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Mike Denholm BVMS MRCVS
Following graduation in 2005, Mike was lured by the farming industry in New Zealand and ended up staying for 12 years. Returning to Scotland in 2017, Mike joined Clyde, becoming Clinical Director in 2019. He is motivated by adapting to changes in the farming and veterinary industries, particularly supply chain challenges. Outside of work, he is kept busy entertaining two young daughters and likes to escape for a run with the dog.
Charles Marwood BVM&S MRCVS
Having grown up on a sheep farm in Yorkshire, Charles graduated from Edinburgh Vet School in 1999. He joined the team in 2003, became a Director in 2010 and opened our Stirling branch in 2014. He is particularly interested in reproduction, clinical medicine and mastitis control, although his favourite part of the job is the friendships he's made with his clients in the agricultural sector.
Vicki Henderson BVM&S MRCVS
Vicki graduated from Edinburgh University in 2013 and spent two years calving Angus heifers in Australia before returning home to join Clyde and be close to her family’s farm. She enjoys being part of the Stirling team and getting to know our clients. Her passion for beef and sheep work has been well tested by 3am calvings – the novelty still hasn't worn off! Outside of work, she plays Shinty for the local team.
Tom Jenkins BVMS MRCVS
Tom graduated from Glasgow Vet School in 2013, he worked for a short period at a dairy practice in Cumbria before moving to Stirlingshire where he has worked in farm animal practice ever since. He has a particular interest in flock and herd health with a focus on fertility, udder health and lameness and enjoys working closely with farmers to improve the health of their animals and their businesses.
Fabienne Giraud BVMS MRCVS
Fabienne graduated from the University of Glasgow in 2018 and has worked at Clyde Vets ever since. She started off her career as a Small Animal vet, however, has always had a keen interest in farm animal work. When not working, Fabienne can be found exploring the Scottish countryside with her collies and daft chocolate lab. She is also a member of Avondale young farmers and is holding out for one last concert week, and the return of show season!
Lanark Reception Manager
Jennifer started at Clyde Vets in 2010 as a part-time Farm Receptionist which quickly led on to full-time. 6 years later, she was promoted to Reception Manager. Since then, the reception team has more than doubled, having merged both the Small Animal and Farm Departments. Outside of work, Jennifer loves a night out or night in with friends. She has a son who keeps her very busy. They love cooking together and adventuring outdoors! She also loves going to the gym and going for long walks.
Kimberley has been working at Clyde Vet Group since March 2017. She loves taking her dog for a walk and going on scenic walks with friends. Outside of work, she loves watching horrors and comedies and attending festivals and concerts. To keep fit, she attends boxercise classes. Kimberley is also keen on helping out with the Wellbeing group here at Clyde Vets.
Nadine joined Clyde Vet Group in 2021. She has an equine background and has worked in the equestrian industry since her teenage years. Outside of work, Nadine is kept busy with her kids and animals which includes horses, dogs and cats. In her spare time, she enjoys boxing and nights out with friends. Her interest in animals and agriculture led to joining us here at Clyde where she is enjoying learning more about the farming industry.
Neil Fox BVM&S MRCVS
Neil graduated from Edinburgh Vet School in 2012 and joined Clyde in 2015, following a spell in New Zealand working in dairy practice and playing rugby for the Pleasant Point Mud Dogs. He enjoys tackling challenging problems on farm and working with farmers to improve performance. He spends his downtime hiking, fishing, playing football and trying to photograph wildlife on holiday with his long-suffering fiance.
Hamish Marsden BVSc MRCVS
Hamish graduated from Liverpool University in 2009 and spent time working, and fishing, around the UK and New Zealand before joining Clyde in 2015. He particularly enjoys big scanning days, embryo transfer, meeting new clients, the occasional bit of pig work and cake. He doesn’t enjoy people who check their calving cows between 2am and 4am. Outside of work he can usually be found by a river, up a hill or in a wood.
Clare Janse BVMS MRCVS
Clare graduated from Glasgow Vet School in 1999 and worked in Ayrshire for a year before travelling to New Zealand in search of cows, sheep and adventure, staying for eight years. Eventually she returned to Scotland and after a spell in mixed practice she joined Clyde in 2020. She is particularly interested in sheep, health planning and routine cattle work. Outside of work, she will be found helping on the farm, kid wrangling, or up a mountain on skis, walking or mountain biking.
