MEET THE TEAM
James and Carol – In 1986 James secured a place at Glasgow University Vet School and he qualified in 1991. He went on to work for four years in mixed practice where he gained experience working with both large and small animals – here he also met Carol!
In 1995 he moved to Dundee to work with the PDSA as a Veterinary Officer. Whilst at the PDSA he dealt with lots of trauma cases on a daily basis as well as a wide and varied surgical caseload. His ambition to run his own practice was finally realized when James and Carol took the plunge and moved their young family to Polmont in 2002. Any spare time James has is spent walking the dogs, cooking and baking, and making a few trips each season to the Emirates Stadium to watch his team Arsenal play.
Carol is self-confessed ‘Animal Daft’ and always has been. Having gained experience at the same mixed practice as James, Carol gained entry to Myerscough Agricultural College in Preston and qualified as a Veterinary Nurse in 1995.
On qualifying Carol moved to work in a mixed practice in Perth. As the only Vet Nurse working with five vets she quickly gained the experience and knowledge necessary to ensure the smooth running of a busy practice – experience that stood her in good stead when it came to opening Polmont Veterinary Clinic. When not working Carol enjoys walking her dogs, gardening and spending time with her kids.
Any spare time James has is spent walking the dogs, cooking and baking, and making a few trips each season to the Emirates Stadium to watch his team Arsenal play.
Qualified from Edinburgh University in 2006, joined us in 2016
Qualified from St Georges University in the West Indies in 2009 and completed her Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons exams in 2010. She worked in the practice first as a locum in 2013, then joined us full time in 2015. Nicki is currently working on a Certificate in Feline Medicine which should be complete in 2019.
Graduated from Glasgow University Vet School in 1994. She joined us in April 2018 having most recently worked at the Dogs Trust and Edinburgh Veterinary Hospital. She has completed a foundation course in Acupuncture and has two Post Graduate Diplomas in Learning and Teaching and Business Management.
When not working Carol enjoys walking her dogs, gardening and spending time with her kids. Graduated 1995
Joined us in 2008 and qualified as a Veterinary Nurse in 2009, in 2016 she became our Head Nurse and has recently completed training as a Clinical Coach for student nurses.
Joined us on placement as a student, qualified as a Veterinary Nurse in 2016, currently working on a Feline Nursing Certificate run by the International Cat Care organisation.
Qualified as a Veterinary Nurse in 2012 and joined us in the same year. Julia is a Clinical Coach and is involved with training of student nurses.
Qualified as a Veterinary Nurse in 1995, joined us when we set up the practice in 2002 and has been with us ever since.
Joined us in January 2018, she qualified in November 2017
Meghan Henderson (student Vet Nurse)
Joined us in January 2018, she is currently doing the Diploma in Veterinary Nursing and is more than half way through her first year. She will be due to qualify in summer 2019.
ANIMAL & CLIENT CARE TEAM:
A member of the Brown family, Zaffa is a black lab who is keen on the health and care of the animals who visit the practice. He regularly donates blood to those who need it and is a constant friendly furry member of the Polmont team.