Meet our Team

Elaine Shaw BVMS MRCVS

Elaine is the senior vet in Brannock and a partner in the business. Elaine attended the University of Glasgow Vet School and she qualified in 1991.

If she is not consulting or operating she is buried in the paperwork! Elaine really enjoys all aspects of caring for our patients and building friendships with patients and clients from their enthusiastic youth to caring for our golden oldies.

Outwith work (in the few hours that are left) she is partial to a good book, cocktails and chocolate in no particular order! Seek and Lexi – her cairn terriers – come to work daily but only to get a gravy bone!

Iain Shaw

Iain joined the team on an official basis in April 2015. As Elaine’s husband he has been around the surgery from its planning stages so he is very capable in all areas!

As the practice manager, Iain deals with the majority of the paperwork and ensures that it runs smoothly behind the scenes.

Jacqueline Dick BVMS MRCVS

Jacqueline joined the Brannock team in December 2016 but has been a small animal vet for many years after graduating from the University of Glasgow vet school in 2004.

She has a keen interest in medicine and surgery as well as oncology.

In her spare time she keeps busy looking her family and menagerie of animals on her small holding.

Courtney Russell MRCVS

Courtney joined Brannock in September 19 as our new fulltime vet. Courtney recently graduated from University of Edinburgh and is enjoying meeting the pets and owners that visit us at Brannock.

She has always had a keen interest in all aspects of small animal practice. Courtney has an elderly cat who is more than a handful and is more like a dog than a cat.

In her spare time she likes to bake and bring the results in for the team to sample- going down a treat so far! Long may this tradition continue !

Laura Westland VCA

Laura joined us in July 2015, previously working for Glasgow University and Cat’s protection. Being passionate about animal welfare, she has her own menagerie at home including Henry the beagle, four guinea pigs and a very lazy hamster.

She has a particular fondness and interest in working with small mammals, particular rabbits. In her spare time she is usually found reading or spending time with family and friends.

Rhiannon Walker VCA

Rhiannon started working at Brannock in November 2015 as a receptionist. Rhiannon was first introduced to Brannock when she began voluntary work in 2013 till 2015. She has now completed her studies to become a Veterinary Care Assistant.

With a passion for animals Rhiannon has her own dog Ollie who is a Jack Russell cross Bichon, who we have to confess is not one of our biggest fans!

In 2015 Rhiannon took part in a polar expedition trekking north of Greenland. Rhiannon enjoys keeping fit and going out with her family and friends.

Danny Ballard

Danny joined the Brannock team in July 2018, having previously worked in another practice in Glasgow’s west end soon after completion of his HNC in Animal Care.

Danny is passionate about all animals and has a large menagerie of animals at home consisting of Faolan, the German Shepherd, two cats, several species of snakes, lizards and creepy crawlies!

Out with caring for his large collection of animals, Danny loves to travel up north and mountain bike the highlands.

Lauren Coull

Lauren joined the Brannock team in September 2019 and has worked in the veterinary industry for 3 years now.

Lauren enjoys welcoming and helping clients in reception. She has a cat called Cleo, who although looks very cute, is not a fan of visiting us!

In her spare time, she enjoys going long walks and spending time with friends and family.

Julie Lamond BVMS MRCVS

Julie is another University of Glasgow graduate who qualified in 1999. Julie works in the surgery on Saturday mornings and has returned from maternity leave after having two gorgeous smiley little boys called Ethan and Jacob.

Julie has a special interest in acupuncture and loves to meet and look after our clients and patients.

Chris Parratt BVSC MRes CertVC Cert AVP(ECC) MRCVS

Clients at Brannock will recognise Chris from days gone by when he used to provide cover as a locum at Brannock. More recently he visits Brannock to help us in cases requiring ultrasound or cardiac investigations.

This allows us to offer more advanced investigations within Brannock – an excellent opportunity for clients, patients and Brannock itself.

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Consulting Times

Mon-Fri 9.30 – 10.30am
2.10 – 3.30pm
5.00– 6.00pm
Sat am 9.30 – 11.30am

Consultations by appointment only

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01698 861180