Meet Our Staff

Gareth Beal Bsc, BVSc, MRCVS:

I was born and brought up in the East Yorkshire Wolds. I enjoy all aspects of mixed practice. My formative years were spent working in Yorkshire and then latterly in East Lothian both of which were busy mixed practices.

I strive for an evidence based approach to veterinary medicine with a pragmatic attitude to hopefully achieve the best results for you and your pets.

In my spare time I enjoy swimming and tramping over hills.

Nicola Brown:

I was born and brought up in East Lothian. I worked in a busy mixed practice in East Lothian for 14 years and enjoyed the challenges that helping manage a multi vet, mixed practice provided.

In my spare time I enjoy reading and swimming and watching all sports. I Also have a passion for Greyhounds and Lurchers.


Christy Cunningham:


Brenda Howieson

I was born in Ireland and brought up in Edinburgh, and  I came to the Highlands early in my career when I became the teacher  on the Isle of Rum in 1981.  I have been north of the Highland line ever since.

After taking  early retirement several years ago  I am now really enjoying  working  on Saturdays at the vet’s practice.  It’s lovely to be meeting all the pets and their owners.

I also enjoy sewing, singing with the Gaelic choir, and pampering my own cat Mischa.

Sally Phelps:

Having started life here as a ‘Saturday girl’, I have now risen to the dizzy heights of manager of our busy little pet shop in Portree.

I really love my job and over the years I have come to count my customers (and their pets) as friends.

I am very much an animal person (I have  a dog,cats,chickens and ducks) and really enjoy meeting owners and their pets on surgery visits.

I also run a B&B in Kilmuir. So managing both jobs can be hectic at times.

Jackie Marquis: