Maria has a keen interest in all aspects of companion animal medicine and also enjoys surgery. Originally from Cork, she now loves in Dublin city with her husband, 2 small boys and their gentle long haired lurcher called Mac.
His areas of interest include orthopaedic and general surgery. Outside of the practice Paul is Dad to 2 boys and a girl and is a keen hill walker and windsurfer when he finds the time! Their little dog Ronnie, a black and white terrier, adopted from the practice is often to be found playing in the kennel area.
Ruth has a keen interest in managing the more complicated medical case and has attained the prestigious ‘Certificate in Small Animal Medicine’ through the Royal Veterinary College, London. She joins the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons List of Advanced Practitioners. Ruth’s own pet, Shewi, is a handsome fluffy cat she fell in love with while he was staying at the practice, looking for a new home.
Marta is currently studying for a certificate in Feline Medicine with the ISFM (International Society of Feline Medicine) in association with Sydney University. Martas’ own pet Colombo is a feisty one-eyed cat rescued from the practice.
Aoife comes from Dublin and graduated as a Veterinary Surgeon from UCD in 2019. Aoife started out her career in a mixed practice in Co. Clare, treating all animals big and small. She soon missed home so returned to Dublin to work as a Vet for the D.S.P.C.A for two years before joining our team in March 2022.
Nicola is also a fellow Dub! She has a Bachelor of Science degree in Zoology and a Masters in Immunology and Global Health. She then went on to work as a Veterinary Nurse for almost 6 years. Nicola went back to university to study to become a Vet and graduated in 2014. Nicola worked in the Pet Emergency Hospital for 12 years in total before joining our team full-time in 2021. She is also one of our practice’s certificate holders, having studied both Emergency and Critical Care and Anaesthesia at the University of Liverpool.
She enjoys the variety of nursing she practices daily in our busy practice. Another animal lover Alison has a particular soft spot for cats. She is very involved with homing the many stray animals that come through our doors and has a lovely rescue cat of her own called Martha.
Cati graduated as a Veterinary Surgeon in July 2022 in Valencia. Shortly after she decided to move to Ireland and started her career in a small animal practice on the northside of Dublin. Cati joined our team in March 2023 as our new inpatient Vet. !
Ava completed her BSc in Veterinary Nursing from Dundalk IT IN 2021 and spent time working and volunteering at veterinary practices before and during her studies. Another Dublin native Ava loves general nursing of cats and dogs.
Born and bred in Co. Leitrim, Roisin completed her studies in Athlone IT with a Bachelor of Science and Veterinary Nursing, followed by a level 8 in applied bioscience. Roisin started at the clinic soon after qualifying and has gone on to study Emergency and Critical Care Nursing having received her certificate in June 2022.
Katie, with the gift of the gab is our receptionist who has a passion for helping both people and animals. Katie graduated from DFE in Dun Laoghaire as an Animal Care Assistant in 2021. Having worked in St James hospital for a number of years she went back to study science to fulfill her lifelong dream of working with animals.
Shannon comes from Dublin and has had interests in varying career paths before finding her calling to work with animals. She graduated from Killester college as an Animal Care Assistant in 2020 and found work in a small animal hospital, where she worked for almost 2 years. Shannon joined the team in January 2022 and fell in love with our clients and patients here.
Rebecca, a former dog groomer, comes from Dublin and studied Animal Care at Killester College. Becky loves caring for our sick patients and making them feel safe and comfortable. She joined us in January 2022 while simultaneously performing at the panto at weekends- something she has been doing since a teenager!
She has a certificate in ‘Advanced Wildlife Veterinary Treatment’ and was nominated for the veterinary nurse of the year in 2017. She has a little dog called Ringo who regularly comes to the clinic with her.
We look for people who can communicate well with clients and have a helpful and compassionate demeanour in either of the following capacities: