Michelle Keith RVN
Registered Veterinary Nurse and Diabetes Advisor

Michelle qualified as a veterinary nurse in 2005 and has worked at Broadleys ever since.  She is a very competent and experienced nurse with a great depth of knowledge especially with regard to nursing medical cases.  This led her to complete further training to become a Diabetes Advisor, and her next goal is to complete a course on advanced anesthetic nursing.  Michelle enjoys the variety of the rota at Broadleys which involves work with both frontline and referral cases, including medical and surgical nursing and also radiography. 

In her spare time she is an avid reader with a particular interest in history (in which she is a fount of knowledge!).  In the winter she plays darts.  Her home is shared with Mini the Whippet


Jennifer 2Jennifer McFarlane RVN
Registered Veterinary Nurse and Student Nurse Clinical Coach

Jennifer qualified as a veterinary nurse in 2009 after gaining practical experience in Paisley and Aldershot.  She came to Broadleys in 2010.  In addition to her nursing duties she makes time to guide and supervise the student nurses who train at the hospital.  She is currently mentoring two students.  Jennifer loves that everyday at work is different.  She particularly enjoys radiography and looking after the in-patient, finding nursing animals back to health truly rewarding.

Most of Jennifer’s spare time is taken up with her two horses in Stirling and four back home on Bute. She also has two cats:  Hercules and three-legged Smudge.


Stephanie 2Stephanie Dinning RVN
Registered Veterinary Nurse

Stephanie graduated in 2011 from Edinburgh’s Telford College and joined Broadleys the same year.  After maternity leave she returned in 2014 to a new role, which enables her to maintain a happy work/life balance.  She works mainly with the in-patients and in the MRI suite.   Stephanie delights in caring for the in-patients and those recovering from surgery, and being kept on the go from start to finish of every shift.

Outside work she likes to spend time with her family which includes her young son, five dogs and two cats.


Philippa 2Philippa Robinson RVN
Registered Veterinary Nurse

Philippa completed her nursing studies in South Africa at the University of Pretoria Small Animal Hospital.  Her DVN qualification is recognised in this country, allowing her to become a Registered Veterinary Nurse in the UK as well.   She has worked in a number of large veterinary hospitals in the UK and brings a great breadth of experience to the Broadleys nursing team.  Philippa enjoys the variety of work available to veterinary nurses at Broadleys, and finds great satisfaction in caring for patients.  Her main interests are orthopaedics and neurology. 

In her free time, she enjoys the outdoors and can usually be found up a hill.


Sarah 2Sarah Hamilton RVN
Registered Veterinary Nurse and Exotic Spcies Advisor

Sarah qualified in 2003 and spent the next ten years locum nursing across the UK.  During this time she worked with a variety of species, including bears and monkeys.  She also qualified as a marine medic and can be called on to assist with sealife emergencies such as distressed dolphins and beached whales.  In 2012 she added an extra qualification in nursing exotic species and brought all this experience to the nursing team at Broadleys when she joined in 2014.

Outside work she likes to spend time with her characterful, street dog, Mila who was rescued by a veterinary colleague.


Mhairi 2Mhairi Eccles RVN
Registered Veterinary Nurse

Mhairi joined Broadleys in February 2016 as a second year student veterinary nurse and sat her final exams the following month.  After a short anxious wait she learned that she had passed and would be allowed to apply immediately to the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons for her RVN status.  Having been supported and encouraged by the rest of the nursing team, Mhairi has moved quickly up to speed on Broadleys' exacting protocols and looks forward to broadening her experience, especially in the care of small exotic species.

Two guinea pigs at home vie with Bear, the rescued dog for Mhairi's love and attention.