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.
As practice manager of Albavet, Kelly is responsible for the daily running of our four sites, ensuring we provide great customer and patient care. Her valuable experience of over 20 years within veterinary practices has put her in good stead for her role. Kelly began her career in veterinary nursing, quickly progressing onto student nurse mentoring. With a keen interest in management she was accepted for a group support manager position before taking on the practice manager role within Albavet. Kelly shares her home with two goldfish named Lightening and Goldie along with her mischievous cat, Steve.
Tom Henderson BVSc MRCVS
Tom joined Albavet as clinical director in September 2018. He is an Australian vet who’s been in the UK since 2003, previously owning and managing a practice down in Cumbria for 12 years. His role of clinical director is to assist in the development of our veterinary team and practice standards. He is mainly based at Kirkcaldy, but is periodically at all of the branches. Outside of work Tom enjoys all sports: football, golf, Aussie rules (like Gaelic football but much better). Please feel free to say g’day!
Alice Allan BVMS MRCVS
Alice graduated from Glasgow Vet School in June 2018. She completed some of her university placements here and over the years came to love the staff and so decided to join the team as a fully qualified member of staff. Alice is Kirkcaldy born and bred and currently spends her spare time walking and attempting to train her crazy Cocker Spaniel puppy, Ruby, as well as baking goodies for the lovely staff here at Albavet Kirkcaldy. Alice also enjoys swimming and watching rugby.
Christina Mackenzie BVMS MRCVS
Christy graduated in 2011 from Glasgow, and since then has worked on small and large animal practices in the USA and the UK. Her particular interests are in animal behaviour, geriatric pet medicine and soft tissue surgery, and she really enjoys the variety of animals that walk through the door every day here at Albavet. Christy also enjoys spending time with her two elderly Terriers, Kip and Ollie, and participating in medieval re-enactment on the odd weekend. Christy is currently on maternity leave.
David Mackenzie BSc(Hons) MA VetMB PhD CertVC CertAVP(SAM) MRCVS
Cardiorespiratory and internal medicine referrals
David qualified from Cambridge in 2003 where he first developed his interest in cardiology. He then spent a year at Edinburgh Vet School followed by four years in the South of England where he established a busy cardiology and ultrasonography service. He subsequently worked in Dundee for a further four years practicing cardiorespiratory investigation and ultrasonography. David was awarded the RCVS certificate in cardiology in 2009, and the RCVS certificate in small animal medicine in 2014. He is currently working towards his certificate in emergency and critical care medicine.
Zuzanna Sroka MRCVS
Zuzanna is originally from Poland and graduated from Wroclaw University in 2012, joining the Albavet team in May 2018. Zuzanna grew up on a farm and has spent most of her life around animals (mainly one million pet cats!), so she prides herself on being able to understand the attachment that many people have with their pets, and treats them as more than just an ‘animal’; she understands pets are our friends, companions, and in some cases, our lifelines, and her goal as a vet is to dedicate her life to making these furry people better. To further deepen her understanding of what goes on inside our little friends minds, Zuzanna completed a COAPE companion animal behavioural course shortly after graduating. In her spare time she enjoys long walks, running, horse riding and cooking.
Samantha Wylie RVN
Sam first started working at Albavet in 2004 as a weekend receptionist, before beginning her nurse training in 2005 and qualifying in 2009. Since then, Sam has achieved a certificate in veterinary nursing of exotic species and more recently has completed a certificate in emergency and critical care.
Cheryl Ellis RVN
Cheryl qualified in 2008 and has been a nurse at Albavet since March 2010. Her main interest is cats and she has recently completed a certificate in feline friendly nursing. In her spare time, Cheryl is kept busy walking her dog Ricksen and looking after a very naughty cat called Masie. Cheryl also enjoys spending time with friends and family.
Claire Henderson RVN
Claire started working at Albavet in 2002 as a cattery assistant, before undertaking her nurse training and becoming a qualified veterinary nurse in 2008. When at work she particularly enjoys the nursing of hospitalised patient’s and has recently completed a certificate in medical nursing. She has also recently completed a course on pet bereavement. Claire works part time at our Kirkcaldy hospital so she can juggle family life with two young children.
Dawn Hynd RVN
Dawn started working at our Kirkcaldy hospital in 2000, where she currently works part time due to having a young family. Dawn enjoys nurse consultations, especially weight loss clinics! She has recently achieved a certificate in weight loss and a consulting certificate.
Martin McAndrew RVN
Martin is one of our nurses, starting work at our Dunfermline branch in September 2016 after graduating from Edinburgh Napier University in July 2016 with an honours degree. He now works at our Kirkcaldy hospital and has a keen interest in medical nursing, in which he is further pursuing by studying the advanced medicine course at the MiNurse Academy. In his spare time, Martin enjoys hobbies such as hillwalking and listening to music as well as spending time with family and friends. Although not owning any pets, Martin enjoys looking after all patients under the care of the practice, and making sure that they receive a high standard of care.
Jodie Thomson RVN
Jodie qualified from Napier University in 2014, and began her career here in April 2016. Jodie's favourite part of the job is nursing inpatients, as she loves the satisfaction of them going home feeling better. At home she has a black Labrador called Kudo, who's eight years old and her first ever dog. Jodie says he’s spoilt rotten, and loves swimming.
Lisa To RVN
Lisa qualified as a veterinary nurse in 2012 after completing her diploma in veterinary nursing through Telford College. She began working in our Kirkcaldy hospital in 2015 and enjoys the variety of jobs nursing brings, especially taking care of inpatients and the satisfaction of nursing them back to health.
Student Veterinary Nurse
Eliese started working at Albavet in January 2017 as a veterinary care assistant after attending the practice on work experience in March 2016. Eliese has recently started her veterinary nurse training and is looking forward to the challenges that lay ahead.
Wendy joined Albavet in 1995 and qualified as a veterinary nurse in 2000. She now works in the accounts department, but her life is still focused around animals as she has two cats, two ducks and a very large tortoise to look after at home.
Jemma has been working with Albavet for 10 years. When she first started she worked in the cattery at the weekend before advancing to become a qualified dog groomer. Jemma's interests include exploring muddy fields with her six dogs who are either training hard in agility or competing in the sport, and also freestyling to music.
Victoria has been with Albavet since 2005, originally starting work for Equipet as a cattery assistant, but in 2009 moved on to reception as the cattery closed. She is now working with us part time since becoming a mum in 2014. Vicky currently has two cats, Holly and Oscar, two chinchillas called Elmo and Belle, and a rabbit called Bouncer. Outside of work she enjoys spending time with her children, family and friends. Vicky loves seeing her regular patients for cuddles and kisses, and getting to know new clients and their lovely pets.
Jen is one of the receptionists at Kirkcaldy. She has been at our hospital since 2017 and loves welcoming all clients and making a fuss over their pets. Jen has previous experience with companion animals from another job and has completed her NC equine qualification at college.
Ruth has worked in the veterinary profession since 1986 and has been with Albavet for 12 years. She is part of the reception team and her main responsibility is processing insurance claims for our clients. At home Ruth lives with her golden oldie cats, Tinky and Bessie and her Tortoise, Timmy who has reached the grand old age of 50!
Jill has worked for Albavet since 2009 as receptionist, firstly in Kirkcaldy but at present in Burntisland. She has two rescue dogs at home, Willow, a Staffy cross and Woodruff, a Patterdale Terrier cross. Jill also has two rescue ginger tom cats named Harris and Lewis. Away from work Jill loves long walks in the beautiful Fife countryside and exploring Scotland.