Meet the team
Hello! I am Margherita and I‘ve permanently joined Corstorphine’s team since September 2017. I had been here few months before as a locum vet, when I had just moved from Italy, but all the people have been so welcoming and supportive to me that I felt I was in the right place at the right moment. Due to that, I decided to start a new chapter of career and life here in Edinburgh. I graduated in 2015 and since then I have practiced with small animals, who I really love.
My major interests are internal medicine, anesthesia and analgesia, but I like being a GP as well. The thing I prefer the most about my job is being part of pets’ life and be there when they really need. I always try to help them and owners as best as I can and I feel that my role can have a very important impact on their quality of life, that’s why I think it’s “special”.
When I have some free time I like spending it with friends and family, I do enjoy travelling and spend time in nature and expressing my creativity with DIY projects. I like baking and cooking, but most of all I love my pets (you can see the last member of the crew in the picture).
Hi all, I am the newest addition to Vets4pets Corstorphine. I am originally from Canada but have lived in the UK for some time. In the past I have worked as a VCA, vet nurse, and believe it or not, I also have a degree in costume design. I decided to leave the entertainment industry to pursue my dream of becoming a veterinarian, receiving my BSc with a specialist in health and disease from the University of Toronto and graduating with a BVM&S from R(D)SVS in 2020.
I have a keen interest in further developing my knowledge and skillset especially in the areas of soft tissue surgery, diagnostic imaging, nutrition and exotics. When I'm not at work you can find me cooking, painting, sewing or hiking in the Pentlands with my husband and husky Charley or of course at home cuddling my silly Tuxedo cat McTaggart.
I am beyond excited to be a part of such a driven and wonderfully supportive team and cannot wait to meet your little ones!
Hello, I’m Rory. I first came to Corstorphine in 2019 as a vet student. Everyone was so lovely and supportive that I decided to do the majority of my University placements here, before joining the team as a fully qualified vet in July 2021!
Growing up in Edinburgh, I didn’t have any pets of my own and didn’t get to spend much time with animals. Due to this, I started volunteering at the city farm and local animal sanctuaries from a young age. This peaked my interest in caring for animals and more specifically for veterinary medicine. Since then I have found my main interests lie in small animal practice. I’m interested in all aspects of GP vet life and very much enjoy meeting all our feline, canine and other small furry patients!
Last year I finally brought home my very own pet, my lovely British Shorthair cat, Angus. Outside of work I enjoy running, cooking and making the most of everything Edinburgh has to offer.
I’m so proud to work for the Corstorphine team and to keep up the excellent standard of care we have, for all our lovely patients.
I joined the team at Vets4Pets Corstorphine in March 2022 and have been enjoying the lovely team and high standard medical care I found here ever since.
I graduated from the University of Barcelona in 2011 and moved to the UK shortly after. I spent a few years up and down the country working in small animal practice and developing my skills until I finally settled in lovely Scotland about 8 years ago. I have since married and started my own family, now completed with Django the cat and my young son and I feel like I can call Edinburgh my home.
I love all aspects of first opinion veterinary medicine and particularly enjoy internal medicine.
I am looking forward to meeting you and your pets.
Kia ora! I am Ellen and I have just moved over from New Zealand. I have been working in rural practice since graduating, and worked as a mixed animal vet, with both sheep and cows, and cats and dogs. I found my passion in small animal medicine, and in particular love dentistry and soft tissue surgery! In my spare time, I enjoy tramping (hiking), rock climbing, playing rugby and travelling. Can't wait to meet you all!
I’m the Head Nurse here at Corstorphine Vets4Pets. I am originally from Sunny Blackpool and qualified as a Veterinary Nurse in January 2017. Shortly after qualifying I headed “Down Under” and worked as a veterinary Nurse in Australia where I came across a variety of interesting cases and patients (including a koala and kangaroo). Upon my return to the UK, I volunteered in South East Asia and then started to work in different clinics across the UK, in order to gain different experiences. I then made my way to Scotland and have decided to settle in Edinburgh.
I have had several different carers ranging from stockbroking, child care and hairdressing but feel I have finally found my vocation in life and love that every day in work is different. I enjoy having nurse consults and meeting all our lovely patients even if they are not that keen on meeting us. I also enjoy inpatient care and nursing patients back to good health as well as having an interest in diagnostic imaging.
You may hear me singing to our patients from time to time especially if we are taking blood samples as I feel this helps to calm them down although the rest of the team are not quite as appreciative.
Unfortunately I don’t have any pets of my own yet but in my spare time I enjoy being outdoors and rock climbing as well as socialising with friends and discovering new places to go for afternoon tea.
Hi I’m Susanne. I have been with Vet4Pets on and off for three years now during my veterinary nurse training, but as of December I have been employed as a Veterinary nurse with the amazing team at Corstorphine.
Growing up I always knew I wanted to help people and animals, and studied for my degree in human nursing where I worked for 20 plus years. I eventually realised my real calling, was helping animals, and decided to retrain as an animal nurse!
I have two adorable rescue dogs Charlie and Daisy and I also foster animals that need a bit more help. In my spare time I love to spend time with my family, baking, cooking and walking the dogs.
I am known as the “work mum” and I keep all these young ones in place.
After working in the banking industry for nearing 3 years I decided to pursue my dream job as a veterinary nurse. This lead me to doing a lot of weekend work experience at Vets 4 Pets Corstorphine and I joined the team in summer 2017 when an opportunity arrived to become a care assistant within the practice.
