I wanted to be a vet from a young age. The dream turned to reality and for over 24 years I was a partner and now a Clinical Director, with Dunedin Veterinary Surgeons, now we have teamed up with VetPartners Practices. I love meeting new pets and their owners and feel privileged to be able to provide veterinary attention to all the pets entrusted to my care. I really enjoy the whole spectrum of veterinary care, from medicine through to soft tissue and orthopaedic surgery. I have particular interests in acupuncture and dentistry. Most importantly, apart from preventative care such as vaccinations, it is all about helping to return an ill or injured pet to good health. I share my home with my family, our dog and cat, my daughter’s tortoise and we have chickens too.
Margot Hunter BVMS MRCVS
Margot Hunter graduated as a vet from Glasgow University in 1986. After eight years working in mixed practice in England, she set up Dunedin Veterinary Surgeons with colleague Chris Monk. The practice has flourished from a small site in Tranent, to now having branches in Prestonpans, Dunbar and North Berwick, as well as the newly refurbished main site in Tranent.
Margot loves all aspects of veterinary work. From meeting & treating clients and their pets in consultations to performing complex surgical operations. Margot also has an interest in homeopathy and is one of the few vets in Scotland who has a Vet MFHom qualification.
She is also involved in training veterinary nurses & Dunedin Vets has been a valued training centre for student nurses over the years.
Margot has recently turned her writing skills into practice & has a monthly column in the East Lothian Courier, on veterinary stories of local interest.
Margot has 2 rescue cats and a mad Labrador which helps keep her fit!
Fiona Campbell MRCVS
Catriona McHardy MRCVS
Jonny Hundal BVM&S MRCVS
Jonathan graduated from the Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies in Edinburgh in 2015 before joining Dunedin Vets in October later that year. He is passionate about all aspects of his job from meeting and getting to know clients to helping look after their pets’ health but particularly enjoys performing surgery. He currently stays in East Lothian with his partner, their cat, two degus and leopard gecko and likes to spend his free time rock climbing and hill walking.
Jen Williams MRCVS
I graduated from Edinburgh Dick vet in 2005. I spent my first few years working down south in a small animal practice then worked as a locum for a while before finally settling at Dunedin vets in summer 2008. I enjoy all aspects of my job especially surgery. I have a particular affection for sighthounds and have my own rescue greyhound called Gus. I have a strong interest in environmental and wildlife conservation and have studied an open university course in environmental studies.
Kelsey Silberman BVM&S MRCVS
Kelesy joined the practice in 2018 after qualifying at the Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Medicine
Nicole Paprotny RVN
Nicole became a permanent member of staff with Dunedin Vets in January 2005. After completing her training she qualified as a Veterinary Nurse in 2008. Since then she has gained a Certificate in Nursing Exotic Species and most recently gained a Diploma in Canine Behaviour. Nicole has always loved animals and owned a variety of different pets over the years - she has a habit of taking my work home with her!
Nicole currently has one Geriatric Crossbreed dog named Scully. He is blind, having had both eyes removed in 2015 due to complications of Dry Eye. He does not let this bother him one little bit and lives his life to the fullest, despite other health problems. She also has four cats named Twilight, Breezer, Miley and Flame. Each of them has their own little personalities and at times can be very mischievous.
Nicole spends her spare time with her husband, going out with friends and volunteering for the local Girl Guide organisation.
Fiona McLaren RVN
I Joined Dunedin Vets in December 2007. I previously saw placement here as a student nurse since 2005. I qualified as a vet nurse in the summer 2008. I am originally from Dundee where my pets still live with my parents.
I have a Labrador cross German shorthaired pointer called Cara and a Tabby cat called Harley. I also have three 10year old goldfish. I am cat crazy and hope to do a Cat behaviour course in the future. In my spare time I enjoy reading, watching films and going out with friends.
Leonna Brash RVN
Leonna joined Dunedin in 2008 as a student, becoming a fully qualified nurse in 2012. She has a keen interest in rabbit nursing and welfare and has a diploma in rabbit nursing. Her other areas of interest are in-patient care and exotics. Leonna enjoys walking and reading and spending time with her cat Oliver.
Lucinda MacDonald RVN
Luci joined the practice in 2018 after a number of years honing her nursing skills.
I joined Dunedin Vets in August 2015 as an Animal Care Assistant. Nearly 3 years on I have now become a block release Student Vet Nurse. From a young age I have always loved animals so to be where I am today is a dream come true. I have two wee old Jack Russell Terriers called Tia & Sophie & two cats, Heidi (Tortoiseshell) & Murphy (Bengal X). I also have a very keen interest & love for birds! This love of birds has lead me to keeping a number of birds over the years from tiny parrotlets to large birds of prey. At the moment I have an Oranged Winged Amazon called Billy (pictured) & a Senegal parrot called Ted. In the future I hope to do some Avian Nursing courses but for now I am focused on becoming a qualified Vet Nurse.
I joined Dunedin Vets in October 2016 as an Animal Care Assistant. I previously began a degree in Biological Science and then went on to do a self-study course on Animal Care and an Open University module on Cell Biology. I have always wanted to work with animals and have always had an interest in biology therefore training to be a Vet Nurse is perfect for me. I have a horse called Molly and two Miniature Schnauzers called Oscar, who is pictured, and Gracie who are both very mischievous. In the future I hope to specialise in Equine nursing but at the moment I am enjoying working with the variety of much smaller animals that we meet every day.
Claire joined the reception team in March 2018.
After years of working in various environments in 2007 I decided to follow the career I’d always wanted – to work with animals. I joined Dunedin in 2007 and enjoy every aspect of my job. I like meeting the clients, both the two and the four legged varieties!! We’re very lucky with our clients and we have all built up wonderful bonds with both the people and the animals using the practice. I love going for walks at the weekend and bumping into clients outwith the work environment as the animals are often far more relaxed! It gives me a wonderful sense of achievement watching animals we have known since they were little grow and develop their own personalities.
I have 3 cats of my own, 2 OAPs and a mischievious teenager!! Having our own animals means that both myself and the rest of the staff can empathise with many of the decisions that have to be made by our clients for the welfare of their pets. it really is the most rewarding job I have ever had. Outside of work I enjoy relaxing with my family.
Lesley joined Dunedin Vets in 2014 and is the main receptionist in both Prestonpans and North Berwick Surgery. She quickly settled in and just loves walking her young labrador in her free time.