Animal Nursing Assistant; Carla TaitCarla Biog Photo

Hi, I’m Carla. Despite being a lifelong animal lover, I originally wanted to work in business/marketing. Whilst studying Consumer Studies at University, I started volunteering weekly at the SSPCA as a hobby, and ended up continuing to volunteer for them for well over 2 years. It was during that time that I realised I could follow my real passion and work with animals. Since then I have worked in a pet shop, as a veterinary receptionist and went to college to attain a Pass With Distinction in HNC Animal Care.

Now I am thoroughly enjoying working as a Vet Nurse Assistant with the team at Animals 1st. Every day brings something different and I am constantly learning new things here. I love meeting and caring for all the different animals that come through the door. I hope to continue my studies in the future, and have just applied to study the Level 2 Certificate in Assisting Veterinary Surgeons in the Monitoring of Animal Patients Under Anaesthesia and Sedation.

I love nature and enjoying walking my rescue terrier, Judy, in my spare time. I also spend a fair amount of time looking after rescue dwarf rabbit Bonnie. My oldest pets are my two 7 year old goldfish.



 Registered Veterinary Nurse; Lucinda MacDonald RVN


Hi, I’m Luci, and I qualified as a Veterinary Nurse after successfully completing the Level 3 Diploma at Edinburgh College in 2014.

I have a cat called Pixie, a Sphynx I adopted last year, and I absolutely adore her! I had a Siamese cat growing up, and a variety of small furries throughout my childhood…and some fish, too. My favourite well known animal has to be Christian the Lion, a book about whom I read when I was on holiday in Kos last summer – a very interesting and enjoyable read, I might add :)

In the near future I intend to complete the ISFM Certificate in Feline Nursing.

If you’d like to join our team, please contact us here as we are always on the look out for new talented caring people to join our team!