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.
He accepted an offer to work at The Veterinary Centre in 1984, having decided to try a small animal 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, as well as getting to know their owners. He particularly enjoys caring for older pets and looking at how to tackle the variety of conditions that can often develop in aging pets.
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.
Jessica Martin MRCVS
Jessica graduated from Glasgow University in 2013, and has been practicing as a small animal vet since then. She enjoys the variety of life in general practice, but has specific interests in medicine, ultrasonography and especially enjoys treating rabbits and other small furries! Jessica recently completed a training course in Western Veterinary Acupuncture, which she has incorporated into management of chronic pain cases in practice.
Jessica has a lovely Miniature Poodle called Robbie, and a cheeky Chinchilla called Harris at home. When not at work, she loves being in the great outdoors – trail running and road cycling are her main hobbies, and she enjoys exploring both Scotland and beyond.
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! Gaining experience throughout the UK, 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.
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, Gillian worked as a Zoologist!
In her spare time Gill enjoys spending time with her two dogs, a Jack Russell called Evie and a Working Cocker Spaniel called Harvey.
Nicola McFadden – Acting Head RVN
After earning an Honours degree in Veterinary Nursing from Edinburgh Napier in 2017, Nicola has since gained an additional certificate in oral care nursing. Nicola began to develop a particular interest in the care and wellbeing of senior pets as her own bouncy Labrador, Marley began to age into his senior years. Since joining us at The Veterinary Centre, Nicola has utilisied her skills from a recently completed Physiotherapy course to create our new Senior Clinics!
Part of a busy household, Nicola shares her home with three dogs and a thirteen year old gecko! When she isn’t looking after everyone, Nicola really enjoys movies and videogames.
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; two rabbits called Jack and Cookie; a cat called Spirit, and finally her newest family member, a rambunctious kitten called Callie.
Liz Maitland – RVN
Liz qualified as a Veterinary Vurse from Telford College, Edinburgh in 2009 and has been working with The Veterinary Centre since 2010. Particularly enjoying consultations, Liz loves building solid relationships 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 – RVN
Kieran joined the practice in 2014 and began training as a nurse in 2016. He qualified as a Registered Veterinary Nurse in 2019. Kieran has also 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!
Jenni McCallum – RVN
From a young age, Jenni has been passionate about pursuing a career in animal care and nursing. She completed the Veterinary Care Assistant course at Edinburgh College before moving on to complete the Veterinary Nursing course at SRUC, which she graduated from in the spring of 2019.
She has a lovable Black Labrador called Bella and in her spare time, Jenni enjoys hill walking and getting out with her family.
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 in 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.
Eilidh Forbes – Student Vet Nurse
Eilidh has previous achieved an NC in Animal Care from Coatbridge College and is due to begin studying Veterinary Nursing in 2019. Raised in a house full of animals, it’s no surprise that Eilidh chose a career in Veterinary Nursing! She has a much loved rescue cat called Wally.
Eilidh also has a passion for charity work. She volunteers with Alzheimer’s Scotland on a weekly basis, and for the last three years has taken part in fundraising events to raise money for the SSPCA and Variety, the Children’s Charity. Eilidh is a very sociable person and enjoys a white wine – or few, and going to the gym (when she finds the motivation).
After studying animal care at Oatridge College, Corrine joined the practice in 2011 as one of our auxiliary staff. 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 particularly 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!
Leanne Auckland – Practice Manager
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 began with us as a receptionist in June 2016, and in 2018 she took 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, but continues to work at The Veterinary Centre to fund her studies (and her lifestyle).
Tara Patil – Receptionist
Whilst studying for her bachelor’s degree in Environmental Science, Tara found that it was the animal biology classes which held her key interest. Tara began with us as a volunteer for a short while before taking a full-time receptionist role, though she still shadows the vet consults and hopes to go on to study veterinary nursing.
In her spare time, Tara loves cooking for friends, hill walking and white wine.