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Our team

Richard is one of the partners. He qualified from University College Dublin in 1981 and worked in Lismore Co. Waterford for 2 years doing mainly dairy and beef practice. He subsequently worked in Wexford Town for a year again in a mixed practice before joining Abbeyville in 1984. His areas of interests, are doing dairy practice especially herd health and vaccination programs. He has carried out a pilot project on Johnes disease control eradication in conjunction with the Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Food. Outside of work Richards’s interests include hill walking, fishing and he is also a keen Munster rugby supporter.

Richard Lane MVB MCRVS

Richard is one of the partners. He qualified from University College Dublin in 1981 and worked in Lismore Co. Waterford for 2 years doing mainly dairy and beef practice. He subsequently worked in Wexford Town for a year again in a mixed practice before joining Abbeyville in 1984. His areas of interests, are doing dairy practice especially herd health and vaccination programs. He has carried out a pilot project on Johnes disease control eradication in conjunction with the Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Food. Outside of work Richards’s interests include hill walking, fishing and he is also a keen Munster rugby supporter.

Fergus is one of the partners. He qualified from University College Dublin(UCD) in 1992 and worked in a mixed practice in Co. Mayo and West Cork before joining Abbeyville in 1995.His areas of interest are bovine and equine practice particularly herd health, fertility and ultrasonography. He completed a post graduate certificate in Dairy Herd Health at UCD in 2014. He also has a keen interest in small animal medicine. Outside of work Fergus' interests include cycling, skiing, supporting Munster and Douglas/Carrigaline Rugby and keeping his kids entertained evenings and weekends.

Fergus Smith MVB CertDHH

Fergus is one of the partners. He qualified from University College Dublin(UCD) in 1992 and worked in a mixed practice in Co. Mayo and West Cork before joining Abbeyville in 1995.His areas of interest are bovine and equine practice particularly herd health, fertility and ultrasonography. He completed a post graduate certificate in Dairy Herd Health at UCD in 2014. He also has a keen interest in small animal medicine. Outside of work Fergus' interests include cycling, skiing, supporting Munster and Douglas/Carrigaline Rugby and keeping his kids entertained evenings and weekends.

Michael is one of the partners. He qualified from University College Dublin in 1997 and went to England where he worked in small animal practice in Essex and Kent. He then returned and worked in a mixed practice in Co. Kilkenny before joining Abbeyville in 2001. Michael is married to Rose has 4 children. His hobbies include being a taxi driver for the kids and playing bad golf and has also just taken up cycling. Michael’s special interests include orthopaedics and soft tissue surgery.

Michael Ryan MVB

Michael is one of the partners. He qualified from University College Dublin in 1997 and went to England where he worked in small animal practice in Essex and Kent. He then returned and worked in a mixed practice in Co. Kilkenny before joining Abbeyville in 2001. Michael is married to Rose has 4 children. His hobbies include being a taxi driver for the kids and playing bad golf and has also just taken up cycling. Michael’s special interests include orthopaedics and soft tissue surgery.

Donal qualified from UCD in 2010. He spent 2 years working in mixed practice in Northern Ireland, before returning home to Cork to join Abbeyville in 2012. Donal has a special interest in challenging medical cases, dermatology and dentistry. Donal also runs the acupuncture and pain management clinics. In 2018, he completed the UCD post graduate certificate in Small Animal Medicine.

Donal O Sullivan MVB CertSAM

Donal qualified from UCD in 2010. He spent 2 years working in mixed practice in Northern Ireland, before returning home to Cork to join Abbeyville in 2012. Donal has a special interest in challenging medical cases, dermatology and dentistry. Donal also runs the acupuncture and pain management clinics. In 2018, he completed the UCD post graduate certificate in Small Animal Medicine.

Paul Humphreys graduated from UCD in 2000. He has spent the majority of his 17 years as a vet in mixed practice apart from 3 years of exclusively small animal work in the north of England. He was working in west Cork for the last eleven years in a mixed  practice. In his spare time Paul has a few cattle and a cavachon Dougal who,  along with his wife Deirdre and 2 sons Ruairi and Jacob, keep him on his toes.

Paul Humphreys MVB

Paul Humphreys graduated from UCD in 2000. He has spent the majority of his 17 years as a vet in mixed practice apart from 3 years of exclusively small animal work in the north of England. He was working in west Cork for the last eleven years in a mixed practice. In his spare time Paul has a few cattle and a cavachon Dougal who, along with his wife Deirdre and 2 sons Ruairi and Jacob, keep him on his toes.

