Meet the Donview Team
Meet the vets at Donview Veterinary Centre!
Dr Charlie Carnochan
Charlie was made a director at Donview in 2010, after joining the practice in 2004 from Edinburgh Vet School.
He lives in Kinellar with his wife, his three children, a dog, three cats, chickens and sheep.
He likes to spend his free time playing his saxophone.
Dr Andrew Smith
Andrew is originally from Fintry near Stirling and joined us from Glasgow University Veterinary School in 2007, he now lives near Daviot.
Andrew enjoys all aspects of the job with particular interests in large animal work and surgery.
When he has spare time (which is not often enough) he likes to race cars!
Dr Laurie-Anne Ferguson-Skea
Senior Veterinary Surgeon
Laurie, originally from Edinburgh, graduated from Edinburgh Vet School in 2009. After working in a mixed practice in Newcastle for 15 months, she joined Donview Veterinary Centre in January 2011.
She enjoys all aspects of life as a vet and her interests include running, photography, hill walking and several outdoor pursuits!
She has a cat called the Stig.
Dr Katie James
Senior Veterinary Surgeon
Katie graduated from Glasgow Vet School in July 2016. She initially worked at Turriff Vets before joining us at Donview in April 2018.
Katie has a Cairn Terrier called Polly and horses. In her spare time she likes to walk her dog and ride her horses!
Dr Gemma Insley
Lead Small Animal Veterinary Surgeon
Gemma cares for your pets in our small animal department and enjoys being part of the Donview team.
Gemma loves gardening and exploring the great outdoors with her family and Scooby the dog.
Dr Mads Bendtsen
Mads graduated from Copenhagen Vet School in April 2019. Mads is enjoys exploring Scotland and loves football . His interests also include shooting, hiking and camping.
Dr Mhairi Lawson
Mhairi graduated in 2016 from Edinburgh University Vet School. She joined us at Donview in September 2020.
Dr Molly Scott
Molly graduated from Edinburgh Vet school in 2019 and joined the team at Donview shortly after. Molly is a local lass and is enjoying working close to home.
Dr Gregor Coull
Gregor joined us at Donview Vets in July 2019. Graduating from Glasgow Vet School, Gregor wanted to return home to Aberdeen and chose to work at Donview. Gregor has settled in well to his role at the practice
Dr Bronagh Goodlad
Bronagh trained with us as a student Vet and joined the team after graduation from Glasgow Vet School in July 2020.
Dr Leo Martin
Leo trained with us as a student Vet and joined the team after graduation from Surrey Vet School in August 2020. Surrey is the newest vet school in the UK and Leo was one of their first graduates!
Dr Cari Pyrsor
Will is a visiting equine consultant who visits us assist with challenging cases. He is part of the equine team at Clyde Veterinary Group. Will graduated from Glasgow Vet School in 2005, and has spent time in mixed practice in Ayrshire, as well as a large equine hospital in Sussex. He returned to Scotland and joined Clyde in 2012, and oversees the running of our equine division at Stirling. He is a regular treating vet at Ayr and Perth Racecourses and an examiner for the Worshipful Company of Farriers.
MA VetMB CertSAS DipECVS MRCVS RCVS and European Recognised Specialist in Small Animal Surgery
Richard Coe is one of our visiting surgeons as part of the Surgeons on Site Team performing referral level surgical procedures at Donview Vets. Richard trained in surgery at Bristol University and obtained the ECVS Diploma in Surgery in 2007. Between 2009 and 2015 he provided a referral surgery service at Vets Now Referrals, Glasgow.
BVMS PhD PgC (SA Surg) GPCert (SAS,SAM) MRCVS Advanced Practitioner in Small Animal Surgery
Nick is one of our visiting surgeons as part of the Surgeons on Site Team performing referral level surgical procedures at Donview Vets. He joined the surgeons on site team in 2017, having previously worked at Edinburgh Vet School.
Dr Emma Robinson
Emma has been working for us over a number of years on a part time basis mostly on Saturdays
Dr Daina Carnochan
After 11 years at Abervet in Aberdeen she joined Donview to work on a part time basis at the Kintore surgery.