Old Church Veterinary Hospital & Donegal Veterinary Clinic. Vets  for small animal, farm animals and horses
 

The Team

 GERRY GILLGIAN, MRCVS, MVB

Gerry has been a veterinary practitioner and partner for over 30 years. He has been instrumental in the evolution of the practice from being a typical large animal practice to a dynamic mixed practice and a small animal hospital. He also is involved in food safety audits, training and quality management systems. He provides courses on food hygiene and HACCP.

 NICK GARVEY MVB

Nick qualified as a veterinary practitioner in 2000 and has worked with Old Church Veterinary Hospital since then. He became a partner in 2006. He enjoys the diversity of being in a mixed practice, equine, farm animals and small animals and one of his specialities is orthopeadic surgery. He also has 5 alpacas which are called Bell, Snowy, Coco, Flo and Allie which take up most of his free time.

 PATRICIA HARVEY MVB

Patricia qualified as a veterinary practitioner in 1992 and is a native of the Donegal area. She joined the practice in 1996 having previously worked in county Mayo. She has a keen interest in all aspects of a mixed practice and enjoys the diversity of small and farm animals. She enjoys painting as a hobby and has a lovely boxer which entertains her three children.

 NOELLE O'MAHONEY MVB

Noelle qualified as a veterinary practitioner in 2008 and then joined the practice as a new graduate. She is originally from Cork and is enjoying the experience of a mixed practice. She comes from a farming background and has rehomed some of the rescued donegal animals to cork, much to the delight of her parents.

 CLAIRE CAMPION MVB

Claire qualified as a veterinary practitioner in 2010 and then joined the practice as a new graduate. She is from Dublin and enjoys the versatility of large and small animal practice. She has a lab cross called Chevvy which she rehomed after it was abandoned.

 COLM BROWN MVB

Colm qualified as a veterinary practitioner in 2010. He joined the practice in 2011. He is from Dublin and enjoys mixed practice. He has a beagle called Daisy.

 AOIFE COX MVB 

Aoife qualified in 2011 and started working in the practice as a new graduate. She is from Westmeath and is from a farming background.

 MAEVE FENTON RVN. (Registered Veterinary Nurse) & Practice Manager


Maeve qualified as a veterinary nurse in 1978 and joined the practice later that year. She subsequently became practice manager and has also been instrumental in the evolution of the practice into a dynamic mixed practice. She enjoys horse riding and has two horses called Leah and Gypsie. She also has a family of cats called Jones, Henry and Spook who have the run of the house and who surprisingly get on with the new addition which is a rabbit called Jack. She loves interacting with the public and is always on hand for information and advice.

 SINEAD PATTON RVN (Registered Veterinary Nurse)

Sinead qualified as a veterinary nurse in 2006 from The Royal Veterinary College, London. She joined Old Church Veterinary Hospital in 1999. She has recently become head nurse in the hospital. Sinead is also a professional groomer and is known to give other species a haircut if they ask nicely! She has a beautiful dalmation called Domino who has an strong adversion to one of our vets, so if your dog doesn't like the vet then its in good company.

 CLARE SHAW RVN (Registered Veterinary Nurse)

Claire qualified as a veterinary nurse in 2009 from Athlone IT and has joined shortly after. She has a busy household with her crazy springer spaniel called Lilly and her cat Tayto which rules the roost and evicts Lilly from her bed.

 LAURENA MCGLINCHEY (Veterinary Nurse)

Laurena has completed her veterinary nursing course in Letterkenny IT in 2011. She joined the practice in 2004 and loves her jobs which is especially evident as she has a long journey (over an hour each way) to work. She comes from a farming background and has 2 kittens called Duck! and Goose! and has one of the more unusual pass times which is showing cattle.

 LAURA DOHERTY (Receptionist)

Laura joined Old Church Veterinary Hospital in 1999 as a receptionist/administrator. She predominately works in our branch clinic in Donegal which she helped establish in 2004. She has an ever expanding menagerie which includes, dogs, pigs, sheep and the new additions of 2 llamas.

 DONNA MC NEELY (TB Testing Office)

Donna joined Old Church Veterinary Hospital in 2006. She is a receptionist and predominately in charge of large animal TB testing and works mostly in our Ballyshannon office. She has a boxer called Sparkie.

 CAROLINE KENNEDY (Receptionist)

Caroline joined Old Church Veterinary Hospital in 2008. She is a receptionist / administrator and shares her time between the Donegal and Ballyshannon offices. She has a kingcharles called Tya, which everyone who comes into the
Donegal clinic meets as she is usually sitting at the reception desk. Caroline loves interacting with clients.

 Lynda Henderson (Accounts)

Lynda joined Old Church Veterinary Hospital in 2010 and is an accounts administrator. She works in our Ballyshannon office. She comes from a farming background and has a cat called Mr Bigglesworth and a dog called Blizzard which is a Japanese Spitz.

 ALANNA DOYLE (Receptionist)

She is the friendly receptionist/administrator in our grange office and loves to interact with the public and their pets. She joined the practice in 2010 and has a cat called Paulo who has one eye. She found Paulo wandering and rehomed him to a loving home.

 TARA LEONARD (Receptionist)

Tara joined the practice in 2011 and works in our grange office at our evening clinics and some saturdays. She has a samoyed called Bailey.

 TARA MC CLEAN (Veterinary Assistant)

Tara joined the practice in 2009. She works in our Ballyshannon office and has a brilliant way with animals. She has two cats called Mr Jinks and Freddy. Freddy was abandoned and Tara took one look at him and immediatley fell in love, he is now a very spoilt cat.

 SPOCK (Practice cat)

Spock was found as a tiny kitten at the side of the road and was brought into the office by the farmer who found her to be examined. The staff immediately fell in love with this little ball of black fluff and the decision was made to keep her as the practice pet. She is usually at the front desk and greets everyone on arrival. She has a very cheeky personality and loves affection.