Francisco Malcata MRCVS
Francisco graduated from The University of Lisbon in 2014. After working in Belgium and France, he moved to Scotland and worked in the Glasgow Vet School Farm Department for 4 years before joining Clyde Vets. He is working part-time full rota as he is preparing his exam towards the European College for Bovine Health Management Diploma. In September, he will join Clyde Vets full-time! Francisco is interested in udder health and reproduction. Outside of work, Francisco enjoys playing football and wild swimming.
Ellen Smith BVM&S MRCVS
Ellen is a passionate large animal vet who brings great energy and commitment to our practice. Her skill set lies with getting the most out of beef and sheep enterprises and she enjoys meeting different types of people and responding to the challenges of a busy practice with a positive attitude. In her spare time she loves to get out and about as a keen equestrian, cyclist and camper.
Lanark Reception Manager
Areatha joined Clyde in 2010 as a receptionist, continuing her 25 year career in the role. By 2016 she became a line manager for small animal and farm colleagues. Outside of work she enjoys spending time with her family, including her two dogs, Stella and Hope. She is definitely the mum of Clyde Vets, looking after – and feeding – everybody!
Jane started working at the Clyde Vet Group in 2007 on the Small Animal reception and has spent time working in both the Equine and Accounts teams before moving to the Farm team where she is now a Receptionist. Outside of work, she enjoys spending time with her children and walking her dog!
Trevor Hamilton BVMS MRCVS
Trevor grew up on a dairy farm in Northern Ireland, and graduated from Glasgow Vet School in 1989. Aside three early years in Ireland, he has made Scotland his home, working at Acorn Vet Centre before their merger with Clyde, and later driving the move to have separate species divisions in the business. His sons have followed him into the industry, practicing in Canada and Devon. Outside work he enjoys cycling and travelling the world.
Iain Brodie BVMS MRCVS
Iain was inspired to become a vet by the James Herriot books and a careers talk from Glasgow Vet School, and graduated from Glasgow Vet School in 1981. He joined Mackie and Brechin Vets in Kirkliston after seeing practice in England and, briefly, with nomadic herdsmen in Nigeria. When Clyde acquired Kirkliston, Iain moved to our Stirling branch and has been with us since. In his spare time, Iain can be found hill-walking, running or fishing.
Eleanor Legg BVM&S MRCVS
Eleanor joined Clyde in January 2020 after graduating from Edinburgh in 2005 and spending time working in Ayrshire, Cheshire and New Zealand. She is a skilled ultrasound scanner and enjoys fertility work, as well as contributing to our newsletters to share knowledge and ideas with our clients. In her spare time, she likes to balance keeping fit with socialising – so you’ll either find her hiking up a hill or sitting in the pub afterwards!
Sarah Booth BVMS MRCVS
Having grown up on a beef and sheep farm in Northern Ireland, Sarah graduated from Glasgow Vet School in 2019, joining the team here later that year. While working mainly on farm, she also spends time in the small animal department one day a week. While at uni she spent a solid portion of her student loan buying sheep. Outside work she enjoys running and exploring Scotland’s hills.
Scott Duncan BVMS MRCVS
Scott qualified from Glasgow Vet School in 2019 and joined the team in 2020. He grew up on a farm in the Campsie hills near Glasgow, where his family bred and showed limousin cattle and blackface sheep. He is particularly interested in obstetrics of cows and sheep and dairy herd health medicine. Outside of life as a new grad vet he is an active member of Stirling young farmers and keen sportsman having captained the vet school football team!
Stirling Reception Manager
Darcie joined the team in 2017 with a background in operations, having worked in leisure and financial services, and obtaining a business management degree from Stirling University. Outside work she is interested in jewellery, Scottish rugby, gardening and photography, and enjoys spending time with her husband and their dog, Gloria.
Stephanie has worked for Clyde Vet Group since January 2019. Her previous work experience has been in the hospitality and motor industry though she has some equine experience from owning horses when she was younger. Whilst working at Clyde Vets, she has also learnt a lot about the farm industry. Outside of work, she is currently renovating her house which keeps her busy along with looking after her son. In her spare time, she likes to go out for walks with her dog Lola.