At Tay Valley Vets, we have a dedicated team of veterinary surgeons, qualified nurses, and reception staff; who will care for your animals.
All of our team are animal lovers, many with extensive knowledge of animals they look after. You can be sure that we’ll provide the same level of care for your animal, as we would want for our own. If you’re unsure about the best care for your animal, please speak to one of our team; who will be pleased to help explain the various options available.
Fiona graduated from Glasgow Vet School in 1988 and joined the Practice in 1999. Fiona has a particular interest in alternative medicine and in 2002 was successful in gaining her Foundation qualification in Veterinary Homeopathy.
Sue graduated from Cambridge University Vet School in 1981 and gained her Certificate in Small Animal Dermatology in 1988. Sue is a self-employed locum vet currently working at the practice.
Sarah graduated from Glasgow Vet School in 1996 after completing an Animal Science degree in 1992. She worked in mixed practice for 5 years before moving into solely small animal practice.
After living in Canada for 3 years Sarah completed the North American Veterinary Licensing exams.
Ruairidh joined the practice in July 2017 after graduating from the University of Glasgow and is enjoying all aspects of working in a busy practice. As a qualified snowboarding instructor he is also glad to be within reach of the mountains once again.
Originally from near Chicago in the US, Rebecca came to Scotland to study Veterinary Medicine in Glasgow and graduated in 2012. She spent the first 5 years after graduation working as a mixed animal vet in the Shetland Islands where she also had the opportunity to be closely involved in the business side of running the practice. She joined us in June 2017 as she has a passion for working with small animals especially in surgery, exotic animals (reptiles/birds/rodents) and horses making Tay Valley Vets the perfect fit for her.
Katie joined the practice in February 2017. She graduated from the University of Glasgow in 2015. She enjoys spending her spare time with her horse Erin, miniature pincher Ruby and cat Merida. Her main veterinary interests are in equine and small animal surgery.
Christina joined the practice in 2016. She graduated from the Royal School of Veterinary Studies in Edinburgh in 2008, after moving from Canada to study in Scotland in 2003.
After working in mixed practice in Barnsley for over a year Christina moved back to Scotland to work as small animal vet. She enjoys all aspects of canine and feline medicine and surgery.
Camilla joined the practice in 2017, after spending 2 years at a mixed practice in Perthshire. She is originally from Caithness, and loves getting home as often as possible. She regularly rides and competes in show jumping, dressage and eventing – and is on the look out for her own 3 year old to produce herself.
Katrina joined the practice in October 2018 after graduating from Edinburgh in July. She spent 3 months in South Africa working with both domestic animals and wildlife and has strong interests in both equine and companion animal work. Outside work she enjoys competing with her horse and running with her collie Pepper.
Lindsay holds the GP certificate in Western Veterinary Acupuncture and Chronic pain management and the GP certificate in animal behaviour and takes the Pain Clinic at Tay Valley Veterinary & Equine Centre most Tuesdays and Fridays. She also spends time taking the Pain Clinic at Glasgow and Edinburgh Vet Schools, and doing behaviour referral work.
Kim is a chartered veterinary physiotherapist treating humans and animals in the Tayside and Fife area. In 2005 she undertook her veterinary physiotherapy training at the Royal Veterinary College of London and qualified in 2007 with a Postgraduate Diploma in Veterinary Physiotherapy.
Gillian is our Head Nurse and is also one of our senior qualified Canine Hydrotherapists.
She has worked at the practice since 1999. Gillian’s special interests include emergency nursing, managing diabetic patients, radiography and pet nutrition.
Kirsten joined the Practice in 2007, after qualifying to become a Registered Veterinary Nurse in August 2012. Kirsten enjoys all aspects of working in a mixed practice.
Jennifer is a registered veterinary nurse and also holds a certificate in the veterinary nursing of exotic species. She started at the practice in 2010 and enjoys the variety of work in this busy practice.
Lisa joined the practice in 2013 shortly after receiving her degree in Veterinary nursing. She is a senior qualified Canine Hydrotherapist.
She has a Bearded Collie called Cody and they spend their spare time outdoors and climbing the Munros together.
