Patricia MacFadyen BVMS, Cert SAM, MRCVS
Patricia qualified from Glasgow Vet School in 1996 and worked in mixed practice in the south of England for 4 years. When she moved back up to Scotland she decided to forgo chasing hairy coos around a field in mid-winter for the very different challenges of companion animal work. In 2002 Patricia gained her RCVS certificate in Small Animal Medicine. This was led by a desire to study for a post-graduate qualification that would be very relevant to everyday general practice. In the course of the study for this Certificate she has developed a deeper awareness of l the most modern options for diagnosis and treatment whilst still considering what is the most appropriate approach for each pet and each owner treating them as individuals on a case-by-case basis.
She has also taken the Western Veterinary Acupuncture course and has found this to be a very successful complementary therapy for many animals who may not tolerate traditional medicine or that can be used alongside traditional medicine.
Patricia has a special interest in rabbits, guinea pigs and small furries and understands how even the smallest pet can be a large member of the family, deserving of all our attention and care.
After a short break from full time practice during which time she did weekend locum work around the Tayside and Fife area Patricia is happy to have joined the Vets4Pets Perth team on a part-time basis. Outwith work Patricia enjoys spending time with her two young children, cooking, swimming and geocaching. She has a food and dust mite allergic cat and is currently between guinea pigs.