Meet The Team

Vets

Leslie J. P. Snadden BVMS MRCVS

Leslie graduated from the University of Glasgow School of Veterinary Medicine in 1980. For the next four years, he worked in mixed practice across Scotland and Northern England, seeing horses and farm animals as well as pets. However, Leslie was keen to return to Glasgow because he loved the city when he was a student.

He accepted an offer to work at The Veterinary Centre in 1984, having decided to try a 100% pet practice for a year to see if he liked it. We guess he did! And he became a partner of the practice in 1986.

Leslie enjoys working with dogs and cats of all ages, sizes and types and getting to know their owners. He particularly enjoys caring for older pets and the sometimes multiple conditions they can develop as they age, as well as the treatment challenges that this can entail.

Outside of work, Leslie enjoys a variety of sports, particularly American football and the travails of Raith Rovers Football Club. He also enjoys walking his nine year old Labrador, Miley, and taking care of his seventeen year old cat, Mardie.

Jessica Martin MRCVS

Eilidh Clarke MRCVS 

Eilidh graduated from Glasgow University in 2014 and has been working with small animals ever since. She is particularly interested in the surgical aspect of animal care and is currently earning an additional postgraduate certificate in small animal surgery.

In her spare time, Eilidh plays trumpet and sings with the RSNO Chorus – you might even witness her vocal talents first hand when visiting the practice! When Eilidh isn’t bounding through the workplace, she can be found curled up with her very lovable Whippet Arthur.

Tamsin Livermore MRCVS VetMB BSc (Hons)

Tamsin qualified from Cambridge University in 2007, although she took a long route to becoming a vet and she also has a pharmacology degree from Edinburgh University! Tamsin spent her first five years working in mixed animal practice in the Scottish Highlands and then close to the Welsh border.

After starting a family, Tamsin became a small animal vet and moved to Glasgow in 2012. She is interested in all aspects of veterinary life, but particularly enjoys surgery. She has two small children, but when she gets the chance, Tamsin enjoys hillwalking and eating cake.

Manager

Leanne Auckland

Leanne took over as  Manager at The Veterinary Centre in April 2016. Having gained her PhD in psychology Leanne later decided to jump ship to explore a career in management.

Leanne loves animals, but also people. She especially likes supporting and coaching staff, as well as developing the business. It is her job to make sure that the practice runs as smoothly as possible.

When Leanne is not bossing everyone around, she loves art, music, reading and travelling. A keen runner, Leanne has completed many sponsored distance events.  A local Westender, Leanne is often spotted with her pugs, Denzel and Ethel (The Practice Pugs), whom she adores.

Leah Barton

Leah began with us as a receptionist in June 2016, and has recently taken on a new role as PA to Leanne. When she isn’t fawning over animals, she enjoys reading, writing, brunch and wine (but not always all at once.)

She also studies English Literature and Creative Writing part-time, but continues to work at The Veterinary Centre to fund her studies (and her lifestyle).

Nursing and Auxiliary

Gillian Harrison Head RVN

Gillian joined the practice in July 2016. She qualified as a Veterinary Nurse in December 2016, having completing her training at a small animal practice and orthopaedic referral centre. Before becoming a Veterinary Nurse she worked as a Zoologist. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her two dogs, a Jack Russell Evie and a Working Cocker Spaniel Harvey.

Nicola McFadden RVN

Kita-Louise Smith RVN

Kita gained an NC in Animal Care before moving onto study Vet Nursing at Scotland’s Rural College. Since graduating, she continues to study for an additional diploma in Feline Psychology and Behaviour.

In her free time, Kita enjoys reading, napping and pole fitness – she also recently took a course in self defence! Kita shares her home with her two dogs Molly and Jax; a rabbit called Jack; a cat called Spirit; a Carolina corn snake hilariously named Noodle, and finally her newest family member, a rambunctious kitten called Callie.

Liz Maitland RVN

Liz qualified as a veterinary nurse from Telford College, Edinburgh in 2009 and has been working with The Veterinary Centre since 2010. Liz particularly enjoys consultations as this allows her to build a good relationship with the wide range of clients and small animals that come through our doors each day. Liz also enjoys spending time in theatre where she can apply and continue to develop her nursing skills and experience.

Outside of work, Liz enjoys relaxing and spending time with her friends and family.

Kieran Miller Student Vet Nurse

Kieran joined the practice in 2014 and started his nurse training in 2016. He is due to qualify as a Registered Veterinary Nurse in 2019, in the meantime Kieran has taken on the role of overseeing our in-house lab.

Kieran enjoys interacting with both patients and clients alike. Outside of work he spends his time walking his crazy Sprocker Spaniel Albi and has a keen interest in marine biology which he has a HND qualification in.

Lorna MacBride Student Vet Nurse 

Lorna is currently a first year student vet nurse with SRUC where she has also previously attained an Advanced Certificate in Horse Care. She enjoys caring for the animals that are admitted to the practice or are staying for surgical procedures.

Lorna also has a special love for equine care and devotes most of her spare time to her beautiful thoroughbred horse, Buzz. When she isn’t at the stables, Lorna enjoys art, cinema and travelling – when she gets the chance!

Lorna is also a fantastic dancer.

 

Corrine White

Corrine joined the practice in 2011 as one of our auxiliary staff after studying animal care at Oatridge College. In 2015 Corrine took some time out to travel Australia where she worked with exotic wildlife. She re-joined out team again in 2016 as she loved the job.

In her spare time, Corrine enjoys socialising with her friends and family, taking weekend trips and attending different events.

Caroline Leitch BSc Animal Care

Caroline joined the practice in August 2010 as an auxiliary nurse. Prior to this she completed a degree in animal care at the University of Aberdeen. Caroline enjoys caring for the patients during their recovery in the hospital area.

On her days off, Caroline enjoys going to the cinema. She also has a lovely cat called Abbey whom she adores, although the feeling is not always mutual!

Eilidh Forbes

Receptionists

Elaine

Elaine has been employed as a receptionist at the veterinary centre for more years than she cares to remember!

In her spare time Elaine enjoys eating out, reading and travelling.

Rob

Rob was thrown into working at The Veterinary Centre on emergency reception cover in May 2015 and has grown to like us so much that he decided to stay as a part-time receptionist in June 2016. Rob particularly loves meeting the animals and forming a bond with them and their owners. When he’s not working, Rob loves music and plays in bands. He also loves computer games and quizzes.