Meet the Staff

At Lamond Veterinary Clinic we pride ourselves on providing expert veterinary care, a modern purpose build premises, and most importantly a client friendly service.

Whether your pet requires life saving emergency treatment, or just a nail clip and annual ‘MOT’, our fully trained staff are more than happy to help in any way required.

And with 7 vets, 10 nurses, and 4 receptionists, we are able to draw on over 100 years of vetting experience, so you can rest assured that there isn’t much we haven’t seen by now!

Areas of specialist interest:

Because we want to provide you with the best possible service, our team constantly undergo further training and assessments. As a result of this we are pleased to say that within our staff we have certificate holders in small animal ophthalmology, small animal behaviour, and members of staff actively working towards further specialisation in cardiology, and small animal medicine.

 

Harry Haworth BVM&S, MRCVS

Vet Surgeon & Director

Harry qualified as a veterinary surgeon from the Royal (Dick) Veterinary College in Edinburgh in 1979. He started his professional career in Ayrshire at a mainly agricultural practice before joining the Lamond Veterinary Clinic in 1980 when it was located in Bank Street, Midcalder. His main interest and focus of attention was the busy small animal side of the practice, although he did enjoy the variety of some farm work before the practice gave up this aspect of the business in 1996. Harry still gets satisfaction from both the medical and surgical aspects of practice as well as sharing the day to day management of a busy practice.

Harry’s hobbies include keeping reasonably fit at the gym or preferably, weather permitting, some hill walking – which saw him complete the Munro challenge in 2016. He also enjoys being active in Bathgate Rotary which gives a good mix of social and charity fund raising.

Harry has two grown up daughters and is also a proud grandfather. After many years of working with the SSPCA Harry was invited to become a Director in 2005, and is now currently chairman of the society. This has given an interesting insight into all aspects of the charity at a time when the Society is going through many changes to greatly improve its ability to respond to all the demands of improving animal welfare in Scotland.

 

 

Michael McCallum BVM&S, MRCVS, GP Cert (Ophthal)

Vet Surgeon & Director

Michael graduated from the Royal (Dick) Vet School in 2006 and spent a couple of years in small animal practice in Lancashire before returning north to join the team at Lamond in January 2009. Michael enjoys the challenges of all aspects of small animal practice, and in 2011 gained his general practictioners certificate in ophthalmology.

In 2014 he became Director of the practice, which has allowed him to help continue to guide the business in a forward thinking manner.

When he’s not working, he enjoys trying his hand at most sports, and hopes to add a sprint triathalon to this list in the near future. He also has a fond love of woodwork, guitar playing (badly) and photography. In fact the hardest bit is trying to fit in all his hobbies.

 

 

Richard Sinclair BVM&S, MRCVS

Vet Surgeon & Director

Richard graduated from the Royal (Dick) Vet School in 2007 and after spending 3 years in mixed practice in the Scottish highlands moved to England to work at a small animal charity practice. However the lure of the homeland was too much and July 2011 saw Richard returning north to join the team at Lamond, before becoming a Director in July 2016.

While enjoying the challenges of all aspects of companion animal veterinary medicine Richard harbours an interest in cardiology and is currently working towards his advanced veterinary certificate in this field.

Outside work Richard enjoys an active lifestyle going to the gym, rock climbing and touring on his motorcycle.

 

 

Hannah Curl BVM&S, MRCVS

Veterinary Surgeon

Hannah graduated from the Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies in 2015 and started work at a busy small animal practice in County Durham before joining Lamond in 2016.

Hannah enjoy the very varied nature of veterinary work and is particularly interested in the field of Internal Medicine.

Outside of work she loves walking, road cycling, being a part of her local church and spending time with her husband and five indoor Guinea Pigs.

 

Andrew MacLaughlan BVM&S, MRCVS

Veterinary Surgeon

Andrew graduated from the ‘Dick’ Vet in Edinburgh in 1995, and has been involved in small animal practice ever since. His areas of special interest are surgery and in particular orthopaedics. He completed an internship at Glasgow vet school in 1999, a post-graduate study in canines osteoarthritis  at Liverpool and is due to complete a post-graduate certificate in small animal surgery later this year. In his rare moments of spare time Andrew enjoys a round of golf.

 

 

Emily Cope BVM&S, MRCVS

Veterinary Surgeon

Emily qualified from the Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Medicine in 2007. She worked in small animal and exotics practice initially,  before coming to work for Lamond in 2013. Emily has a young and energetic cat called Pixel and two cockatiels (Birdy and Brandy) that are all rescue animals. She and her husband also own several newts!

Emily enjoys hill walking and running in her spare time.

