Dr Shane Murray
Veterinary Surgeon VS BVMS MRC
Owner of the Practice - Shane qualiﬁed from Glasgow University as a vet in 1997. He opened the doors of Braemar Veterinary Clinic in September 2005. He has practiced in England and Australia and thoroughly enjoys the thrills and challenges that come with running a veterinary practice. In his spare time, of which he doesn’t have much, he takes pleasure in the odd game of golf, reading, and jogging. He has a cat called Sue who resides at the clinic and keeps an eye on things.
Judith came to the Practice in 2013 following many years working in the health industry and a lifetime shared with animals. The opportunity to work in a veterinary practice ﬁts well with her passion for all things four legged! She shares her home with a small menagerie of children, ponies dogs and cats and comes to work for a rest!
Stephanie stepped in to cover maternity leave and has been a super addition to the Braemar Reception Team. After a year with us she has just successfully gained a place at the London Veterinary college and Braemar provided the perfect work experience she needed to help secure her dream career working with all creatures great and small, we look forward to seeing Steph back here to help out from time to time in the future.
Cattery and Kennel Assistant
Beth is our cat lady who behind the scenes in support of the Nursing Team looks after the cattery cats and the various pets who are hospitalised at Braemar. Beth is an unsung hero of the Braemar Team whose dedication behind the scenes the vets and Nurses couldn’t do without. At home Beth has two dogs, Boe and Jessie and two gerbals, Noodle aWeekend Cattery and Kennel assistantnd Norman.
Weekend Cattery and Kennel Assistant
Weekends at Braemar can be just as busy as midweek and the clinic is fortunate to have dedicated back up from Ellen who has supported the Nurses every Saturday for the last few years. Ellen is studying hard for a career working with animals and is a valuable member of our team.
Dr Kate Fitzpatrick
Veterinary Surgeon BvetMed MRCVS
Full-time Vet - Kate qualiﬁed in Edinburgh University in 1999 and came to star working in mixed animal practice before coming to Braemar in 2007. Kate lives in Bangor with her daughter Ella and has two cats Monkey and Baggy who are regulars here at the Braemar cattery when Kate’s oﬀ on holidays. Kate and Ella enjoy winter skiing and summer sailing. In 2015 she was nominated for Vet of the Year in the prestigious Pet Plan Awards.
Lesley O'Neill Murray
Veterinary Nurse VS BVMS MRC
Lesley qualiﬁed as a veterinary nurse in 2008 at Greenmount College and has been working in mixed practice in Northern Ireland before coming to Braemar. In 2015 Lesley was awarded the coveted Hills Veterinary Nurse of the Year. Lesley has a particular interest in all things feline and loves caring for all the cats in our cattery. When she’s not at Braemar you will ﬁnd Lesley taking care of her horse Ben or chillaxing with her cats and little terrier Sally.
Student Veterinary Nurse VS BVMS MRC
Previously Gina has been at college studying Animal Management whilst helping out at Braemar’s busy reception but she has just embarked on her training with us to become a Veterinary Nurse. Working at Braemar has given her all the experience of working in a busy veterinary clinic mixing with the pets and their owners and is delighted now to be moving to the next stage of her training. At home she has a cat called Smokey and at the weekend Gina is a horse racing fan and likes to attend the racing meets around the country.
Rachel joined the practice in 2013 after she returned to live in Northern Ireland, she had previously been working in a busy mixed practice in Cheshire and brings lots of valuable experience to her role within the clinic. Now a Mummy Rachel splits her spare time between her daughter Betsie and her two cats Ebony and Moe
Dr Danielle Magill
P Cert (SAM) MRCVS
Danielle qualiﬁed from University College Dublin in 2005 and came to Braemar after working for six years in a mixed animal practice. Danielle enjoys walking on the beaches close to her home with her Golden Labrador called Doris. Last year she passed her small animal exams and is now Danielle Magill GP Cert (SAM) MRCVS. Congratulations Danielle !
Veterinary Nurse VS BVMS MRC
Dog loving lady Roisin, qualiﬁed as a Veterinary Nurse at Greenmount College and has worked in veterinary practices in England and Northern Ireland, and is an experienced horse rider. She can’t imagine life without animals, and according to her mum, Roisi¬n has loved animals from childhood & has always had a house full of pets. The owner of doggies, Cara, Scrappy and specs, Roisin spends her free time gardening, playing football and walking her dog
Darragh has been helping in the practice since he was at school and then he attended Greenmount College before returning back to Braemar. At home he has a small pack of dogs, Dr Gonzo, Dyson, Muppet, Cb and Baxter so coming to work every day is home from home. Darragh was previously involved in dog agility training and so keeps a keen eye on the health and welfare of many of our overweight pets.
Linda has completed courses in animal care at BIFHA in 2005, and veterinary care at the Northern Regional College, joining us as her placement practice. She then came to us as a full time nurse after completing this course. Now she’s a busy mother of two gorgeous girls and a little cat called Penny who Linda took in as a stray