We are a small animal practice in Northern Ireland, first established in 1985. We are passionate about animal care and our skilled team of veterinarians and vet nurses are dedicated to providing the highest quality care for your animals. Because we love animals and strive to provide excellent continuity of care, we are open six days a week and have access to 24-hour emergency care. For your added convenience, there’s free parking for clients at our surgeries.
In 1998 Alison graduated from the Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies in Edinburgh and then spent 18 months in mixed practice in England. On returning home to Northern Ireland she worked in companion animal practices in Banbridge, Bangor and Lisburn. Alison worked at Cromlyn House between 2006 and 2011 and is enjoying being back with us. In 2007 she gained a European Society of Practicing Veterinary Surgeons Certificate in small animal practice and is currently studying for her certificate of advanced vet practice. Her main area of interest is internal medicine. Alison is married with two children, and has a cat called Pig, a dog called Happy and a pony called Sergeant. She enjoys all forms of equestrianism and at the end of a busy day likes to relax with a good book.
Kathryn Henderson MRCVS
Kathryn grew up amongst dogs, cats and horses and eventually followed her ambitions to the University of Liverpool to become a veterinary surgeon. She graduated with a distinction and took her first job in a mixed practice. She really enjoyed the mix of farm calls and small animal work but discovered that her passion lies in companion animal work. Kathryn has a particular interest in surgery and intensive care cases and is currently doing a certificate in advanced veterinary practice. She really enjoys teaching students and encouraging them, remembering all the help she had along the way. At home she has a Labrador called Elsa, a cat called Tom and horse called Betty, who she competes at riding club events. As an owner herself she always remembers how worrying it is when something is wrong with your pet and how reassuring it is to have help and advice at hand 24-hours a day.
Patrick Judge MVB MRCVS
Patrick graduated from UCD in 2010 and after worked in mixed practice in Northern Ireland for four years. He then moved to Wolverhampton to pursue a career in purely small animal practice. He returned to Northern Ireland last year and is presently studying for a certificate in small animal medicine. He joined the Cromlyn Vets team in July 2017 and is enjoying being part of our 24/7 team. Patrick is married and has a Beagle cross Collie called Clyde; Patrick’s very first caesarean section was on his mother’s dog, Daisy (brave man!) and Clyde was the resulting puppy. Patrick was so taken with him that he couldn’t let him go.
Eimear McCrory MRCVS
Eimear grew up around lots of animals and had always dreamed of becoming a vet from a young age. She graduated from the University of Liverpool in July 2017 and joined the team at Cromlyn House a month after. She always had a passion for small animal veterinary and has a keen interest in internal medicine. Eimear has two dogs, a Whippet called Jay and a Jack Russell called Kim. She also has a donkey called Romany.
Jane O’Reilly BVMS MRCVS
Jane graduated with commendation from the University of Glasgow in July 2016. She spent two months working as a locum in her local clinic before joining Cromlyn Vets in September 2016. From a very young age, Jane has always wanted to be a vet and was very excited to start her career with us and all of you in our hospital. In her final year of college, Jane spent time shadowing vets in a number of different countries including Australia and Africa. She has sat the American boards and is now qualified to practice in the States also.
Stephen McLean MVB MRCVS CertVOphthal
Visiting specialist - Advanced Practitioner in Veterinary Ophthalmology
Stephen graduated from UCD in 2001, gained the RCVS awarded certification in veterinary ophthalmology in 2009 and was awarded Advanced Practitioner status in veterinary ophthalmology in 2015. Stephen spent the first two years of his career in mixed practice then joined the team at Cromlyn House Veterinary Hospital, where he remained for the next seven years. He then went on to open his own veterinary practice in Bangor in 2011 where he enjoys accepting ophthalmology referrals and first opinion work. In January of 2018 Stephen was delighted to return to Cromlyn House as an ophthalmology consultant.
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