Staff

The team at Strathspey Veterinary Centre are dedicated to ensuring the wellbeing of your animals.

Here you can find some information about them.

Jane Harley BVMS MRCVS - Clinical Director

Jane Harley BVMS MRCVS

Clinical Director

Jane graduated from Glasgow Vet School in 1995, joined the practice the following year, and is now Clinical Director. She is responsible for the Highland Wildlife Park as well as taking the lead in gamebird health planning, and her main area of clinical interest is surgery. Jane’s own animals include dogs, horses, sheep and poultry and her favourite pastime is working her five German Wirehaired Pointers.
Andrew Rafferty BVM&S CertCHP CertSHP MRCVS - Clinical Director

Andrew Rafferty BVM&S CertCHP CertSHP MRCVS

Clinical Director

Andrew graduated from the Dick Vet in Edinburgh in 1977, and after spending several years in mixed practice he took over Strathspey Veterinary Centre from his father, George, in 1991. He works primarily with farm animals and undertakes many of the routine farm visits. Away from work Andrew is kept busy on his own farm, and he likes to get out hill walking with his dogs.
Eilidh Corr BVMS MRCVS - Vet

Eilidh Corr BVMS MRCVS

Vet

When she graduated from Glasgow Vet School in 2004, Eilidh took up a temporary position with the practice, having been involved with us since her school days. She didn't get round to leaving, and has instead stayed on to develop interests in small animal medicine, behaviour, pain management and acupuncture. If she had any free time she would like to spend it mountain biking, reading and teaching her dog tricks, but her young family keep her well occupied.
Gabrielle Beresford BSc BVM&S MRCVS - Vet

Gabrielle Beresford BSc BVM&S MRCVS

Vet

Gaby saw practice here as a student before joining us when she graduated in 2006. After a brief spell away in small animal practice she rejoined the practice in 2016.
Joanne Patience BVMS MRCVS - Vet

Joanne Patience BVMS MRCVS

Vet

After her graduation from Glasgow Vet School in 2008, Jo went into mixed practice in the North of Scotland, before joining us in 2010. Her fields of interest include small animal surgery, equine dental health and both farm and gamebird health planning. Jo devotes her own time to swimming and baking delicious cakes.
Ruth Cowie BVM&S MRCVS - Vet

Ruth Cowie BVM&S MRCVS

Vet

Ruth qualified from the Dick Vet in 2013 and spent two years in the original James Herriot practice in North Yorkshire. She joined Strathspey Vets in July 2015 to pursue her interests in farm animal reproduction, medicine and surgery, but can also be found working with small animals too. When she isn’t at work, Ruth is out and about exploring the local area with her Labrador Rhum, and being terrorised by her naughty cat Simon.
Mhairi Lawson BVM&S MRCVS - Vet

Mhairi Lawson BVM&S MRCVS

Vet

Mhairi joined us in 2016 after graduating from the Dick Vet in Edinburgh. Originally from Alford, she particularly enjoys large animal work. In her free time she enjoys skiing, hill walking and running.

Kirsten Anderson BSc BVMS MRCVS

Vet

Kirsten spent three summers seeing practice with us as a vet student, and was delighted to be invited back as a full time member of the team! She is especially interested in infectious disease and internal medicine. In her spare time she enjoys cycling, yoga, and exploring the mountains and lochs around Strathspey.
Lorna Gray RVN - Veterinary Nurse

Lorna Gray RVN

Veterinary Nurse

Lorna joined us as a nursing assistant in 2004 before going on to train as a Veterinary Nurse within the practice, qualifying in 2009. This means she can carry out a range of nursing tasks and minor procedures, as well as offering advice to pet owners. She has interests in radiography, inherited diseases and small animal reproduction. She enjoys training and working her spaniels.
Nicola Morrison - Veterinary Nurse

Nicola Morrison

Veterinary Nurse

Nicola started work for us in 2011 as a student nurse, and is also studying at North Highland College. She is enthusiastic about experiencing all aspects of nursing and outside of work she enjoys socialising and looking after her two dogs Heidi and Elka.
Erin Mckeracher - Student Veterinary Nurse

Erin Mckeracher

Student Veterinary Nurse

Erin joined us in 2015 as receptionist in our branch surgeries, before coming to work in our Grantown surgery in preparation for starting her Veterinary Nurse training. Erin has been brought up around dogs and enjoys caring for her own in her free time.

Heather Burns

Practice Manager

Heather joined us in 2016 and is responsible for the day-to-day running of the practice.

Sandra Warner

Grantown Office

Sandra came to work with us in 1998 and is responsible for the accounting and running of the office. She likes to get out hillwalking in her free time.

Fiona Paterson

Grantown Office

Fiona has been with the practice since 1993 and looks after administration in the office. Outside of work her two sons keep her busy!

Beth Tyler

Receptionist

Beth joined us in 2016 to look after our reception - she is the friendly face who often greets customers in our Grantown and Aviemore surgeries.

Kate Lightfoot

Student Veterinary Nurse

Kate has been involved with the practice for several years and is working part-time while undertaking her veterinary nurse training.

Kay McFarlane

Receptionist

Kay joined us in June 2017 and works on reception in Grantown.
Lucy Littlejohns - Receptionist

Lucy Littlejohns

Receptionist

Lucy has been with the practice since July 2017 and takes care of reception at our Grantown practice. Hamish the Springer keeps her busy at home.