Get to know the people you will meet in the Wick Surgery, 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.
Iain was born and brought up in Lewis. From there he went on to Edinburgh to study at the Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies before joining the practice in 1990.
He is a director in the practice and enjoys the variety of work that the practice offers. Among other things he actually enjoys small animal dentistry and dealing with the admin side of the business.
When not at work Iain takes part in the activities and the running of Pulteneytown & Thrumster Parish Church.
At home he enjoys gardening, reading and attempting the puzzle page of the newspaper.
Ian joined the practice in 2002, having worked in Keith and New Zealand. He graduated from Glasgow University and has a special interest in the farm animal side of the practice.
Kiri was brought up in Stirkoke and went to the Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies to do her training. She was a member of the ladies rugby team there and was also involved in organising many student events. She joined the practice in 2012. When not at work she takes part in Highland dancing and also enjoys dressmaking, baking and long walks in the Caithness countryside with her husband.
Pete is originally for the Scottish Borders and graduated from Edinburgh Vet School in 2011. He started his career at a busy mixed practice in Cumbria and after a stint in Dingwall joined the team at DSMCG in 2105, becoming a director three years later.
He enjoys the variety of veterinary work on offer in the Highlands and the fact that no two days are the same – one minute you can be at the surgery treating a poorly dog and the next you could be on your way to see a lame horse or do a calving.
When not at work Pete spends most of his time running around after his four children and menagerie of animals on the family farm. He enjoys watching football and rugby and tries to keep fit by playing squash - unfortunately, finding out he needs glasses and investing in contacts has not improved his game.
Sam was born and raised in Nottinghamshire, joining the practice in 2020 after graduating the same year from Surrey University. He has an interest in Ophthalmology, Exotics, and Wildlife medicine, but enjoys all aspects of veterinary work.
At university Sam was involved in organising social events, and played rugby, squash, and football in his spare time, between studying.
In Sam’s spare time he enjoys reading and writing novels, sailing, long walks in the country with his Collie, and finding a good pub to have a drink in afterwards.
Katie graduated from Glasgow University in 2012. She joined the DSMCG team in 2021 after moving to the north to be closer to family. Before this, she was based in Dundee in a small animal practice.
She enjoys all aspects of small animal practice but especially surgery and dentistry. She also has an interest in dog behaviour and find taking the time to help nervous dogs bond to the practice, one of the most rewarding parts of the job.
At home, she lives with two collies, Morgan and Talisker, Harris the cat and an adult and child human companions. She is an avid fan of the theatre, especially musicals, but is really a bit of a metal head with ever changing hair colour. She is also a huge nerd so feel free to discuss your pet's behavioural issues or debate the pros and cons of the new Star Wars trilogy.