come into the surgery. As well as spending time with my own pets, I’m interested in wildlife and landscape photography, hiking and wine tasting.

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David Donovan BVSc MRCVS

Veterinary Surgeon

David started work in July 2012 straight after he graduated from Liverpool University. Megan has known David since he was 17 years old, and as a vet student, he often came to see practice with us. He's always known that he wanted to be a small animal vet and he was delighted to be able to join our team! He has a cat called Elmo at home. David has a keen interest in pain management, dermatology and now does most of our orthopaedics procedures. He mainly works at the Walton Vale surgery now, but is sometimes spotted at Old Swan.

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Dr. Sophie McGuigan BVSc MRCVS

Veterinary Surgeon

My name is Sophie McGuigan and I qualified as a vet surgeon from Liverpool University in 2012. I have worked at Vets4Pets Old Swan since January 2014 and have really enjoyed getting to know our clients and patients! In work I enjoy all aspects of medicine and surgery, and have a special interest in ultrasonography. At home I have 2 border terriers Maggie and Bert and a husband Conor. I enjoy playing musical instruments and I have also appeared on Bargain Hunt!

Dr. Alex McCormack

Veterinary Surgeon

I'm originally from Surrey but have been loving life in Liverpool since 2006. I arrived for university and never wanted to go home. After graduating from The University of Liverpool (for the second time) in 2014, I worked for almost a year in Manchester doing small animal and exotic work in a busy 24 hour hospital.

I joined Vets4Pets in Old Swan in June 2015 and have enjoyed meeting all the clients and patients. Clinically my interests are exotic pets, surgery and canine behaviour. Outside of work I enjoy cooking and baking, going on adventures with my husband and spend a lot of time trying to tire out my little fox red Labrador, Amber.


Dr. Chloe Hughes

Veterinary Surgeon

I qualified from the University of Nottingham and began working at Liverpool Vets4Pets in June 2015. I had undertaken many placements at the practice as a vet student over the previous few years so was excited to join the team and get to know all of our lovely clients. I have always had a keen interest in small animal practice, particularly in soft tissue surgery and ophthalmology. At home I have a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel called Luke and a cat called Pudsey.

Kristie Fall

Veterinary Surgeon

Biography coming soon

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Yvette Morrison

Head Veterinary Nurse

I have been working in the veterinary industry since 2003 and I qualified as a Veterinary Nurse in 2008. I joined Vets4Pets Old Swan the year we opened in 2010.

I have a son called Charlie who is my cheeky monkey and we also have an Alsatian called Jossy. My favourite breeds of dog are Belgium Malanois and Alsatians. I would love to have a house full of them along with a pug called Carlos!

I enjoy medical nursing and emergency and critical care in which I am currently completing a certificate for.

Clair Ward

Registered Veterinary Nurse

More info coming soon

Jessica Johnson

Registered Veterinary Nurse

I originally started here as a volunteer in 2012 before working here as a student veterinary nurse. I qualified from Myerscough college as a veterinary nurse in July 2016.

At the moment at home I have 3 crazy Labradoodles called Daisy, Juke and Ozzy, 3 cats called Jet, Mally and Mindy and a Bearded Dragon called Woody. I have an interest in theatre and medical nursing and exotics.

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Emma Morgan

Client Care Co-ordinator

I have only recently started working at Vets4Pets as a client service coordinator and have thoroughly enjoyed my time here so far. I have previously worked in administration and I am enjoying this new and challenging role, learning lots and getting to know the clients and their pets. I have a degree in Psychology and I am keen to learn more about animal behaviour. I have a very cuddly Lhasa Apso called Coco who gets spoilt rotten!

Natalie Carr

Veterinary Care Assistant

I originally started working here as a receptionist 4 years ago, so, many of you will recognise my face (and phone voice) from the front desk. I am currently the practice's Vet Care Assistant, and I'm starting my Veterinary Nurse Training in February 2017. I have previously worked at Battersea Dogs and Cats Home and the PDSA, I am very much enjoying being back in Old Swan getting to see all our clients again! I have a keen interest in behaviour and I am looking forward to furthering my feline nursing skills.

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Paul Hamblet

Practice Manager

I have been working for Vets4Pets for just under 2 years. Previously I worked for over 30 years in retail and business management. It’s a really enjoyable job working with such a dedicated team and I get to meet lots of our patients as well, which is another aspect of the job I really enjoy. I have a cat called Miya and my son has a Rabbit called Peanut. My daughter has a Pug called Lilo who often comes to visit me. 

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Joanne Entwistle

Head Receptionist


I joined the reception team at Vets4Pets in July 2013. Previously I worked within the fitness industry, (for about 15 years) but have I always had a keen interest in animals and their welfare.


I have an alaskan malamute x border collie called Buddy, and also two sphynx cats one called Padme and one called Cairo. If that wasn’t enough I have two kids called Ellie and Zach which also keep me on my toes and very busy! I look forward to meeting you all and your pets.

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Jessica Knox


My name is Jessica. I have recently joined the Vets4Pets Old Swan practice. Before the working for the company, I studied Zoology at university whilst working as a receptionist in the hospitality industry. I have a love for all animals! The animals I currently love and take care of are two dogs; a mastiff called Tai and a Staff called Heidi, two hamsters, a gerbil, a bearded dragon, two snakes and 40 tarantulas.

Natalie Simister 

Receptionist (Currently on Maternity Leave)

I have been working at Vets4Pets since October 2015. I have previously worked in administration roles. I started working here after my maternity leave finished. It is a totally different working environment to anything that I've been used to before.

I really enjoy working here as I love interacting with the pets. I have two dogs at home: a Yorkshire terrier called Oleg and a Jack Russell called Rico. I also have a little boy called Luca. Between the 3 of them I don't get a minute to myself, but I wouldn't have it any other way.

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Mr Wilbur

Junior Canine

Mr Wilbur arrived from Merseyside Dogs Trust in June 2012, and completes our duo of practice dogs. As a great dane/ greyhound cross, he's incredibly laid back. He gives the staff hugs whenever they are stressed out.

As we are a training practice for Myerscough College, we have  students on placement who are studying for their FdSc in Veterinary Nursing.

This is a three year full-time course with the whole second year in work placement, as well as placements in the 1st and 3rd years.

Student veterinary nurses:

  • Claire Taylor 3rd Year
  • Anna Beattie - Howe 2nd Year
  • Alison Gradwell 1st Year