We are a two-site small animal practice in Kilmarnock, first established over 10 years ago. We are passionate about animal care and our skilled team of veterinarians and vet nurses are dedicated to providing the highest quality care for your animals. Because we love animals and strive to provide excellent continuity of care, we are open seven days a week and provide our own inpatient care - 365 days a year.
After dreaming about being a veterinary nurse since she was small, Kelly studied at Barony College for two years and qualified as a registered veterinary nurse in May 2008, before joining Valley Veterinary Group in 2009. She loves all aspects of her job and we’re sure this is her second home! Kelly oversees all the nurse training at the practice and makes sure all the vets run a tidy ship. She recently started back at work after having her baby boy who was born in June 2016.
Lauren Murphy RVN
Deputy Head Nurse
Lauren began working with us in 2011 as a receptionist, but showed a keen interested in nursing and, as of November 2015, became another of our registered veterinary nurses. Lauren is married and lives in Stewarton with her husband and Rottweiler, Sasha, and enjoys long walks with the two of them. She enjoys watching Grey’s Anatomy, Harry Potter and Disney films and strongly believes she is a Disney princess waiting for her letter arriving from Hogwarts!
Claire Cowan RVN
Claire graduated from Edinburgh Napier University in 2018. She loves all animals and is a complete dog lover. In her spare time, Claire likes spending time with friends and family, long walks and listening to music.
Caitlin Hodge RVN
Caitlin has been with us since 2015. Starting as a nursing assistant she then went on to complete her HND in veterinary nursing in 2018 becoming a Registered Veterinary Nurse. She has a farming background, so loves all creatures great and small. In her days off she enjoys spending time with her two family dogs and is currently learning how to snowboard.
Natasha Stewart RVN
Natasha started with us in July 2015 after completing a course in animal science at SRUC. She has since qualified as a registered veterinary nurse! Outside of work she enjoys spending time with her horse and three rabbits. Natasha also likes to keep very active and enjoys hiking and snowboarding.
Patient Care Assistant
Aileen joined Valley Veterinary Group in February 2019 as a Patient Care Assistant. She has lived in Ayrshire all of her life and is a Mum of three. She also has three cats Orion, Binx and Rosie. In her spare time she loves to spend it with her family along with reading, puzzles, walking and helping who she can whenever she can.
Trainee Animal Care Assistant
Hannah is another of our youngest team members. She has seen practice with us since 2015 and is currently studying to become a veterinary care assistant at SRUC Oakridge and hopes to continue on and start her vet nursing training next year. Being a vet nurse is her dream job and she can’t imagine doing anything else. In her spare time, she enjoys horse riding and competing every now and again with her ginger mare. She also enjoys long walks with her dogs down the beach or in the countryside