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Vets4Pets Stirling

Meet the Stirling Vet team

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Catherine Gillon MRCVS

Owner & Veterinary Surgeon 

Catherine graduated from Glasgow Vet School in 2002 and worked in Yorkshire for several years before returning to Scotland in 2006. She has always worked in small animal practice and has a particular interest in small furries and exotics. With over ten years experience she is delighted to be a joint venture partner at Vets4Pets Stirling.

Catherine has two cats, Boris and Archie, a Border Collie, Ruaidhri, two chinchillas, two chickens and a tortoise. She also enjoys going for big walks with her husband and wee boy when she has the time, she also enjoys bellydancing.


 

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Elizabeth Gillespie MRCVS

Veterinary Surgeon 

I qualified as a Veterinary Surgeon at the Royal (DICK) School of Veterinary Studies in 2004. I have worked for 6 years in mixed practice and has now decided to focus on small animals. I enjoy all aspects of the job but my main interest is surgery. I spend a lot of my free time walking my Greyhounds or socialising with family and friends.



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Jaynie Matthews

BVMS MRCVS Veterinary Surgeon

 



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Jessica Warne RVN

Head Veterinary Nurse 

I’m originally from a tiny village in the North of Scotland but moved to Stirling where I worked in retail before deciding to follow my dream and train to become a veterinary nurse. I qualified from Edinburgh's Telford College in March 2013 with a Level 3 Diploma in Veterinary Nursing. I started working for Vets 4 Pets Stirling in March 2013 and progressed on to become Head Nurse in 2014. The best things about being a veterinary nurse is getting to help pets and their owners on their journey from the really young to the more senior! I love having client and patient interaction and therefore really enjoy consults. This is really special to me as I get to spend time helping patient’s feels better, improving their quality of life and most importantly building a strong bond with them.

I also have a passion for emergency and medical nursing and I am currently studying towards gaining my certificate in Emergency and Critical Care. I live with my fiancé, three rescue guinea pigs and my beautiful but crazy rescue Jack Russell Skye who loves walkies and cuddles from everyone she meets. When I’m not working I enjoy walking outdoors and up hills with Skye, reading, fixing up our house, crafts, gardening, going to the gym and cooking.




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Emma-Louise Mackie

Registered Veterinary Nurse

After graduating from the University of Edinburgh with a degree in Biological Sciences with honours in Zoology I then trained to become a Registered Veterinary Nurse (RVN) and have recently qualified. I done my veterinary nurse training here and am happy to continue to work here now I am qualified. I enjoy the variety of the job as you never know what the day will bring and while this can be stressful it is very rewarding to see the progress a patient can make with treatment and nursing care. I find the diversity of cases very interesting and I am always learning due to the many different species and conditions we see. I have a guinea pig named Claudia. In my free time I enjoy crafting, spending time with friends and attending dance fitness classes.



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Beth Grant

Registered Veterinary Nurse 

I started at vets4pets as a student nurse. I graduated veterinary nursing in 2015 from Edinburgh Napier. I am currently studying for my certificate in feline nursing. In my spare time I enjoy visiting new places and spending time with friends. I have a crazy miniature schnauzer called Alfie, who just wants to be Everyone’s friend.



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Sharon Murney

Animal Care Assistant

 



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Lanna Speed

Animal Health Care Assistant/ Receptionist

I joined the Vets4Pets team back in February 2014 as a receptionist. Since then I’ve moved to the medical team as an animal care assistant. I hope to one day train as a veterinary nurse, I love the medical environment and watching pets get better to go home to their families. In my spare time I enjoy reading, crafting, relaxing at home with my partner and our menagerie (3 cats and 2 chinchillas!)



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Lindsay Jay Canaway

Student Nurse

I joined Vets4Pets team in 2016 as a receptionist. After a year of working with the team I decided to begin training as a Veterinary Nurse with the College of Animal Welfare. I enjoy caring for the patients and am looking forward to being a qualified Veterinary Nurse.

Outside of work I enjoy spending time with my 3 dogs and going for long walks especially to the beach. I love to bake and enjoy spending time with my friends.



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Nicola Clerk 

Practice Manager 

 

After graduating from Stirling University with an honours degree in Accountancy, I started on a management career with Pets at Home. After 6 years with Pets at Home as an Assistant and Deputy Manager, I made the move to the other side of the vet desk to start with the practice in March 2013.

When I’m not at work, I am a Mum of two young children and two miniature schnauzers. I am a book worm and love art even although I can’t even draw a stick man.



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Jackie McBeth

Head Receptionist 

Before joining Vets4Pets I spent 6 years as a manager for a photo processing and dry cleaning company. Coming to the surgery has been a complete change. I joined the team at Vets4Pets in March 2013, I thoroughly enjoy my job. I love meeting new people and all there lovely pets. In the summer of 2016 I was promoted to Head Receptionist, I love my job - the interaction with our clients and pets is very rewarding.

Outside of work I enjoy spending time with my family and our dog Morgan, we also adopted a wee cat called Sam two years ago, he is such a character. We all enjoy going out for long walks with Morgan up the hills or along the river.




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Carrie Johnston 

Receptionist 

I started with Vets 4 Pets, Stirling in 2016. I enjoy working with clients and their pets, and I love that every day is different. At home I am kept busy with my two children and with my own dog, my german pointer Ty.



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Rhia Spiers 

Receptionist 

I joined the practice in 2014, and I love being part of such a supportive and fun team of people. I’m a grad student at the University of Stirling, and I’ve lived nearby my whole life. I really love Stirling, and enjoy meeting people from all around the local area, but I especially love meeting their pets! At home, I’ve got two lively terriers - Sprocket and Smudge – and a crested gecko – Thor – who keep me on my toes. In my spare time, I enjoy drawing and painting, and horse riding in the hills.