Veterinary Surgeons

John Russell M.V.B. M.R.C.V.S. GPCert (Derm)

Position: Partner

History: From Tullyallen, Drogheda. John qualified from U.C.D in 1984. Worked in U.C.D (house surgeon), Cork, Castlebar (mixed veterinary practice) and England (small animal specialist clinic).

Special interest: Small Animal medicine/ surgery with particular interest in dermatology.

William Burgess M.V.B. M.R.C.V.S.

Position: Partner

History: From Co. Carlow. Willie qualified from U.C.D 1978. Worked in Northern Ireland, England and Wexford in mixed veterinary practice. Founder member of Westgate Veterinary Hospital.

Special interest: Large Animal Medicine.

Simon Rath M.V.B. M.R.C.V.S.

Position: Partner

Jasone Elorza Spillane LDA Vet

Position: Senior Small Animal Veterinary Surgeon.

History: From Bilbao Spain. Jasone qualified from Zaragoza, Spain 1990. Worked in several small animal practices including PDSA in Middlesboro, Leeds, Manchester and Dublin. Jasone also lectured veterinary students in UCD on Anesthesiology. Joined Westgate Veterinary Hospital in 1998.

Special interest: Small Animal Surgery and feline medicine.

Julie Gillis MVB

Position: Veterinary Surgeon

History: From Wicklow. Julie qualified from UCD in 2015. She joined us in 2016 after some travel and is mainly based in our Laytown branch.

Special interest: Soft tissue surgery and small animal medicine.

Alison Conway MVB.

Position: Veterinary Surgeon.

History: From Kilkenny. Alison qualified from UCD in 2019. After some travel adventures, Alison joined Westgate in September 2019.

Special interest: Soft tissue surgery and Large animal medicine.

Yarden Schlosberg MVB.

Position: Veterinary Surgeon.

History: From Israel. Yarden qualified from UCD in 2015. After working in Co. Louth in mixed practice Yarden joined Westgate in January 2021.

Special interest: Large animal surgery and Small animal medicine.

Support Staff

Louise Maguire
Louise Maguire
TB Testing Manager
Adeline Bailie
Adeline Bailie
Shop & Purchase Manager
Martina Brannigan
Martina Brannigan
Receptionist
Debbie Matthews
Receptionist
Sinéad Gregory
Accounts
Gráinne Rafferty
Gráinne Rafferty
Accounts

Veterinary Nurses

Gráinne Lawless R.V.N.

Position: Joint Head Nurse

History: From Donore Co Meath. Gráinne qualified with the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons in 1999. She has been with Westgate Veterinary Hospital since 1997.

Special interest: Medical Nursing and Pharmacology.

Margaret Hanratty R.V.N.

Position: Joint Head Nurse

History: From Drogheda. Margaret qualified with the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons in 2003. Has been with Westgate Veterinary Hospital since 1999.

Special interest: Exotic pets and orthopaedics.

Denise Murray R.V.N.

Position: RVN

History: From Julianstown. Denise qualified from UCD in 2011. She joined Westgate Veterinary Hospital in 2007.

Special interest: Intensive care and orthopaedics.

Susan Corr R.V.N.

Position: RVN

History: From Drogheda. Susan qualified from DKIT in 2012. She joined Westgate Veterinary Hospital in 2007.

Special interest: Intensive care

Aedín Cosgrove R.V.N

Position: RVN

History: From Cavan. Aedín qualified from DKIT in 2014. She joined Westgate Veterinary Hospital in 2014.

Special interest: Pain management, intensive care and feline medicine.

Siobhan Carroll R.V.N

Position: Veterinary Nurse.

History: From Togher Co Louth. Siobhan qualified from DKIT in 2019. Siobhan joined Westgate in December 2019.

Special interest: Anaesthesia and Surgical Nursing.

Anne Mc Cormack R.V.N.

Position: Veterinary Nurse.

History: From Ardee. Anne qualified from DKIT in 2011. Anne has experience working in an orthapedic referral centre in Belfast. Anne joined Westgate in 2018.

Special interest: Surgical Nursing and Radiography.

Roisín Dixon- Treacy R.V.N.

Position: Veterinary Nurse.

History: From Derry. Roisín qualified from Greenmount College of Agriculture in 2005. She has worked in UCD emergency clinic where she obtained her cert in Emergency and critical care. Roisín rejoined the Westgate team in 2020.

Special interest: Dentistry and General Nursing.

Aoife Foran R.V.N

Position: Veterinary Nurse.

History: From Baltray. Aoife qualified from DKIT IN 2019. She joined Westgate in June 2020 after qualifying from DKIT.

Special interest: Radiography and General Nursing.

Jenny Tormey R.V.N.

Position: Veterinary Nurse.

History: From Drogheda. Jenny qualified from AIT in 2020. She joined Westgate in 2020.

Special interest: Small Animal Nutrition.