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Your pet’s flea and worm preventative treatment delivered to your door
We are now offering our Complete Care Health Plan clients flea and worm preventative treatments delivered safely to your door. Please contact us to find out more.
Meet the team
Hi I'm Catherine one of the vets - this is me with our black lab Inca. We also have a very spoiled silver tabby called Purdey. I love being part of the Vets4Pets team at Ayr and Irvine, even though I only work as a vet part time. The rest of my time is spent being a Biology teacher at Wellington School in Ayr. When I first graduated I worked with my dad, Clif Botcherby, until he retired - it was him who inspired me to become a vet right from when I was a wee girl and he took me out on farm calls with him. I also worked with Christian Veterinary Mission in Haiti, Nepal and Uganda.
After graduating from Glasgow Vet School in 2016 I worked in a small animal centre in Kilmarnock with a particular focus on emergency and critical care, before moving to Vets 4 Pets Ayr in August 2017 to further build my skills in medicine and surgery. I have a particular interest in internal medicine and anaesthesia, and particularly enjoy working up challenging medical cases.
I currently live in Kilmarnock with my husband, son, labrador and rescue cat. Outside of work I enjoy climbing mountains with my dog and cuddling up on the sofa with a good book and a cup of tea.
I qualified from Glasgow University in 2015 and started working in Ireland shortly after. I have just returned home to Ayrshire after spending 2 years in Northern Ireland working in mixed practice. Although I loved working in mixed practice my passion lies with small animals so I am looking forward to being able to focus my time on both medicine and surgery cases.
At home I have a dog Tillie who I rescued from a local charity a few years ago.
I am excited to be back home and cannot wait to meet all our clients.
I graduated from Glasgow uni in 2018 and started working in Stranraer soon after. I've recently moved home to Ayrshire and joined the team at Vets4Pets.
Outside of work I enjoy catching up with my friends and walking my dog, Gus.
My name is Matt. This is Cleo my Ragdoll. I am from Glasgow originally however I studied on an International course in Warsaw, Poland. I qualified earlier this year in April and moved back after 6 years over there.
I have a keen interest in surgery and exotics. I have spent time with the zoo vets at Warsaw zoo and owned various exotic animals through the years. I am also developing my surgical skills here in Vets4Pets Ayr every day and love working with the team here!
Outside of work I love fitness, the outdoors and seeing friends at the weekend.
I am really looking forward to meeting everyone and their pets in Ayrshire!
Hi, I'm Caolan! I graduated from the University of Glasgow in 2011 and I’ve worked in Scotland since. I worked in mixed practice for three years before deciding to concentrate on small animal practice.
I have a particular interest in soft tissue surgery and I`m In the process of completing a surgical certificate.
I live in South Ayrshire with my Wife, daughter and two small terriers. Outside of work I enjoy hillwalking and mountain biking.
Hi I'm Melanie.
I am a Registered Veterinary Nurse who qualified in August 2016 from Barony College. I trained at Edinburgh Vet School for 2 years and have since worked in a local mixed vet practice and joined the Vets4Pets team in June 2017.
Outside of work I am kept busy with my array of pets, my 5 year old Alaskan Malamute Rufus, my Syrian Hamster Edward, my 3 year old horse Jax, 5 year old Shetland Pony Toby and 4 year old Miniature Shetland Pony Hamish (who came all the way from Shetland!) and recently my new kitten Fred who I took on after he was abandoned at around 7 weeks old!
Hi, my name is Grace and I’m one of the registered veterinary nurses here at Vets4Pets Ayr. I started here in practice several years ago on work experience at school, and was able to follow my passion in helping to care for animals when I trained here to be a veterinary nurse, and qualified in November 2018.
I love all aspects of my work, as each day brings many different patients to care for, but I do have particular interests in anaesthesia and radiography.
I have recently adopted my little lunatic Luna from our local Cats Protection, so I spend most of my free time keeping her entertained. I also love to take my family German Shepherds Sascha and Kaiser out for a run around.
Hi I’m Jemma, I became the Head nurse here at Ayr in January.
It’s by far been the most challenging time of my whole career. I’ve been working with animals for 20 years now and the time has flown by but I’ve loved every minute. I’m crazy about dogs and love all the cuddles I get looking after them.
I’m highly motivated to provide gold standards in patient care and loved the role I played in gaining the practice our royal college of veterinary surgeons accreditation. I have a keen interest in canine physiotherapy and hope to take my knowledge further in the future.
Hi I’m Laura.
I am the client services manager here at the Ayr branch. I started as a part time receptionist in 2012 and gradually increased my hours to full time. I did some animal care here in the practice but missed being out on the desk dealing with our amazing clients and their pets. I was then promoted to client services manager 2 years ago and absolutely love my role. I have an amazing team of girls to lead. I love that each day is different and to say it is challenging at times is an understatement but I love it and could never see myself doing anything else. I love all of our clients and adore their pets.
