All of our staff have much loved pets of their own. Most of our staff bring their pets with them to work on a daily basis. Basically we are mad about pets. Our aim is to try to do for your pet what we would do for our own pets if they were unwell. We will introduce you our staff and some of our pets.
Liam Moriarty MVB
Liam is originally from Celbridge and qualified from UCD Veterinary College in 2001. He worked in a number of veterinary practices in the UK and Ireland prior to establishing Hermitage Veterinary Clinic in 2005. He has an interest in all pets and has two dogs, "Robin"; a female neutered golden retriever and "Bobo" a male neutered border collie. Liam (and the two dogs) can be found most days at Hermitage Veterinary Clinic in Lucan.
Jenny Darmstädter MVB
Jenny graduated in the top of her class from UCD Veterinary College in 2007. She has worked in both Hermitage Veterinary clinic and Old Bawn Veterinary Clinic. She has two pets; "Gerri" a spirited female ginger cat who loves to get her own way and "Mindy", an adolescent mischievous Puggle (Pug/Beagle cross). Jenny and Mindy can usually be found at Hermitage Veterinary clinic in Lucan.
Nuala Moriarty MVB
Nuala qualified from the Veterinary College in UCD in 2002. She worked in a number of small animal practices in both Ireland and the UK before joining Old Bawn Veterinary clinic in 2008. She has one pet cat named "Scout". Scout is a neutered male who likes sleeping, hunting and play fighting. Nuala can usually be contacted at Old Bawn Veterinary Clinic in Tallaght.
Emer Butler MVB
Emer graduated from University College Dublin in 2008. She has gained a huge amount of experience working in a busy small animal hospital Milton Keynes, near London. She loves working with cats and is particularly interested in feline medicine. We persuaded her to join us in Old Bawn Veterinary Clinic in October 2009. She has a dog named Mutley, a cross bred terrier.
John Twomey MVB
John is originally from Maynooth. He graduated from University College Dublin in 2000. He spent the first 5 years in mixed animal practice between Ireland, Isle of Man and New Zealand. In 2005 he moved to Yorkshire to pursue a career in small animal practice. John completed a 2 year general practitioner modular course in small animal medicine while working in Yorkshire. After three happy years at the same practice he subsequently moved to Birmingham to work for the PDSA, a well-known UK animal charity. It is here that John had the opportunity to pursue his interest in small animal surgery. He has recently returned to Ireland and was delighted to join Carton vets in January 2012. John has an eight year old cat called Rastas.
Veterinary nurses and support staff
Gillian Lynch RVN
Gillian is our head Veterinary nurse with over ten years of experience in small animal veterinary practice in Dublin. She qualified as a Veterinary Nurse from the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons in 2002. She has worked in a number of different Dublin practices as well as the Dublin Pet Emergency Hospital. She has been working in Hermitage Veterinary Clinic since 2005 and also in Old Bawn Veterinary clinic since it opened in 2008. She has two pets; "Sandy" a crossbred terrier of unknown age who she rescued after her owner abandoned her and "Grainne", a 6 year old female neutered cat who loves to play, sleep and eat.
Charlotte Bayes RVN
Charlotte is originally from Manchester, she was recently persuaded to move over to Ireland and work at Old Bawn Veterinary Clinic. She has 11 years experience and qualified from the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons. She gained lots of experience working in various small animal and large animal practices, including a 24 hour emergency hospital where she gained a further qualification in Advanced Surgical Nursing. We are delighted to welcome her to Old Bawn! Charlotte has 3 pets, one dog, Fly and two cats Meatball and Tabitha.
Rita Murray RVN
Rita is originally from Maynooth, she qualified from UCD Veterinary Hospital in 2009. She joined us in Feb 2012 having spent 12 years working in a busy mixed veterinary practice as head nurse & practice manager, where she gained a wealth of experience. She has now decided to focus entirely on 100% pet practice. She has a keen interest in radiology and pet weight watchers clinics. She has 3 pets, Buddy, a 6 year old, hand reared Staffie crossbreed, and 2 cats, Mr Tom Puss & Miss Puss.
Christine Malone RVN
Christine is originally from Dublin. She qualified from UCD Veterinary Hospital in 2009. She has 8 years experience in a busy Dublin small animal practice. She has also recently taken on a few extra shifts at the Dublin Animal Emergency Clinic, where she is gaining some valuable experience with critical care patients. She has 5 pets, Sartorious a 5 year old, Old English Mastiff, Bella a 2 year old hand reared Jack Russell Terrier, who can both be found at the clinic most days, Kiara a 7 year old cat, and a 20 year old horse called Tarik. She also has a hedgehog called Hector who was hand reared by both her and Rita earlier this year! She has a keen interest in puppy classes, behaviour and hand rearing.
Andrea joined the 'myvet' team in 2010 as receptionist in Hermitage Veterinary clinic. Andrea has a keen interest in working with animals and previously volunteered at an animal charity. Andrea has a three year old female terrier called 'Lady'. Lady is not at all happy about Andrea working in a veterinary clinic as this means she often has to visit the clinic too!
Robin is a laid back (lazy), independent (disobedient) five year old Golden Retriever whose favourite pastimes are stealing toys, eating and sleeping. She loves other dogs, cats, and has a particular soft spot for rabbits. She is afraid of people wearing motorcycle helmets and really dislikes doing what she is told.
Bobo is a handsome, hyperactive three year old Collie who loves running, walking, jumping and playing fetch. He loves other dogs but loves people more. He is very intelligent and like all Collies learns new things very quickly. He dislikes loud noises and sitting still.
Sandy is a cute, scruffy female terrier cross whose favourite things in the world are relaxing in her basket and having fun with her favourite ball. She is an easy going dog and likes all other animals. She dislikes the rain, being left alone and bullies.
Mindy is an adorable, mischievous one year old female Puggle who loves long walks on the beach, playing with other dogs, learning new tricks and meeting new people. She loves all animals but especially kittens and puppies. She dislikes being told what to do and bedtime.
Scout belongs to Nuala one of our vets at Old Bawn. He is a 3 year old male neutered, slightly pudgy black cat. He has a wonderful playful personality that some might describe as bold. He enjoys eating his low fat food, sleeping and harassing other cats. He is hugely affectionate and loves a cuddle!
Rasher joined the team at Old Bawn in December 2010 - he was brought into us as a stray but when nobody wanted to rehome him we kept him and we're so glad we did! He is a friendly curious little black cat .He has taken his role of practice mascot very seriously and greets most of the animals on arrival at reception. He loves food, snoozing on the reception desk, and playing with pens! His most recent accomplishment was mastering the 'sit' command!