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. Donal also runs the acupuncture and pain management clinics. In 2018, he completed the UCD post graduate certificate in Small Animal Medicine.
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 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 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.