 

Fiona Brockbank BVM&S, MRCVS

Veterinary Surgeon

Fiona qualified from Glasgow University Veterinary School in 2008.  She spent her first seven years after graduation in small animal practice in Ayrshire.  Fiona moved to join the team at Lamond in January of 2016 where she currently works part-time whilst raising her young family.

Fiona enjoys the general practitioner aspect of veterinary life with the wide range and variety of cases seen on a daily basis.

She currently has three cats who are all rescues which makes for a busy household along with the kids.

 

Fiona Darling RVN, VN Cert (ECC), BSc (hons)

Senior Veterinary Nurse

Fiona graduated as a Veterinary Nurse from Napier University in July 2006 with an honours degree in Veterinary Nursing. She joined the team in May 2006, and was appointed to the position of Head Nurse in 2010. Fiona qualified as an assessor for student veterinary nurses in autumn 2009 and really enjoys helping the next generation of student through their courses. Fiona has a keen interest in Emergency and Critical Care Nursing and is currently completing a certificate in this subject area. In September 2014 Fiona returned to Borneo, Malaysia to spend four weeks working in an orangutan rehabilitation centre, where she had previously volunteered in May 2008. She had the trip of a life time and loved working with the orangutans, all other animals and meeting lots of new people from around the world. ‘It was a great experience living and working in a rainforest and learning about a new culture, even though there were lots of huge spiders!!’. She hopes to do more travelling in the future. Out with work Fiona has a keen interest in music and is a member of two different orchestras where she regularly plays the cello in concerts across Edinburgh. She lives with her partner David, Miniature Dachshund Ruby (pictured) and 2 cats Ernie and Bert who were rehomed from Cats Protection several years ago.

 

Lisa Conlon RVN

Veterinary Nurse

Lisa trained at Telford College in Edinburgh and passed her nursing exams with merit in December 2006. She joined the practice in 2007 and is now one of the senior veterinary nurses within the practice. Her areas of interest lie in surgical nursing, anaesthesia and radiology. Lisa’s role in clinical coaching allows here to train our student veterinary nurses. Outside of work Lisa keeps snakes and horses, and regularly competes in dressage competitions.

 

Corrine Ivory RVN

Veterinary Nurse

Corrine started at Lamond Vet clinic in 2010 as a student from Edinburgh’s Telford College and became an employee in 2012 as a block release student before fully qualifying as a veterinary Nurse in August 2013. Prior to this Corinne worked in Boots the Chemist as a sales advise. Corrine chose to follow a career in veterinary nursing because of her passion for animals, and continues to love her job, working hard to ensure that the animals under her care receive the best care and attention. Corrine has a particular interest in emergency/critical care, and anaesthesia. She also hopes to become an assessor for student veterinary nurses in the future. Her interests outside of work include spending time with family and friends, baking and various exercise classes.

 

Louise Dick RVN

Veterinary Nurse

Louise graduated from the University of Stirling in 1998 with an Honours degree in English Language and Literature but soon pursued her first interest of working with animals. After working as a volunteer for a year in an animal protection shelter in North Carolina USA Louise came home and enrolled for her second degree in the Veterinary Nursing programme in 2002 at Napier University. Once qualified she worked in a small veterinary practice in Edinburgh before having an extended career break to have her two children. Louise joined the team at Lamond in 2010. Louise lives locally with her husband, two children and two huge black cats, and enjoys reading, baking, sewing, various crafts and jewellery making in her spare time.

 

Susan Gowans RVN, PG Dip AS (Cabc), Cert AAB, VN Cert (ECC)

Veterinary Nurse

Susan began her career in vet nursing at Telford College in 1994 during which her one week placement at Lamond vet clinic was very quickly extended to full time employment. Since qualifying in 1997 Susan has gained a British Veterinary Nursing Qualification in dog and cat behaviour, which progressed to her gaining a certificate in Applied Animal Behaviour as well as a Post Graduate diploma in companion animal behaviour from Southampton University. Since graduating from Southampton she has completed a certificate in the Clinical Application of Pheromone Therapy and lately has been studying towards a certificate in emergency and critical care nursing. Susan lives with her daughter and Staffordshire bull terriers Finlay and Stella, rabbits Jody and Bella and Holly the cat.

 

Fiona Warn RVN

Veterinary Nurse

Fiona first started working in veterinary clinics in 2003. After gaining a degree in Animal Health and Care she went on to train as a Veterinary Nurse and qualified in 2010. Since the she has worked in clinics in Australia, Newcastle and London before returning to Lamond in 2015. Fiona enjoys all aspects of nursing, but in particular medical nursing.
Fiona has been passionate about animals since a young age. She grew up the Isle of Lewis where she helped on the family croft. She has a young daughter and likes to spend any time with friends and family, listening to music and eating out.

