We are a small animal practice consisting of five practices across Glasgow and Fife. We are passionate about animal care and our skilled team of veterinarians and vet nurses are dedicated to providing the highest quality care for your animals. Because we love animals and strive to provide excellent continuity of care, we have access 24-hour emergency care and for your added convenience, there’s free parking for clients at the practices.
Jo graduated from Glasgow University in 2007 and worked for many years as a charity vet at the RSPCA in London and the Scottish SPCA in Glasgow. She has also worked abroad in India, Nepal and Sri Lanka caring for stray and injured animals.
Jo became clinical director at Albavet in February 2017. She has a passion for feline medicine and behaviour as inspired by her own rescue cat Jasper and also has an interest in dentistry.
In her spare time Jo enjoys playing the fiddle as part of the Glasgow Caledonian Fiddle Orchestra and running 10Ks. Jo also supports a dog shelter in Tanzania and helps to organise fundraisers and supplies for the charity.
Leeann Jamieson RVN DiP CABT
Leeann qualified as a veterinary nurse in 2004 while working in a busy small animal practice. She was appointed head nurse and gained her clinical coach qualification a few years later. Leeann joined Albavet in 2006, and gained her advanced certificate with distinction in companion animal behaviour in 2011. Over the next few years she hopes to study for a certificate in anaesthesia and continue to work as Albavet’s resident behaviour and training adviser which is where her passion lies.
At home Leeann has a Tortoiseshell cat called Tango who is always up to mischief and keeps her on her toes.
Janette Young RVN
Janette joined Albavet in 2004 to pursue her dream as a veterinary nurse after working many years as a podiatrist. She qualified in October 2008 and became a registered veterinary nurse. Janette enjoys all aspects of her job, especially nurse clinics and offering support and advice on preventative and life stage healthcare. Her passion is cats, and she has a special interest in their wellbeing having two senior ones at home called George and Tia. Janette enjoys the bond that she has with the patients and clients. Being able to offer care and comfort in both good and difficult times is satisfying and the reason she joined the profession.
Katie Mclaughlin RVN
Katie qualified from Edinburgh’s Telford College in 2013. She enjoys all aspects of her busy nursing role but her true passion is nutrition - she particularly enjoys tailoring diets for pets with food intolerances and allergies. Katie hopes to get a nutrition certificate in the near future. She has three pets, Skip the Jack Russell Terrier and Freckles and Denver the guinea pigs.
Kimberley Tippen RVN
Kimberley graduated from The College of Animal Welfare, Edinburgh in 2016 after studying a level three diploma in veterinary nursing. She then joined the Albavet team in the November. Her favourite part of being a veterinary nurse is seeing patients doing well after illness or surgery knowing our care has made a difference to them and their owners. She also enjoys seeing all the cute puppies and kittens that come to Albavet! Kimberley has a variety of pet at home, including three family dogs, Cara, Alfie and Ruby, two guinea pigs, Hazel and Willow and a horse called Stella, all of which she enjoys spending time with when not at work.
Student Veterinary Nurse
Paula has been part of the Albavet team since 2013. Initially she was part of the reception team, however after many years of determination she is following her career aspirations in becoming a veterinary nurse. She is currently studying for her level three diploma in veterinary nursing at SRUC where she has developed a keen interest in the field of physiotherapy. In her spare time Gemma enjoys spending time with her handsome German Shepherd, Prince. She also has a passion for fitness and is part of the I-Kick martial arts team, where she participates in Taekwondo!
Joanna works as a receptionist at Albavet in Dennistoun. She has a diploma in PA/medical administration which makes her perfect for this role. Joanna has two dogs, a handsome German Shepherd and a gentle Boxer. Her favourite part of the job is when a new puppy comes in and she gets all the cuddles!
Laura has been working as a receptionist for Albavet since 2015. She finds it a very rewarding job allowing her to combine her people skills along with her love of animals. Laura has two rescue cats at home - a male cat Rocky and a female cat Millie - who are the best of friends. Between her cats and her young baby Laura is kept very busy, but if she does have any spare time she enjoys cooking and trying out new recipes.