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 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 graduated from Edinburgh University in 2016 and has been with us ever since. As a local farmers daughter she knows the area well. Outside of work she can often be found helping out at home. She also enjoys walking & socialising with friends
Rhona is our most recent addition. She graduated from Glasgow in 2018, so comes to us with all the most recent and up to date knowledge. She is originally from East Lothian but is settling in and enjoying exploring the local area.
Beth has been with us for a number of years now. She is a wonderful addition to our team. In her spare time she enjoys spending quality time with her little dog Henry.
Kat joined the practice in the summer of 2015.
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 with her dogs or catching up with friends and family.
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.
Julie has been working part-time in reception for us for a few years now. Outside of work she is a massive animal enthusiast and spends much of her time looking after her menagerie, this includes hens, horses, dogs and more.
Karen joined us in the summer of 2019. She has lived locally all her life so has slotted in easily to practice life. In her free time she enjoys getting her teeth into some D.I.Y and visiting family.
Ruth joined us in Autumn 2019. She and her husband run a local boarding kennels which keeps them very busy. Any free time she is left with she spends with her 2 daughters and her grandson.