We are a two site mixed animal practice based in rural Aberdeenshire, first established in 1996. We are passionate about animal care and our skilled team of veterinary surgeons and nurses are dedicated to providing the highest quality care for your animals. Because we love animals and strive to provide excellent continuity of care, we are open six days a week and have access to 24-hour emergency care.
Liz graduated from the Highland and Islands College, Thurso in 2012 with a Diploma in Veterinary Nursing. Liz joined our team in 2006 as a Receptionist and is now Head Veterinary Nurse, managing a team of 5 Veterinary Nurses as well as being our Clinical Coach. Liz loves every aspect of her job!
She is also a talented artist and holds a Bachelor of Arts from Gray’s School of Art, Aberdeen. When not working Liz enjoys playing rugby for the Garioch Ladies, horse riding and travelling. Liz owns a hand-reared, one-eared cat called Lily.
Louise Linton RVN
Louise completed her 2 year Veterinary Nurse training with us and qualified as a Registered Veterinary Nurse in 2018. Before pursuing a career in veterinary nursing Louise studied Veterinary Bioscience at the University of Glasgow. Louise loves nursing our patients to help them feel comfortable during their visits here.
Louise enjoys spending time with her husband exploring the countryside as well as managing her small flock of sheep and spending time with her two cats, Lola and Lolly.
Emma Jamieson RVN
Blue Cross Pet Bereavement Counsellor
Emma joined our team in July 2011 as a second year student nurse and qualified in May 2012. Emma’s special interest is hospital care and minor procedures. Emma completed a course delivered by the Blue Cross, qualifying as a Pet Bereavement Advisor. Emma has a passion for equine work and has recently studied “Difficult Births, Sick Foals and Other Equine Emergencies” awarded by the Royal Veterinary College.
Emma loves spending time with her pony, Wally, as well as walking her dog Bronn.
Shannon Jeffery RVN
Shannon qualified as a Registered Veterinary Nurse from the North Highland College in Thurso during August 2017 and joined our team in October 2018. Shannon particularly enjoys surgical nursing in addition to inpatient care. When she is not working Shannon enjoys baking, playing squash and supporting the Scotland Rugby Team.
Student Veterinary Nurse
Hannah is studying a Diploma in Veterinary Nursing at the North Highland College, Thurso and will be graduating very soon. Hannah joined our team in January 2019 and shows a particular interest in geriatric nursing, laboratory work and feline work. Hannah has a Jack Russell called Wallace, who is a is rescue dog.
Student Veterinary Nurse
Ruth first joined our team in 2013 as a Pet Care Assistant and is currently studying a Diploma in Veterinary Nursing at SRUC, Aberdeen. Ruth graduated in 2001 with a University Foundation Degree (HND) in Horse Management and Equitation and has a keen interest in natural horsemanship. She particularly enjoys small animal general nursing care with a special interest in feline behaviour.
Ruth has two cats, Fozzy and Wednesday, and one horse called Red. When not working Ruth plays the violin and rides her horse.