Meet the Vets

Our vets have over 100 years’ experience between them and bring a wealth of experience to the practice.

We have individually obtained high standards of professional qualification and continue to do so through continuing professional education and postgraduate study.

LYNN MARTIN

Lynn is the practice principal at Martin Veterinary Centre. Lynn is born & bred in Kirkintilloch, she attended Oxgang Primary School then Kirkintilloch High School before graduating with distinction from the University of Glasgow Veterinary School in 1984.

In that year she also won 2 special prizes-the Barr and MacMillan Award for the most distinguished student in Clinical Veterinary Medicine and Surgery and the Findlay Kerr Award for the highest grade in Surgery. Since then she has been working as a veterinary surgeon in Kirkintilloch taking care of our pets in the local community.

For the first 16 years she carried out all the surgery at the practice and still fiercely guards her Friday operating morning as much of the rest of her time is now taken up running the practice and making sure everyone behaves!

Lynn and puppy at Martin Vet Centre with 2015 design award

2015 was a great year for Lynn winning the Woman in Business award at the East Dunbartonshire business awards and being nominated for Vet of the Year in the Petplan Vet Awards. Lynn’s drive in completing our new premises of our community was also recently rewarded by winning the UK Practice Design Awards 2015.

She is married to Gillies, a teacher, who calls himself Lynn’s Chauffeur, Logo Designer, Draughtsman, Secretary and Dog’s Body amongst other things! They have 3 children who have all spent many an evening watching Lynn stitching back together a poorly pet. Lynn also lives with a big Dalmatian, Toddy and a Cats Protection Glasgow Adoption Centre cat, Hattie.

Lynn tries to steer us all in the right direction. Her vast experience and knowledge is invaluable to the practice.

Alastair Jarvie

Alastair has worked with us since 2003. He graduated from Glasgow Vet School in 2002 and moved to Martin Veterinary Centre after a year doing mixed practice in Montrose. Alastair very much enjoys the variety that working in a small animal practice brings and cares strongly about developing lasting relationships with our clients.

His particular interest is, however, surgery. In 2012 Alastair was awarded a General Practitioner Certificate in Small Animal Surgery from the European School of Veterinary Post Graduate Studies. This has allowed him to offer more advanced surgical procedures to our patients in their own practice. Alastair has also privileged to have been nominated three times by our clients for the Petplan Vet of the Year Award.

Alastair was born and raised in Lenzie and is a former pupil of Lenzie Moss Primary and Lenzie Academy. He still lives here with his wife, 2 daughters, Beth and Cate and two dogs, a brown Collie and red Working Cocker Spaniel.

In his spare time, Alastair spends a lot of time walking his dogs and loves to cook for family and friends. He can’t wait to get back to California to the ranch he spent many summers on when a student.

 

Alistair Jarvie at Martin Vet Centre

Lorna Chambers

Lorna has worked as a Veterinary surgeon since 2003 after qualifying from Glasgow University Veterinary School.

She initially worked in mixed practice in Lincolnshire & then as an emergency and critical care out of hours vet, before joining Martin Veterinary Centre in 2006.

Lorna loves the huge variety of animals and cases that we see every day but has a particular interest in pain management and acupuncture.

Lorna lives with her husband Scott, sons Tom, Aiden and Logan and crazy Layla dog who she homed from the SSPCA. She enjoys walking them around her new found Kirkintilloch home.

 

Lorna Chambers at Martin Vet Centre

Alison Allan

Alison grew up in Glasgow, and qualified from Edinburgh vet school in 2008. After graduation, she spent three and a half years working in small animal practice in Lancashire.

Since returning to Scotland in 2012 she has gained experience working with different practices, including a stint as a Locum.

She came to Martin Vet Centre in summer 2014 as a maternity cover, and liked it so much they haven’t been able to get rid of her since.

She lives in Gartcosh with her husband and their crazy cocker spaniel, Alfie.

When not working or running around after the dog, Alison enjoys foreign travel and skiing.

 

Alison Allan at Martin Vet Centre

Emilie Law

Emilie is originally from Northern Wisconsin where she graduated with a Biology degree before moving to Scotland.

She graduated from University of Glasgow in 2008 and has been a small animal vet since.

She originally worked in a mixed practice near Glasgow and then a year in Fife.  Emilie spent two years locuming in England and Scotland before joining Martin Veterinary Centre in 2013.

Emilie has a general interest in small animal medicine and surgery.   She also has an interest in ultrasonagraphy.   She enjoys building relationships with regular clients and animals.  She has one dog (Boo) and two cats (Kitty and Harry).

Her husband now keeps her from ‘fostering’ any other animals as the current two cats snuck into the house that way.

In her free time she enjoys hiking, cycling, walking, movies and a good book.

 

Emilie Law at Martin Vet Centre

Lisa Walker

Lisa graduated from Glasgow Vet School in 2009 and has worked as a small animal vet with us since.

Lisa loves general small animal practice as she enjoys being able to build strong relationships with clients and their pets.

She also has an interest in medicine and ultrasonography and enjoys working with the Cats Protection Glasgow Adoption Centre.

Lisa was born and raised in Kirkintilloch and is a former pupil of Lairdsland Primary and Lenzie Academy.

Lisa lives here with her husband Graham and daughter Wren. She has 2 amazing border terriers; Kelpi and Tarka and Rocky the rescue cat.

When she’s not working, she enjoys spending days on Bute out on the beach with the dogs and the family.

Lisa Walker at Martin Vet Centre

Deyna Wales

Deyna joined us in May 2016 though has been a feature of the practice for a number of years having spent lots of time with us as a student.

She graduated from the University of Glasgow in 2013 before getting a job in mixed practice in South Wales.

However, coming from Glasgow, when offered the chance of “coming home” it was too good to turn down and says she loves the family atmosphere working with her new team.

When she gets the chance Deyna enjoys gardening and shopping.

At home she has a cat, Truffles.

Deyna Wales at Martin Vet Centre

Judith Lamont

Judith Lamont qualified from Glasgow University in 1990. She worked for 2 years in mixed practice in Glenrothes before returning to the area to do locum work for us.

This soon led to regular employment in the practice in 1993 and she has been working there ever since.

Judith particularly enjoys working with cats. She has been the Cats Protection Shelter Vet for over 10 years, and carries out the work up at the local shelter twice weekly.

Her interests lie in all small animals and, like most vets, she has a full house of animals, including three dogs and two cats.

Judith Lamont at Martin Vet Centre

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10 Strathkelvin Place Kirkintilloch G66 1XT

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Martin Veterinary Centre Ltd Telephone 0141 775 2503

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