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 Durrant 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.

 

Jacqs Mac Web editJacqueline MacInnes RVN 
Registered Veterinary Nurse / Pet Insurance Advisor 

Jacqueline qualified as a veterinary nurse from Telford College way back in 1999 making her one of the most experienced nurses at Broadleys. Jacqueline started working in the veterinary field before that though in 1995 and after qualifying worked for 14 years in a mixed animal practice. Although she knew she would miss the large animal side of veterinary practice she decided to hang her wellies up in 2013 after the arrival of her daughter and opt for small animal practice only. At Broadleys, as well as nursing, Jacqueline handles all of your insurance claims which is a very rewarding job. She also has a keen interest in geriatric pet nursing and endocrinology which inevitably cross paths frequently.

Jacqueline spends her home life with her husband and daughter as well as 2 gorgeous ginger Tom cats and a daft dog called Scooby who’s official Sunday name is Rupert!!

  

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.

 

Carrie 1 Carrie Blair (BSc Hons) RVN
Registered Veterinary Nurse and Oral Care Advisor 

Carrie joined the Broadleys team in May 2017, qualifying at Edinburgh Napier University shortly after as a Registered Veterinary Nurse. Whilst it was the busy and challenging referral aspect that attracted her to the role, she also greatly enjoys spending time with patients in the wards. Carrie ensures they are as happy as they can be and won’t give up until she see’s a waggy tail! Carrie has a particularly interest in laboratory diagnostics and carrying out radiography. In future, she hopes to advance her skills by undertaking a further qualification in emergency and critical care nursing. 

When not working or socialising with friends, she spends most of her time caring for her naughty and very greedy beagle, Leo, her rabbit, Mika and bearded dragon, Jared.

 

Melody 1 Melody Flinn RVN
Registered Veterinary Nurse 

Melody qualified in 2017 after studying at North East Scotland College for her nursing Diploma. She continued to work in Aberdeen at her training practice for a further 5 months before joining Broadleys. Melody loves the variety of her job and is excited to grow as a nurse in clinical practice and gain experience in a hospital environment. She especially enjoys working with the specialists in surgery, and the radiography and MRI departments

Out of work she enjoys seeing friends and family, travelling and spending time at home with my two ‘tuxedo’ (black and white) cats, Tinie and Tempah. 

 

Ruth 1Ruth McEwan  RVN
Registered Veterinary Nurse 

Ruth initially joined Broadleys as a student nurse, training for over a year, she became a fully qualified veterinary nurse in May 2018 after sitting exams in April. Now qualified Ruth would like to broaden her skills in dog behavior.

Her whole worlds are her 3 Labradors Frankie, Ghillie and Maggie, who she bred herself. When she is not at work she loves spending her time walking in the highlands with her girls with plenty of coffee and cake stops. When it’s too snowy for walking Ruth enjoys skiing.

 

Debbie 1 Web Edit Debbie Rennie  RVN
Registered Veterinary Nurse 

Debbie joined Broadleys November 2018. She enjoys the variety of roles within Broadleys but particularly enjoys preparing patients for surgery along with performing radiographs/CT imaging. Debbie qualified as a Veterinary Nurse in 2015, after completing her studies at North Highland College Thurso. She is originally from Aberdeenshire where she previously worked in a range of general practices, to broaden her nursing skills.

In her free time she loves spending time with friends and family, enjoys exploring outdoors and plays basketball for Stirling Panthers.

 

Lauren Wilson Web editLauren Wilson RVN
Registered Veterinary Nurse 

After becoming a fully qualified veterinary nurse from Edinburgh Napier University in June 2018 Lauren joined Broadleys in August 2019. She has a particular interest in feline medicine and is using her current knowledge to help the practice develop into an awarded cat friendly clinic. Her favourite place at work is the cat ward where she likes to make sure the patients are happy and comfortable.

Outside of work she takes care of her rescue, ragdoll cat, Martin and enjoys horse riding and yoga.

 

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Claire Lauder RVN
Registered Veterinary Nurse

Clair grew up with lots of different pets, which sparked her passion to work with animals. She joined Broadleys as a student nurse in August 2019 and graduated as a veterinary nurse from Edinburgh Napier University in October 2019. She enjoys the rotation around every department within the practice but her main priority is patient care.

Claire spend her spare time taking her Labrador, Angus, on long country walks, horse riding or spending time with her two cats Lily and Nala.

 

Zoe Clark web eiditZoe Clark RVN
Registered Veterinary Nurse 

Zoe qualified as a veterinary nurse in 2018 from SRUC Barony. She worked in a small mixed practice before moving from her home in Dumfries and joining Broadleys in September 2019. She loves the wide variety of roles at the practice but particularly enjoys being in the wards, nursing long term patients back to health.

When Zoe isn’t at home with her cat, Jack, she enjoys being outdoors and keeping fit. Her favourite place to explore is the west of Scotland, especially the Outer Hebrides. 

 

Alana armstrong web editAlana Armstrong RVN
Registered Veterinary Nurse 

Alana qualified as a veterinary nurse in 2017 and joined Broadleys in 2018. She has 3 dogs of her own, a Staffordshire Bull Terrier called Riley, a Brittany called Elgin and a Miniature Poodle called Bramble, which she hopes to breed at some point soon.

When she is at home she enjoys spending time with her partner and her pets.

 

Kristi 1 Kristi Cherry   
Student Veterinary Nurse 

Kristi joined Braodleys in September 2018 while studying a BSc Veterinary Nursing Degree. She works part time around her studies and once she graduates in June 2020 she will join the team full time as a Registered Veterinary Nurse. Kristi has a particular interest in Anesthesia and Specialised nursing.

Outside of work her interests include looking after her own dog, a cockapoo Luna and horse riding.