Meet The Team

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    Elizabeth Frew

    Practice Manager

    Elizabeth joined our team as a receptionist and auxiliary nurse in 2002, and now works at our Troon branch as our practice manager. She has two cats called Tara and Lacey, and is a keen cyclist and gardener. She also enjoys reading and walking in her free time.


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    Mara Carla Artuffo Binning

    Clinical Director


    After graduating in 1990, Mara completed a PhD in oncology at Glasgow University. She joined our team in 2024, and has a keen interest in dental treatment, exotic pets and pain management. Outside of work, she enjoys walking, swimming, skiing and riding her horse, Bruce.

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    Susan MacFarlane

    Senior Veterinary Surgeon


    Susan graduated from Glasgow Vet School in 2004, and has been with us since 2022. Her clinical interests include internal medicine, chronic pain management and treating rabbits and other small, furry animals. In her free time, she enjoys taking care of her dogs, Ginny and Freya, and riding her horse, Carmin.

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    Megan Leggo

    Veterinary Surgeon


    Megan graduated from Murdoch University in Australia in 1991. After working in emergency medicine and hospital care for many years, she decided to swap her night shifts for daylight hours at our Troon branch. She has a particular interest in preventative medicine and client education. 

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    Celine Herman

    Veterinary Surgeon


    Celine graduated in Belgium in 2013. She has mostly worked in small animal practices in France and Scotland. She enjoys the diversity and stimulating aspects of working as a vet. Outside of work, she likes reading and taking long walks with her two dogs in the beautiful Scottish landscapes.

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    Aleksandra Strain

    Veterinary Surgeon


    Aleksandra studied in Poland, and graduated in 2010. After gaining experience at various small animal practices and moving to Scotland, she joined our team in 2023. She enjoys all aspects of veterinary medicine, especially internal medicine and diagnostic imaging. In her own time, she loves exploring the Scottish countryside while hill walking and cycling. 

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    Jodi Benfield

    Head RVN


    Jodi started working in Veterinary medicine in 2005 and qualified as an RVN in 2011. She has worked in the UK and Australia in first opinion, ECC and ICU. Jodi is a certified Fear Free Pet Professional, taking extra care to ensure your pet's visit is as stress free as possible. She has a keen interest in behaviour and is working towards becoming a registered clinical behaviourist. 

  • Katie Carmichael

    Katie Carmichael

    Veterinary Nurse


    Katie joined our team in 2020 and has since developed a keen interest in feline behaviour, pain management, physiotherapy and arthritis treatments. She has an array of pets at home, including two horses, two Labradors and a cat. In her own time, she enjoys horse riding, competing in local shows and walking her dogs with her mum.


  • Jacquie

    Jacquie Fordyce

    Veterinary Nurse


    Jacquie joined us on a work placement while completing her animal nursing auxiliary training in 2009, and is now fully qualified and in charge of training our future veterinary nurses.


  • Nicola

    Nicola McCallum

    Auxiliary Nurse

    Nicola has many years of experience as an auxiliary nurse, and is working towards her longtime dream of qualifying as a registered veterinary nurse. She has always loved animals, and enjoys getting to build relationships with our clients and their pets. At home, she has a dog called Kiera and two parrots called Poppy and Jack.

  • Katie Young

    Katie Young

    Student Veterinary Nurse


    Katie has been with our team since 2022, and completed her veterinary nurse training at SRUC. She loves caring for all types of animals, and has a rabbit of her own at home. 

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    Maureen Frew

    Head Receptionist

    Maureen splits her time working at our Irvine and Troon branches. She has a working cocker spaniel called Rocky and two cats Olli and Lew, and has a passion for cycling, walking, history and genealogy.


  • Christine McCreadie

    Christine McCreadie


    Christine joined the team in 2021 after 30 years spent working in administration and customer service. Outside of work, she enjoys swimming, going to the gym, walking on the beach and spending time with her grandchildren and family dog Max.


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    Amanda Frame