Máiréad graduated from UCD and joined the Abbeyville team in September 2017. Since joining the practice, Máiréad has developed a keen interest in both small animal and large animal medicine. Máiréad’s interest in veterinary stemmed from growing up on a dairy farm in Kerry.

Máiréad Foley MVB

Máiréad graduated from UCD and joined the Abbeyville team in September 2017. Since joining the practice, Máiréad has developed a keen interest in both small animal and large animal medicine. Máiréad’s interest in veterinary stemmed from growing up on a dairy farm in Kerry.

Sarah qualified in June 2017 from UCD. She joined the Abbeyville team the following September. Sarah has developed a passion for small animal medicine and surgery and is continuously developing her skills and knowledge in this area. In her spare time, Sarah likes to go on outdoor adventure holidays and is renowned for her brilliant baking skills.

Sarah Keogh MVB

Sarah qualified in June 2017 from UCD. She joined the Abbeyville team the following September. Sarah has developed a passion for small animal medicine and surgery and is continuously developing her skills and knowledge in this area. In her spare time, Sarah likes to go on outdoor adventure holidays and is renowned for her brilliant baking skills.

Hazell graduated from Nottingham University in 2013. She worked in a mixed practice in Kerry and moved to a more cattle focused practice in Bandon, before joining Abbeyville in 2017. Her main interest is dairy cows and she is very passionate about calf health and bovine surgery. She also runs a greyhound clinic in Blarney on a Wednesday morning specialising in blood work. Her hobbies include going to the gym, greyhound racing, horse riding and has a self proclaimed addiction to shopping and all things fashion. She is also behind the Instagram veterinary blog « vetonthemoove » where she documents her day to day cases and experiences as a large animal vet.

Hazell Mullins BVM BVS

Hazell graduated from Nottingham University in 2013. She worked in a mixed practice in Kerry and moved to a more cattle focused practice in Bandon, before joining Abbeyville in 2017. Her main interest is dairy cows and she is very passionate about calf health and bovine surgery. She also runs a greyhound clinic in Blarney on a Wednesday morning specialising in blood work. Her hobbies include going to the gym, greyhound racing, horse riding and has a self proclaimed addiction to shopping and all things fashion. She is also behind the Instagram veterinary blog « vetonthemoove » where she documents her day to day cases and experiences as a large animal vet.

Marie joined Abbeyville in 2002. Marie is the practice manager her role is to manage the hospital and branches working closely with the veterinary surgeons and nurses. Marie is married with 2 kids. Marie also enjoys playing Gaelic football with her local team.

Marie O'Callaghan

Marie joined Abbeyville in 2002. Marie is the practice manager her role is to manage the hospital and branches working closely with the veterinary surgeons and nurses. Marie is married with 2 kids. Marie also enjoys playing Gaelic football with her local team.

Joanne is our Head Nurse. She joined Abbeyville in 2011. Having qualified from St. Johns Central College she worked in Co. Kildare before returning back home to Cork. She completed her top-up degree in Veterinary Nursing through Napier University in 2017. Her main interests include medical nursing and client support but her hands are usually full helping owners with their insurance and running the Facebook page. She lives in East Cork with her partner, son, their cat Ollie and dog Lenny.

Joanne Wheatley RVN

Joanne is our Head Nurse. She joined Abbeyville in 2011. Having qualified from St. Johns Central College she worked in Co. Kildare before returning back home to Cork. She completed her top-up degree in Veterinary Nursing through Napier University in 2017. Her main interests include medical nursing and client support but her hands are usually full helping owners with their insurance and running the Facebook page. She lives in East Cork with her partner, son, their cat Ollie and dog Lenny.

Ruth is the Nurse who runs our Carrigaline branch. She was born and raised in Carrigaline and joined our team in 2015. She graduated from St. John's College in 2013. She is passionate about weight loss and diets for animals so feel free to have a chat with her if you have concerns about your dog or cat's weight. Ruth is also familiar with the kennels in the area and is happy to offer assistance in finding the right kennel for your dog.

Ruth Meade RVN

Ruth is the Nurse who runs our Carrigaline branch. She was born and raised in Carrigaline and joined our team in 2015. She graduated from St. John's College in 2013. She is passionate about weight loss and diets for animals so feel free to have a chat with her if you have concerns about your dog or cat's weight. Ruth is also familiar with the kennels in the area and is happy to offer assistance in finding the right kennel for your dog.

