Rhona Campbell Veterinary Centre
Rhona Campbell Veterinary Centre 

Our team

Our Veterinary Centre consists of a team of competent, committed and experienced employees. Allow us to introduce them to you on this page.

Rhona Campbell BVMS MRCVS

Veterinary Surgeon

 

Rhona qualified from Glasgow University Veterinary School in 1985.  Since then she has worked for more than 30 years in general practice, firstly in the valleys of South Wales, then on the Isle of Bute and in Oban.  She then worked as a locum vet and travelled for the next 5 years throughout most of Scotland as well as a short time in New Zealand.  Rhona did regular work at the Old School Veterinary Clinic in Broadford where she heard of a practice for sale in Kingsburgh.  Rhona bought the Veterinary Practice from Neal Stephenson in 2007.  Many changes followed in the practice; getting new premises in Portree, hiring and training staff and equipping the practice to meet the needs of the growing number of pet animals.  Rhona runs the practice and is sole vet for the majority of the year, with the occasional relief by locum vets from all over the world.  When Rhona isn't busy with the practice she is tending to a small herd of cattle or working on her croft that she recently acquired which has given her scope to get a few sheep also.  Her Jack Russell Terrier 'Jeanie' is never far from her side, unless she is off chasing wild rabbits, and will often go out on calls with Rhona.  

 

 

 

Karen Warby ANA & VCA

Animal Nurse

 

Karen grew up on Skye, working in her spare time at her families grocer 'the fruit and nut'.  Karen completed 3 years of Veterinary Nursing training in Thurso College, while working at Johnson and Farral Veterinary Surgery in Tain.  After her studies she assisted the running of a farm of up to 200 breeding NCC's and was the head groom on a stud farm.  After 10 years she returned home to Skye and joined the practice in 2010. Since then she has covered many roles in the practice, both nursing and administration.  Karen now works part time in the practice and, whilst she can turn her hand to most things, her main role is as our animal nurse. Karen likes spending spare time outdoors!

 

Sarah Illingworth

Accounts Administration

 

Sarah came to the practice in 2013 to do accounts and administration.  Prior to this Sarah was the factor on an estate in Argyll where she had a great interest in the estate's fold of pedigree Highland cattle.  She also worked as a school registrar and admissions secretary.  She is a keen Alpine and Himalayan mountaineer but also enjoys walking her Springer Spaniel 'Lutie' in the slightly lower hills of Skye!

 

Marion MacPherson HNC

Veterinary Support Assistant

 

Marion grew up on skye, spending most of her time on a family croft near Dunvegan. She moved to Aberdeen at the age of 16 to study in animal care where she completed not just a National certificate but also a higher national certificate and then a higher national diploma.  Following her studies, Marion worked for the SSPCA in Aberdeen for six years.  In 2010 she move back to Skye to take over the family croft, this is when she begun working with the practice.  Marion worked for Rhona for 4 years before starting her own business in pet grooming, boarding and training.  She now works in the practice when we are short on staff or need an extra hand.  

 

 

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