Our Clontarf Team

Charlotte Bagnall
Veterinary Nurse
Charlotte graduated from UCD Dublin with a degree in Veterinary Nursing in June 2019 and then
quickly went on to join the Anicare team in September of the same year. In the meantime, she also
completed an equine nursing internship in UCD Veterinary Hospital throughout the summer of 2019.
Charlotte knew from a young age that she always wanted to work with animals as she grew up
surrounded by them living on a farm.
Charlotte’s passion lies with small animal practice and loves the nursing aspect of the job. She loves
to be hands on with all our patients, ensuring they all feel comfortable and happy throughout their
time with us.
Charlotte has 3 cats at home, Louis, LuLu and Phoebe. She rescued Phoebe as a kitten as she was
found in a puddle all by herself. She is now spoilt with plenty of cuddles.
Outside of Anicare, Charlotte’s favourite past time would be horse riding. Unfortunately busy
college life meant that horse riding took a back seat but she is keen to dive back in!
Erina Sweeney
Veterinary Nurse
Erina joined our Anicare team in 2019 after graduating from UCD as a Registered Veterinary Nurse. Erina, who is originally from Co. Mayo, knew from a young age she wanted to work with animals after growing up surrounded by them and was delighted when she found the perfect job to do just that. During Erina's four years studying, she gained experience in both small and large animal nursing, but after spending her final year of studying working within UCD veterinary hospital she realised small animal was where she wanted to work. Erina loves getting to help and work with animals everyday and loves the variety within the job.
Aoife Garland
Veterinary Nurse
Aoife qualified from UCD in 2019 as a Veterinary Nurse. She grew up in Malahide, Dublin
and always had a keen interest in animal care. As a student, Aoife completed her third year
placement with us in Anicare and during that time discovered a huge love for small animal
nursing. The following year, Aoife returned to Anicare to work part-time while she
completed her training. In 2019, Aoife joined us full time as a Registered Veterinary Nurse!
Growing up in Dublin, she didn’t have much experience in large animal care but gained
plenty of experience in both small and large animal nursing throughout her training.
Ultimately, following her experience with Anicare, Aoife decided that small animal nursing
was what she was passionate about. She can’t wait to grow as a Veterinary Nurse and gain as
much experience and knowledge while working with us at Anicare.
A lot of her love for small animal nursing comes from looking after her own cat, Kai. Aoife
loves taking care of him and he is now a regular with Anicare as he completes his weight loss
journey with Aoife and all our staff!
Tanis Turley
From early childhood Tanis always knew she wanted to be a vet. In fact legend has it that she informed her teacher on her first day at school that when she grew up she was going to be a vet! Growing up in the foothills of the Mourne Mountains – a place still close to her heart – her passion for animals was clear from an early age as she surrounded herself with pets of every type – from cats, dogs and ponies to tadpoles and frogs. 

Always the first to nurse a sick animal or convince her family to take in yet another stray Tanis’ child hood dreams became a reality when she graduated from University College Dublin in 1987 as a veterinary surgeon.

After a period spent working in the greater London area Tanis returned to Ireland and joined Anicare in 1995. She became a partner two years later and with Michael Hatton, Anicare’s founding member she helped develop Anicare from the one-man practice it was then to the multi-branch, multi-discipline veterinary practice that it is today. Her love of animals and dedication to their welfare is well recognised. She is a past overall winner of the prestigious Nationwide Stronghold Veterinary Petcare Award and has been highly commended in a number of subsequent years.

Now based in Anicare’s Clontarf Veterinary Hospital, she enjoys all aspects of veterinary medicine with a particular interest in internal medicine and practice management. Always keen to keep up to date with changes in the profession Tanis regularly attends continuing education lectures and seminars both in Ireland and overseas. She has also completed courses in internal medicine and diagnostic imaging with Sydney University Post- graduate Foundation in Veterinary.

In the past she has been an active member in veterinary organisations as well as a committee member of VICAS (Veterinary Ireland Companion Animal Society).  Tanis is currently a member of the UCD Veterinary Faculty  External Advisory Board.  Outside of work she enjoys sports, both as a participant and a spectator, and is particularly fond of tennis and hill walking. Her more leisurely interests include the preforming arts and travel.
John Joyce
John a native of Wexford graduated in Veterinary Medicine from University College Dublin in 2012.

John then headed north where he spent four years working in mixed practice in Derry and Fermanagh.

It was during these early years working in both large and small animal practices that John developed his passion for surgery.

With this in mind John decided that a change of scenery was in order and moved to London where he worked in the well-known animal charity - The Celia Hammond Animal Trust.

John spent two years working there during which time he refined his skills in both orthopaedic and soft tissue surgery. In 2016 John enrolled with the University of Liverpool in a Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons post graduate Certificate in Small Animal Surgery which he plans to complete in 2019.

John moved back to Dublin and joined the Anicare team in June 2018.  John spends most of his time working in Anicare's Clontarf Veterinary hospital but treats most of the more complicated and challenging orthopaedic cases referred from other branches within the Anicare Veterinary Group.

Outside of work John enjoys football cycling and cooking and he is also keen skier.

