About Us

Staff Members: 

Claire Campion MVB

Position: 

Veterinary Surgeon

Bio: 

I qualified from UCD in 2010.  I worked in mixed animal practice in Donegal for 3 years which I really enjoyed.  Having decided my real interest was in pets, I joined Ashbourne Veterinary Clinic in August 2013. I have particular interest in medicine, in which I am planning on a doing a post graduate certificate in.

I have three dogs, Chevy, Fletcher and Sally and a cat called Kitty.

I enjoy yoga and baking when I get the chance!

 

Sheena Goodwin RVN

Position: 

Veterinary Nurse

Bio: 

I qualified from UCD in 2007. I have worked with the Active Vetcare Group for 9 years. First in  Dunboyne for 3 years then moved on to be Head Nurse in my home town Ashbourne. I have 2 cats (Peanut & JR) and three dogs (Maisy, Buck and Pippa, you will meet Pippa when you visit the Ashbourne Branch) not to forget my horse Dougal who is definitely a major part of my life. I work Part Time in Ashbourne plus I teach Horse Riding in my mum’s local riding stables in the afternoons and at weekends, so I am always surrounded by animals.

 

Ciara Mahon

Position: 

Veterinary Nursing Assistant

Bio: 

I did a  Fetac level 5 Veterinary Assistant in Killester in 2008. I worked 2 years in a mixed practice and 4 years in practice which specialises in orthopaedics, in Dublin. I jumped at the chance of working in my hometown of Ashbourne in July 2014 when I started in Active Vetcare. I have also had big interest in animals. I have one dog Scobie who is a 14yr Airdale Terrier. My hobbies are horse riding and rugby

 

Sophia Fitzsimmons

Position: 

Head Veterinary Nurse RVN

Bio: 

 I’ve always loved animals. I had pets all my life, mostly cats,dogs and hamsters. At the moment I have a  beautiful  Spitz x Pomme called Spud. He is great but not very found of my cat Trilo.When I was in school we had to do work experience. That is when I heard my calling. I got experience in my local vets. Every day was so exciting. I loved it there (as I do now working for Active Vet Care)I worked hard and did a plc in Killester college. I groomed pets for about  five  years and then decided to get my nursing exams in St Johns college Cork. Best decision ever!.I've been nursing now for five years and love it. Some days can be very sad as you get to know peoples pets, just like friends but mostly its great.I really enjoy meeting all new animals coming through  the door and earning their trust and also their families’. I’ve made some great friends through my job.