Clinical Director

Jim joined the border Vets team as Clinical Director in November 2018.

Laura Robson RVN

Practice Manager

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.

Stuart Laurie BVM&S MRCVS

Veterinary Surgeon

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.

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

Veterinary 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. 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.

Rebecca Barrett RVN

Veterinary Nurse

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

Reception & Veterinary Care Assistant

Sarah 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.

Tracey Murray holding Border Terrier Dog
Tracey Murray


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 now a qualified cSQP and so can advise you on all aspects of parasite control for your pets.