Meet Our Team
Graham Leathers (Head Vet)
Graham originally hails from Norn Iron (the emerald Isle or Northern Ireland) but trained in Edinburgh to be a vet (many years ago!). He has since worked almost exclusively in Central Scotland, excepting a brief period back home initially. He was lucky enough to find a lovely Scottish lady to live with him and stays with her and two dogs of nondescript and questionable pedigree, who are both very special in their own unique ways!
On his time off he usually can find broken things to fix, or jobs needing done around the house, but if he tries really hard can sometimes be found reading a book or going for a walk. He also plays some sport (badly and non-competitively) in an attempt to keep his youthful figure around for at least a little bit longer. In work he has dealt with many different animals, from the exotic to the ordinary, at all times of day and night, and if forced to choose would claim “houndlings are the best”. He hopes that his job with Vets ER will allow him to provide help and reassurance to both owners and their pets when they most need it.
Lynn graduated from Glasgow in 1996 and ventured off into mixed practice in Anglesey, North Wales. Lynn has fond memories of her time there and still returns to visit friends and practice her Welsh.
Lynn returned to Scotland in 1999 and have worked in Dunfermline and Glasgow part-time as her kids have grown up.
In 2016 Lynn completed the RCVS certificate in general practice which focused on dogs and cats and involved 600 hours of study over 2 years. This brought together her years of practical experience with a knowledge of current opinion on how best to treat her patients.
Outside of work Lynn enjoys swimming, both indoors and in open water. Lynn joined the Kilgreggan to Greenock swim across the Clyde last August.
If 2020 had gone to plan Lynn would have attended the European Masters swimming championships in Budapest. Lynn also enjoy hillwalking and running and completed her one and only marathon on the isle of Harris in 2019.
Louise qualified in Dublin in 2005 and has worked in mixed, small animal and emergency practice before joining us in 2018.
Louise is currently studying for a certificate in emergency medicine. Louise lives in Edinburgh with her partner and their Little Boy. She is also owned by a cheeky cat called Floof.
Karen has been with Vets ER since it opened its door in 2013.
She qualified in 2004 and then spent time locumming and gaining experience in a variety of busy clinics including a stint at a very busy Birmingham RSPCA hospital where putting IV’s into swans became second nature!
Karen returned to Edinburgh where she spent 5 years working at a busy Small animal hospital doing out of hours work. She then spent one year doing normal day work at a rural practice before realising she prefers being a night owl and is committed to using her nursing skills on OOH emergency work.
In her spare time she enjoys gardening when she caught the Bug from her Grandad.
She recently adopted a rescue Whippet cross and you may have seen her and fellow nurse Beverley literally running around the local area after Lucys wild antics!
Steph graduated from Glasgow Vet School in 2010. She started out in mixed practice working with both large and small animals, including some exotic animals at the local safari park.
Steph then went on to work in orthopaedic referral practice where she gained her interest in orthopaedic surgery and rehabilitation. After a few years ,she returned to general practice and now is at VetsER where she is enjoying the varied case load.
Steph’s favourite part of nursing is inpatient care. Spending time with inpatients that need intensive nursing and comforting. Radiography would be a close second.
In her spare time Steph loves spending time with her family and friends, especially her husband Tony and their big lovely lurcher Fergus.
Abi had a busy year of successfully passing her Nursing exams, then celebrated by buying her first house, being adopted by rescue dog Mr Douglas and getting engaged! Abi has also continued to return to work for us as a now fully qualified RVN on busy shifts as well as her full time job at Westport vets.
Abi joined us in October 2017 as a weekend student and fast became an invaluable member of the team. Her dedication and attention to detail means your pets are in the best hands when they are with us. Abi is a keen marathon runner and concert goer in any spare time she has.
Kelly ijoined us as a student veterinary nurse. She worked with us on busy Saturdays to gain experience in aid to help her qualify with a varied amount of knowledge and skills.
When not working extra hours with us Kelly can be found studying hard at one of our member practices.
She has a keen interest in exotics and hopes to specialise in this area once she qualifies.
She is owned by a michevious Beagle called Odin and a pair of female gerbils called Tifa and Aerith.
Chloe is a Registered Veterinary Nurse (RVN) who qualified in November 2017. She studied HND Veterinary Nursing at SRUC Barony Campus. Chloe joined the Westport Team in Summer 2019!
Before studying to become an RVN, Chloe previously studied NC Animal Care, and worked as a Crew Trainer in McDonalds.
Chloe loves working as a team! She has a special interest in feline nursing, as well as medical nursing and emergency care.
At home, Chloe has many pets! Her three dogs are Bracken, Heather, and Wallace. Her three cats are Jasmine, Tigger, and Splodge. In her spare time Chloe enjoys shopping for clothes, family time, and going out dancing.
Jodi joined us as a student to gain practical experience while studying for her exams. Jodi has now qualified with a batchelors of science in veterinary nursing! Jodi has continued to stay on with us at weekends as a fully qualified RVN as well as working full time at one of our user practices. She owns a three year old Rottweiler named Aria, a bearded dragon named autumn, jamimah the turtle and coral the corn snake!
Jodie has been showing Rottweilers for almost six years.. Jodi has a particular interest in surgery and post op monitoring.
Rhiann qualified as a Registered Veterinary Nurse in June 2018 from Edinburgh Napier University. Since qualifying she has worked in a first opinion small animal practice untill joining us in October 2020.
Rhiann has always wanted to be a veterinary nurse from a young age and before studying to become an RVN Rhiann gained experience in various veterinary practices and animal charities. She also completed an NC and HNC in Animal Care while working as a store colleague in Pets at Home. Rhiann also went to Portugal for a week in summer 2017 to volunteer at an animal shelter which was such a rewarding experience.
Rhiann`s favourite part of nursing is inpatient care and also has a keen interest in exotic animals. At home Rhiann has a dog, rabbits, rats and russian hamsters. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her family and of course all of her pets!
Student Veterinary Nurses
Student Veterinary Nurse
Rhea is just at the start of her veterinary medicine career as an aspiring Veterinary Nurse. She recently qualified as a Veterinary Care Assistant while on placement within small animal veterinary practice.
Rhea has a strong passion for the welfare of animals big or small. She is enjoying the challenge also variety that out of hours work provides. As well as caring for patients within Vets+ER she also looks after her own pets which range from; dogs, rabbits, a bearded dragon and also a tortoise.
In her spare time she likes spending it with “Man’s Best-friend” ‘Sacha’ the Samoyed & ‘Guinness’ the Jack-Russell Cross Breed.