Meet the Team


Veterinarian Carla holding a cat in Border vets
Carla Murphy BVMS MRCVS

Clinical Director

Carla graduated from Glasgow University Vet School in 1998 and went straight into mixed practice in the north of Scotland. She came to work in the Borders in 2004 when the practice was called Gibson & Gibson and became Director in 2009 when she and Mel formed Border Vets. In 2016 Border Vets joined the VetPartners Group. Carla consults at both our Galashiels and Selkirk clinics, and is interested in all aspects of medicine and surgery. Carla also does most of our passport and export work.  


Melanie Broad Director of Border Vets with old dog in vet surgery
Melanie Broad BVMS MRCVS

Clinical Director

Mel graduated from Glasgow Vet School in 2000 and has worked as a Director at Border Vets since 2009. Mel undertakes most of the surgical cases and she consults at Innerleithen as well. Mel is also responsible for overseeing staff development and training, including training our new generation of vet nurses.


Veterinarian Victoria holding a cat in Border vets
Victoria Enoch BVMS MRCVS

Veterinary Surgeon

Vicky graduated from Edinburgh University Vet School in 2006. She has been working with us since November 2016 and has brought a lot of experience to the veterinary team. Vicky is also currently studying for her RCVS Advanced Practitioner Certificate.


Veterinarian Kate Cottam with Border terrier dog at Border Vets
Kate Cottam BVMS MRCVS

Veterinary Surgeon

Kate graduated from Edinburgh University Vet School in 2015 and went straight into general practice in the North of England. She has just recently joined us in April 2017 but she has already become a favourite with staff and pets alike.


Colin Jordan Head Nurse at Border Vets with boxer dog in practice
Colin Jordan RVN, cSQP

Head Nurse

Colin joined us in 2013 as a newly qualified Registered Vet Nurse. Since then he has taken charge of the areas behind the scenes. Colin cares for inpatients and monitors anaesthetics, and in 2016 he became our Head Nurse. He is also able to advise you on parasitic problems as well as running wellness clinics


RVN Jess Snedden holding dog at Border Vets
Jess Snedden RVN

Veterinary Nurse

Jess has worked with us since November last year. She has very quickly become an integral part of our nursing team. You will likely meet Jess if your pet comes in for an operation as she is part of the team involved in monitoring your pet’s anaesthetic and recovery. Jess also is involved in running the nurse clinics in all three branches.


Fiona Kennedy Anaesthesia Assistant and Practice Administrator at Border Vets in Selkirk holding black cat
Fiona Kennedy cSQP

Practice Co-ordinator

Fiona has worked at the practice for as long as anyone can remember. Fiona is the cheery voice on the end of the phone that gives you appointments or sorts out your insurance questions. We refer to her as our “Practice Mum” as she looks after us all and makes sure we are all clean faced and presentable in the morning. She is also qualified to monitor patients under anaesthetic and is able to advise on parasitic problems.


Sarah Johnstone Reception and Veterinary Care Assistant at Border vets with boxer dog
Sarah Johnstone cSQP, VCA

Reception & Veterinary Care Assistant

Sarah runs the reception at Galashiels and sometimes Selkirk. She recently qualified as a Veterinary Care Assistant so she can help the vet with minor surgical procedures and inpatient care. She is also qualified to advise on parasitic problems.


Hazel Scott Receptionist at Border Vets at front desk in Selkirk
Hazel Scott cSQP

Reception & Housekeeping

Hazel has worked with us since 2009. She runs the reception and housekeeping at Innerleithen and knows everyone in Innerleithen and Peebles. Hazel is also qualified to advise you on parasitic problems and may prescribe flea and worm products.


Maggie Gormon Receptionist at Border Vets next to sign for vets in Selkirk
Maggie Gorman cSQP

Reception & Housekeeping

Maggie runs the reception and housekeeping at Selkirk. She is the smiling face that usually greets you in Selkirk. Having lived in Selkirk for a very long time and brought up a family here, Maggie knows everyone by first name. People pop in to speak to Maggie even when they don’t need to see the vet – it’s very sociable in the Selkirk Surgery. Maggie is also qualified to advise you on parasitic problems and may prescribe flea and worm products.


Tracey Murray holding Border Terrier Dog
Tracey Murray

Receptionist

Most of you will know Tracey as the cheery face that greets you at our Galashiels branch. Tracey has worked for us since November 2016, but having lived in Gala for many years, most of you will know Tracey and her dog Heather already. Tracey is also currently studying for her SQP qualification.