Meet the team who’ll be taking care of your pet


Mandy Clarkson

Co-director & Veterinary Surgeon

Mandy first started working at Riverside Vets back in 1986, and together with Graeme took over the practice in 2001. This means that as well as consulting with patients and their owners on a daily basis, she also spends much of her time running the practice and overseeing day-to-day details.

Mandy’s favourite part of her job, aside from the support and camaraderie amongst the team, is having the opportunity to treat sick or injured pets until they are well enough to return home to their invariably happy owners!

At home Mandy has three of her own Dandie Dinmont terriers –  Flora and Morag – as well as an Irish water spaniel called Rory.

Graeme Sherriff

Co-director & Veterinary Surgeon

Graeme initially joined Riverside Vets in 1992 as an assistant to the owner, and joined forces with Mandy to take over the running of the practice following the owner’s retirement in 2001.

On a day-to-day basis Graeme is responsible for the overall running of the business, along with Mandy, but also enjoys the veterinary care side of his job. He particularly likes the challenge of treating the variety of animals that come into the practice, and advising owners on the best care for their pet.

At home, Graeme has an extensive collection of animals to take care of: two dogs, three rabbits, three cats, three marine fish tanks and a leopard gecko!

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David Berrill

David Berrill BVM&S, MRCVS

Veterinary Surgeon

David joined the practice in 2004 and is one of five veterinary surgeons on the team. This means that his days are normally spent either consulting or operating, but he also monitors the progress of inpatients to ensure they respond to treatment and recover well.

David says that his favourite part of the job is getting a positive result from a challenging or difficult case, and he enjoys finding the best possible course of action for each individual patient.

At home, David is kept busy by his Border Terrier called Brodie.

Holly McClusky BVM&S, MRCVS

Veterinary Surgeon

Holly is one of our Veterinary Surgeons and her role is to not only provide routine healthcare to
your pets but to help you as the owner with making informed decisions. Holly has a
soft spot for felines (particularly the elderly ones) and rabbits.

At home Holly has a feisty black and white cat called Kitkat, and when not working she enjoys relaxing with a good book and a cup of tea.

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Lesley Strong BVM&S, MRCVS

Veterinary Surgeon

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Fiona McColm BVM&S, MRCVS

Veterinary Surgeon

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David Bradley

Veterinary Surgeon

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Hannah Bills-Brown

Veterinary Surgeon

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Angela McLellan RVN

Senior Veterinary nurse

Angela has been a member of the Riverside Vets team since April 1995, and spends her days at work making sure everything is in order and that patients and their owners are looked after properly. She is responsible for a variety of nursing tasks including pre-operative assessments and anaesthesia on surgical patients, carrying out health checks, and administering medication where necessary.

Angela knows the importance of seeing animals return home once they have been successfully treated, as she is the proud owner of Seoras ‘the wonder dog’!

Angela McLellan RVN

Genna O’Neil RVN

Genna O’Neil RVN

Veterinary nurse & clinical coach

Genna has been a member of the team since 1999, and is responsible for teaching the student nurses as well as carrying out her own nursing duties.

On a day-to-day basis, Genna assists with laboratory work, helps the team with reception duties, and completes any general medical and surgical tasks that need attention. Her favourite part of the job, however, is looking after pets that have been hospitalised for investigations or surgery.

At home Genna has her own animals to look after – Slim the cat and Wallace the dog.

Lynette Gregory RVN

Veterinary nurse

Lynette joined Riverside Vets in April 2004 and has a varied set of daily duties including anaesthesia, assisting in theatre, looking after inpatients, and other general nursing responsibilities.

She particularly enjoys running dental clinics and advising owners about dental hygiene for their pets, as well as making sure the waiting room is well presented and welcoming at all times.

At home, Lynette has two dogs of her own – a Staffie called Murran and a border terrier called Alfie.

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Ezara Dwane

Ezara Dwane RVN

Veterinary nurse

Ezara qualified in March 2015, having joined the November 2009 and has completed her studies alongside gaining experience in the practice.