I also organise our charity events throughout the year. I absolutely love seeing everything come together and raising money for incredible charities. Our most recent event was in aid of Whiteleys Retreat which was one of our best events to date!.
At home I have a handsome 2 year old Lhasa-x called Chase (my nephew Brody named him). Chase thinks he is human! He is my world and he is a regular on our Facebook page due to his mischievous side.
Hi my name is Donna & I joined the practice July 2015.
Originally from Lancashire I moved to Ayrshire over 26 years ago. Prior to joining the team I used to be a receptionist in a hotel & I love meeting new people, now I get the added bonus of meeting their lovely pets as well.
I have always had cats since I was a child & have 2 black & white boys called Jeffery & Harrison. In my spare time I like to spend time with my family & friends, read & grow veg in my greenhouse.
Im Bexx & I joined the team in March 2016. Originally from Falkirk I moved to Ayrshire in 2014 bringing my black & white cat with me, Cookie. I love chatting with our clients, meeting their pets & making a fuss of them. The role is so rewarding.
Over the years I have gained a few more felines with my partner (luckily he is a cat man) & currently have a pack of 9! You could call me the crazy cat lady of the practice. I have four rescue domestic short hairs - Cookie, Rogue, Valentine & Buffy. Two Siberian Neva Masquerade sisters - Sakura & Mikasa & three Persian brothers - Sebastian, Fawkes & Mr Migi. My daughter thinks she is living the cat dream (as do we).
In my spare time I can be found on the couch surrounded by my pack (cats & humans) enjoying a good tv show, cooking, out drinking coffee with friends or travelling to compete in cat shows with Sebastian.
I have been working with the practice now for over three years and enjoy every day, Each day is never the same and we work with one amazing team!
I myself have a Lhasa Apso called Coisty he's always going to be my little man!
My name is Megan and I am a Client Care Advisor/student vet nurse here at the Ayr branch. I started my course at Edinburgh Napier back in September 2018 at the practice and loved working with the team. I was kept on after 1st year and now work on reception at the weekends! I enjoy both my roles in practice and can’t wait for the future as a nurse!
I’m Jade and I’m one of the client care advisors here at the Ayr branch. I love being part of a large and hardworking team, it’s like one big family at Vets4Pets. I have worked with animals for over 10 years and I can’t imagine doing anything else. I come home every day to my two babies Oscar the cavapoo and Brogue the English bulldog.
Hi, my name is Natalie and I joined the Vets4Pets team in October 2020, working between Ayr and Irvine. I love working here at reception, greeting all of your lovely pets and stealing some cuddles.
In the future I would love to learn more about the care of animals and hopefully become either a Veterinary Care Assistant or a Vet Nurse.
At home I have a border collie called Lily, who is very adventurous and loves to go hiking with me and my family. I also have 2 guinea pigs called Winston and Scruffy who love to chase Lily
I’m Niamh, I have recently started in Vets4Pets as a client care representative. Previous to working in the practice I worked in retail management, I am grateful to be in a job where I can combine my passion for animals with my skills I’ve developed in previous roles. At home I have 3 dogs; my 5 year old whippet Flynn, my 2 year old whippet Ivy and my little 1 year old Italian greyhound Perrie, who only has 3 legs! I also have a Syrian hamster named Nigel, he is black & white and loves his carrot treats!
Hi, my name is Mary I am new here at the practice and I am absolutely loving my new job. I have worked with many different species of animal in my last job with my speciality being reptiles, but to be honest I adore all animals. I am a very proud ASN mum to my wee boy Vinnie who happens to rock an extra chromosome, we have an 11year old bearded dragon named Homer, a 4 year old guinea pig named Shane and three giant African land snails named Gary, Felecia and Finnegan.
Vets4Pets Ayr is committed to bringing you affordable, high quality care via a modern, well equipped practice, including a lab, pharmacy, digital x-ray and ultrasound. Plus, on site car parking too!
The friendly team can't wait to meet all of their new clients!
Emergency coverEven if we are closed, we have your pet covered.
Operating TheatreAn operating theatre with gaseous anaesthetic facility for surgical procedures.
Isolation UnitA special ward to care for animals with contagious diseases.
UltrasoundGenerates 2-D moving images of your pet’s internal organs at work.
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BiochemistryAllows an assessment of the functionality of a patients organs.
HaematologyAllows the assessment of a patient's blood and blood cells.
In-house LaboratoryA range of analytical tests and equipment to assist in the rapid diagnosis of illness.
X-RayGenerates digital 2D images of bones and internal organs.
Puppy PartiesPuppy parties to support you to train, socialise and ensure your puppy has the best start in life possible.
Hospital WardSuite of custom-built kennels for the housing and monitoring of in-patients.
DentistryThe treatment and prevention of dental disease
Puppy & Kitten Pack
Complete Care Senior
Flea & Worm Pack