Our vets have over 50 years of experience between them in veterinary medicine and surgery, and are constantly attending courses and training to keep up to date with the latest advances in veterinary care.
BVMS GPCert Ophthal, PGCert SAOphthal, MRCVS
I joined Animals 1st in June 2016 to take over from Heather as Senior Vet.
I qualified in 1997 from Glasgow Vet School, and after a short spell in equine only practice, returned to mixed practice for the next few years. A job as a Government vet followed during the 2001 Foot and Mouth epidemic, and after 5 years I decided the paperwork was all too much and headed back to small animal practice.
I spent an enjoyable period in the mid-noughties as a cattle vet in Cumbria, followed by a short stint as a veterinary advisor for a major veterinary pharmaceutical company. From this I went to become the veterinary advisor for another large animal company, and then in 2008 returned to full time small animal clinical work.
I gained my GP Certificate in Ophthalmology in 2010, and continued to study in this area being awarded my Post Graduate Certificate in 2016.
When I’m not working, I enjoy a bit of clay pigeon shooting, riding my horse Alfie, (or my Ducati motorbike), take some photos and occasionally put my feet up with a glass of wine and our two rescue cats Georgie and Oscar.
Veterinary Surgeon; Dr. Jen Campbell
Since graduating from the University of Glasgow Veterinary School I have worked in small animal practices in Leicester, Edinburgh, Oldham and East Lothian where I gained a wide range of experience in general practice dealing with both medical cases and routine surgery as well as preventative medicine. I also set up and ran the neutering unit at Manchester Dog’s Home. A few years ago I had a short break from clinical practice and spent this time working in IT/Administration in the NHS and also running a mobile Pet Grooming business.
My family has several animal members. The dogs are Frodo who is a comical Miniature Schnauzer and Coire who is an intense but friendly Border Collie. The cats, Pixie and Belle, are mum and daughter. They enjoy a chilled existence, in between hunting trips, but they are about to be joined by Murray a tabby kitten so their peace is about to be shattered.
Since moving to the countryside quite recently, we have been joined by five ex-battery hens called Pearl, Muriel, Annie, Jean and Flo. They are having great fun adjusting to their new lifestyle and are being generous with their egg production.
In my spare time I enjoy walking, both coastal and hill walking, reading, yoga and spending time with family and friends.
I am now delighted to be at Animals 1st and look forward to getting to know a new set of patients and their owners.
Veterinary Surgeon, Dr Myvanwy Fenton-May
I’m originally from South Wales but fell in love with Scotland, especially Edinburgh, during my training at the Royal Dick School of Veterinary Science and decided to stay.
I really enjoy all aspects of companion animal medicine and surgery but I’m especially interested in canine and feline internal medicine. My passion is partly stemmed from my own husky, Anya, who read the textbook of internal medicine during our studies and has re-enacted most of the more complicated medical cases. This has given me first-hand experience of living with a diabetic and food intolerant dog.
Outside of work I can be found in the hills training for my next ultramarathon. Currently my preferred distance is between 50 and 100 miles with lots of hills. Ultras are a fantastic way to see new parts of the world while eating lots of cake!