Jim qualified as a Veterinary Surgeon from Edinburgh University in 1983 and gained an additional qualification in Sheep Health and Production in 2007. He moved back to Shetland to set up practice in 1985 with his wife Juliet. Jim’s areas of interest are working with horses, sheep health and small animal orthopaedics. Jim enjoys growing trees in his spare time, as well as cycling and hill walking.
Colin is originally from Unst and qualified as a Veterinary Surgeon in 1991. After working in England for several years, he moved back to Shetland to join the practice in 2002. His areas of expertise are small animal surgery and cattle health and production. Colin’s interests include travel and listening to a wide range of music.
Toni graduated from the Royal Veterinary College in London 2 years ago, and has been working in a very busy Mixed Practice in Wales. She also went to New Caledonia in the South Pacific to help with a charity project to neuter a large number of stray dogs & cats.
Toni joined us March 2016 and we're very happy to welcome her to the Practice.
Eva is originally from Edinburgh and graduated as a veterinary surgeon from Edinburgh University in 2017. She's joined Shetland Vets as a new graduate in September 2017. Her veterinary interests include wildlife and exotic species, and she spent time in wildlife hospitals in Australia and New Zealand during her time at university. Eva’s interest outside of work include ballet and photography.
Pam has worked for Shetland Vets since 2006 and qualified as a Veterinary Nurse in 2008. Pam enjoys the variation of her nursing role and is particularly interested in analysing results in the laboratory. As well as looking after her numerous pets, sheep & cattle at home, Pam breeds Shetland Ponies and likes socialising with her friends. Pam qualified as a Pet Health counsellor in June 2013
Sian joined us in April 2012. She has a menagerie of animals, along with the usual Dogs, Cats, Ferrets and Gerbils she keeps the more exotic kind including a Royal Python called Pythagoras. She passed her final exam in September 2014.
Kerry started working with us as a receptionist in March 2013. She began training as a vet nurse in September 2014 at the SRUC Barony campus. She graduated with a distinction in November 2016. Kerry enjoys all aspects of her role but is particularly interested in hydrotherapy and physiotherapy. At home she has two cats named Duke and Earl and two Golden retriever's. In her spare time she enjoys walking and playing badminton.
Debbie Qualified as a Veterinary Nurse in 2010. After graduating from Napier university in Edinburgh. Since then Debbie has worked in practices all across the UK including Edinburgh, Inverness, Surrey and County Durham. Debbie also worked for the “Dogs Trust” during their microchipping campaign. Attending events, the length and breadth of Scotland, Debbie and her team microchipped over 30’000 dogs. Although she enjoyed her experiences travelling the country, Debbie returned home to Shetland with her husband Lee in 2017 to raise their two peerie boys. Debbie is a very enthusiastic and skilled member of our nursing team, who has a keen interest and knowledge of small animal radiography, surgery and Anaesthesia. She is enjoying being back at home and working as a nurse with us.
Shona joined us in 2017 and immediatley began training as a RVN at SRUC barony campus. She qualified with a distinction in November 2019. Her hobbies are sailing, hillwalking and hiking.
Lauren joind us in May 2019, and comes with a wealth of experience in small animal practice. In her spare time she loves to bake, enjoys riding her horse and getting to know people.
Karen has worked for Shetland Vets since the Bixter surgery opened in 1992 and works part-time as our practice administrator. She enjoys organising and coordinating farm and croft visits for the vets and meeting lots of new people through work. Karen has two sons and enjoys walking, keep-fit, reading and gardening.
Pauline is one of our longest serving members of staff and has worked for the practice since leaving school in 1992. Over the years Pauline has amassed a huge knowledge of the client base and their pets. When she has some spare time, Pauline enjoys playing netball, cooking and looking after her family.
Lynne has worked for the practice since 1997 and is in charge of stock and ordering. She likes working with animals and meeting their owners. When she gets some free time, she enjoys walking and working on the croft.
Megan joined the practice in Summer of 2012. She was brought up helping on the family croft and has a keen interest in all animals. She has a labradour called Dolly, and keeps Hens. Megan really enjoys getting to know the clients and helping them all she can.
Janet joined the team at Bixer in June 2013. Several cats have adopted her over the years, currently Gracie is appreciating the treats she brings home from the vets. In her spare time she enjoys gardening and cooking for friends.
Caitlin joined the team in August 2018. She enjoys meeting people and their pets and has a keen interest in all animals. In her spare time she looks after her horse Ben, Sheepdogs and enjoys spending time at Lunna Farm working with sheep and cattle. Caitlin also pursued her Equine interests and qualified in 2017 as a Equine Sports Massage and Rehabilitation Therapist.
Terresa joined the team in May 2019. She enjoys working part time with us and in her spare time she manages the family business.
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