We are 5 minutes off the M50, Exit 12
All profits go towards rescuing animals at the Dublin SPCA
Hana Scanlan DVM BSc
Hana graduated from the University of Limerick in 2006 with a first class honours degree in Equine Science. However Hana still had the desire to fulfill her lifelong dream of becoming a vet so headed over to Budapest to study Veterinary Medicine and graduated from Szent Istvan University in 2010. After a short period in small animal practice in the UK Hana returned to Ireland and worked a number of years in Kildare doing small animal and equine practice. Hana joined us here at the DSPCA Veterinary Hospital in March 2013. Hana enjoys both internal medicine and surgery but has a particular interest in endocrinology. In her free time Hana loves getting out and about for nice long walks and cycles. Her parents dog Cassie, a Setter Retriever cross loves coming to Hana’s on her holidays!
Rosie McManus DVM BSc
Rosie graduated from the Trinity College Dublin in 2005 with an honours degree in Environmental Science. She then spent two years working as a raft and kayak guide all over the world before returning to university in Slovakia to become a vet. She qualified in 2011 and has been working in Ireland exclusively with small animals ever since . Rosie began working with us at the DSPCA Veterinary Hospital in May 2014. Surgery is her favourite thing to do but she also loves meeting and advising people with new puppies and kittens! She has a cat called Peggy and a dog, a weimaraner called Johnjoe and she loves getting out in the hills with him in her spare time.
Avril McGinn BA hons BVM & S
Avril is from Kildare and grew up with a love for all animals especially dogs and cats. She completed an honours degree in natural sciences in Trinity College Dublin before going on to study Veterinary medicine at the University of Edinburgh. After graduating in 2012 she completed a Junior Clinical Training Scholarship with the University of Edinburgh’s Dick Vet Small Animal Practice. Here she developed an interest in both medicine and dentistry. She spent time working in small animal practice in Cork and Dublin before moving closer to home and has been with us since May 2017. She is currently undertaking a postgraduate certificate in small animal medicine with the University of Liverpool with the aim of obtaining advanced practitioner status. In her spare time, she loves nothing more than finding new walks with her little buddies Roxy and Ted.
Aisling Murray Bsc RVN
Aisling began her career as a veterinary assistant in 2005. She worked in practice in Kildare while studying animal welfare, grooming and behaviour before going on to qualify as a veterinary nurse (BSc Hons) from UCD in 2013. She joined our team at the DSPCA veterinary hospital as head veterinary nurse in April 2014. In December 2016 Aisling took over the role of practice manager. She has an avid interest in veterinary writing, her work has been published in an international veterinary journal and also in UK based magazines. Aisling lives in Kildare with her cats Fintan and Ollie and her golden retriever Cooper.
Sarah Corcoran BSc. RVN
After many years working in Accounts, Sarah began volunteering at the DSPCA Shelter where she gained a wealth of experience working with nervous and frightened dogs. In 2011 she started working in the Pet Boarding Kennels and Cat Hotel at the DSPCA. She worked there for 4 and a half years while completing her BSc in Veterinary Nursing in UCD. Once Sarah qualified in 2015 she began working as a Veterinary Nurse in the DSPCA Veterinary Hospital. She loves to foster kittens from the Shelter and also has a keen interest in animal behaviour. She has a 4 year old Boxer/Lab X called Blake who she adopted from the Shelter and a 1 year old cat called Nidge, who she hand reared from only a couple of weeks old. Blake & Nidge are best pals and love when Sarah brings home foster kittens! In her spare time she enjoys forest walks with Blake and has a keen interest in Animal Photography.
Pauline Beades BSc RVN
Pauline has spent many years working in the airline industry, but has maintained a lifelong interest in the animal kingdom and in particular, wild life rehabilitation. In 2009 Pauline returned to college to study veterinary nursing. She started at the DSPCA Veterinary Hospital as part of work experience placement. In 2014 she graduated with an honours degree and continued working at the hospital on a part time basis, allowing her time to persue her committment to wildlife. In addition to her interest in wildlife, Pauline has a keen interest in laboratory diagnostics and has endeavored to upskill in this area. Pauline shares her home with her husband and two dogs Lucy & Lily and her cats Mo & Louie and from time to time injured wildlife particularly birds, who may need a little TLC’
Rachel Flynn BSc RVN
Rachel graduated as a veterinary nurse from UCD in 2016. From a young age she loved animals and always knew she wanted to be a veterinary nurse. Rachel started off volunteering as a nurse’s assistant in the DSPCA Veterinary Hospital in 2015 and throughout her final year in UCD she began working part-time on reception. Through her love of cats Rachel decided to work in a cat only veterinary clinic in Dublin for 6 months to gain valuable experience in cat friendly techniques and skills. In 2017 Rachel returned to the DSPCA where she works in both the hospital and shelter department. Rachel has a 12-year-old Lab X called Rocky who lives at home in her parents’ house in Waterford. Any chance she gets Rachel loves going back to Waterford to visit him.
Elaine joined the veterinary team in August 2014. With her previous experience in customer care and administration she soon became an invaluable part of the reception team. She has always loved animals and enjoys meeting every patient that comes through our doors. She lives in Kildare with her husband, two daughters, her cat Annie & dog Cooper. She has a strong interest in history and family genealogy, spending many hours doing research in her spare time.
Niamh O’ Carroll BSc VN
Niamh grew up in the area and began volunteering in the shelter in 2006. She always had a love of animals but never considered it a career path until she began an Animal Care course in Dun Laoghaire College of Further Education in 2013. As part of the course, she worked as a nursing assistant in the DSPCA Veterinary Hospital. Her experience here spurred her on to further her studies and she graduated this year with a BSc in Veterinary Nursing from Dundalk Institute of Technology.
She continued to work in the hospital throughout her time in DkIT and became a full-time member of staff in September 2017. She really enjoys assisting with surgeries and getting to know each patient.
She has a corgi puppy named Ruby who, like her, likes to stop to talk to every dog and cat she meets!
Mary grew up in Dublin & spent many years working in the hotel business. When she finished up in 2010 her love of animals brought her to the DSPCA shelter where she volunteered for 10 months before starting work in the DSPCA Pet Hotel. She worked there for over 5 years before joining the veterinary hospital reception team. She lives in Blackrock with her husband & her 13-year-old cat Ginger. In her spare time, she loves walking & playing golf.