Catriona Hastie BVM&S MRCVS
Catriona graduated from Edinburgh in 2001. She was immediately offered a job in a mixed practice in Australia where she had spent time as a student. After 2 years she returned to Scotland, and took up a position at Robertson and Orr.
The draw of the area, and the relaxed lifestyle soon settled Catriona and resulted in her buying the practice in 2008. As a dairy farmer’s daughter, Catriona continues to develop her interest in dairy medicine and performs most of the routine scanning for the practice. Her interests extend to equine medicine, and having been a horse owner since the age of 7, she has a wealth of experience in equine treatment and care. As clinical director, she also takes responsibility for the more complex small animal surgical procedures when necessary.
Outside of work, Catriona can be found out with her 2 dogs Bracken and Aussie or catching up with friends over good food and a glass (or 2) of wine. She also coaches for Girvan swimming club and is currently chairperson for the club.
Claire Pollard BVMS MRCVS
Claire graduated in 2008 from Glasgow. She then spent a year in a mixed practice vets in Wales before taking her skills on the road to New Zealand where Claire spent 2 years working and building up even more experience. On her return to the UK Claire worked as a locum across central Scotland. Over the years Claire has worked with a wide range of animals, clients and vets giving her an excellent range of skills, some developed over years of experience and handed down! Ever the glutton for punishment Claire as also been studying for a certificate in small animal medicine on top of working full time which she passed with flying colours!
In her spare time Claire can be found in the gym practicing her MauiThai or more recently cross fit. She has completed many MANY 5k and 10k runs and most recently ran in the Craufurdland Mud Run to raise money for Ayrshire Cancer support.
Claire Andrew BVMS MRCVS
Claire joined us in the summer of 2015. She graduated from Glasgow in 2004 and has since worked in a variety of places and countries, including Ireland and New Zealand. She is originally from a local dairy farm and has now returned home to Ayrshire.
Claire has a variety of skills to offer the practice after working in primarily large animal practices just after qualifying and then spending time working for the PDSA honing her small animal skills.
Outside of work Claire can be found exercising her horse Danny who she competes through the summer seasons and is hoping to do well in her first one day event this year. She is also a keen traveller and enjoys trekking in lots of different countries.
Anne is our very cheerful new graduate. She graduated from Edinburgh Veterinary University in the summer of 2016 and is a wonderful addition to the practice.
Anne is the daughter of a local farmer so in her spare time can be found helping out at home or enjoying pursuits with the local young farmers.
Kat joined the practice in the summer of 2015 and has recently been promoted to office manager.
She worked for several years in the human health field and made the very wise decision (we think) to move into the veterinary world. She is the daughter of a local farmer and is enjoying being back working with animals.
In her spare time you can find her walking the hills at Barr with her dogs or catching up with friends and family.
Katie MacLennan – White
Katie is our vibrant practice manager. She is a superb addition to the team here, running the practice with a smile and treating everybody with unequalled kindness, clients and staff alike. She has previous experience in a variety of occupations, including accounting, managing a homeless hostel for South Ayrshire council and office manager for an AI (artificial insemination) company.
Her weekends and spare time are spent on her Harley Davidson Road King, travelling the length and breadth of the country. Last year she took part in the Breast Way Round a charity event to raise money for MacMillan Cancer Support. She lives with her hubby, 6 dogs and a cat.
Sarah Scott RVN
Sarah joined our practice in 2015 enabling us to offer nurse clinics, diabetes clinics and puppy parties where Sarah offers advice and answers questions for the new owners.
She qualified from Barony College in 2013. Sarah is originally from Islay but spent time in Ayrshire during her training and decided to stay. As well as her love for small animals she also has a keen interest in horses.
In her spare time she also enjoys going to the gym, running and music.
Dawn joined the practice in 2009 after moving to this area from Aberdeen and is another valuable member of the reception team.
Dawn married a local farmer, and has since given birth to her fourth child.
Outside of work she can often be found doing her 2nd job of being a farmer’s wife.
Christine is a local lady, having lived with her hubby on a working beef and sheep farm locally for years.
She has been at Robertson and Orr for several years now, working part time in reception.
She enjoys helping out with baking for a local farmers market and gardening in her spare time.
Lauren is the most recent addition to our reception team. Lauren comes to us from the tourism industry and is settling in well.
She stays locally and in her spare time loves taking her wee dog Alfie for long walks and catching up with friends.