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 BVMS MRCVS
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.
Jim Ross BVM&S MRCVS
Jim joined the border Vets team as Clinical Director in November 2018.
Kate Cottam BVMS MRCVS
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 RVN, cSQP
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
Jess Snedden RVN
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 cSQP
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 cSQP, VCA
Reception & Veterinary Care Assistant
Sarah is also qualified to advise on parasitic problems.
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.
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.