Daniel Murray qualified in 1986 from U.C.D. After gaining experience in small and large animal practice in the UK and Ireland he returned to his hometown to establish Moate Pet Clinic in 1995.
As principal of the practice he knows how important it is to keep abreast of all the latest developments and techniques in veterinary medicine and surgery and has recently completed a post graduate certificate. He is married to Siobhan and they, their three children and pet dog Henny live adjacent to the clinic in Moate.
Jen O’Donovan originally comes from Clonakilty in Cork and graduated from the veterinary college in U.C.D in 2005. She has travelled widely through veterinary, working mainly between Ireland and the UK gaining experience in both mixed practices and dedicated small animal hospitals.
She has settled in Moate having worked here previously in a locum position. Jennifer is registered with the E.S.V.P.S (European College of Postgraduate Veterinary Studies) after completing their two year small animal surgery course and examinations in the UK. She is joined in her work by Harry, a stray who landed firmly on his paws and accompanies her on her daily rounds.
Diarmuid joined the team in 2019 following graduation from the School of Veterinary Medicine, UCD where he showed a particular interest in surgery especially orthopaedics. From a farming background, Diarmuid held a lifelong dream of becoming a vet and is enjoying his new position in the team. His spare time is spent helping out on the farm in Roscrea or playing music locally.
Kate Buckley completed her nursing degree in Athlone Institute of Technology in 2009 and registered with the Veterinary Council of Ireland. The following Spring Kate joined Moate Pet Clinic taking on the role of veterinary nurse.
Since then she has dedicated herself to the nursing and anaesthetic care of our in patients and is on hand daily to answer any pet health questions you may have. Kate is an animal lover and is the owner of a mischievous Golden Retriever called Maya.
Hazel is the longest standing member of staff having joined the practice in 2000. She is the office manager and is the first port of call for both staff and customers alike and is instrumental in organising the day to day running of the practice.
She owns Albert a collie cross who adopted her one Halloween night and has been a valued member of the family ever since. Hazel also owns Sandy a lab cross dog who came into the surgery in need of a good home and quickly stole Hazel’s heart.
Olivia earned her degree in Athlone Institute of Technology and joined the team here in 2018 after seeing practice here during her studies. She has a particular interest in horses especially Connemaras and so has a full days work with them prior to landing in Moate every day! Olivia is always on hand to provide advice on petcare and nutrition and enjoys looking after the inpatients here to make sure its a home from home for them.
Buttons arrived as a kitten to the clinic in December 2015. Jen came across her cold and scared one stormy night and took her in for some tlc. After trying to locate her owners and an unsuccessful attempt at rehoming we decided that Buttons was better off staying with us. She had already stolen everyones heart and has settled in very well since. Buttons can be seen around the office especially at evening clinic time when she loves to sit at reception greeting everyone who comes through the door.
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