Staff

Vets

                                                                                

Fiona MacPherson – Veterinary Surgeon

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Fiona graduated from the Dick Vet in Edinburgh and joined Kirkton Vets in 1990. Fiona has an interest in small animal medicine and sheep. In 2013 Fiona and her 80 year old father Alasdair successfully completed all Munros (Scottish Mountains over 3000 feet). In her spare time she enjoys going to the cinema, singing in a local choir and walking her bonnie Labrador Hollie.

David McLaren – Veterinary Surgeon

David graduated from the Dick Vet in Edinburgh in 1997. He enjoys farm work and small animal surgery. Time off work is mostly taken up with his young family.

Helen Salmon – Veterinary Surgeon

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Helen graduated from the Dick Vet in Edinburgh in 1997. She has been with the practice since 2006 and has a wealth of veterinary knowledge. She balances work life with a busy family life, with 3 young children, a busy farmer husband and even busier black lab Tay.

Fiona Potts – Veterinary Surgeon

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Fiona joined the practice in 2013 after graduating from the Dick vet in Edinburgh. Originally from Troon in Ayrshire, she now lives with husband Iain in Glen Esk with several dogs, chickens and Harry Potts the cat.

Cameron Stewart – Veterinary Surgeon

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Cameron graduated from the Dick Vet in Edinburgh in 2015, He worked in Methlick for a year before joining us in 2016.  He enjoys the horse work in the practice and farm animal surgical procedures. At weekends he can be found hill walking with his energetic labrador Nevis.

Lindsey Baines – Veterinary Surgeon

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Lindsey graduated in 2014 from University of Liege in Belgium. She also has a masters in conservation and global wildlife health from Bristol University. In her spare time she enjoys walking, music and curling up with a good book and Nala the cat.

Doug Fraser – Veterinary Surgeon

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Doug is from Newtonhill and graduated from Glasgow vet school in 2017. As a student he spent some time at Kirkton for work experience, so is not completely new to us! He spends time outside of work hillwalking, snowboarding, enjoying music and spending time with his dog Sulley.

Alice Lowry – Veterinary Surgeon

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Alice graduated in 2017 from the Dick Vet in Edinburgh. Originally from Hampshire, she is now enjoying living in the Aberdeenshire countryside. Outside of work she enjoys horse riding, clay pigeon shooting and walking her rescue dog Nell.

Katy Nelson – Veterinary Surgeon

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Another Dick vet school alumni, Katy hails from Edinburgh and is looking forward to working in all aspects of mixed practice. She likes to keep active outside of work – and has her eyes peeled for a new puppy.

Nursing Staff

Fiona Seivewright – Registered Veterinary Nurse

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Fiona is our registered vet nurse, and has a certificate in emergency medicine. She previously worked at East Neuk vet clinic in Fife. She has 2 happy dogs Maisie and Lana. She lives in Fochabers with husband Brian.

Reception staff

Jean Duff

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Jean has been with Kirkton for over 25 years. She lives with husband Alan and their cats Lily, Bert and Sid, all rescue kittens. A lot of her spare time is spent pet sitting.

Lynne Westwood

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Lynne has been at Kirkton for many years since 1999. She enjoys spending time with husband Gav, daughter Abigail, and son Benjamin. She is also mum to Bob the cat.

Clare Donald

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Clare has many dogs at home and a keen interest in dog training and behaviour. She is North East coordinator for Second Chances German Shepherd rescue. She is married to Derek and has a son Harris.

Kirsty Finlayson

Kirsty was Kirkton’s first Saturday girl in 2003. She came back to work at reception last year and we love having her back. Her free time is mostly spent amusing her two children and trying to tire out new puppy Teddy!

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