Telephone:
01875 853853

2a Links Road, Longniddry, East Lothian EH32 0NH

Our Vets



Helen Chia
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 Whitehead

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 children Thea and Andrew.











Sam Babcock
Sam joined the practice in December 2018. Sam graduated from the Royal Dick School of Veterinary Studies in Edinburgh, in July 2017. Originally from Massachusetts in America, she has lived in Scotland since 2013. Sam enjoys working up medical cases and has an interest in ultrasonography and cardiology. She currently does not have any pets of her own, but hopes to have dogs in the near future.
Outside of work, Sam lives with her partner and enjoys spending time with family and friends. She also enjoys going to fitness classes, going for walks, and playing netball.