Meet the e-vets Veterinary Surgeons and Veterinary Nurses.
After completing a BS at University of California, Berkeley and a MS in Animal Nutrition at California State University, Fresno I qualified from the University of Glasgow Vet School in 2002. After working in practice for a couple of years I went back to complete an MPhil in Veterinary Virology at the Royal Dick School of Veterinary Medicine.
I grew up around lots of different animals and have worked in quite a few areas of the farming and veterinary world over the years in both the UK and USA including Nutrition, Sheep, Dairy, Beef, Fish, Poultry, Equine, Exotics and research before settling on Small Animal Emergency and Critical Care which I’ve loved since vet school and been fortunate enough to have as my occupation since 2011.
I Joined E-Vets/Braid full time in July 2015 and have really enjoyed being part of a great team. When I’m not at work I enjoy playing the accordion (very badly), writing, working in our allotment, cooking, baking and looking after my family. Currently I share my home with 2 cats (Gator and Tom), 3 chickens (Bouncy, Juniper and Henlaggan), an assortment of ornamental fish and the occasional waif or stray from work.
Chloe Wardle MRCVS
Joined e-vets January 2016
Liz McAlpine RVN
SENOIR VETERINARY NURSE
I moved from Glasgow to Edinburgh to allow me to study Veterinary Nursing at degree level at Napier University. As a student I came to Braid Vets many times on placement, where I was offered a job as a part time kennel assistant whilst completing my studies. I started work here as a locum nurse before being offered a permanent position in 2012.
I graduated from Napier in 2012 and really enjoy working as a Registered Veterinary Nurse at Braid Vets, even as a little girl I enjoyed looking after animals as I was a volunteer on a community farm from the age of 7 until I moved away to Uni.
My spare time is divided between my two young sons and my very lazy Ragdoll cat Orri, who enjoys sleeping all day.
I am now apart of the E-Vets team.
Cheryl McKenzie RVN
I became a Registered Veterinary Nurse in 2004 and joined the Braid Vets in 2005. After leaving to have my daughter in 2008, I initially returned to work as a daytime Receptionist and I have more recently returned to Veterinary Nursing on e-vets. I have a Ragdoll cat called Oli-Bear.
In my spare time I enjoy keeping fit and travelling.
Just back from maternity leave after having my new baby girl, who was born last December.
Roisin Grant RVN
I moved from Ireland to Edinburgh in 2008 to study Veterinary Nursing at Edinburgh Napier University. Once qualified in 2012 I remained and worked in Edinburgh and joined the E-Vets team earlier this year.
I am interested in all aspects of nursing but have a particular interest in emergency and critical care which I recently completed a certificate in.
In my spare time I enjoy horse riding and I am usually kept busy with my Jack Russell, Harvey.