Kevin qualified from Glasgow Vet School in 2003. Following a brief stint in mixed practice, he travelled to Australia and New Zealand to work and travel. On his return, he locumed around the UK before settling at Ashgrove as a Vet and became a Partner. He enjoys all aspects of small animal practice and is generally willing to see anything.
When not working, he enjoys spending time with his wife and two daughters and tending his herd of pedigree Charolais cattle.
Lesley joined us in December 2020 after working at the PDSA for many years.
She has fitted in very well with the team here. She is an excellent member of staff as is always very calm.
Lucy joined Ashgrove Vets in 2014 as one of our Part Time Vets where we keep her very busy.
When not at work, she is always getting involved in something with her 3 children and her Podenco dog Pepe.
Holly joined Ashgrove Vets at the beginning of March 2018 and has fitted in exceptionally well to the practice. She graduated from the Edinburgh Vet School in 2013, and moved to Norfolk where she spent three years tending to all creatures great and small. After deciding to focus purely on small animals, Holly completed an internship at the Queen Mother Hospital for Animals in London, before relocating to Aberdeen where she started at Ashgrove Vets. Holly enjoys all aspects of general practice, but is particularly interested in internal medicine.
At home, Holly has a Lurcher called Islay. When she’s not working, she enjoys exercising, cooking and travelling to warmer climes!
As of October 2019, Holly is now a cat advocate for the practice!
Alison joined us in March 2019 and qualified from Glasgow Vet School in 1985. She has worked in Leeds, Glasgow, Manchester, Hartlepool and Liverpool before coming to Aberdeen. She has spent the last 23 years at Aberdeen PDSA. She enjoys internal medicine and meeting clients with their pets.
Outwith work, Alison enjoys spending time with her son, the gym, running, playing guitar and travelling. She has a cat and hopes to become the owner of a dog soon.
Shannon joined us in July 2020 as a full-time Vet shortly after graduating from Edinburgh Vet School. She also has intercalated BSc degree in Infectious Diseases as this is one of her interests.
Shannon grew up in Aberdeen and is glad to be back in the area to work as a Small Animal Vet.
Outside of work, she enjoys hillwalking (when the Scottish weather allows), playing piano and flue and visiting the family cats and guinea pigs.
Fiona is our Head Nurse. She qualified from Edinburgh Napier University in 2013 with a BSc honours degree in Veterinary Nursing. Last year (2016) she completed an Emergency and Critical Care Certificate. Fiona loves all aspects of Veterinary Nursing but most enjoys nursing our in-patients, and seeing them get better during their stay. She also really enjoys getting to know all our patients and their owners during our nursing consults.
In her spare time Fiona enjoys baking and partaking in half marathons as well as spending time with her 2 year old cat called Chai who, being a Ragdoll, steals the hearts of everyone that meets him.
As of October 2019, Fiona is now a cat advocate for the practice!
Jacqueline is now our Deputy Head RVN and joined the practice in August 2012 as a trainee Veterinary Nurse. She progressed to a fully qualified RVN in 2014. She enjoys her daily duties in practice especially nursing in-patients and meeting all our new patients through consults with them.
Jacqueline enjoys attending Young Farmers, socialising with friends, helping out on the family farm, especially at lambing time, and spending time with her Labrador Jade.
Clare has been working as a fully qualified RVN at Ashgrove for the past few years. She can often be seen on Reception or nursing. When she is not working, she is busy looking after her and Kevin’s two little girl Eva and Zara.
Claire originally came to the practice at the end of her third year of training at Edinburgh Napier University and enjoyed it so much she came back to complete her dissertation in fourth year. She then started with us in May of 2020 before qualifying in July the same year.
Claire enjoys all aspects of nursing but espcially enjoys nursing the in-patients, monitoring anaesthetics and getting to know all owners and pets through nurse consultaions.
Outside of work Claire can be found spending time at home (Elgin) with friends and family, exploring the outdoors and horse riding. Claire hopes in the near future she will have her own pet to love but in the meantime spends extra time giving the inpatients some TLC.
Lisa joined the Ashgrove family in October 2019. She qualified as a Registered Veterinary Nurse in 2017 and loves all aspects of the job.
Lisa has a particular interest in exotic species, especially rabbits. She has her own rabbit at home called Harry and a budgie called Dudley.
In her spare time, Lisa enjoys horse riding, reading books and going on nature walks.
Paulina joined Ashgrove Vets in January 2016 as a Trainee Veterinary Nurse and qualified later that year. She is originally from Poland and offers translation services to our Polish clientelle.
Paulina has several aquariums hosting fish, shrimp and snails. She also has 2 Amazon Milk Frogs called Oak and Willow.
In her spare time, she loves playing around with photography, camping, travelling, and also has a passion for coin collecting.
