DR RICHARD LAVELLE VETERINARY SURGEON

M.V.B M.R.C.V.S

Dick graduated from University College Dublin 1982 and spent several years working in mixed and equine practice, before discovering a passion for companion animals. He worked in small animal practices in London before establishing Sandymount Pet hospital in 1998. Dick is interested in all aspects of veterinary care and strives to provide the highest quality services to his clients.
Richard Lavelle - Veterinary Surgeon
John Hanley - Veterinary Surgeon

DR JOHN HANLEY VETERINARY SURGEON

MVB CertAVP MRCVS

John graduated with honors from University College Dublin in 2004. He worked in small animal practice in the U.K. before returning to Dublin. He is now a partner at Sandymount Pet Hospital.

John has a special interest in soft tissue and orthopaedic surgery, and offers a referral orthopaedic service to other vets as well as to our own clients. In October 2016, he attained the Certificate in Advanced Veterinary Practice in the field of Small Animal Surgery, awarded by the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons in London.

In his spare time, John is a keen pianist and when he gets a chance he likes to surf in his native Co. Clare.

DR MIRIAM MCEVOY VETERINARY SURGEON

M.V.B. M.R.C.V.S G.P. Cert (S.A.P)

Miriam graduated with honours from University College Dublin in 2004. She worked in small animal practice in the U.K. before joining Sandymount Pet Hospital.

Miriam holds a general practitioner certificate in small animal practice and has been nominated for a Stronghold Veterinary Pet Care award. In addition to these, she is currently studying for the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons’ certificate in advanced veterinary practice. She has a keen interest in all areas of small animal medicine & surgery.

Miriam’s hobbies include art, music and equestrian sports – where she represented Ireland. She is married to John Hanley, together they have a daughter named Olivia and a vociferous rescue terrier called Biscuit!

Miriam McEvoy - Veterinary Surgeon
Sarah Jane Lynch, Veterinary Surgeon

DR SARAH JANE LYNCH VETERINARY SURGEON

BVSc

Sarah graduated from Massey University in New Zealand in 2004. She then spent three years working in small animal practice in New Zealand before moving to Ireland with her dog Bella. She joined the team here at Sandymount in 2008.

Sarah has a special interest in small animal medicine, particularly diagnostics including radiography, ultrasonography and cytology. She has completed a distance education programme in Veterinary Diagnostic Imaging and has undertaken a practical course in Veterinary Ultrasound with advanced abdominal scanning.

Outside of work, Sarah enjoys recreational diving and hiking as well as being a Mum.

DR ORLA FITZGERALD VETERINARY SURGEON

M.V.B.

Orla graduated with honours from University College Dublin in 2009 and completed a rotating internship in small animal medicine and surgery. She worked for many years as a lead emergency and critical care veterinary surgeon at the Pet Emergency Hospital in UCD.

Orla has three dogs – Harry, his brother Guinness and Jasper. Orla’s hobbies include skiing, music & walking her dogs. She has a keen interest in all aspects of small animal medicine and surgery, and always has pet-friendly treats at the ready for your pet’s visit!

Orla Fitzgerald - Veterinary Surgeon

DR. CHRISTINE KAN VETERINARY SURGEON

BA BSc M.V.B.

Christine qualified from University College Dublin in 2020. She has degrees in zoology and music from Colorado State University, and during her time in the USA, she gained valuable experience working in a wildlife hospital in Florida and researching marine medicine in Maine. Her areas of interest include surgery and exotic medicine.

ELAINE FOGARTY

Senior Administrator

Elaine has been in charge of administration at Sandymount Pet Hospital since 2000. She is responsible for a broad range of tasks that hold the practice together including stock management, invoicing, drug ordering and legislation. Elaine has many years of experience in veterinary practice and small business management but she has also many years of experience with animals, having provided a loving home to so many wonderful pets. Her current dog Bella often accompanies her to work where she can offer great support and a calming presence to other patients if required.
Elaine Fogarty - Senior Administrator
Paula Hughes - Veterinary Nurse

PAULA HUGHES VETERINARY NURSE

DipVN RVN

Paula’s first steps towards a career in the veterinary industry started when she completed the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons Certificate in Veterinary Nursing (UK) before heading off to Australia to work at the Paddington Cat Hospital.

On her return to Ireland, Paula completed the Diploma in Veterinary Nursing, graduating from University College Dublin in 2010 with distinction & an academic achievement award. Paula was also presented with The Irish Veterinary Nursing Association Student Vet Nurse of the Year award.

Since graduating Paula has achieved further veterinary qualifications in small animal nutrition and is working towards a qualification in wildlife rehabilitation.

NAOMI O ‘DONOVAN VETERINARY NURSE

BSc Veterinary Nurse

Naomi studied at UCD where she attained her BSc in veterinary nursing, graduating in July 2013. She then joined Sandymount Pet Hospital in September of the same year. Naomi is currently studying for a masters degree in Veterinary Physiotherapy. She has a special interest in surgical nursing, patient rehabilitation and physiotherapy.

Her hobbies include travel, surfing and horse riding. She has a horse called Bird, and is an active member of her local riding club. She also has a rescue dog named “Amber”.

Naomi O'Donovan - Veterinary Nurse
Gabrielle Regan - Veterinary Nurse

GABRIELLE REGAN VETERINARY NURSE

Ba(hons), dip VN

Gabrielle started with a degree in communications from DCU before spending 15 years in London and the U.S.A working in film post production. She joined Sandymount in 2005 and qualified with a diploma in vet nursing from U.C.D in 2008. She gained extensive experience as a locum nurse before returning to Sandymount Pet Hospital in 2015.

Gabrielle has one pet – Winston – who is an Old English Sheepdog.

TANIS CRONIN VETERINARY NURSE

DipVN RVN DipFN

Tanis joined the Sandymount Pet Hospital team as a student nurse in 2009. She graduated as a registered veterinary nurse from University College Dublin in 2010, and went on to achieve a Diploma in Feline Nursing from International Society for Feline Medicine. Tanis has a special love of all our feline patients and enjoys using cat friendly nursing techniques.

She has a Wheaten Terrier called Finnegan, who loves nothing more than to be petted and having a ramble around their local park.

Tanis Cronin - Veterinary Nurse

LAUREN CORCORAN VETERINARY NURSE

BScVN RVN AdCertAnScVN

CLÍONA DOLAN

Receptionist

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