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  • Our Team

    Hana Scanlan DVM BSc

    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!

    Antonietta Cantone DVM

    Antonietta is originally from Italy. She graduated in 2015 at University of Veterinary Medicine of Naples. She always knew she wanted to be a vet and spent a lot of her spare time volunteering in local veterinary practices while studying veterinary medicine. After working in Italy for a number of years she made the move to Ireland in 2018 and joined the team at the DSPCA Veterinary Hospital. Internal medicine is her favourite area and she has a strong interest in reproduction and neonatology. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, cooking, hiking and traveling. She has a dog called Hippy and a rabbit called Pepe.

    Rosie McManus DVM BSc

    Rosie McManus DVM BSc

    Rosie graduated from 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.

    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 is currently enrolled in the University of Liverpool studying Veterinary Business Management. She has an avid interest in veterinary writing, having had work published in an international veterinary journal and she is a regular contributor to UK based magazines. Aisling lives in Kildare with her husband, daughter and cats Fintan, Ollie, Maggie & Jasper.

    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 pursue her commitment to wildlife.  In addition to her interest in wildlife, Pauline has a keen interest in laboratory diagnostics and has endeavored to up skill in this area. Pauline shares  her home with her husband and  two dogs Lucy & Lily and her cat Louie and from time to time injured wildlife, particularly birds, who may need a little TLC.

    Lu Carey BSc RVN

    Lu originally graduated from Trinity College Dublin with an honours degree in Irish Studies in 2013. She then spent two years working in communications before deciding to pursue her love of animals as a career. Lu volunteered in the DSPCA hospital before returning to Athlone I.T. to study Veterinary Nursing as a Mature Student, she graduated in November 2018 and joined our team in December 2018. Lu has a keen interest in all companion animals. She lives in Dublin with her partner, two cats; Julia and Winston and her two dogs; Bono and Ruby. While Lu loves all her pets, Ruby, her 12-year-old Jack Russell Terrier is her soulmate.

    Elaine Donoghue

    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.

    Annmarie Russell

    Annmarie grew up in Dublin and always had pets throughout her childhood. She graduated from Tallaght Institute of Technology in Business Administration in 2004.  Her passion for animals led her to begin working with a local animal charity and in 2013 Annmarie went on to volunteer with the DSPCA Veterinary hospital. In Jan 2014 she became a permanent member of the reception team. She lives in Kildare with her husband, daughter, cat Casper and puppy Sally.  She loves long walks with the family and getting to greet the amazing animals in the DSPCA.

    Mary Meehan

    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.