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Meet Our Team of Vets...


Neil McIntosh qualified, with a full head of hair, from the Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies in 1984. He spent two years in a very rural practice in Royal Deeside, Aberdeen before the cold and the appalling football drove him to Paisley. He joined the partnership in 1990 and has spent his time since then trying to provide the best veterinary service he can at reasonable cost. He now concentrates on small animal medicine and surgery. Neil was STV's 'Call the Vet' from 1997 until the opening of the new surgery in Greenock in 2003 caused him to retire from the limelight, fortunately before he said anything too embarrassing. Neil has also worked on a number of television productions for Sky, the BBC and STV. He has written a weekly Pet Page for the Daily Record since 2001 and he also writes regularly for Clyde Life, Angus Life, West End Life, the Greenock Telegraph and Sporting Gun. Now known to many of his patients as 'Uncle Neil', he realises he is getting older but he still has great enthusiasm for the care of pets..

Neil McIntosh

Beverley Naismith BVMS MRCVS

Beverley has worked at the Abbey Veterinary Group since 1993, starting the day after she received finals results. A few weeks later, she graduated from Glasgow University Veterinary School with distinction in small animal surgery.
She spent the first half of her career as a mixed general practitioner progressing to becoming more involved in the small animal side of things after having her children, Mhairi and Calum.
In her spare time she likes walking her dogs “Dude” (A collie cross who was left in an Avon box with his siblings outside the Greenock Surgery as a tiny baby) and “Shea” (A whippet and the first pedigree of the household)
Beverley also likes to dabble in the equestrian world, a passion shared by Mhairi and they have a great pony, “Brandy”, who superseded little “Teddy” the Shetland (now relegated to being a companion although Calum occasionally takes up the reins). To complete the menagerie at home is a one-eyed cat called “Cozi” who, despite her disability, is a mean mouser!
Beverley loves her work and enjoys the busy, varied workload. There is nothing better than the sense of achievement at the end of a busy day.
Having been a partner for over 10 years now, Beverley has developed an interest in small animal surgery and has a soft spot for some of the smaller species, especially ferrets, and may yet become the proud owner of one.

Beverley Naismith




Susan graduated in 1989 from Glasgow and worked initially in Cumbria then in Musselburgh before joining the Abbey Vet Group in 1995. Susan completed an RCVS postgraduate ophthalmology certificate in 2007 while still doing a full-time job.

She does both small and large animal work with a particular interest in eyes and all things optical. She sees referrals both from within the practice and from other vets and now has an operating microscope which allows her to perform delicate surgical procedures. 

Susan enjoys playing tennis in her spare time and has two very lively Labradors at home to keep her busy!

Susan Farr



Frances qualified from Glasgow Vet School in 2004 and started at Abbey Veterinary Group in January 2005. She is a full-time small animal vet and will treat cats, dogs, small furries and the exotic species. Frances has even been known to successfully operate on a chicken! Frances is interested in both medical and surgical cases and, as she is mainly based in the Paisley branch, enjoys the satisfaction of managing cases from start to finish.

Being a vet runs in the family - her younger brother Gerard is an internal medicine specialist at Glasgow Vet School. He keeps Frances and the rest of the vets up to speed with any new medical developments! Frances has seen a number of students gain a place into veterinary school. The practice currently have 6 vet students who "see practice" with us and she is heavily involved in their tuition and progress.

Frances McLauchlan



Julie graduated from Glasgow University Veterinary School on Monday 27th June 2011, and was working with us at Abbey by the Thursday! She first appeared at AVG as a school student, and we were her 'base' practice during her university course.

Julie is a mixed vet, so is involved in farm, equine, and small animal work.
She is a soft touch though - she has already been unable to resist a 3 legged kitten (subsequently called Trio) and an exuberant Lurcher called Poppy, who luckily get on well together thanks to the help of some Feliway and Adaptil for their introduction!

Julie Thomson



An Edinburgh graduate, Elisa joined the practice in February 2013, working as a mixed vet. Elisa's clinical interests lie in developing these all round skills.

When not at Abbey Elisa can be found walking or running with her retired greyhound or tending to her hungry chickens!

Elisa Blanco



Camilla graduated with Honours from Glasgow University Veterinary School in 2010 and began her career in Nottinhgamshire in a busy mixed (mainly small animal and equine) practice.

We were delighted when she joined our team in May 2016, as she brings experience and a keen interest in all things equine, along with excellent small animal skills. Camilla also aims to develop her farm work.

Camilla enjoys cooking, yoga, running and travelling but not as much as the company of her two cats, her dog and, of course, her horse.

Originally from Largs, Camilla is pleased to be close to home again, allowing her to spend time with friends and family.

Camilla McNutt


Jillian qualified in 1996 from Glasgow Veterinary School. She went straight to work at Abbey doing small and large animal work after spending 5 years as a student.
Jillian then changed to small animal work after a few years and spent several years in a practice in Bridge of Weir then a few years in England. She is now back living in Scotland permanently and works part time at our Paisley practice.

She is kept busy in spare time with her two sons, a Newfoundland and a Border Collie, two naughty kittens and two goldfish!

Jillian Kerr


Courtney graduated from Glasgow University Veterinary School in 2018. Joining the Abbey Veterinary team in the Autumn, after spending the summer with family back in Northern Ireland.
She has interests in both small and large animal medicine, and is looking forward to a career of continually developing both her knowledge and practical skills.
She loves exploring all that Scotland has to offer by foot or by bicycle.


Courtney Johnston


Charlotte (often known as Charlie) graduated from the University of Veterinary Medicine Budapest in February 2020 and started at Abbey Vet Group the week before covid lockdown! Charlie is a mixed vet loving the variety of cases in smallies, equine and large animal work.

Outside of work Charlie enjoys travelling and camping, reading and socialising with friends and when possible getting home to Killicrankie to hang out with 3 noisy Patterdales.


Charlotte Ramsay Stagg