Meet The Vets @ Earlswood

Ian Millar – Director
BVMS, CertVOphthal, MRCVS

Ian, who was raised in Scotland, qualified as a veterinary surgeon from Glasgow University in 1976, moving then to Northern Ireland for his first job in Fivemiletown.

He worked in Dervock and for a short spell in South Africa. Ian joined the Earlswood team in 1980 and gained his Certificate in Veterinary Ophthalmology in 1984. Ian became an examiner for the BVA/KC/ISDS eye panel that screens for hereditary eye problems and is now the only eye panelist in Northern Ireland.

He has a keen interest in all aspects of ophthalmology, cataract surgery, radiography and soft tissue surgery. Ian runs an occasional eye clinic at Brook Veterinary Clinic, Enniskillen for eye testing and general ophthalmology consults. Our new ophthalmology theatre was completed in 2011 with advanced and updated equipment to perform cataract surgery more rapidly and with less impact on the eye. Ian is available for consults involving any eye cases.

Greg Dunlop – Director

Greg qualified from Cambridge University in 1994 and after working in England opened Hollygate Veterinary Clinic in 2002, which has since merged with Earlswood.

Greg is our Orthopaedic Surgeon having passed his Certificate in Small Animal Surgery in 2010. His interest is in spinal imaging and surgery and all aspects of orthopaedics from arthroscopy to complex fracture fixation. Greg deals with all orthopaedic referrals and is available for consultations should your animal need specialised surgery or treatment.

Heather Smith

Heather qualified as a veterinary surgeon from Dublin University in 2003 with first class honours and joined the Earlswood team in 2005.

Heather has a keen interest in internal medicine and achieved her RCVS Certificate in Small Animal Medicine in 2010. Her detailed approach to difficult referred medical cases makes her work invaluable here. Outside of work, Heather enjoys competing at show jumping and has taken part in many competitions throughout Northern Ireland.

Alistair Gibson

Alistair graduated from Dublin University in 1986 and started his career working in England. He has been with the team at Earlswood from 2006, accepting referrals in cardiorespiratory medicine and surgery, multisystem ultrasonography and vascular anomalies.

Alistair has served as president of the North of Ireland Veterinary Association. Alistair studied cardiology in Ontario Veterinary College and at Cornell.

He has over 20 years of experienced in cardiorespiratory medicine and regularly provides CPD to vets, nurses and breeders in Ireland, UK and Europe. He is an external consultant for University College Dublin.

Siobhan Menzies
BVM&S, LFHom(Vet), MRCVS Accupuncture & Rehabilitation

Siobhan qualified as a veterinary surgeon from Edinburgh University in 1990 and since has completed and passed exams in Homeopathy in the UK and Rehabilitation and Physiotherapy in the USA.

Her skills in these areas and with Acupuncture puts an alternative string in Earlswood’s bow. It fits well with orthopaedic recovery following those surgeries and all the many other problems where an alternative approach is required.

Rachel Dunlop

Rachel graduated as a veterinary surgeon from Cambridge University in 1994. After graduation she stayed on to do a PhD in the neurology department and then worked in a leading research laboratory at University College London.

After moving to Northern Ireland in 2001, she decided to concentrate on small animal practice and was involved in setting up Hollygate Veterinary Clinic with her husband Greg. Rachel’s main interests are in feline medicine, cardiology and diagnostic work. She is currently studying for her BSAVA certificate in small animal medicine.