Meet the team
I qualified from University College Dublin in 2013. I moved to Scotland and joined the Vets4Pets team in Ayr in September 2017 after 4 years in a mixed practice in Northern Ireland.
I am really enjoying getting to know all of our pets and their owners, and delivering the highest level of care. I have a particular interest in the care of geriatric patients and ophthalmology.
When not at work I can usually be found in, on or beside the sea, sailing, kayaking, scuba diving or horse riding.
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.
Hi my name is Julie-Anne and I’m a Registered Veterinary Nurse.
I joined the practice in October 2015. After a knee injury I struggled to deal with larger dogs and quickly realised I had an affinity for cats so have been working towards making our practice cat friendly and have become known as the "cat nurse" in the practice. I started working towards my Feline Nursing Certificate in 2019 and will hopefully have completed it by the start of 2020.
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 3 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!).
Registered Veterinary Nurse
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.
Hi my name is Ashleigh and I just recently joined the team in July 2018. I have always had a love for animals and was studying to become a zoologist before taking some time out to extend our family. Just now I am loving having a job where I can be around animals all day long and getting to know our clients. At home I have an 8 month old girl and two little dogs called Percy and Sooty. Believe me when I say the dogs are more work than my little girl!
Hi my names Natalie Dunn, I joined the company in December 2017. This job is different from any other job I have done before hand and I wouldn't change it for the world.
Each day is a new day with different opportunities, I love coming to work to see the animals daily, nothing cheers you up more than a happy animal.I myself have a 3 year old Lhasa Apso called Coisty he's my number #1.
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.
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.
Hospital WardSuite of custom-built kennels for the housing and monitoring of in-patients.
DentistryThe treatment and prevention of dental disease
Complete Care Senior
Flea & Worm Pack