Ark Veterinary Centre

Vet Assistants

All our vets have areas of special interest which are pursued through professional courses and post graduate qualifications.

Joanna Dick
Joanna Dick BVM&S MRCVS
Veterinary Surgeon - Assistant

Jo followed Iain here in 2007 and has become an integral part of the team. She has a medical background in the family although chose to work with the patients that can not answer back! Her interests lie in the small animal and equine side of the practice.

Colin Rodger
Colin Rodger BVMS MRCVS
Veterinary Surgeon – Assistant

After Colin qualified from Glasgow he worked at the Willows practice in Cheshire for 3 years doing farm work. He came to us with a lot of large animal experience and has a particular passion for bovine fertility.

Stuart Hills
Stuart Hills BVMS MRCVS
Veterinary Surgeon - Assistant

Stuart is returning to his local area with 10 years mixed practice experience, with a specialism in small animal orthopaedics. Stuart has many varied interests which include vegetable growing and curling.

Gregor Adamson
Gregor Adamson BVMS MRCVS
Veterinary Surgeon - Assistant

Gregor joined us as an assistant veterinary surgeon in July 2015. He is a 2015 glasgow graduate, orginally from Elgin. He is a keep fisherman, who also enjoys skiing running and football.

John Alexander
John Alexander BVM&S MRCVS
Veterinary Surgeon - Assistant

John joined the practice in Summer 2016.  Originally from a beef and sheep farm in County Antrim John graduated from Edinburgh in 2016.  As a student John worked as a relief milker for 3 dairy herds where he gained valuable experience monitoring mastitis rates and implementing control programmes. John is a keen sportsman and  Manchester United supporter.

Justine Dooey
Justine Dooey BVMS MRCVS
Veterinary Surgeon - Assistant

Justine joined us in Summer 2017.  Originally from Northern Ireland Justine joins us from a mixed practice in Alexandria where she gained a huge amount of experience in farm, small animal and equine medicine.

Alison Brough
Alison Brough BVMS MRCVS
Veterinary Surgeon - Assistant

Alison joined Ark Vets after graduating from Liverpool University in 2017. Born and bred in Lancashire Alison enjoys socialising with friends and can be found out shooting or walking, depending on the time of year. Alison came straight to The Ark after graduating and has enthusiasm for all aspects of dairy vetting (and for most other things too!).

Robert Thurlow
Robert Thurlow BVetMed MRCVS
Veterinary Surgeon - Assistant

After working in mixed Practice in Kelso and Devon, Robert bought a practice in Dunscore in 1986 and then the Dumfries premises in 1991 to increase the companion animal side of his interest. Ark Vets purchased his practice in November 2015 since then he has continued to enjoy practising at Glasgow Street as a companion animal Vet.

Ewan Penny
Ewan Penny BVM&S MRCVS
Veterinary Surgeon

Ewan, a farmer’s son from Perth, began his career in the NE of Scotland before coming to join us at Ark Vet Centre. Ewan’s interested in all aspects of veterinary medicine.