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Ark Veterinary Centre

Veterinary Surgeons

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


Callum Cameron
Callum Cameron BVM&S MRCVS
Veterinary Surgeon - Partner

After graduating from Edinburgh in 1995 Callum began working in the practice first as an assistant then a partner. Callum has particular interest in equine and farm animal aspects of veterinary medicine in particular Herd health planning. He participates in golf and curling, as well as having his own flock of sheep.

Gareth Boyes
Gareth Boyes BVMS DBR MRCVS
Veterinary Surgeon - Partner

Gareth joined the practice as a graduate from Glasgow in 1998. A partner in the business, his specialisms are in farm animal medicine and surgery in particular bovine reproduction and all aspeccts of deer work. Gareth obtained his Diploma in Bovine Reproduction in 2009. He enjoys his deer farm, country pursuits and spending time with his family.

Hazel Halliday
Hazel Halliday BVMS MRCVS
Veterinary Surgeon - Partner

After working in a mixed practice in the North of England for three years, Hazel began work here in 2003. Although her particular interest is in small animal medicine and surgery she maintains a strong involvement in farm animal and equine work. Hazel is an approved tutor for veterinary nurses. She is currently working towards a certificate in small animal medicine.

Andrew Miller
Andrew Miller BVMS MRCVS
Veterinary Surgeon - Consultant

After working in Northumberland for a few years Andrew joined the practice in the late seventies. Although involved in all aspects of Veterinary medicine his specialisms and expertise are in equine medicine and surgery. Outside of work he is a keen golfer.

Iain Dick
Iain Dick BVM&S MRCVS
Veterinary Surgeon - Partner

Iain has been a key member of the practice since 2005. He comes from an agricultural background in Peebles where his family have farmed for years. Having worked in all areas within the practice he now concentrates mainly on the farm animal side.

Stuart Hills
Stuart Hills BVMS MRCVS
Veterinary Surgeon

This is Stuart's local area. Stuart has mixed practice experience, with a specialism in small animal orthopaedics. Stuart has many varied interests which include vegetable growing and curling.

Colin Rodger
Colin Rodger BVMS MRCVS
Veterinary Surgeon

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.

Kay Hills
Kay Hills BVM&S MRCVS
Veterinary Surgeon

Kay graduated from Edinburgh in 2001.  She started work in mixed practice but now solely works in small animal practice with an interest in internal medicine and acupuncture.

Lyndsey Johnston
Lyndsey Johnston BVMS MRCVS
Veterinary Surgeon
Lyndsey graduated from Edinburgh in 2002 and has been with Ark Vet Centre siince 2015. When Lyndsey isn't working hard at the surgery she enjoys spending time with her young family and horse riding.
Evie Pates
Evie Pates BVMS MRCVS.
Veterinary Surgeon
Evie Joined us in August 2018 after graduating from Glasgow University in 2017 she worked in a mixed practice in Ayrshire before joining Ark Vet Centre to follow her interests in all aspects of equine work.
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.


Joanna Dick
Joanna Dick BVM&S MRCVS
Veterinary Surgeon

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 side of the practice.

Alison Brough
Alison Brough BVMS MRCVS
Veterinary Surgeon

Alison joined us 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 us after graduating and has enthusiasm for all aspects of dairy vetting (and for most other things too!).

John Hamilton
John Hamilton BVMS MRCVS
John graduated from Glasgow University in 2019. He comes from a beef and sheep farm near Darvel, Ayrshire. He is particularly interested in dairy fertility, beef management and pathology. Away from work he enjoys working at home on the family farm, getting involved in young farmers and playing rugby and football
Abigail Finlayson
Abigail Finlayson BVM&S MRCVS
Veterinary Surgeon
Abigail graduated from Edinburgh University in 2019. She grew up in South Lanarkshire, where she was helping her Grandad with sheep from the day she could walk! She is keen to get involved with all aspects of mixed practice especially cattle work and small animal medicine. Outside of work, you can usually find her preparing pedigree highland cattle for shows with her partner.
Allyson Ross
Allyson Ross BVMS MRCVS
Veterinary Surgeon
Allyson is keen to get involved in all aspects of veterinary medicine but especially interested in equine work. Away from work she enjoys running, cycling, horse riding and spending time with her bearded collie Rosie.
Catriona Connon
Catriona Connon BVMS MRCVS.
Veterinary Surgeon

Since graduating in 2016, Catriona has been working in a mixed practice in Cupar, Fife but hailing from Dumfries she moved back home to join Ark Vet Centre in January 2020. You will see her mostly working within the small animal team.  Outside of work she enjoys walking the hills with her two vizslas.

Andrew Hamilton
Andrew Hamilton BVMS MRCVS
Veterinary Surgeon
Andrew graduated from Glasgow University in 2013, and spent the first 7 years of his career in the south of England, returning home to join Ark Vet Centre in 2021. Andrew can be found mostly working in the equine team and he has a particular passon for equine dentistry.