Her days are busy but varied, often comprising lab work and analysis, reception duties and keeping the practice in order as well as assisting with medical and surgical procedures. Ezara enjoys most of her daily tasks, particularly looking after elderly patients, but states that her favourite part of the job so far has been her three cats – Megatron, Mog and Magda – who she rehomed after they came into the practice as strays! She also has two tortoises at home called Rita and Walter.

Lyndsay Kennedy RVN

Veterinary Nurse

Lyndsay joined us in 2016 and has over 6 years’ experience in the profession. She particularly enjoys assisting with the x-rays of your pets, as well as weight clinics and dentistry.

When not at work she has a varied social life from playing rugby, knitting, choir, piano and baking.

Ron Hutchinson

Veterinary Nurse

Ron was born in Northern Ireland and has lived in Scotland for the last 20 years.  Ron has recently graduated as a Registered Veterinary Nurse.  Prior to nursing Ron studied Travel and Tourism then went on to a successful career in banking.  Ron’s day to day work involves in monitoring anaesthetics, assisting with X-Rays, running blood work, dispensing prescriptions and of course ensuring your pets stay with us is as comfortable as possible.  When not working Ron breeds and shows British Short Haired cats.

Lisa-Marie Swan

Student Veterinary Nurse

Lisa- Marie is one of our Student Vet Nurses. When she’s not in the college classroom, her role is to assist the RVNs and Vets in their duties. You will also meet her at the reception answering calls and she will be looking after your pets as inpatients and ensures the practice is always clean and tidy too.

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Laura Fyfe

Student Veterinary Nurse

Laura is one of our Student Vet Nurses. When she’s not in the college classroom, her role is to assist the RVNs and Vets in their duties. You will also meet her at the reception answering calls and she will be looking after your pets as inpatients and ensures the practice is always clean and tidy too.

Laura has a lot of pets at home – 2 dogs, 2 cats, 2 rabbits, 2 chinchillas and 2 chickens. When she isn’t spending time looking after her own pets she can be found shopping.

Laura Skinner

Veterinary Assistant

Laura is our newest team member, and she will be filling the role of Veterinary Assistant. She has a BSc in Wildlife Management and is currently in her second year of Veterinary Nursing. Laura’s main role with us is to provide assistance to Vets and RVNs on Saturdays; these duties include looking after the inpatients, cleaning kennels and wards and holding pets during consultations if required by the Vet.

At home Laura has a Yorkshire Terrier called Bobby, and when not working or studying she enjoys meeting up with her friends either socialising or watching a good movie.

Margaret Johnson

Receptionist

Margaret was initially part of the team at Riverside Vets between 1988 and 1995, and then rejoined in 2012 and has been with us ever since! She works on reception and is probably the first face you’ll see when you come in for your appointment with us.

Her days are spent meeting and greeting clients and getting to know their pets, as well as general administration duties – booking appointments, answering the phone and keeping records in order!

At home Margaret has two dogs of her own.

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Liz Swanson

Receptionist

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Elle Gordon

Receptionist

Elle has a HND in Animal Care and a Higher Diploma in Animal Health and Welfare.   You will meet Elle when your either call the practice or on arrival for your appointment.  Elle is here to help you book appointments, take payments and of course welcome your pets.  When not at work Elle is run off her feet with her one year old son.  And any remainder of spare time is out on a hack with her horse or walking her pomeranian Dylan.

Kim Rennie

Receptionist

Kim has a HNC in Animal Care.  After 12yr working in management for a major retail business, Kim has joined our growing Reception team.  You will meet Kim on entering the practice where she will book you in, help with any queries you have.  Kim says the best part of her job is meeting all of the lovely animals that come in to Riverside.  When not at work Kim spends most of her spare time with her two dogs Lucy and Beth.  Kim is also a keen photographer, theatre goer and loves working out in the gym.

Sascha Priestley

Receptionist

Sascha holds an Animal Care qualification.  She has had a varied career path so far and has decided to return to work within the veterinary world.  Sascha will book you in for your appointments, provide advice over the phone and will gladly assist with any query that you may have.  Sascha is known for saying hello to the animals that come in and especially giving out cuddles to puppies.  When not working Sascha is chilling out with her pug Lola.