DR JOHN HANLEY VETERINARY SURGEON
MVB CertAVP MRCVS
John graduated with honors from University College Dublin in 2004. He worked in small animal practice in the U.K. before returning to Dublin. He is now a partner at Sandymount Vets.
John has a special interest in soft tissue and orthopaedic surgery, and offers a referral orthopaedic service to other vets as well as to our own clients. In October 2016, he attained the Certificate in Advanced Veterinary Practice in the field of Small Animal Surgery, awarded by the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons in London.
In his spare time, John is a keen pianist and when he gets a chance he likes to surf in his native Co. Clare.
DR MIRIAM MCEVOY VETERINARY SURGEON
MVB MRCVS GP Cert (SAP)
Miriam graduated with honours from University College Dublin in 2004. She worked in small animal practice in the U.K. before joining Sandymount Vets.
Miriam holds a general practitioner certificate in small animal practice and has been nominated for a Stronghold Veterinary Pet Care award. In addition to these, she is currently studying for the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons’ certificate in advanced veterinary practice. She has a keen interest in all areas of small animal medicine & surgery.
Miriam’s hobbies include art, music and equestrian sports – where she represented Ireland. She is married to John Hanley, together they have a daughter named Olivia and a vociferous rescue terrier called Biscuit!
DR SARAH JANE LYNCH VETERINARY SURGEON
Sarah graduated from Massey University in New Zealand in 2004. She then spent three years working in small animal practice in New Zealand before moving to Ireland with her dog Bella. She joined the team here at Sandymount in 2008.
Sarah has a special interest in small animal medicine, particularly diagnostics including radiography, ultrasonography and cytology. She has completed a distance education programme in Veterinary Diagnostic Imaging and has undertaken a practical course in Veterinary Ultrasound with advanced abdominal scanning.
Outside of work, Sarah enjoys recreational diving and hiking as well as being a Mum.
DR ORLA FITZGERALD VETERINARY SURGEON
Orla graduated with honours from University College Dublin in 2009 and completed a rotating internship in small animal medicine and surgery. She worked for many years as a lead emergency and critical care veterinary surgeon at the Pet Emergency Hospital in UCD.
Orla has three dogs – Harry, his brother Guinness and Jasper. Orla’s hobbies include skiing, music & walking her dogs. She has a keen interest in all aspects of small animal medicine and surgery, and always has pet-friendly treats at the ready for your pet’s visit!
PAULA HUGHES VETERINARY NURSE
Paula’s first steps towards a career in the veterinary industry started when she completed the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons Certificate in Veterinary Nursing (UK) before heading off to Australia to work at the Paddington Cat Hospital.
On her return to Ireland, Paula completed the Diploma in Veterinary Nursing, graduating from University College Dublin in 2010 with distinction & an academic achievement award. Paula was also presented with The Irish Veterinary Nursing Association Student Vet Nurse of the Year award.
Since graduating Paula has achieved further veterinary qualifications in small animal nutrition and is working towards a qualification in wildlife rehabilitation.
NAOMI O ‘DONOVAN VETERINARY NURSE
BSc Veterinary Nurse
Naomi studied at UCD where she attained her BSc in veterinary nursing, graduating in July 2013. She then joined Sandymount Vets in September of the same year. Naomi is currently studying for a masters degree in Veterinary Physiotherapy. She has a special interest in surgical nursing, patient rehabilitation and physiotherapy.
Her hobbies include travel, surfing and horse riding. She has a horse called Bird, and is an active member of her local riding club. She also has a rescue dog named “Amber”.
GABRIELLE REGAN VETERINARY NURSE
Gabrielle started with a degree in communications from DCU before spending 15 years in London and the U.S.A working in film post production. She joined Sandymount in 2005 and qualified with a diploma in vet nursing from U.C.D in 2008. She gained extensive experience as a locum nurse before returning to Sandymount Vets in 2015.
Gabrielle has one pet – Winston – who is an Old English Sheepdog.
TANIS CRONIN VETERINARY NURSE
DipVN RVN DipFN
Tanis joined the Sandymount Vets team as a student nurse in 2009. She graduated as a registered veterinary nurse from University College Dublin in 2010, and went on to achieve a Diploma in Feline Nursing from International Society for Feline Medicine. Tanis has a special love of all our feline patients and enjoys using cat friendly nursing techniques.
She has a Wheaten Terrier called Finnegan, who loves nothing more than to be petted and having a ramble around their local park.
SIMONE O MARA VETERINARY NURSE
Simone first joined Sandymount Vets as a trainee nurse in 2008. Once qualified, she gained valuable experience in the Dublin Animal Emergency Clinic before moving to London. There, she worked for over 6 years at Battersea Dogs and Cats Home, as animal charity has a huge place in Simones heart. While working there she adopted her beloved cat Gloria. Gloria was born prematurely and needed around the clock care but thanks to Simones love and care she is now a chonky, sassy madam. After leaving Battersea Dogs and Cats Home, Simone worked in private practice in London before deciding to return to her roots and re-joining the team at Sandymount Vets in 2021.
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