Bethan Fitzgerald MRCVS BVM&S BSc
Bethan has been working at Miller and Swann since 2013 as a veterinary surgeon and has taken on the role of Clinical Director. She lives with her husband, two daughters and 10 dogs! They are a family who like the outdoors and to race sled dogs. Her greatest achievement was winning silver at the 2015 World Championships. Bethan's passion is her work as a vet, including her role in helping the running of the practice. Her aim is to continue to deliver a high quality of care for the patients including the best possible client experience.
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.
Miguel Monteiro MRCVS
Miguel qualified from Lisbon Vet School in 2015 and went on to do a 5-month externship in the University of Veterinary Medicine in Vienna, in the Small Animal Surgery and Diagnostic Imaging departments, where he developed a deep interest in both these subjects. He has been working mainly in small animal practice and he is currently working towards a certificate in Small Animal Surgery to further improve his surgery skills and provide the best results for our patients. In his free time, Miguel likes to travel, hike, play music and try different foods.
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.
Nicola Young BVM&S MRCVS
Nicola qualified from Edinburgh Vet School in 2013 and then worked in mixed practice in Orkney for five years. She made the decision to move back to Elgin in 2018 and started work at Miller and Swann, where she had done most of her work experience before going to vet school. Nicola has particular interests in dentistry and geriatric feline medicine. She currently has two cats and a very naughty Border Collie, who she spends most of her free time walking in the Moray countryside.