Mhairi started working at the practice in 2009 and qualified in 2018. She is the cat advocate for the practice ensuring that we maintain the highest standards of cat welfare for which we have a gold standard certificate awarded by the ISFM. Mhairi leads our nurse clinics and is always on hand to help.
At home, Mhairi has a 2 year old Springer Spaniel called Bruce who goes to work every day with her husband on the farm. Mhairi also owns a 29 year old Anglo Arab called Benson who she has owned for 17 years. He is retired now but still enjoys lots of attention. Last of all, Mhairi has her own rescue cat called Molly who is now 5 years old. Molly was handed into the practice as a stray when she was 6 weeks old with a broken leg and cat flu, but is now a healthy cat who is full of character!
Samantha joined the team in February 2015 and qualified a few months later from Edinburgh College. She is currently training towards becoming a Canine Hydrotherapist.
She owns two Rotweillers called Reese and Cooper who both love coming to the hydrotherapy pool. She also owns a three legged cat called Timmy.
Chloe joined the practice in 2015 as an animal care assistant and is currently working towards qualifying as a registered nurse. She has a ten year old Jack Russell terrier who thoroughly enjoys her swims in our hydrotherapy pool.
Claire qualified as a Veterinary nurse in 2014 and joined the practice in 2016. She has a petit basset griffon vendeen dog called Gilbert and a cat called Sully.
Laura Received her degree in Veterinary Nursing in 2015 and joined the practice in 2018. Laura has two goldfish at home and is looking to re-home a dog in the near future.
Zoe started in the practice in November 2016 as an animal care assistant. She loves taking photos at concerts and snuggling up to her own animals she affectionately refers to as her fur babies.
Caitlin joined the practice as an animal care assistant in August 2017. She has a horse called Cava and a springer spaniel called Tia.
Joanne started at the practice in October 2017 as an animal care assistant after various other jobs working with animals. She has 2 spaniels and a highland pony.
Kaitlyn joined the practice in August 2018 as an animal care assistant. She has a dog called Nugget and enjoys horse riding and competing in local cross country events.
Jacqui has been with the Practice since 2008. She has successfully completed her Purina Nutritional Course and is a fully trained Petplan Insurance Advisor.
Julie started with the Practice in January 2012. Since starting with the Practice Julie is now the proud owner of Flynn a Saluki Cross, who she rescued from Perthshire Abandoned Dogs Society.
Norma has been with the Practice for over 20 years and is relied upon for her vast knowledge of Perth and its surrounding areas. Norma is owned by her 3 cats who like to keep her on her toes.
Nikki started with the practice in March 2016. Since starting she now owns a Collie called Alfie, who she enjoys taking long walks with andhas a cat called Fudge.
Claire has been a receptionist at the practice from April 2016. She has 4 children and a large menagerie of pets, from lizards and terrapins to dogs and birds of prey
Anne joined the practice in July 2017 as a receptionist. Her family includes a boxer dog called Poppy and Arthur the pug.
Caitlin joined the practice in June 2018. Since then she has successfully completed her Chunk training and has attended a pet first aid course. Caitlin has three cats and each of them completely own her heart.
Shona started with the practice in June 2018 as a part-time receptionist. She has two cats called Oscar and Sophie re-homed from Cats Protection and a guinea pig called Patch.
Maria started with the practice in 2017 as office manager. She is a qualified accountant who shares her home with a large german shepherd dog who enjoys visiting the practice for hydrotherapy, when he is not chasing squirrels.
Miranda joined the team in 2017. She qualified as a RVN in 2007. Her role in the practice is in administration, dealing with insurance and invoicing. She also helps out on the clinical side and is on the nurse’s weekend rota. She currently has no pets but is kept busy at home by her young son who was born in 2016.
Laura has been with the practice since 2005. She works in the accounts department and reception. She is kept busy at home with her family and spaniel Kia.
Fiona is our invaluable cleaner!
What our clients say about us
“Always professional, and always offer a friendly welcome when I visit the surgery. Highly recommended for large and small animals.”
“Tay Valley Vets is second to none. From the ease of getting a convenient appointment, to the attentiveness of the desk staff and the fabulous vets, I cant fault any of them.”