 

Gillian Russell RVN

Veterinary Nurse

Gillian joined the team at Lamond in 2011 as a student, before qualifying in 2013 from Edinburgh’s Telford college. She has an interest in exotic nursing, especially rabbits, and runs our Rabbit Awareness Week each spring. She is also working towards a certificate in veterinary nursing of exotic species. When not in work she lives surrounded by her dog, 3 cats, 2 chinchilla and guinea pigs.

 

Lara Connell RVN

Veterinary Nurse

Lara qualified in Australia in 2011 and started working with Lamond Vets in March 2015 after moving to Edinburgh in June 2014. She became a UK registered Nurse after sitting her OSCE exams in June 2016 which was a completely different style of examinations compared to back home in Australia!
Lara’s interests lie in animal behaviour and she is aiming to enroll on a course at Edinburgh University to study Clinical Animal Behaviour.
When she’s not at work cuddling all your fur babies Lara is at home with her little recovering paraplegic cat, Jack, and trying not to get bitten (sometimes failing) by her housemate’s, and fellow colleague’s, four ferrets!
Lara plays American Football for the Edinburgh Wolves Women’s team, which keeps her pretty fit but also leaves her a little bruised come Monday mornings!

 

Linn Johansen RVN

Veterinary Nurse

Linn is our Norwegian nurse who studied at the College of Animal Welfare and started here as a student in early 2014 before she joined our permanent team in September 2015.
Before she came to the UK in 2010 she lived in the south of France for 9 years and is now fluent in Norwegian, English and French!
During her studies her main hobby was horse riding and she enjoyed eventing and show jumping every weekend for 8 years.
Now she spends her spare time with her four rescue ferrets Ripley, Feargul, Woozle and Biffer Reekie as well as travelling back to Norway to visit her family.

 

Rachael Welsh RVN

Veterinary Nurse

Rachael qualified from Edinburgh College with a diploma in Veterinary Nursing in 2015. She began her career as a student in 2012 and later became employed in 2014. Rachael has a strong interest in medical nursing and nursing clinics, mainly weight management consultations.

In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her friends and taking part in dog agility training and competitions.

 

Lucy Beattie RVN

Veterinary Nurse

Lucy joined the practice in 1996 as a receptionist, but quickly moved into veterinary nursing upon realising her passion for the profession.  After qualifying in 2000, Lucy worked full-time up until starting a family in 2005.

She has continued to work part-time hours since then and is currently completing her Emergency Critical Care qualification.  Lucy lives at home with her husband and three children, along with 2 dogs and a cat – so is kept very busy!

 

Diane Gordon

Receptionist

Diane has been a friendly and familiar face at reception since 2003.  Over the years she has seen many ups and downs with her own animals; sadly losing her cat Taz and wonderful dog Harvey in the same year, and still misses them very much. She now has a cheeky rescue cat from the SSPCA called Hobnob.

Diane is now part-time, spending as much time as possible with her two lovely granddaughters.

 

 

Sally Thomson

Receptionist

Sally joined the practice in August 2008 as a valuable member of our reception staff. Sally started as full-time in reception and later moved to part-time to spend more time with her 3 children and  3 grandchildren.

Sally lives at home with her partner and son, also her pet tortoise Tori.

She enjoys walking in her spare time and was present at Harry’s final Munro in 2016 and this has inspired her to participate in more Munro adventures with the Lamond staff.

 

Marianne Lynch

Receptionist

Marianne is our only full-time receptionist and has worked here since August 2011. She spent 10 years working in Boston, USA before coming back to the UK. She enjoys working with the public and of course getting to interact with all the animals.

She lives locally with her husband and 2 teenage daughters and her big slobbery Cane Corso(Italian Mastiff) Dusk. Outside of work Marianne enjoys long walks in the countryside, and tries to keep fit with weekly boxercise and pilates classes.

 

Jacqui McLean

Receptionist

Jacqui has been a client with our practice for 25 years, since 1991, when she registered her first dog, Cindy with us.  She joined our Reception team in June 2015 as a part time Receptionist, working Monday to Wednesdays.  Jacqui  has 3 Ragdoll cats.  Misha, who is the eldest and a Blue Mitted Colourpoint, Layla, who is almost the same age and a Flame Tabby colourpoint and last but no means least her only boy Dave Ja Vu who is a Blue Bicolourpoint.   Jacqui enjoys going to cat shows as a spectator and meeting up with cat breeders and owners she has met through her own Ragdoll facebook group.

 

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