Everyone at our practice is committed to providing you with the very best in pet healthcare. Our devotion and dedication to caring for animals is evident in and outside of work and so our veterinary team bring a wealth of experience to the practice. They have individually obtained high standards of professional qualifications making them all best placed to contribute to the Braemar Veterinary standard we pride ourselves in delivering.

Shane Murray 

Kate Fitzpatrick 

Danielle Magill 

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.

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.

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 !

Judith Evans 

Lesley O’Neill 

Roisin McClenaghan 

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!

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

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

Why Us

 It was Shane’s ambition 10 years ago to deliver Five Star veterinary care when he carefully selected his team of vets and nurses.  Each member of staff at Braemar have their own pets, who are much loved and cherished members of their families, so they all understand the value of each pet to the family who love them and trust us to look after them.

Delivering high quality veterinary care brings its own rewards, many of the staff have been nominated for professional  awards and Lesley has won the very prestigious Veterinary Nurse of the Year award. It’s no surprise that the original team of Darragh, Roisin and Kate formed soon after our doors opened in 2005 still remain with us.

Over the years  we’ve grown and opened our second clinic in Dunmurry. We are privileged to have a first rate reputation because of our high standards of medicine and surgery from our experienced vets. We are proud of our cutting edge facilities and our compassionate Vets, Nurses, Receptionists and a Practice Manager who are all dedicated and passionate about pets.







Many of our pets live long and happy lives but many pet owners experience the sadness of finding their pet has been diagnosed with cancer.

Tragically half of all dogs and a third of cats over 10 years old will die from cancer. After trauma, cancer is the number one cause of death for pets over 2 years old. When faced with this diagnosis what people seek most of all is information, options and reassurance.

There have been so many advancements in human cancer treatment and Veterinary oncology is closely following human trends.

At Braemar, our experienced vets focus on offering informed advice and a variety of treatment choices to petowners who want to know what exists in modern cancer care for their pet. We aim to advance oncology in dogs and cats with the same enthusiasm, innovation, integrity and pride, as we have for our other disciplines.

We believe in improving the quality of animals’ lives and ending cancer in pets drives all we do.

The great news is that modern chemotherapy is tolerated extremely well by most pets with few side effects and many pets respond extremely well to the cancer treatment.

If you are worried about any unusual lumps or bumps then don’t hesitate to just give us a call.