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.
Christy 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.
Gemma Masterton BVM&S MRCVS
Gemma graduated as a vet from the University of Edinburgh in 2016 and started work at a small animal practice in Ayrshire before becoming a part of the Albavet team in September 2017. She has a special interest in ophthalmology and dentistry, but what she enjoys most about the job has to be getting to know the pets and their owners alike and ensuring owners understand each bit of what we do and why. Outside of work you can normally find Gemma halfway up a Munro with her Border Terrier Christopher by her side or, if the Scottish weather dictates, she'll be inside cooking or baking.
Mariam Rodriguez BVMS MRCVS
Mariam grew up in Godelleta, a small town in Valencia, Spain and moved to Edinburgh in September 2017. She graduated from the University of Cardenal Herrera CEU veterinary school in 2014, initially working in different parts of the world (Bolivia, Mexico, USA and Spain). She was very excited to return to Europe to work in Albavet as she enjoys the variety of general practice and is particularly interested in exotic medicine and learning new diagnostic and surgical techniques that can improve the health of our pets.
In her spare time, Mariam enjoys hiking, cycling, climbing and travelling by herself looking for wildlife animals when she get chance to book few days off. Mariam has always had passion for animals and was lucky enough to grow up surrounded by them, ranging from hamsters to sheep and rescuing various dog and cats along the way. She also has a huge Maine coon waiting to come to Scotland.
Louise Wilson BVMS MRCVS
Originally from Aberdeen, Louise graduated from Glasgow Veterinary School in 2006 and, after a few years in mixed practice, decided to head off travelling to Asia. Louise settled in rural Thailand for two years at a wildlife rescue and rehabilitation centre where she worked with elephants, primates, big cats and street dogs. She returned from the jungle and joined Albavet in 2014 where she has developed interests in medicine and dermatology. At home she has a wee ginger rescue tiger called Oliver.