Get to know the people who make up the Thurso Surgery team: their role within the practice and their role within the wider community.
We have divided the staff into 3 categories: veterinary surgeons, veterinary nurses and the support staff. The success of the practice is based on the co-operation and co-ordination of all the staff in the day to day running of the business. Each has their role, and each is valued for the role they play. The staff responsible for financial administration are based in Thurso.
Bridget joined the practice in 1983, having graduated from Edinburgh University that year. She works full time as a vet in the practice and is able to turn her hand to much about anything that crops up. Outwith work she rides her 3 horses and does some eventing, she enjoys skiing and reading and does not enjoy housework or gardening.
Frank graduated from the Dick Vet in Edinburgh in 1973 and started working in Thurso with Donald McGregor, his main interest in the practice is the farm animals but always willing to help with equine and small. Frank's main ambition is to see Caithness free from BVD. Frank semi retired in 2010 but still helps in the Thurso practice toady. In Frank's spare time he walks his dog Sadie and an active member for Caithness rugby club.
Guy graduated from the University of Edinburgh in 1993 and spent some time in mixed practice in Fife and Perthshire. He also did some locum work before joining the practice in 1998.
Like most of the vets, Guy takes part in the whole range of practice work but has developed an interest in Small Animal Surgery, particularly orthopaedics.
In his spare time Guy enjoys spending time with his family. His wife has persuaded him along to ballroom dancing classes and as a keen amateur musician he plays at the local Baptist Church and around the community.
Ken grew up in Aberdeen and went on to Vet School in Edinburgh. As a student he did some lambing on a local farm and also spent time with the practice as a student. He joined the practice in 2005 and is now a partner in the practice. He particularly enjoys farm animal medicine and surgery and also small animal cardiology. When not working he likes getting out and about in Caithness and Surtherland, possibly rumnning or just walking with his dog. He also likes loud rock music, watching and playing sport and rounding it off with reading the Sunday Times.
Sinclair is a local Caithnessian, born and brought up in Thurso. He studied at the Dick Vet in Edinburgh before joining the practice in 1974 and retiring from the partnership in 2011. He now works on a part time basis both in the practice and at the local VI centre in Janetstown. Outwith the practice Sinclair enjoys birdwatching, gardening, hill walking and visiting the grandchildren.
William Campbell was born on the Isle of Tiree and brought up in Oban. Graduating from the Dick Vet in Edinburgh in 1985 before starting work in Thurso, he has been a partner since 1991. William concentrates mostly on the large animal side of the practice and on the practice management. He also works for the local SAC investigation centre. Outside of work William spends time with his young family, their pets and horses.
Tom is from the West Midlands in England. He studied at the Dick Vet School in Edinburgh, graduating in 2008.
He spent his first 6 years in mixed practice in Stirlingshire. He joined D. S. McGregor & Partners Ltd. in 2014, aiming to concentrate primarily on large animal work.
He enjoys working with horses, and has a particular interest in equine dentistry.
In his spare time, Tom enjoys spending time on the family farm, working with the sheep and cattle. He is also a member of the Thurso Squash Club.
A local Caithnessian brought up in Thurso.
Went off to Edinburgh to the Royal Dick School of Veterinary Studies, graduating in July of 2014.
I returned to Caithness to work shortly after graduation. I enjoy all aspects of the work here, especially the variety across the species – no two days are the same!
In my spare time I enjoy baking & walking my lurcher Daisy and I have recently returned to the ladies rugby.
I come from the Alps, in the south east of France. I graduated from the Ecole Nationale Veterinaire de Lyon in 2013 and started working in the Alps in a sheep region for a short locum. After that, I spent 2 years in Normandy working with dairy cattle that produced tasty cheese. I particularly enjoy working with farm animals.
Outside of work, I like hiking and spending time in the countryside, so I am now looking forward to discovering more about Scotland.
I'm a young French vet from the Vosges mountains, and I graduated in 2011 from the École Nationale Vétérinaire of Lyon. I have spent 5 years working in mixed practices through France in the Jura's Highlands (the French ones), Beaujolais, Alps and Normandy. I also had an interesting time working with penguins on the Kerguelen Island. I enjoy working especially with farm animals, although I love horses and small animals too. Our motivation for working abroad was to discover how farming is carried out in different places. We have found that working in a place is the best way to find out about a country’s people, cultures and language. I love riding everywhere by bike, and also like skiing and kayaking. At home, I enjoy growing herbs, vegetables and fruit. When cooking, I find that fresh garden produce provides the best flavours.
I grew up in Ross-shire and studied at The Royal (Dick)School of Veterinary Studies in Edinburgh. I moved to Caithness shortly after graduation in July 2016. I enjoy the variety of work in Thurso and look forward to gaining more experience in all aspects of veterinary medicine.
In my spare time I enjoy walking my cocker spaniel, Maisie, who is definitely making the most of the Caithness beaches. I have also joined the ladies netball club.