Meet the Team

Sophie Kirwan

Edenderry

I have 4 Guinea Pigs, Biscuit, Bob, Bambi and Lily.

I love all animals and I wouldn’t like to signal out any particular animal. I have an interest in small, exotic animals.

Dermot O'Leary

Meet the Team

Our vets and veterinary nursing team are highly qualified in small animal health care. What’s more is that they all share a common characteristic, they love pets. For our team the long education and training process has all been worth it as they get to work at what they love, helping pets to live their best, healthiest life.

Meet the Team - Clane

Sarah Boland BVSc PGCertSAM​

Clinical Director - Small Animal​

I have a keen interest in small animal internal medicine and geriatric care with special interest in arthritis management.

I have a dog, Bruno- a rescue collie cross, a pro footballer and an amateur tennis player.

My favourite celebrity animal has to be Scooby-Doo!

Laura Cooke RVN

Veterinary Nurse

I am interested in Anaesthesia management and surgical nursing.

I have a few pets; Doug is a yellow Lab puppy who comes to work with Laura and brightens up everyone’s day. Ted a 6 year old English pointer who Laura rescued. Two cats; Mushroom who is a rescue and Mini, as he looks like mushroom but smaller.

My favourite celebrity animal is Frankel.

Laura Meade RVN​

Veterinary Nurse

I am interested in geriatric care, weight loss management and “small fury” care.

I have a few pets. Dog called Bub who is very “Bold ” 4 year old Patterdale terrier and 5 cats- Peaky (the mum), Bold girl, Blackie, Crusty (foster kitten) and Dopey.

My favourite pet animal is Doug the Pug.

Meet the Team - Maynooth

Paddy Jones MVB MRCVS ​

Veterinary Surgeon

I have a keen interest in small animal medicine and surgery.

I have three pets. George – Golden Retriever – 14 year gent.- Tom and Babes the two cats are George’s buddies

My favourite celeb animal is Simba from the lion king

Mark Duncan DVM, MRCVS

Mixed Animal Vet

I love working with all animals, I have a main interest in surgical procedures large or small.

I have a Cocker Spaniel called Tiger, he is eight-years-old and is jet black.

Michelle Taylor RVN

Veterinary Nurse

I am interested in client communication, practice administration and wildlife vet nursing.

​I have just one pet. He is new Jack Russell puppy who Michelle and Tracy saved by resuscitating him post a caesarean section. No name as yet!

My favourite celeb animal is Daffy Duck

Meet the Team

Hazell Mullins BVM BVS

Clinical Director of Large Animal and Head of Communications

I am interested in Bovine Herd-health, new graduate mentorship and social media veterinary promotion.

My pets are Betty, a 5 year old retired greyhound who rules the roost and loves the beach, and Glen who is a blue merle collie obsessed with attention rather than the cows.

My favourite celebrity animal is Lassie.

Kevin McConnell MVB

Clinical Director

Highfield allows me to work in my areas of interest: large animal medicine and equine reproduction.

I live with Hunter, 7 year old cat who lives up his name and has a share in a “Promising” race horse “bundle of dreams”.

My favourite celebrity animal is Dawn Run.

Sean McMahon MVB

Mixed Animal Vet

My main area of interest is working with large animals and farm animal reproduction.

I am from a dairy farm in Co Limerick. I have two golden retrievers, Marley and Bella, they are 10 and 6 years old.

Peter Howard MVB

Senior Large Animal Vet

I love working with all animals, but I preferable love working with sheep and cattle. I also have a great interest in working with backyard pigs and poultry.

I have pedigree Zwartbles sheep that I keep on my home farm in Co Limerick.

Maria Foy MVB

Senior Mixed Animal Vet

My main area of interest is livestock production and performance, with focus on herd/flock health.

I come from a pedigree sheep farm in Co Kildare, where I also contract rear replacement dairy heifers.

Wendy Quinlan

Accountant

My favourite thing about working with Highfield is meeting farmers and helping them improve performance and efficiency on their farms.

I come from a beef and sheep farm in Co Wicklow and I have a sheepdog called Max.

Mark James

Poultry Advisor

I am interested in poultry health and hygiene.

Luna is 2 year old “nutty” Weimaraner and Fudge is an 8 year old Rottweiler who would love to eat fudge all day. They are the best of buds.

My favourite celeb animal is Daffy Duck.

Shane Carroll

Area Sales Manager

My main area of interest is livestock production and performance, with focus on herd/flock health.

I come from a pedigree sheep farm in Co Kildare, where I also contract rear replacement dairy heifers.

Seán Parke

Mixed Animal Veterinary Nurse

My favourite thing about working with Highfield is meeting farmers and helping them improve performance and efficiency on their farms.

I come from a beef and sheep farm in Co Wicklow and I have a sheepdog called Max.

Peadar Montgomery

Accounts

Fifi is a 10 year old border collie who is a “lovable rougue”. Bob and Jessie 2 very opinionated cats with “cat-attidude”.

My favourite celebrity animal has to be Top Cat.

Josephine Mcdonald

Mixed Animal Vet

At Highfield, I focus on client relations, sales and management. 

I sadly don’t have any pets as yet, but I am in discussions to get a Shih tzu. 

Lyndsay McElroy

Mixed Animal Veterinary Nurse

My pets are Lexi – 13 year springer/ lab cross who is real Lady, Rosie- 9 month old Dachshund Puppy who loves her treats, Sid – 13 year old Irish sport horse who takes up all my time and money. 

My favourite celebrity animal is Black Beauty.

Peter Fagan MVB

Mixed Animal Vet

I have a great interest for cattle and horses. I also love working with the small animals also.

I come from a dairy farm in Co Westmeath. I am just starting off breeding pedigree Simmentials, and have a commercial suckler herd also.

Meet the Team - Edenderry

Sophie Kirwan

Animal Care Assistant

I love all animals and I wouldn’t like to signal out any particular animal. I have an interest in small, exotic animals.

I have 4 Guinea Pigs, Biscuit, Bob, Bambi and Lily.

Katriona Kinsella ​

Head of Marketing

I enjoy promoting the talents of our staff to our clients and followers through social media.

I recently got a sheepdog, Murt, he was ill when I got him so I am focusing on bringing him back to full health. Murt is nine-months-old and I plan on training him to work with livestock in the near future.

My favourite celebrity animal is Dolly the Sheep.