I qualified from the R(D)SVS in Edinburgh back in the mists of time when dinosaurs roamed the earth. After spells in Kilmarnock and Manchester, I bought the Avalon Veterinary Clinic in 1991.
I am very proud of the service we have provided to the local community over the last 30 years. One of the best parts of being a GP vet is building relationships with your clients over the years and helping them through the good times and the bad.
I have a number of post graduate qualifications in nurse training/coaching and it is a great satisfaction to see how many wonderful vets and vet nurses we have helped train over the years.
My current clinical interests include the use of acupuncture in pain control, pain management and rehabilitation post surgery.
Away from work, I spend much of my time in my garden and greenhouse. During the winter months I enjoy watching American football and researching my family history.
I have worked at Avalon Veterinary Clinic since 2006, firstly as a vet and more recently as practice manager. I am passionate about practice management and strive to continually improve the service that we provide.
I have two primary school age children at home to keep me busy and a lovely old dog Okall who loves sitting on knees!
In my spare time I enjoy walking, cooking and curling up with a good book and a cuppa.
Hi my name's Alison! I qualified as a vet from Glasgow University in 1999. My veterinary career has included mixed practice and small animal practice both around the UK and in Australia and New Zealand. I settled back in Glasgow 15 years ago and have been with Avalon since 2016. I love being part of a small family run team and we really do treat your pets like our own.
I have a geriatric arthritic cat called Jack (Captain Jack Sparrow to his friends) and two daughters at nursery and primary school. So between them they keep my pretty busy on my "days off".
At work I do really enjoy a bit of everything but have a real soft spot for elderly cats, especially the grumpy ones! Owning one helps! I am also interested in pain management, having completed training in acupuncture in 2006. I have undertaken further training in the management of acute and chronic pain, electroacupuncture and foundation herbal medicine which I hope will allow us to offer dedicated pain clinics and provide more holistic support for some chronic cases. I also like seeing our smaller furry friends especially the bunnies and guinea pigs.
Hi, I'm Stephen, one of the vets here at Avalon. I am from Glasgow and qualified from the University of Glasgow in 2020 (certainly a strange time to graduate) and since then spent a year working in a small animal practice in Perthshire. But alas the call of home was too strong and I have now relocated back to the west and joined the team at Avalon. Some clients may recognise my face as I frequently attended the practice as a student, therefore its been easy to settle in very well with the team.
I love my job and the variety that it brings but my particular interest lies with surgery. I spent a significant portion of time at my previous job in theatre honing my surgical abilities, and look forward to developing them further throughout my career. I am always keen to learn more in order to offer the best service possible to the pets and clients we serve.
Outside of work you can often find me up a hill or mountain whether it be walking or mountain biking in the summer months or skiing in the winter.
Registered Veterinary Nurse
I started working at Avalon in 2020 after relocating from Northumberland. I brought with me my spaniel, Eddie and my cat, Kitty. Since moving I have acquired a foal, Hector and 6 chickens (all named but I'll spare you reading them all).
I qualified in 2020 and in practice I enjoy teaching students, medical nursing, and I am also completing an Emergency and Critical Care Certificate as I love the fast paced, practical side of nursing.
In my spare time I tick off Munros, paddle board and spend time with all my animals