We are a group of small animal practices in Scotland, first established in 2003. We are passionate about animal care and our skilled team of vets and vet nurses are dedicated to providing the highest quality care for your animals. Because we love animals and strive to provide excellent continuity of care, we have access to 24-hour emergency care and are open seven days a week at our East Kilbride practice, and six days a week at our branch surgeries.
Siobhan has worked at Champion Vets since May 2016. Prior to this she worked at the busy veterinary charity, PDSA, for seven years in a senior veterinary role. Siobhan enjoys all aspects of general practice and surgery and always looks forward to seeing our clients and their furry babies. At home, Siobhan has a Collie cross called Molly as well as two rabbits, a horse and a toddler.
Dr Susan Johnston BVM&S MRCVS
After qualifying from Edinburgh University, Susan worked in a mixed practice in Montrose and then small animal practices in Fife and Edinburgh. She joined Champion Vets in September 2014 and enjoys all aspects of veterinary practice with a special interest in dermatology. She is now the senior vet in the practice and part of the practice management team. In the past she has owned a variety of animals including two Angora goats and currently owns Rosie, a rescue cat. In her spare time she enjoys hill walking and horse riding.
Dr Bobby Kirby BVM&S MRCVS
Marketing Director and Chair of Clinical Governance
Bobby qualified from the Royal Dick School of Veterinary Studies in Edinburgh in 2012 and has been working at Champion Vets since November 2015. He has a particular interest in ultrasound and feline and canine medical cases. He is the head of clinical governance at Champion Vets so has a keen interest in improving the quality of service to patients and clients alike. At home Bobby has a cat and Border Collie and enjoys walking, watching films and spending time with family away from work.
Dr Colin Boyd BVMS MRVCS
After qualifying from the University of Glasgow in 2016, Colin worked in mixed practice in England. He joined the vet team here in November 2017. He enjoys the wide range of different cases seen in general practice, with a specific passion for surgery. Outside of work Colin leads an active lifestyle enjoying rugby, hiking and skiing. He also has a keen interest in photography.
Dr Katrina Dorrington-Ward BSc (Hons) BVM&S MRCVS
Katrina started her veterinary career as an equine vet and was indeed captain of Glasgow University Riding Team during her studies. She turned her attention to pets in 2012 and joined Champion Vets in 2017 with an increasing interest in ophthalmology. At home she has a Labrador called Hugo and a mare called Landria who she competes at dressage.
Dr Layla Grimshaw BVMS MRCVS BVMS MRCVS
Locum Vet at Glasgow
Layla qualified from the University of Glasgow’s Vet School in 2007 and has worked at the Ibrox branch since 2016. During her years as a vet she has solely worked with pets and enjoys her job very much. Layla enjoys all aspects of veterinary care but has a particular interest in surgery. In her spare time she enjoys exploring Scotland with her family and Cocker Spaniel, Millie.
Dr Lesley Herd BVMS MRCVS
Lesley is a well-known veterinary surgeon in the Glasgow area and works at Champion Vets each weekend at the East Kilbride practice. Lesley also owns and runs the highly successful Pet Therapy in Kinning Park, which she set up after attending a specialised course in America. Pet Therapy provides complimentary therapies for pets such as hydrotherapy, medical acupuncture and physiotherapy, and many surgeries refer cases to Lesley for these services. Champion Vets is delighted to have Lesley working with us on a part-time basis. With over 10 years of experience in emergency medicine, she is not phased by any major emergencies that come through our doors!
Dr Laura Kirby BVM&S MRCVS
Laura qualified from the Royal Dick School of Veterinary Studies in Edinburgh in 2012 and has been working at Champion Vets since November 2015. She enjoys the varied caseload that working as a vet presents daily and likes forming bonds with patients and clients alike. At home Laura has a cat and a Border Collie and enjoys baking and reading in her spare time.
Dr Martin Liddell BVMS MRCVS
Martin qualified from the University of Glasgow in 1989 and has been working at Champion Vets since 2016. He especially enjoys orthopaedic surgery - particularly fracture repairs and anything bit out of the ordinary. Away from work he has two cats: Minnie, a rescue, and Bear, a very lively kitten who is usually found swinging from the lampshades or terrorising Minnie. In his spare time you would find him up a Munro hillwalking or mountain biking with friends or working on his camper van.
Dr Hannah McIvor BVMS MRCVS
Hannah graduated from Glasgow University in 2005. After a brief foray in to mixed practice in Angus, she decided her interests lay in companion animal medicine and moved back to the Central Belt to pursue her career. Hannah enjoys the variety that being a general practitioner allows, and has a particular interest in behaviour and soft tissue surgery. She lives in Glasgow with her two rescue dogs named Nell and Sophie and her rescued budgies and enjoys mountain biking, skiing, kayaking, hillwalking and watching films in her spare time.
Dr James Phillips BVMS MRCVS
Glasgow and East Kilbride
James is one of our veterinary surgeons who spends time working between both our East Kilbride and Glasgow practices. He started off his veterinary career working in mixed animal practice treating both companion and agricultural animals. Since switching to purely companion animal work he has developed a keen interest in surgery and is currently working towards his PgC certificate in small animal surgery. Outside of work James is takes every opportunity to explore the Scottish highlands whether it be skiing, hiking or walking his Jack Russell named Belle who can often be seen behind reception. He also enjoys playing racquet sports like squash and badminton as well as socialising with friends in the West End.
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