I have an interest in small exotics and share my house with my own pets Gizmo the Russian Dwarf hamster, Tifa the Gerbil and Pumpkin and Frankie my rabbits.
Hi, I’m Nina. I joined the Corstorphine team in January 2021 as a student veterinary nurse – and am very excited to be training on the job and working towards becoming a registered veterinary nurse! I have three pet rats (who are very food orientated and love to climb and explore). I also consider my parent’s dog Milo as one of my pets despite having moved away from home.
In my spare time I like to read, my rats are named after some of my favourite authors: Orwell, Austen, and Salinger. I’m a movie fanatic who enjoys a good superhero film, and when I’m not reading or watching films, you might find me going for long walks in and around Edinburgh.
Hi! my name is Afton and I joined the Corstorphine team in December 2018 as Client Care Advisor but have recently moved to the clinical team as a Veterinary Care Assistant and have loved every minute since.
I have always been an avid animal lover from a very young and grew up with both dogs and hamsters as well as the more unusual hawks, bearded dragons and piranha!! However when I turned 18 I bought my very first pet in my name, my little bunny Fiver from Corstorphine, where I had his health check and vaccs. Little did I know I would be working for this dedicated team 2 years later!!
In my spare time I am an avid bookworm, but I mostly spend my spare time hanging out with my cats Toothless and Newt and my snake Morpheus.
Hello, I’m Alice. I recently transferred from Straiton to join the Corstorphine team as a student veterinary nurse in May 2021. Having worked for the company for several years now, I have progressed through several job roles starting from a receptionist, leading on to a veterinary care assistant and now as a student veterinary nurse. I am loving carrying out my training here and can’t wait to become a registered veterinary nurse next year!
I have always had a love for all animals, and it has been extremely rewarding working in the veterinary field. I love looking after our amazing patients and meeting their owners.
I am a huge cat lover and have grown up with cats in my family my entire life. I have my own cat called Ray, who is now 2 years old. I adopted him in December 2019 after he was involved in a road traffic accident. He is a three-legged tiger, my little tricycat and I love him so much!
In my spare time I enjoy socialising with friends, music, watching movies and listening to podcasts. I also like going for adventures outside of the city on big walks.
My name is Charley and I have been in the Vets4Pets Corstorphine family for over two years now!
I previously worked with the SSPCA and also worked with horses for four years.
In the practice I have worked as receptionist, Veterinary Care assistant and recently have been promoted to practice manager! The team at Corstorphine have become my family over the years and I couldn’t imagine myself working anywhere else.
On my days off I spend most of my time walking with my rescue Rottweiler X, Diesel, who will sometime spend the odd weekend with me at the practice. Owning Diesel has given me a huge interest in reactive dogs and dog behaviour (He’s not been the easiest dog to own) but I wouldn’t change him for the world. I also love to paint, socialise with friends and eat all the junk food!
I’ve always had a love for animals which started with a fascination for catching ladybugs in my garden and then accidentally letting them loose in the house.
I went on to get my BSc in Animal Biology and always wanted to find a job where I could meet the most animals as possible in a day!
Working as a CCA at Vets4Pets has allowed me to do so. Meeting everyone’s beloved pets is the highlight of my day. I feel proud to work with the Corstorphine team to do my bit to help keep owners pets happy and healthy.
I've always worked in a retail environment, and I have a BA degree in Events Management, but I've never really known what I've wanted to work as. I've always fancied working with animals but couldn't find a job that fit with my morals, until now.
Being a CCA at Vets4Pets is great as I get to meet all the clients and their adorable pets! I've also become the practice spider catcher, which could be considered my most important role!
Outside of work I like watching horror movies with my cats, Alfie and Salem!
I have previously volunteered at Gorgie Farm providing the animals with the care they needed, I thoroughly enjoyed my time there and began to develop a passion for animal’s health and wellbeing.
Since starting as a CCA at the practice I have enjoyed every moment of it, from getting to know the lovely team to being able to provide customer care to the clients and their beloved pets.
My free time is usually spent with my dog Luna taking her on walks to the beach and playdates with her friends.
At Vets4Pets Corstorphine we are committed to giving your pets the very best care. From the gentle touch of our expert vets and nurses, through to the supporting role of our non-clinical team, we are all passionate about pet welfare, devoted to our work, and strive continually to make your time with us as positive and stress-free as possible. We are lucky in the veterinary community to have 30 minute consults as standard for all appointments so we will have ample time to address any of your concerns.
We are accredited by the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons, so you can be confident that our practice consistently works to the highest of standards. The practice is fully equipped with 3 consultation rooms, an operating theatre, separate cat, dog and isolation wards, a laboratory, pharmacy, digital x-ray, ultrasound, dental radiography and dental machine. For convenience our practice also has on-site parking. We are proud to have a large, experienced team that includes six vets, seven veterinary nurses and four additional support staff.
We are proud to have served Corstorphine and the surrounding areas since 2013 (though many drive quite a bit farther than this!). We are continually touched by the kindness of our clients and are grateful to be a part of this community.
We are currently accepting new patients and look forward to meeting you and your pets!
Emergency coverEven if we are closed, we have your pet covered.
BiochemistryAllows an assessment of the functionality of a patients organs.
DentistryThe treatment and prevention of dental disease
Digital X-RayDigital X ray equipment is available.
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In-house LaboratoryA range of analytical tests and equipment to assist in the rapid diagnosis of illness.
Isolation UnitA special ward to care for animals with contagious diseases.
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