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Quality, professional veterinary care, tailored for you and your pet.

JULIE INNES VETS, HAMILTON

My name is Julie Innes, and I am the veterinary surgeon. I was born in Hamilton and lived here until I went to Edinburgh (Dick) Vet School, where I qualified as a BVM&S in 1995. It’s been a circuitous route back to Hamilton for me, as I worked in Ayrshire (where I did farm work as well), then Dunfermline, then Glasgow. I moved back to Hamilton in 2006, after working in Clarkston for ten years. I have a border collie, 3 cats, a rabbit and a tortoise in addition to my 3 human children, so life is never dull!

This is Anna , our head veterinary nurse! She  qualified as an RVN from Telford in 2012 and has been with us ever since. Anna has worked at the Cat Protection and at the Lion reserve in South Africa!! She has a special talent with angry cats (and Harris adores her- bonus!). As well as virtually running the practice, she also runs nursing clinics- puppy checks, weight clinics, nail clips, post-op checks and stitch removals.

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This is Christine, a veterinary nurse who works part-time. Christine has fully trained as a vet nurse, but having children and becoming a busy mum got in the way of her getting her final qualification! She has her own menagerie of animals to attend to in her spare time, and is also an  accomplished singer. As well as her nursing skills, she is also a dab hand at DIY, so don’t worry if you see her with a screwdriver instead of a stethoscope at times!

Jen  is another qualified RVN who job shares with Christine. She is a lovely calming influence on the patients, and also on the staff! In her time off she has her hands full with her two little boys and her own animals.

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In addition to these lovely ladies, we have Antonia and Kirstin(I will pin you down for a photo, girls!) who work on Saturdays. Antonia is studying veterinary medicine herself, and Kirsten is hoping to go on to study as a vet next year. You may also meet various student nurses when you visit, as we are an auxiliary training centre for College of Animal Welfare in Edinburgh, Oatridge College and Perth and Highlands.  

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Now, no list of our staff would be complete without mention of THE BOSS. This is Harris. He lives in the surgery (but comes home with me at weekends) and as far as he is concerned, he owns the place. We try hard not to cross him, and advise our clients to follow suit! We love him dearly, but, despite being 19 years old, hyperthyroid and blind in one eye, he still has a mean right hook! Beware!

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This is Elaine, another RVN, who has been qualified 10 years and has worked with us since 2016. She is currently on maternity leave with her baby girl, but hopefully will be back later in the year.

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This Katrina, our other full time vet. Katrina qualified in 2014, and came to work with us in 2016. She has  2 cats of her own and enjoys crafts and the gym in her spare time (not at the same time of course!)

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This is Anne, our part-time vet. You will see her on Wednesdays and Saturdays, and no, she isn’t getting fatter, she’s soon to go on maternity leave! Her little boy will be getting a brother or sister in the Spring- good luck, Anne!

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This is Melissa, our newly qualified RVN! Although she officially joined us this year, Melissa did much of her student nurse training with us, so many of you will know her. She loves the cinema and her little lhasa apso!