About Us

Staff Members: 

Una O'Toole MVB

Position: 

Veterinary Surgeon

Bio: 

Originally from Tipperary, qualified UCD 2009. From a farming background so I was interested in veterinary from a young age and spent every spare moment in my vets at home from transition year onwards. I have two small rescue dogs - Polly a three legged Chihuahua and Pepper a Shihtzu terrier mutt! Other interests are sports. Im a big GAA fan, travelling, love the sun. I spent a month in Barcelona zoo just before qualifying.

 

Fiona O'Leary MVB

Position: 

Veterinary Surgeon and Practice Manager

Bio: 

I have  a Zoology degree, a Masters degree in Applied Environmental Science, and a degree in Veterinary Medicine. I have worked  as a small animal vet for many years, with experience in both the UK and Ireland. I enjoy all aspects of veterinary medicine, but I have a special interest in surgery. I began working in Active Vet Care, Cabra in February 2013.I love water sports and have enjoyed a number of years of scuba diving.

I like walking  and exploring  with my 3 year old boy also. We have two dogs in my family home in Cork.

 

Lesley Barber RVN

Position: 

Veterinary Nurse

Bio: 

I worked part time in a small animal veterinary practice since I was sixteen years old. I then worked for a year full time in a horse riding school, where I had been riding since I was four years old.  I began working in Cabra Veterinary Hospital in 2008. I worked for one year full time before going back to college to become a qualified veterinary nurse. I graduated in 2012 from Dundalk Institute of Technology after 3 years. Throughout college I worked part time in Cabra and became full time again once I qualified. I also worked part time on weekends and holidays in the DAEC during final year in college. My family and I have a huge passion and involvement in the greyhound racing industry. In my spare time I love going racing, riding my horse, walking my dogs, and spending time with my family and friends.

 

Aga Kolek

Position: 

Nursing Assistant

Bio: 

Originally from Poland I came to Ireland in 2007.I have always enjoyed being around animals which led me to decide that a career in the Animal Industry is the choice for me.I joined Active Vet Care in November 2010 after 2 months of voluntary work in the Sandyford branch. I have since completed a Level 3 Animal Psychology Certificate as well as Puppy & Dog Training Course in DTI. I am currently working to complete a Veterinary Support Assistant Diploma Level 3 and I hope to continue my studies in the near future. I am passionate about animals and their wellbeing, and have finally fulfilled my lifelong dream of being able to work with them. At home I have two pets; a beautiful rescued cat named Milli Vanilly and my beloved staffie-cross Maggie

 

Claire Toussaint

Position: 

Nursing Assistant

Bio: 

Originally from France, I have always seen myself working with pets but spending a few years in Australia delayed that plan. I was all the more happy when I got the opportunity to join the team in the Cabra clinic in August 2011.I really love being part of that great team and looking after the pets who come through the clinic's door everyday.I am finishing a course to obtain the Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing, the Australian equivalent of a vet nurse qualification.In my spare time I especially love spending time with my two dogs, Freyja my border collie girl who came all the way from Australia with me, and Odin a little rescue dog with a big personality.