Santry Veterinary Surgery

Santry Veterinary Surgery was first opened in summer 2009 in response to client demand. It is located beside Autoglass and opposite Santry Stadium with plenty of adjacent parking. Santry Veterinary Surgery provides an excellent standard of care and has become an integral part of the Anicare Veterinary Group.

Initially only open during afternoon hours, it is now open all day for both consultations and surgeries.Unlike our other four hospitals, the Santry branch is classified by the Veterinary Council as a surgery which means we are equipped for most surgical procedures and treatments but we do not have X-ray or ultrasound facilities on-site. Of course, if either service is required for your pet, we will gladly organise a referral to one of our other hospitals.

Santry Veterinary Surgery serves the districts of Dublin 9 and 11 and includes the areas of Santry, Beaumont, Swords, Coolock and Ballymun.

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Michael Hatton

MVB MRCVS

Michael is from a veterinary family – both his father and grandfather were veterinary surgeons. He qualified from UCD in 1983 and immediately immersed himself in small animal practice. With limited opportunities in Ireland at that time, he emigrated to the UK where he spent some time working in a small animal hospital.

His passion for travel took him further afield to Hong Kong where he initially worked in an established small animal practice and was subsequently involved in establishing what is now one of the biggest small animal hospitals in that country.

Longing to return home, he came back to Dublin in 1990 and upon finding suitable premises in Glasnevin, established the Botanic Veterinary Hospital in 1991.

Michael loves all aspects of veterinary medicine but he particularly enjoys consulting and meeting patients and their owners. He regularly attends continuing education courses and always has the best interests of the veterinary profession at the forefront of his mind.He has always had a keen interest in keeping up to date with the latest developments and trends in the veterinary industry and has continually ensured that Anicare invests in the latest technology and equipment. His stewardship has helped position Anicare at the forefront of veterinary for the past 20 years, not just in Dublin, but in all of Ireland.

Aside from his career, Michael is married to his wife Ann, has two sons, Robert and Harry, and a border terrier named Maggie. He thoroughly enjoys family time and watching his kids play for Na Fianna GAA and Clontarf Rugby Club, as well as walking Maggie. He still maintains a keen interest in travel, loves watching wildlife programs and visiting national parks.

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Jean Cullen

Registered Veterinary Nurse

Jean has always had dogs and cats growing up and love of animals led her back to college in her late twenties to study veterinary nursing at UCD in 2006. Jean qualified from University College Dublin in 2009 with a Diploma in Veterinary Nursing. After qualifying as veterinary nurse Jean spent some weeks in South Africa volunteering at a lion park looking after cubs, meerkats, hyena, wild African dogs, giraffes and ostriches. Jean joined the Anicare team in April 2010 and now mainly works in our Santry branch.

Jean has a gorgeous dog named Adele who joined the family after being found wandering about in a pretty poor sate one bank holiday evening. In her spare time Jean likes to attend concerts or head out on long walks with Adele who is always on the end of a lead happy to keep her company!

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Eimear O’Brien

Registered Veterinary Nurse

Eimear is a native of Dublin where she lives with her parents and younger brother. She first came to our veterinary hospital with her dog Jessie. The Clontarf veterinary team made a lasting impression on Eimear and so the seed was sown – Eimear knew she would dedicate her life to the care and comfort of animals.  

Initially she  completed a course in animal care at Killester College Dublin. Whilst studying in Killester Eimear did her work placement in Clontarf Veterianry Hospital where she quickly proved herself to be a perfect fit with the Clontarf team. Always a smiling face for our  clients and a warm hand and heart for our pets. On foot of this she was welcomed into the Clontarf team full time when she qualified as a Registered Veterinary Nurse from Dundalk Institute of Technology in 2014 .

Eimear has a particular interest in behaviour and welfare. She has fond memories of Alfie a cat who had sustained horrific head and mouth injuries resulting in him requiring a long stay in Clontarf Veterinary Hospital.  Eimear’s one on one care played a big part in nursing Alfie back to full health. She recalls the bitter sweet moment of seeing this delightful cat whom she had grown so fond of happily returned to his home and family. 

Having  been a client for over a decade, and experienced first hand the care and attention the practice gives to animals in its care, she now thoroughly enjoys giving that same care and one of a kind experience back to you – the Clontarf client. Outside of work Eimear enjoys spending time with family and friends, going to the cinema and out for meals. She also enjoys music and watching TV in particular animal programmes such as Animal A&E and The Zoo. She also enjoys books on animal behaviour. 

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Amy Walsh

Registered Veterinary Nurse

Amy joined our nursing staff in September 2015. She trained at UCD and graduated in 2014. While she was a nursing student Amy did a lot of her work placement with Anicare in our Botanic branch.

Amy has always been very passionate about animals. She has an 11 year old dog called Browser and also has two pet rats (Spencer and Reid), though they are yet to become best friends! She also has a keen interest in wildlife, especially birds, and has hand-reared some baby birds in the past.

Amy has a particular love for the nursing care aspect of the job. She enjoys making sure our sick patients and patients who are recovering from surgery are warm, comfortable and get plenty of cuddles!

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Aisling Fenton

Aisling is originally from Ashford in Co. Wicklow and graduated from UCD in 2012. Having always been an avid horse lover she entered veterinary medicine thinking she would be an equine vet but after spending a summer as a third year veterinary student working as an assistant in a small animal practice in Ottawa she quickly realised that this was the area that really interested her.
She spent her first 15 months as a new graduate working in a small animal hospital in South Wales before returning home in 2014 to a small animal practice in Wexford where she spent 3 happy years gaining valuable experience. Eventually the pull of home became too much and she decided to move back closer to Wicklow.
She is currently studying for a Graduate Certificate in Small Animal Medicine in UCD and although it’s been an adjustment going back to the world of study and exams she has found it has really enhanced her clinical skills and practice.
In her spare time Aisling’s hobbies include horse riding, running and art. She has 3 pets; Mondo, her beloved 13 year old Springer Spaniel that still lives in Ashford where he has the space to run around her parents big garden, Mickey, the 3 legged Chihuahua and Diego, the socially awkward cat from Wales, both of whom are more suited to city life!
 

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Jane Wilson

Registered Veterinary Nurse RVN

Jane graduated from Dundalk Institute of Technology in 2016 with a distinction in veterinary nursing. Previous to this she studied Animal Science at Killester College and she also has a Bachelors degree in Communication Studies from DCU.
 
Jane loves animals of all shapes and sizes! Although she works as a veterinary nurse for small domestic pets she is also a huge horse lover and has been horse riding for many years. She is also very passionate about marine life and is a qualified scuba diver and whale watching enthusiast.
 
Jane joined the Anicare team in the summer of 2016 and looks forward to working with all of the staff and clients from the different clinics for many more years to come.

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Ms Elizabeth Gray

Following graduation from UCD (class of 2014) Elizabeth went on to complete a small animal rotating internship in Canada. Since then she has been working in a small animal practice in the south west of England but is now delighted to return home and join the Anicare team! She has a keen interest in all aspects of the job with particular interests in emergency medicine, critical care and internal medicine. She is currently enrolled in a BSAVA postgraduate certificate in small animal internal medicine and looks forward to using the knowledge gained to help her patients. Her favourite part of the job is meeting all the clients and getting to know them and their pets. Outside of work she enjoys spending time with friends here in Dublin and family at home in County Limerick. She has a Yorkshire Terrier called Pixie and a rabbit called Petra who live at home with her patient family until she can find them suitable accommodation in Dublin.

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