Staff

Vets

Leslie J. P. Snadden BVMS MRCVS

Leslie graduated from the University of Glasgow School of Veterinary Medicine in 1980. For the next 4 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 7 year old Labrador, Miley, and taking care of his 12 year old cat, Mardie. Miley loves the cat, but Mardie is still not sure!

Audrey Adams BVMS MRCVS

Audrey graduated from The University of Glasgow School of Veterinary Medicine. Following graduation, Audrey worked in various practices in England, before returning to Glasgow to work as a partner at The Veterinary Centre in 1996. Audrey likes to work with cats and dogs, but has a particular interest in small furries, especially rabbits.

Kirsten Simpson BVMS MRCVS

Initially from Westhill in Aberdeenshire, Kirsten graduated from the University of Glasgow in 2006 and moved down to the Wirral for her first job where she stayed for 2 and a half years. Following this, Kirsten moved to Falkirk for a year and a half before locuming for 4 months and then getting a job in Glasgow working as an Out of Hours lead Vet at Vets Now. Kirsten started at The Veterinary Centre in January of 2013. She lives with her other half and her cat, Audrey, whom she rescued and rehomed at a previous job. Kirsten has a keen interest in Feline Medicine and Opthalmology and is thinking about doing a Cert AVP in Feline Medicine. Outside of work, her hobbies include snowboarding, Crossfit, reading and playing RPG computer games in her limited spare time!

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 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.

Jennifer Penman BVMS MRCVS

Jen graduated from University of Glasgow School of Veterinary Medicine in 2008. Since graduating, she has worked in small animal practice and also spent time working for a charitable organisation. Jen joined The Veterinary Centre in 2016, and particularly enjoys her time in theatre. Away from work, Jen likes reading and spending time with her husband, 3 children and lovely yellow labrador, Norah.

Manager

Leanne Auckland

Leanne took over as Practice Manager at The Veterinary Centre in April 2016. Having gained her PhD in psychology and after many years of working in clinical and academic fields, Leanne decided to jump ship and utilise her management skills.

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. She also loves cooking and believed she was a good baker until she worked at The Veterinary Centre! A local West Ender, Leanne is often spotted with her pugs, Denzel and Ethel (The Practice Pugs), whom she adores.

Nursing and Auxiliary

Cheree Mayell RVN (Head Nurse)

Cheree joined the practice in 2007 to begin her training in Veterinary Nursing and qualified in 2010. She was appointed Head Nurse in 2016 and leads the team of 4 registered nurses and 3 auxiliary staff. Cheree appreciates the compassionate side of nursing and enjoys the interaction with the clients. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her family and friends and shares her home with her one eyed cat Suzi.

Gillian Harrison

Gillian joined the practice in July 2016. She qualified as a veterinary nurse in December, 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.

Lois McCredie RVN

In 2014 Lois graduated from SRUC as a registered veterinary nurse and joined the practice in 2015. From a young age Lois has had a passion for horses which ignited her career in veterinary nursing.

Before joining The Veterinary Centre, Lois worked predominantly as an equine nurse, but is currently enjoying small animal nursing with a special interest in theatre nursing. Lois is also a clinical coach and enjoys mentoring students at the practice.

Outwith work, Lois enjoys eating out, socialising with friends and spending time in the countryside with her black and tan show cocker spaniel, Ralph.

Lois Maxwell RVN

Lois joined the practice in January 2015 and qualified as a veterinary nurse in March 2015. Growing up on a dairy farm with her family, Lois always had an interest in the welfare of animals, which naturally progressed into her nursing career. In her spare time Lois enjoys cooking, baking, going out for coffee and cake and a good G&T. She lives at home with her cat Mildred and her Sassy Border Collie Florrie.

Liz Maitland RVN

Liz qualified as a veterinary nurse from Telford Colledge, 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 the doors each day. Liz also enjoys spending time in theatre where she can apply and continue to develop her nursing skills and knowledge. Outside of work Liz enjoys relaxing and spending time with her friends and family.

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. In her spare time she enjoys going to the cinema. She also has a lovely cat called Abbey whom she adores, although the feeling is not always mutual!

Kieran Miller

Kieran joined the practice in 2014 and started his nurse training in 2016. He is due to qualify as a Registered Veterinary Nusre in 2019. 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.

Receptionists

Elaine

Elaine has been employed as a receptionist at The Veterinary Centre since 1989 (oh dear!). In her spare time she enjoys eating out and reading, but she especially loves her holidays. Elaine is also trying to learn french.

Leah

Leah has been a receptionist with us since June 2016. When she isn’t petting animals, she enjoys reading, writing, brunch and wine (but not always all at once.) She is due to start an English Literature and Creative Writing degree in October 2017, but will continue to work at The Veterinary Centre to fund her studies (and her lifestyle).

Stephanie

Stephanie started at The Veterinary Centre in 2016 and loves every minute of it! Having achieved an MA (hons) in Music from the University of Glasgow, Stephanie has decided to embark on a new and exciting challenge at the vet practice. Stephanie is a theme park enthusiast, loves to travel, attending the gym, and is a huge fan of Disney. She also loves cuddles with her cat Hermione.

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.