Emily joined us as a 2nd year Veterinary Nurse Student in 2019. We are pleased to announce that she has now progressed to a fully qualified Registered Veterinary Nurse this year (2021) and is staying with us here at Ashgrove Vets as part of our team.
In her spare time, Emily volunteers at 1st Methlick Scout Group where she is a Cub Leader. She was recently awarded the top award in scouting – the Queens Scout Award.
Emily has lots of animals but has a soft spot for her 2 cats, Mr Stark and Pepper. She spends most weekends with Cockapoo Rocco and her furry niece Morgan, the Shepsky.
Amy joined us as our 1st year Veterinary Nurse Student in 2019 and has been an excellent student. She spends 3 days a week in practice and the other 2 days at SRUC College. She has been studying HNC & HND Animal Care in Arbroath for the past two years and is looking forward to becoming a Qualified Veterinary Nurse.
In her spare time, Amy enjoys taking her Golden Retriever Cailin on long walks and cuddling her two (very mischievious) cats Milo and Lucky. She also enjoys cooking, reading and travelling back home to Ireland to visit friends and family when she can.
Leah joined Ashgrove Vets in September 2020 where she is also a 1st year Student Veterinary Nursing through SRUC. She recently completed her NC in Animal Care, and has previously completed an HNC in Equine Studies.
Out of work, Leah has a Dachshund called Alfie, a Connemara pony called Silver, and two Royal pythons called Nysa and Mango. Most of her other free time is spent riding her horse in the beautiful countryside of Royal Deeside. One of Leah’s favourite things to do is explore new tracks and rides they have never been on before. During the rest of her free time, she likes to dabble in both photography and art, and will occasionally help look after some of the other horses on the yard.
Rhia started with Ashgrove Vets in September 2020 as a 1st year Student Vet Nurse through SRUC, having had no previous experience working in a veterinary practice, and so far is really enjoying it. Prior to this, she studied Animal Behaviour at Aberdeen University.
Out of work Rhia enjoys being kept busy with her 5 dogs. Her working Beardie Lola and her have lots of fun participating in agility where they have previously competed nationally.
Diane joined us as Group Manager at the beginning of December 2018 from another local veterinary practice where she worked for 14 years as Practice Manager. She will be taking care of the accounts and other administrative tasks as well as helping out at our new surgery at Peterculter.
When not at work, Diane enjoys endurance riding and hacking on her two horses, gardening and spending time with her dogs, cats, chickens, sheep, and her husband.
Brenda joined us as Practice Manager in 1999 but as of January 2019 commenced a new role as Front of House Manager. This will still enable her to enjoy her every day tasks due to the nature of her work which is a very varied role. She started here just helping out and volunteering on Saturday mornings.
She spends her spare time travelling to and participating in dog shows where she enjoys showing her three Golden Retrievers (who have all done very well for her over the past 18 years) and baking quite a bit.
Sandra has been a Receptionist with the practice for over 40 years.
She enjoys visits to the cinema, gardening and socialising with friends in her spare time.
Kath joined Ashgrove Vets early in 2017 as our Insurance Administrator when the pile of insurance claims were growing so fast the staff couldn’t keep up! Working “the late shift”, she enjoys the challenge of keeping these claims up to date, and spoiling the reception staff for their tea time cuppa.
In her spare time Kath enjoys being with her grandchildren and escaping to Nairn where she can be seen taking her crazy Chihuahua, Bailey, out for walks on the beach.
Rachel joined us as a Receptionist in mid June 2018 and appears to be settling in extremely well.
When not at work, Rachel spends a lot of time with her two rabbits and is a Dance Teacher at a Dancing School at weekends where she teaches young children to dance properly.
Charlotte joined us at Ashgrove last year as a Part Time Receptionist and is mainly based at our Peterculter surgery nowadays.
Charlotte grew up on a farm and after studying equine, she worked in both England and Australia training and travelling with racehorses internationally. She has a Patterdale Terrier and chickens at home.
Natalie joined us at Ashgrove as our Part Time Receptionist at our Peterculter surgery in 2020 but has since become full time. Before joining Ashgrove Vets, she worked in care for 13 years which she really enjoyed.
In her spare time she enjoys spending time with family and friends and her animals.
Victoria is a well known face around the practice as has done lots of work experience with us, EMS studies and is now also a Part Time Receptionist. She has been around the practice since 2013 and also helps out with Polish translations.
She is originally Polish and is currently studying to be a Veterinary Surgeon and is now in her final year at Vet School where her ambition is to work with small animals and exotics.
In her spare time, Victoria enjoys dancing with her university dance group, long distance running and travelling. At home she has a blue & gold Macaw called Ricci and two lovebirds called Kiwi & Mango.
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