Meet the team

A friendly and helpful staff.

Alan Mills (Practice Manager)

Alan Mills (Practice Manager)

Alan has been with the practice since 2007 having previously held senior management roles for over 20 years, most recently he has taken on a new further reaching role as a Director. He is ideally placed to keep a balance between a healthy business and healthy pets.

Russell Lees (Clinical Director)

Russell Lees (Clinical Director)

Russell qualified in 2005 as a Veterinary Surgeon. Before this he gained an Honours Degree in Zoology in 1993, he worked at various wildlife parks until he qualified as a vet and then concentrated on companion animals and has worked for the company since 2005, In 2011 Russell became one of the Directors/owners of Real Vets Ltd.

Lesley Thomas (Veterinary Surgeon)

Lesley Thomas (Veterinary Surgeon)

Lesley Qualified from Glasgow Vet School in 2004. She has a keen interest in medicine and has worked here since 2005.

Fiona Pattison (Veterinary Surgeon)

Fiona Pattison (Veterinary Surgeon)

Fiona qualified in 2000 from Glasgow Vet School, Fiona has a keen interest in general surgery.

Kathryn Smith (Veterinary Surgeon)

Kathryn Smith (Veterinary Surgeon)

Katy qualified from Glasgow Vet School in 2002 and has a keen interest in surgery and general medicine. Katy works mostly at our Beechwood practice.

Shona Burns (Veterinary Surgeon)

Shona Burns (Veterinary Surgeon)

Shona qualified as a Veterinary Surgeon in 2014.

Lucy Taylor (Veterinary Surgeon)

Lucy Taylor (Veterinary Surgeon)

Lucy qualified as a Veterinary Surgeon in 2016.

Sharon Smith (Head Nurse)

Sharon Smith (Head Nurse)

Sharon Qualified as a veterinary nurse in 2000. Sharon has a keen interterest in pet behaviour.

Gillian Sandford (Veterinary Nurse)

Gillian Sandford (Veterinary Nurse)

Gillian Qualified as a veterinary nurse in 2010. Gillian has a keen interterest in surgery. Gillian has a dog called Molly.

Kim McFarlane (Veterinary Nurse)

Kim McFarlane (Veterinary Nurse)

Kim Qualified as a veterinary nurse in 2000. Kim has a keen interest in surgery. Kim has a dog called Lola.

Ashley Crawford (Veterinary Nurse)

Ashley Crawford (Veterinary Nurse)

Ashley Qualified as a Veterinary nurse in 2013.

Laura Tarus (Veterinary Nurse)

Laura Tarus (Veterinary Nurse)

Laura qualified as a Veterinary nurse in 2008 and works mostly at our Beechwood practice.

Caitlin Barr (Training Veterinary Nurse)

Caitlin Barr (Training Veterinary Nurse)

Caitlin has been working hard to complete her training over the last three years and will qualify in the spring of 2020..

Abbie Ross (Training Veterinary Nurse)

Abbie Ross (Training Veterinary Nurse)

Abbie is currently training as a Veterinary Nurse. She is in her second year of training and is doing well.

Lorraine Barrett (Receptionist)

Lorraine Barrett (Receptionist)

Lorraine is our main receptionist at the Beechwood practice.

Wilma Stokes (Receptionist)

Wilma Stokes (Receptionist)

Wilma is our main receptionist at our Low Waters practice. Wilma has a Labrador called Thorn.

Elaine Mills (Accounts Manager)

Elaine Mills (Accounts Manager)

Elaine deals with all financial areas of the business. Elaine has a financial background and is office based so clients don’t get to see her very often.

Lee Marnock (Admin Manager)

Lee Marnock (Admin Manager)

Lee works in the background dealing with our administration. Lee has returned to work now that her family is a bit older,