Meet the Team

Meet our Vets and Nurses

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.

Josephine Mcdonald

Practice Manager

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. 

Donal O'Dwyer

Veterinary Surgeon

Here at Highfield Veterinary Edenderry I mainly specialise in caring for small animals.

My main area of interest in veterinary is small animal clinical practice and pain management.

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

Peter Howard MVB

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.

Mark Duncan DVM, MRCVS

Large 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.

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.

Maria Foy MVB

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.

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.

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.

My favourite celebrity animal is Black Beauty.

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 our Hidden Helpers

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.

Michael O'Neill

Pharmacist

At Highfield I specialise in Veterinary Pharmacy.

I’ve had an interest in animal care since my summers spent working at my grandparents’ suckler and sheep farm in Co. Meath.

At home I have a border collie called Flo, while my favourite celebrity animal has to be Baloo from The Jungle Book!

Mark James

Poultry Advisor

I have over 28 years of experience in poultry health and hygiene.

I have two dogs, Luna is a two-year-old “nutty” Weimaraner and Fudge is an eight-year-old Rottweiler. They are the best of buds.

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

Sales Executive

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

Accountant

My dog 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.

Wendy Quinlan

Accountant

Here at Highfield, my area of expertise is within Finance and accounting. 

I have two Jack Russells, Scarlett and Ali, who are the cats of the dog world and another dog, Greta the pointer, who is an absolute sweet heart. I also own fields of polo ponies.

My favourite celebrity animal is Dundrum the showjumper. 

Chris Hickey

Accountant

My main area of interest is within Finance and accounting.

I am an all round sports fan and would happily sit and watch most sports! I play hurling, soccer, (attempt) a bit of golf and enjoy getting out for a run or cycle.

I have a black and white Cocker Spaniel/King Charles named Charlie. Charlie is the background on my phone, he is one of the first things I see when I wake up in the morning!