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 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 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 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 and is currently working towards a post graduate certificate in small animal medicine specialisation.
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 wife Deirdre and son Ruairi keep him on his toes.
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 Wheatley RVN
Joanne joined Abbeyville in 2011. Having qualified from St. Johns Central College she worked in Co. Kildare before returning back home to Cork. She is currently studying for a top-up degree in Veterinary Nursing through Napier University. She lives with her cat Ollie and two dogs Reggie and Lenny who regularly appear on our Facebook page.
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.
Rachel Callanan RVN
Rachel Callanan RVN joined the team in 2016 after training with us for many years. She graduated from St. Johns Central College in 2015. Her love of animals and passion for science put her on the path of Veterinary Nursing. She has a large family of dogs, a cat and two bearded dragons. She loves playing a part in patient recovery and finds her role extremely rewarding.
Sarah Cowhig RVN
Sarah joined the team in 2017. Sarah worked in a pet shop before she joined us in 2017. Sarah graduated from St Johns Central College in 2015. She has a special interest in surgery, exotics and dog obedience. You will also find Sarah assisting the vets with herd testing.
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 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.