Meet the team

  • Julia

    Julia Meyer


    Originally from Germany, in 2015 Julia graduated from Szent Istvan University in Hungary. She spent time in mixed and small animal practices in New Zealand, Australia, Ireland and Essex before joining us in 2020. She loves the variety of her role and enjoys exploring the East Lothian countryside with her dog, Freckles.

  • Helen Chia

    Helen Chia


    Helen is from Singapore and graduated from Edinburgh University in 1995. She joined our team in 2004 and has a passion for acupuncture, which she likes to use alongside other pain management methods. Outside of work, she is kept busy with her husband, two children and chickens, as well as her involvement with her local church and volunteering endeavours!

  • Joanne McKellar

    Joanne McKellar


    Joanne joined our team as a student veterinary nurse and graduated in 2022. She has had various jobs since leaving school, including volunteering in animal shelters around the world, but her heart has always been set on veterinary work! In her free time, she loves playing video games and spending time with her Labrador, Molly.

  • Rebecca McMurran

    Rebecca McMurran


    Born and raised in Northern Ireland, Rebecca qualified as a vet nurse in 2007 and joined our team in 2019. The highlight of her career has been volunteering at a Sri Lankan dog sanctuary, and she worked in Scotland before settling in East Lothian with her dog and partner. In her spare time, she loves visiting family in Ireland and trying out new recipes!

  • Pauline Sloan

    Pauline Sloan


    Pauline studied animal behaviour and welfare at university and joined the Village Vets team in 2014. She has worked with animal charities in America and Asia, including three years in Malaysia, where she hand-raised tigers, hyenas and civets! A car boot sale enthusiast, she also enjoys reading J.R.R Tolkien books, socialising with friends and rescuing call ducks.

  • Sheila

    Sheila Hanratty


    Sheila joined our reception team in 2010 after deciding that a career change was on the cards. She loves getting to know our patients and clients and gives a warm welcome to everyone that comes through our doors! A keen traveller, she loves meeting up with friends, exploring the countryside and taking her beagle for walks on the beach.





  • Kirstin Gorey

    Kirstin Gorey

    Deputy Practice Manager

    Kirstin began her career in a small animal practice in Edinburgh in 1998, where she qualified and became Head Nurse in 2003. She has a keen interest in radiography and loves getting to know our clients and their furry friends. She joined our team in 2014 as a Receptionist and Veterinary Nurse and since 2020 has been our Deputy Practice Manager.

    When she is not working she is an avid sports fan and loves walking in East Lothian with her husband.

  • Kirsten

    Kirsten Ogilvie

    Practice Manager

    Kirsten qualified as a vet nurse in 1990. She worked in several practices for many years before trying something new, working eleven years at a veterinary practice management computer software company, before joining our team in 2012 as our practice manager. When she’s not at work, she enjoys traveling in her camper van, spending time with friends and family, listening to music, taking photos and gardening.