Sarah graduated from St Johns College in 2015. She joined the team in 2017 but has been working in the pet care industry since 2011. She is both a small animal and large animal nurse and enjoys spending time both in the hospital with companion animals and out on farms TB testing cattle. She has a particular interest in anaesthesia and small animal surgery. In her spare time she enjoys music, fitness and spending time with her pets.

Sarah Cowhig RVN

Sarah graduated from St Johns College in 2015. She joined the team in 2017 but has been working in the pet care industry since 2011. She is both a small animal and large animal nurse and enjoys spending time both in the hospital with companion animals and out on farms TB testing cattle. She has a particular interest in anaesthesia and small animal surgery. In her spare time she enjoys music, fitness and spending time with her pets.

Katie qualified from St. Johns Central College in 2016. She has a keen interest in small animal nursing and joined the Abbeyville team in 2017 after gaining experience as a Veterinary Nurse in a large animal practice. Katie shares her time between our Togher and Blarney clinics. She also has an adorable King Charles Cavalier Sammy.

Katie Arnold RVN

Katie qualified from St. Johns Central College in 2016. She has a keen interest in small animal nursing and joined the Abbeyville team in 2017 after gaining experience as a Veterinary Nurse in a large animal practice. Katie shares her time between our Togher and Blarney clinics. She also has an adorable King Charles Cavalier Sammy.

Kate graduated from St. Johns Central College in 2016 and joined the Abbeyville team in 2017 after working as a veterinary nurse in Limerick, she spends her time between our Togher and Blarney branches. Kate is from North Tipperary and spends her days off at home with her family and her two rescue dogs Lizzie and Jack.

Kate Dunne RVN

Kate graduated from St. Johns Central College in 2016 and joined the Abbeyville team in 2017 after working as a veterinary nurse in Limerick, she spends her time between our Togher and Blarney branches. Kate is from North Tipperary and spends her days off at home with her family and her two rescue dogs Lizzie and Jack.

Maeve graduated with a BSc in Veterinary Nursing form UCD in 2018 and joined the Abbeyville team soon afterwards. She has a keen interest in surgical nursing. Maeve has two adorable German Shepherds, Gigi and Rolo

Maeve Maloney RVN

Maeve graduated with a BSc in Veterinary Nursing form UCD in 2018 and joined the Abbeyville team soon afterwards. She has a keen interest in surgical nursing. Maeve has two adorable German Shepherds, Gigi and Rolo

Lisa graduated from St Johns Central College in 2010. She joined our team in 2018. Lisa is the large animal nurse and spends her time between our Togher branch and out on the farms assisting our large animal vets. In her spare time, Lisa loves spending time with her son and dogs.

Lisa O'Kelly RVN

Lisa graduated from St Johns Central College in 2010. She joined our team in 2018. Lisa is the large animal nurse and spends her time between our Togher branch and out on the farms assisting our large animal vets. In her spare time, Lisa loves spending time with her son and dogs.

Marguerite Murphy studied Animal Grooming and Animal Welfare in St Johns Central College, Cork.  With many years grooming experience, Marguerite joined the Abbeyville team in 2015.  Marguerite is based in our Togher branch and is proving extremely popular with all our clients.

Marguerite Murphy - Grooming

Marguerite Murphy studied Animal Grooming and Animal Welfare in St Johns Central College, Cork. With many years grooming experience, Marguerite joined the Abbeyville team in 2015. Marguerite is based in our Togher branch and is proving extremely popular with all our clients.

Danielle studied Animal Grooming and Animal Welfare in St Johns Central College, Cork. Danielle joined us in 2017. Danielle is kept very busy in our Carrrigaline clinic.

Danielle Hayes – Grooming

Danielle studied Animal Grooming and Animal Welfare in St Johns Central College, Cork. Danielle joined us in 2017. Danielle is kept very busy in our Carrrigaline clinic.

Emer studied Canine Husbandry in St. Johns Central College in Cork. Grooming is her passion and her Maltese Coco is the best groomed pooch in town.

Emer Kelly - Grooming

Emer studied Canine Husbandry in St. Johns Central College in Cork. Grooming is her passion and her Maltese Coco is the best groomed pooch in town.

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