Bethan Fitzgerald MRCVS BVM&S BSc
Bethan is originally from North Wales and graduated from the University of Edinburgh. Her first job was in Wales at a very busy animal hospital. Due to her expanding pack of dogs and desire to race sled dogs at a high level, she and her husband decided to move to a better climate with plenty of forests. Bethan has since won silver in the World Championships and gold in the European Championships. She keeps herself active and busy outside work with the household currently standing at two daughters and 11 dogs. Bethan is a dedicated veterinary surgeon who enjoys every aspect of her job but has a special passion for orthopaedic surgery and sled dogs. She is currently participating in courses and taking time out to work alongside orthopaedic surgeons to develop new skills to bring into the practice.
John Miller MRCVS BVM&S
John qualified in 1982 at Edinburgh Vet School. He moved to Elgin in 1987 and took over the practice with Ian Swann in 1990. John is interested in all aspects of general practice, particularly dermatology and behavioural issues. Outside of work he enjoys skiing, hill walking, mountain biking, shooting and bridge.
Laura Spoor BSc BVetMed PhD MRCVS
Laura graduated from the Royal Veterinary College in 2007, and has enjoyed working in mixed and small animal practice in Shropshire, Northumberland and Scotland. She particularly enjoys seeing ophthalmology cases and is interested in developing her skills in diagnostic imaging, in particular using ultrasound. Laura is also interested in the concept of “One Health” and in diseases that affect both animals and humans, such as antibiotic-resistant bacteria. In 2014 she completed a PhD at the University of Edinburgh, investigating how a certain strain of a bacterium known as MSSA/MRSA transferred between animals and humans and adapted to the different host species, which included acquiring antibiotic resistance. In her spare time she enjoys outdoor swimming and running with her Hungarian Vizsla, Baxter.