Our Dedicated Staff

Thomas Fitzgerald RVN,A1
Registered Veterinary Nurse and Clinical Assessor

Thomas graduated from the Royal Veterinary College in 2007, having already spent many years working in a veterinary practice.  With over 20 years experience in veterinary nursing and assessment of students, he has a particular interest in the care of birds, rabbits and tortoises.  Thomas is delighted to use all that he has learned in leading the practice into a new era and develop the services offered to clients (and their owners)

His own pet Pug, Lola, comes to work with Thomas everyday, and is often found to be saying "hello" to clients or relaxing in her bed by the radiator.  

Dr Michael Lockerbie BVMS MRCVS
Head Veterinary Surgeon
Michael graduated from Edinburgh's Royal (Dick) Veterinary school in 1979.  There is not much about the care of animals that Michael doesn't know, and we are happy to have his experience in our practice.  

Michael enjoys all aspects of surgery from orthopedics to ophthalmology.  Away from the practice, Michael shares his home with his wife, a Collie called Roy and various feline friends.

Dr Nicholas Ciociola MRCVS
Veterinary Surgeon
Nicholas joined us in 2016 after graduating from veterinary school in Milan, Italy. 

Nicholas is the practice cat whisperer and is often found chatting to owners and their cats.  He has a keen interest in all aspects of internal medicine and ultrasound.

Monique Woods
Nursing Assistant

Monique has worked for the practice since she was 16 years old.  She is keen on all aspects of welfare and is very knowledgeable on animal behaviour.  A true animal lover, Monique is often joined at work by Margo, her Staffordshire Bull Terrier, who can be found lounging next to Lola.  She also has two Siamese cats.

Amy Mills

Nursing Assistant
Animal Management
Amy joined our team in 2017 having previously worked for another local practice.  She completed her animal management course in 2016.  Amy previously worked as a kennel assistant, gaining good experience in animal husbandry.  Her favourite animal is elephants but reptiles are also close to her heart.  She lives with a cat, tortoise and leopard gecko.