OUR TEAM

The people smiling at GoreyBrayVet when you arrive at reception are our groomer and working as Veterinary Council registered veterinary nurses, veterinary surgeons as follows:

Zoe Griffin VN

Karen Moore RVN

Karen is a superb experienced Veterinary Nurse .Her love in life is horse racing but she is really happy working with your pet dog and cat and has been doing that with us since February 2022.

Amy Tuffs VN

James Barrett

James is our Animal Care Assistant and also works on reception. James is the politest most considerate person and loves working with animals.

Martha Byrne Groomer

Martha Hopkins

Martha has been grooming since 2002. She began her training in one of Dublin’s busiest grooming salons where it wasn’t unusual to see 20 dogs each day.
In 2005 Martha managed another busy salon where she built up a large clientele over 11 years. Since moving to GoreyBrayVet, some of her clients have been making the trip from Dublin to have their dogs groomed.

Martha has a very calm approach to grooming and always has the dog’s best interest at heart. In her spare time, Martha enjoys the outdoors, walking, kayaking, wildlife photography and drawing. She is passionate about rescue and shares her home with dogs and cats adopted from various shelters.

Martha Byrne Groomer

Niamh O’Reilly Dog Groomer

Niamh joined Goreybrayvet and Martha, our experienced groomer in the Spring 2023. When she finished her TAFTE course and was introduced to dog grooming in 2016, she realised that she could not imagine doing anything else. For Niamh, the most important part of grooming is a dogs welfare and comfort over anything else. Making them look cute is just an extra bonus.

When she isn’t grooming, Niamh enjoys keeping fit, reading and walking her little Yorkshire Terrier.

Natasha O’Malley-Moore MVB

Sophie O Callaghan RVN

Sophie is a recent graduate from the UCD Veterinary Nursing Degree. She comes with an amazing wealth of up to date knowledge. She is keen to get to know our clients and lives in Gorey and was a client of the clinic before starting to work with us.

Nicola Neumann MVB MRCVS MACVSc

Nicola Neumann MVB MRCVS Grad Dip Business Management MACVSc Cat Medicine

Nicola has a wealth of experience and some people now living around Gorey remember meeting her as a student at her fathers practice in Stillorgan. She has worked in Calgary Canada where she started her own practice in 1986, until being invited to work at the University Of Melbourne at their new emergency centre and ICU from 1993-1997.Coming back to Dublin she realized the need for a dedicated emergency hospital for cats and dogs and eventually was instrumental in opening the Dublin Animal Emergency Clinic in 2003 During that time she also worked with Pete Wedderburn and Andrew Byrne in their progressive small animal practice, Brayvet and in 2003 she became a partner .

Nicola is passionate about her profession and her patients. She has a special affinity for cats and started one of the first Cats Only clinics in Ireland at Brayvet with its own unique waiting room, cat ward and consult room. Nicola works for you and your cat and dog at GoreyBrayVet on Tuesday and Friday afternoons.
Paddy the Springer Spaniel and Emily ‘The Cat’ rule the roost at her home!

Kate O’Neill MVB

Kate O’Neill MVB

Kate O Neill, Veterinary Surgeon has been away on maternity leave and is now back looking after our local client’s dogs and cats on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. If you have missed her attention to detail please make an appointment to catch up with your pet.

Jen Ward

Jen Ward, DVM Veterinary Surgeon

Jen has always loved animals. While she initially studied  Psychology and worked abroad for five years, she realized that her vocation was with animals and began a new career path in veterinary medicine. Jen is lovely with your pet cat and dogs – but will look out for rabbits and tiny pets as well. She is really good at explaining the health and wellbeing for our client’s family pets. She is developing a special interest with her skills in surgery and is joining a team that exacts high standards of clinical and surgical skills.

Shannon Maher

Shannon is studying Veterinary Nursing and works with us on Saturdays and during the holiday months.