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Meet The Team

We have a fantastic team here at Ark Veterinary Clinics and we pride ourselves on offering a friendly and compassionate service.

Vets

Ken McClean BVMS MRCVS

Ken McClean BVMS MRCVS

Veterinary Surgeon & Partner

Ken graduated from Glasgow university in 1984.  He has been with Ark Vets since 1994 . His main interests are soft tissue and orthopaedic surgery and ophthalmology. Ken splits his time between our Coatbridge and Holytown branches. In his spare time Ken enjoys running, playing in a band and walking his dog Arnie.

Dr Iain Livingstone BVMS MRCVS

Dr Iain Livingstone BVMS MRCVS

Veterinary Surgeon & Partner

Iain graduated from Glasgow University in 1987.  He has been with Ark Vets since 2000. His main interests are in small animal medicine.  Iain splits his time between our Coatbridge and Holytown branches. In his spare time Iain enjoys helping with wild bird conservation and spending time with his family.

Dr Madonna Livingstone BVMS MRCVS

Dr Madonna Livingstone BVMS MRCVS

Senior Veterinary Surgeon

Known as the practice geek Madonna graduated from Glasgow University in 2002 and found her home at  Ark Vets in 2004. Madonna enjoys all aspects of veterinary medicine but has a special interest in all exotic species.  She also enjoys soft tissue surgery and dog behaviour.  Madonna splits her time between our Coatbridge and Holytown branches. Madonna is a member of the Rabbit Welfare and Association Fund (RWAF), the Tortoise Trust, Clydebank Ringing Group, the Scottish Ferret Club, British Veterinary Zoological Society, and the Veterinary Inveretbrate Society.

She is also a committee member of the Scottish branch of the British Small Animal Veterinary Association (BSAVA) and has recently been nominated Chair of the committee having previously been the Petsavers Charity Rep. Madonna is a Clinical Skills Instructor in small mammals at Glasgow Vet School and does consultancy work for Nationwide Laboratories.

Madonna has been awarded a distinction in her Parrot Studies and Behaviour Diploma and is studying towards her diploma in feline behaviour.

In her spare time Madonna enjoys training her German Shepherd Dogs Turok in obedience and Vita in obedience and hopefully agility. She also enjoys helping with wild bird conservation and researching exotic animal diseases.

Barbara Thomson BVMS MRCVS

Barbara Thomson BVMS MRCVS

Veterinary Surgeon

Barbara graduated from Glasgow University in 1980.  She has been working at the Coatbridge and Holytown branches since they were owned by Shearer and McGregor before the change to Ark Veterinary Group in 1994. Barbara enjoys all aspects of veterinary medicine and particularly enjoys working with cats.  Barbara splits her time between our Coatbridge and Holytown branches. In her spare time Barbara enjoys craft making and gardening and spending time with her three cats.

Clare Dickson BVMS MRCVS

Clare Dickson BVMS MRCVS

Veterinary Surgeon

Clare graduated from Glasgow University in 2008.  She has been at Ark Vets since 2009. Her main interests are in small animal medicine.  Clare works mainly at our Coatbridge branch. In her spare time Clare enjoys mauy thai, running and painting.

Lynda Watson BVMS MRCVS

Lynda Watson BVMS MRCVS

Veterinary Surgeon

Lynda graduated from Dublin vet school in 2013. Her interested are in small animal medicine and general surgery. In her spare time she runs in park runs, fosters rabbits for a rabbit charity, walks her dog Munro and looks after her other pets: cat Monty, rabbits Cora and Colin and terrapin Tom!

Nursing

Ann Baxendale ANA

Ann Baxendale ANA

Ann joined Ark Vets in 2006 and has been heading our nursing team since 2008. Ann has worked as part of veterinary nursing teams in other practices prior to joining Ark, for the last 10 years. Ann enjoys all aspects of her job but particularly surgical nursing. In her spare time Ann enjoys looking after and competing with her four horses and walking her two rescue dogs Daisy and Colin.

Katie Smith

Katie Smith

Katie has been with Ark Vets since 2008.  She especially enjoys nursing our exotic patients – particularly rabbits, guinea pigs and reptiles.  In her spare time Katie enjoys shopping, socialising with her friends, listening to music and attending concerts and walking her dog Poppy.  Katie also has a guinea pig and a rabbit.

Amanda Russell

Amanda Russell

Nursing

Amanda joined the practice in 2016. She enjoys all aspects of nursing and has developed a keen interest in exotics. In her spare time Amanda runs her own Brownie unit, enjoys spending time with her baby boy, and is unashamedly obsessed with Disney and Harry Potter!

Jennifer Macready

Jennifer Macready

Following a period of work experience in March 2011, Jennifer joined our nursing team in August 2011.  Jennifer enjoys nursing our medical patients.  In her spare time Jennifer enjoys swimming and socialising with friends. Jennifer is currently studying towards a degree in veterinary nursing.

Katrina Cairns

Katrina Cairns

Katrina joined Ark Vets in 2007.  She works mainly at our Holytown branch.  Katrina enjoys doing weight loss clinics with our canine patients.  In her spare time Katrina enjoys spending time with her family.

Alicia Garroch ANA

Alicia Garroch ANA

More information to follow…

Jodie Wilson

Jodie Wilson

Nursing

I enjoy all aspects of working with any of the animals we see at Ark. I’m particularly interested in dog behaviour. In my spare time I can mainly be found with my horse Sofisio or out walking my dog Belle.

Kerry Donnelly

Kerry Donnelly

Nursing

Kerry enjoys working with all the animals we see at the Ark. She has many pets herself including: a dog, a horse, rabbit and a snake. If she has spare time you are likely to find her with one of them! She particularly enjoys working with dogs and rabbits as she has always kept them as pets but she is keen to learn more about the more exotic patients we regularly see at the Ark!

Reception

Lorna Blair

Lorna Blair

Lorna joined Ark Vets in 2006. She enjoys interacting with clients and their animals. In her spare time Lorna enjoys reading, going to the cinema, eating out and spending time with her family. Lorna has 2 cats.

Tracy Thomson

Tracy Thomson

Tracy joined Ark Vets in 2007.  Tracy enjoys all aspects of her job especially meeting our four legged patients.  Tracy has a degree in archaeology and spent four years working as an archaeologist before deciding to pursue a career involving animals.  Tracy enjoys reading, walking and spending time with her family.  Tracy has a collie cross dog called Bracken and three cats.

Mary Thomson

Mary Thomson

Mary joined Ark Vets in 1997.  She enjoys all aspects of her job but especially likes meeting our clients and their animals.  In her spare time Mary enjoys looking after her grandchildren, socialising with friends and going to the cinema.

Pamela Quinton

Pamela Quinton

Pam joined the Ark family in 2017. Most of her spare time is spent with her two dogs, taking long walks and going on day trips. She relaxes by watching movies and going to the occasional care shows at the weekends.

Opening Hours

Coatbridge
Monday – Friday
Open Clinic
9.15am – 10.00am
Appointments
2.30pm - 3.30pm
5.00pm - 6.30pm

Saturday
By Apointment
9.30am - 11.30am

Holytown
Monday – Friday
Open Clinic
8.30am – 9.30am
1.30pm - 2.00pm
Appointments
5.00pm - 6.30pm

Saturday
Closed

Sunday
Urgent Cases
4.00pm - 4.30pm

On any bank holiday Monday we will be shut at  Holytown. However we will operate an open clinic at our coatbridge branch 9-11am. This is designed for urgent cases and there will only be one vet on duty.

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