Together with the partners, the veterinary surgeons deliver a team approach towards resolution of any pet’s health problem.  Their cumulative experience and knowledge makes exceptional all-round care available to your pet.


Cath McLaren 2Catherine McLaren BVM&S MRCVS
Associate Veterinary Surgeon

Catherine graduated from Edinburgh University Veterinary School in 1992 and has worked in Stirling ever since.  She has been a part of Broadleys since it opened in 1995, and continues to provide continuity for many families and their pets.  Catherine is very experienced in all aspects of general practice small animal veterinary medicine.

Away from Broadleys, Catherine is a keen walker - the West Highland Way being one of her accomplishments.  As her two children are now older her passion for walking has taken her to parts of Europe and Africa.  At home she is content to walk her three dogs:  Dora the Labrador and Mia and Peggy both Border Terriers.

 

Laurie 2Laurie Esparon BVM&S MRCVS
Associate Veterinary Surgeon   

Laurie graduated from Edinburgh University Veterinary School in 2012. Following graduation she spent four months in the Seychelles, volunteering for the Seychelles SPCA, assisting with a neutering program and treating animals with an array of conditions including leptospirosis and parvovirus, two of the diseases we vaccinate dogs against in this country.  On her return to the UK Laurie worked in a busy ten-vet small animal hospital in Lichfield before moving back to Scotland in 2014 when she joined Broadleys.

Away from the hospital, Laurie indulges her artistic side, playing the flute in an Edinburgh orchestra and enjoying all the culture Edinburgh has to offer.  Jack the cat shares Laurie’s home - he was rescued and nursed back to health by Laurie at her Lichfield practice.

 

Amy 2

Amy Lawson BVSc MRCVS
Associate Veterinary Surgeon

Amy graduated from Bristol University Veterinary School in 2013.  She next undertook an internship at a large South West referral practice, learning from specialists in a variety of disciplines and with a focus on emergency and critical care.  Following that she moved to Kent and worked as the primary branch vet assiciated with a busy hospital.  She brought her experience home to Scotland to grow it further when she joined Broadleys in 2016.  Amy's particular interest in veterinary medicine and working up complicated cases will be well utilised.

In her free time Amy enjoys baking, hillwalking and the company of friends and family.  At home Monty, the rescued cat, rules the household.

  

Katie 2Katie Goldie BVSc MVM CertVr MRCVS
Locum and weekend emergency Veterinary Surgeon

Katie graduated from Bristol University Veterinary School in 1982. She initially worked in small animal practice, before returning to Glasgow Vet school to complete further training in Surgery and Radiology, alongside specialists in these fields. Her surgical talents were utilised to great effect as she worked for many years within a small animal charity. In 2008 she decided to take on new challenges when she became self-employed, specialising in out-of-hours work, and also working in London as an elected member of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons.

Katie shares her home with a cat called Bagpus, a cockatiel called Nipper and two horses, Indy and Chester.  She spends her days off walking and riding, and her evenings at the theatre or live music events.

 

 

Judy 2Judy Taggart BVMS MRCVS
Locum Veterinary Surgeon

Judy graduated from Glasgow University Veterinary School in 1992. She then moved to the South East of England, where she worked in small animal practice for 12 years, amassing a wealth of experience.  She returned to Scotland in 2005 and has locumed regularly for Broadleys ever since.  She enjoys all aspects of small animal general practice.

Before having children Judy was a keen horse rider and cellist, but now her time is filled with her two children, assisting her husband with his dental practice and renovating their house - the third house renovation in ten years!