Susan is Director of our Longniddry vet practice. She grew up in the Blackford Hill area, and became a BVMS MRCVS qualified veterinary surgeon in 1992. Susan has always worked in small animal practice in the Edinburgh area, apart from her first job in Dunfermline.
There have been a succession of pets - dogs, cats, rabbits, and guinea pigs, mostly from rescue type backgrounds. Currently she has one disobedient Border terrier and one demanding rescue cat!
She lives in East Lothian with her 2 teenagers, so spends a lot of her time driving at the moment, but enjoys having the countryside on her doorstep.
She enjoys the variety which every day at work brings, and developing the personal relationship with our clients, whether regular visitors to the practice or occasional. Susan has a special interest in Ophthalmology, when cases arise. When she has the time, she has some involvement in veterinary 'politics', which allows her to meet new people and travel, though only to meetings and congresses within the UK to date.
Outside of work, she enjoys (very!) amateur ballroom dancing and would love to see more of the world in the future, preferably on horseback.
Doug ventured to Scotland from Perth, Australia in 2010 and now lives in sunny East Lothian. Along the way he stopped off in South east Asia to help with Moon Bears, Thia street dogs and an assortment of four legged Timorese critters.He has worked for several years in general practice and in a number of referral hospitals where he completed an Intership and post graduate studies in small animal medicine.
In his spare time Doug enjoys surfing, windsurfing, stencils and photography.
Helen came all the way from Singapore to study veterinary medicine at Edinburgh University. She graduated in 1995, then spent a couple of years working in mixed practice in picturesque rural Northamptonshire, before moving into purely small animal work.
She joined Village Vets in 2004 and enjoys the variety of work general practice affords, and the friendliness of a small village practice.
Her Asian roots have contributed to an interest in acupuncture, which she uses to complement Western pain management methods.
She lives in Midlothian with her husband, two children and, currently, two chickens.
Outside of work, her two children and involvement in church and other voluntary activities keep her busy!
Aileen graduated from Edinburgh university in 2002 and has since worked in both mixed and small practices across Scotland as well as spending a year locuming in Australia. In her spare time she loves being a Mum, likes to travel and walk Gabi her Labrador, in the East Lothian countryside.
Aileen is working at Village Vets part time, after the birth of her daughter Thea.