Pauline moved to Edinburgh from Somerset in May 2014 to join Village Vets as a receptionist. She graduated from Bournemouth University with a BSc in Animal Behaviour & Welfare in 2013.
Pauline enjoys travelling and volunteer work with animals, and has combined the two from a young age! She began volunteering with Paws Animal Welfare Society while living in Malaysia in 1996, and since then has worked with charities in the UK, US, and Asia. She spent 3 years as a seasonal volunteer animal care assistant with Zoo Negara Veterinary Hospital in Malaysia, where she spent most of her time hand-raising a variety of young animals including tigers, hyenas and civets (pictured!). For her BSc dissertation, she travelled to India to work with sloth bears.
In her free time she enjoys bargain hunting at car boot sales, socialising with friends, gardening, and anything related to author J. R. R. Tolkien. She has two rescued call-ducks that live in the garden.
Sheila started working as a receptionist in the summer of 2010 after a career change.
She enjoys giving a warm welcome to all our clients and getting to know them and their pets.
She has an 8 year old Beagle who loves walking with her along the beach. In her spare time she loves to travel and see the countryside and enjoys meeting new and old friends.
Kirsten joined in August 2012 as the practice manager.
She started nursing in 1988 and qualified as a veterinary nurse in 1990. She worked in several practices around the country, including working with a dental specialist and being a Head Nurse, before leaving nursing in 2001 to work for a veterinary practice management computer software company, where she worked for the next 11 years. She enjoys being back in practice again and getting to know the clients and their animals.
In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her family and friends, listening to music, especially jazz, photography, gardening, vintage clothing and is passionate about environmental and health issues, with a special interest in herbal medicine.