Meet the Team!
The Equine Veterinary Clinic takes great pride in its team of dedicated veterinary surgeons, nursing staff and receptionists. Through their expertise, and commitment we strive to provide the highest level of veterinary care to your horse.
Dr Gavin Lawrie
BVMS, CertEP, MRCVS
Gavin qualified from The University of Glasgow in 1994. He joined the practice in April 2003 from The Liphook Equine Hospital in Hampshire, one of the largest equine hospitals in the UK. In 2001 he obtained the postgraduate qualification in Equine Practice and he is also recognised as an Advanced Practitioner in Equine Practice. His areas of interest are surgery and orthopaedics and he regularly attends the european specialist conferences to stay right up to date.
Dr Sara Kent
BVSc CertAVP(EP) MRCVS
Sara qualified from the university of Bristol in 2005, then worked in a mixed practice specialising in farm and equine practice. Sara joined The Equine Vet Clinic in 2008 and enjoys reproductive work, equine medicine and inpatient management. Sara achieved the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons certificate in Equine Practice in January 2015. Sara enjoys running with her dog Bumble who normally accompanies her on most of her calls.
Dr Amy Harkness
Originally from Northern Ireland, Amy has owned and competed horses all her life. After graduating from University of Edinburgh she spent some time treating working donkeys and horses in Morocco. She then completed an 18 month internship at Rainbow Equine Hospital in Yorkshire where she was primarily responsible for inpatient care, emergency admissions and anaesthesia. Amy joined our team in August 2019 and is enjoying being back exploring the scottish countryside.
Dr Jennifer Hollyer
Jennifer Hollyer moved to Ireland after attaining a Bachelor's in Biology at Barnard College, Columbia University in 2005. From Ireland, she came to Scotland in 2007, and graduated from University of Glasgow School of Veterinary Medicine in 2013. While there she also attained a degree in veterinary pathology from the Royal Veterinary College of London. She has also helped in compiling information about cases of grass sickness in Ireland from the 1980s to present. She is currently finishing her master's on equine liver disease. In her spare time, Jen can be found playing with her pets (2 cats, 2 dogs, 3 horses, and 4 chickens) and her family.
"I would be lost without their help and expertise"
Practice Manager, Nursing Staff & Receptionist
Veterinary Support Staff
Jenna joined The Equine Vet Clinic in January 2020. She has spent the last few years working in yards in and around Scotland. Jenna can be found looking after any in-patients and their owners, running lab tests and assisting with procedures in the clinic.
Veterinary Support Staff
Kayleigh joined the practice in March 2019 and very quickly established herself as a valued member of the team. She looks after the in-patients and assists the vets.
Kayleigh has her own ex racehorse called 'Ozzy'
Pamela came to work in the practice in September 2004 after taking BHS examinations and spending time travelling in Europe. Pamela has her own horses, Twix and Tucker. Pamela is always available at the end of the telephone to deal with any queries, including booking appointments, accounts and general advice on worming and vaccinations.
Nicole joined the practice in March 2016 and deals with insurance claims and account management. If you have any insurance queries or require any assistance in making a claim, Nicole will be able to help. She is an avid animal lover and regularly shows pedigree dogs across the country at Championship level.
Suzanne joined the practice in April 2018 as our receptionist. She has her own horse called 'Fab' and has also worked with horses for many years, gaining her BHS qualifications. Suzanne has excellent knowledge of the local area and has quickly established herself as a valued member of the team.