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