After graduating from UCD John spent time in practice in the UK, and has worked for Brittas Vets since the mid 1990s. John’s special area of interest is surgery and he holds postgraduate qualifications in both Small Animal Surgery and ‘Greyhound Sports Medicine. John enjoys sport including greyhound and horse racing, GAA, rugby and golf. He owns a number of horses, cats, and ‘Betsy’, a rescued terrier.
After graduating from UCD Carolyn worked in the UK and in a small animal hospital in Dublin. She joined Brittas Vets in 1999 and has worked here since. She has been the Tipp FM radio vet for much of the past 10 years. She is committed to educating the public on pet healthcare and to this end has visited many schools, lectured to riding and pony clubs in the area and has been invited to speak to the Thurles Carers Association. She comes from a family who are animal mad! She is pictured here with her own cat.
Stuart spent several years in veterinary practice in the UK prior to joining Brittas Vets in 2005. Stuart’s areas of interest are medicine and diagnostic imaging, and he has a postgraduate qualification in Feline Medicine from the Australian College of Veterinary Scientists. He is pictured here with Sasha, who was rescued as a pup by Mo Chara Animal Rescue.
Since graduating in 2009, Anna has worked in small animal practice in the UK and Ireland. Her professional interests encompass all aspects of medicine and surgery, although she particularly enjoys dealing with endocrinology and dermatology cases. Originally from Dublin, she has relocated to Tipperary with her Chihuahua Amigo, and is a keen distance runner and triathlete.
Siobhan is the Practice Manager of Brittas Veterinary Small Animal Hospital. Siobhan is a Registered Veterinary Nurse. She qualified through the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons while working in Dundrum in Dublin. Siobhan also holds a BA from UCD. Siobhan joined Brittas Vets in 1999 and has worked here since. She loves Jack Russell terriers and cats and is pictured here with a stray kitten which was subsequently re homed.
Michelle is the Head Nurse at Brittas Veterinary Small Animal Hospital. She qualified as a Registered Veterinary Nurse through the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons while working in a veterinary hospital in Dublin. Michelle is one of our Nutritional Advisors, having completed the ‘Royal Canin Veterinary Nutrition’ course, and has a keen interest in behavioural counselling. Michelle loves her BIG dogs, and is pictured here with Liam, her young Mastiff.
A Waterford native, Mairead first spent time in Brittas as a veterinary nursing student while studying in UCD. She joined as a fully fledged member of the nursing team after qualifying in 2013(???). In her time with the practice, she has become an accredited Nutritional Advisor, and is instrumental in our efforts to tackle pet obesity through our Weight Watchers programme. She is pictured here with ‘Sheldon’, our resident cat in the Thurles branch.
Anne is both an accredited dog groomer and a Registered Veterinary Nurse. A native of Ballingarry, she has worked in our Cashel branch since its opening in 2013. Anne has always been an animal lover, and owns a German Shepherd and three Bichon Frise. She has been involved over recent years in the organisation of local dog shows.
Having worked for Brittas Vets since 2003, Breda will be a familiar face to any of our regular clients. From a farming background, she has always been an animal lover, breeding guinea pigs and other ‘exotic’ pets as a child. She recently qualified as an accredited dog groomer, and splits her time between grooming, reception, and animal care duties in Thurles. She is active in rehoming many of the stray cats and kittens that come through the practice, and is pictured her with her own cat Jacqueline.
Paula joined the practice as our main dog groomer after gaining her grooming qualification in 2011. An avid sportswoman, she has won both Senior and Junior All-Ireland camogie medals while playing for Tipperary, and is a keen GAA and rugby supporter. When not talking to dogs in the grooming room, Paula’s infectious laugh can usually be heard all around the hospital. She is pictured here with Bailey, her sister’s Bichon Frise.
Fiona joined us in 2008 from a previous job in hotel reception. Having spent five years working in our Thurles hospital, Fiona moved back to her roots when our Cashel branch opened in 2013. As well as being the smiling face greeting our customers at the reception desk, she has also qualified as a professional dog groomer. Fiona has in the past attended courses in veterinary reception duties and is keen to continue her education in this area. Fiona is pictured here with Pippa, one of our regular visitors.
Having joined Brittas in 2006 from reception work in the Anner Hotel, Teresa is our lead receptionist in Thurles. She has completed a number of veterinary receptionist continuing education courses, and holds a merchant licence for the sale of nonprescription animal remedies. She has deep knowledge of pet foods, shop products, and preventative medicines available in the clinic, and is always happy to advise customers on any of these items.. She is the proud owner of two rescue dogs, Taylor and Caleb.