Our Team

Lisa McAuliffe V.N, BSc (Hons), BVSc, CertVOphthal, MSc VAA, MRCVS

Our Head Vet is Lisa McAuliffe. Lisa started out her veterinary life as a veterinary nurse and went onto study Animal Science and then Veterinary medicine at the University of Liverpool, she qualified in 2003.

Lisa has continued to study, and was awarded the RCVS Certificate in Veterinary Ophthalmology in 2009 and has completed a Masters with distinction from the University of Edinburgh in Veterinary Anaesthesia and Analgesia. Lisa was the first veterinary surgeon to complete this degree and is the only holder of this award in Ireland.

Lisa’s been in Ireland for 11 years now, working exclusively in small animal hospitals and you may have seen her on RTE’s The Pet Surgeons. She is regularly lecturing to both vets and nurses and has several ophthalmology clinics running in a variety of counties for those who can’t travel.

Her base though is in Midleton and she’s looking forward to meeting you at the new clinic!

Flora MacDonald RVN

Our amazing veterinary nurse is Flora MacDonald. Flora qualified from St.John’s College in Cork in May 2019 and has taken to our new practice like she’s always been here.

Flora has a perfectly formed collie named Harry who is super friendly and recently featured with us in the Midleton News.

Kathie O’Donovan RVN BSc Cert RVC SSTP Cert NES

Kathie graduated from St.Johns Central College in 2016 and acheived her Veterinary Nursing degree through Edinburgh Napier University in 2021.

Kathie has worked in Fota Wildlife Park as a Wildlife Ranger for 3 years before joining the surgical nursing team in Gilabbey and then the emergency MiNightVet team where she became Head Nurse. Kathie also worked at The Cat Hospital and began here at The Vet Clinic in May 2021. She has been awarded a certificate in the Nursing of Exoctic species and Surgical Theatre Practices. Kathie has a keen interest in exotics and wildlife.