To relax John enjoys nothing more than a long walk with his dog Blossom - a rescue Golder Retriever.
Tracy O’Reilly
Tracy hails from Glemore near Carlingford in Co Louth where she grew up with her three younger brothers and lots of dogs! She has always loved animals and enjoyed working with them. In the past she has worked on her uncle’s farm and with her local large animal veterinary practice where she was employed for eight years. She moved to Dublin in 2003 and joined Anicare Veterinary Group. Initially Tracy’s role was that of animal care assistant where she had a hands on part to play in the day to day care of Anicare’s patients. 

Over the years Tracy’s role within the practice has evolved and she now is the receptionist come ‘practice manager’ in our Clontarf Veterinary Hospital. After many years working with us Tracy is on first name terms with most of Clontarf’s clients and their pets. Our regular clients will recognise Tracy as the first friendly face they see as they enter our clinic at 66 Malahide Road Clontarf.

Tracy is always happy to answer your call, schedule your appointment, make up your pet’s repeat prescription or order food for you. As well as this Tracy ensures on a day to day basis that Clontarf Veterinary Hospital runs smoothly with her excellent practice management skills. For Tracy, it is the overwhelming urge to take animals out of pain and into comfort that makes working at Clontarf a labour of love. There is nothing more rewarding than to see a “not-feeling-too-good” puppy or kitten return to the clinic a few weeks later back to their old selves. Outside of work Tracy has a cat called Goose.In her free time she enjoys reading, listening to music and going to gigs. She is also an ardent fan of batman. 2013 sees Tracy celebrate her first decade with Anicare Veterinary Group – we look forward to her being part of ‘Team Clontarf’ for many years to come.
Maeve Deady
Qualified Veterinary Nurse
The daughter of a diplomat Maeve grew up in  many different countries from Africa to North America before returning to settle in Dublin. Independent of geography she was always surrounded by animals and knew from an early age that she wanted to care for them. Whilst living in Tanzania Maeve rescued a young Bushbaby – a small primate and  nursed him back to full health before returning him to his natural habitat.

Maeve did work experience in Clontarf Veterinary Hospital as a transition year student and it was at this time she adopted her cat Misty who is now the grand old age of eighteen. Maeve also has a cat Max a youthful five year old whom she hand reared from three weeks of age after he was abandoned in a plastic bag on the doorstep of Clontarf veterinary Hospital.

Following on from her transition year, Maeve was employed by Clontarf Veterinary Hospital as a veterinary nursing assistant during her summer holiday for a number of summers before starting work full time in 2006. Maeve then enrolled in the University College Dublin Veterinary nursing course graduated from UCD in 2012 with a Diploma in Veterinary Nursing and is now a Registered Veterinary Nurse.

Over the years Maeve has successfully hand reared many orphaned kittens. Despite the hard work and night feeds she gets great satisfaction watching them grow and finding good homes for them. Maeve enjoys all aspect of veterinary nursing. She is also a keen horse woman and qualified riding instructor and enjoys nothing better than to get away at the weekend to go on trail rides.
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.
Niamh Mc Evoy
Veterinary Nurse
Niamh was born and has lived in Dublin her entire life. She has always had a passion for animals both pets and wildlife and knew she would work with them in the future. She found her love for veterinary nursing volunteering abroad in a wildlife rehabilitation centre in South Africa. After returning home Niamh completed the animal care course in Killester college and went on to complete the veterinary nursing course in Dundalk institute of technology. Niamh will be the newest member of our nursing team when she graduates in November.

Niamh has two dogs, a cat and two newts. She looks forward to continue building on her education and experience as a veterinary nurse.
Kate Reddin
Veterinary Nurse
Kate graduated from Dundalk IT in 2014 with a degeee in Veterinary Nursing fulfilling her long held dream  to work with Animals. She has several years  experience working in a number of small animal practices throughout Lenister. After a brief but enjoyable period working as a sales representative for an animal remedies company Kate found she missed practice and the day to day care and interaction with animals. So she decided to return to practice and joined Anicare in October 2018.   Kate has a Westie cross called Bobby and 2 rats called Duckie and Petrie.
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!
Amy Langan
Amy a native of  Kerry, graduated from UCD Veterinary Facuilty  in 2007. After graduation Amy  worked in a mixed practice in Co Cork for five years. She then moved to a small animal practice in Waterford where she has been working for five years. Whilst enjoying all aspect of veterinary Amy's particualr interrests are in surgery in particualr soft tissue surgery. Amy holds an ESVPS postgraduate certificate in small animal surgery .  She joined the Anicare team in March 2018. Her favourite part of work is meeting clients and their pets and she looks forward to being part of the Anicare team.

Outside of work a lot of her free time is taken up with her own pets; one dog, one cat and three ponies! She also enjoys catching up with family and friends, reading and yoga.
Jill Ryan
Veterinary Nurse
Jill joins Anicare  after returning home from London in summer 2019. She spent the last 4 years working in a busy small animal practice in London.

Jill previously studied interior deign in DIT However after graduating she travelled to Australia where she realised she wanted a career in animal care as she’s always had a love for animals. She moved to London to begin her studies, opting to train to be a veterinary nurse through an apprenticeship route. 

While London has been an exciting adventure once qualified she was eager to come home. 

Also making the move back to Ireland is Mabel, the newest member of the family. She’s a lucky cat she rescued in London that was impossible to leave behind! 

Fingers crossed she gets on with her lab x Cotchi!