We are 5 minutes off the M50, Exit 12
All profits go towards rescuing animals at the Dublin SPCA
Dr Orla Fitzgerald MVB
From an early age Orla had always wanted to be a vet. After graduating in 2009 with honours from UCD Veterinary she was one of three vets to be asked to join their small animal rotating internship programme. In July 2010 she began working in the Pet Emergency Hospital in UCD treating a wide variety of emergencies. She was a self employed small animal locum working in Kildare, Dublin and Wicklow practices. In 2012 Orla joined the DSPCA Veterinary Hospital. In 2014 Orla became the DSPCA’s Clinical Director and Head of Veterinary. Orla has a keen interest in pet behaviour, internal medicine and soft tissue surgery. She has three fun rescue dogs that keep her very busy outside of work- Harry, Guinness & Jasper Moon.
Dr. 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 one dog, a weimaraner called Johnjoe and she loves getting out in the hills with him in her spare time.
Dr. 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!
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. 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.