Our Patient Care Team

Our Nurses

Shauna McNulty RVN

Shauna qualified as a Veterinary Nurse from UCD in 2016. After graduating she spent a few months interning in the UCD Veterinary Hospital in ICU before joining us near the end of 2016. She was the very first nurse to join the team at Fox Veterinary since the new owners took over in 2016! She has an interest in nutrition and has set up and successfully runs her own weight clinics for any pet looking to shed any unwanted pounds.

In her free time Shauna enjoys cuddling and caring for her pets Jez and DJ, two female rats. She also loves going for runs and cooking up a storm in the kitchen!

Aoife McGowan RVN

Aoife qualified as a Veterinary Nurse from Letterkenny IT in 2017. She began working in a mixed animal practice after she qualified for 2 years and joined the Fox Veterinary team in late 2019. She has a soft spot for all cats and loves working with them. She also has a keen interest in surgery and anaesthetics.

Outside of work you might find Aoife going for a run or the gym or spending time at home cuddling her 3 cats!

Ashling Carey RVN

Ashling joined the Fox Veterinary team in early September 2019. She qualified as a Veterinary Nurse from Dundalk IT in 2018. After she graduated, she spent 2 weeks volunteering in a wildlife rehabilitation center in South Africa where she had to adjust working with to Big Cats instead of the smaller ones she was used to! She spent a year working in a mixed animal practice before joining the team at Fox Veterinary. She enjoys laboratory work such as examining samples under the microscope and has a keen an interest in wildlife.

Outside of work she enjoys painting, swimming and most importantly spending time with her Jack Russell Chihuahua cross, Lulu!

Ron O’Reilly RVN

Ron has been a Registered Veterinary Nurse for many years and many of you may remember her from working in the clinic with former owner JJ Fox. Ron has a wealth of experience in all aspects of veterinary nursing and is an invaluable asset to the clinic. She has a love for all animals but seems to have the magic touch when it comes to our feline friends! She takes responsibility of the entire stock in the clinic to ensure we have whatever medication or food may be needed to help your pet.

Ron has many interests, one being wildlife. She has completed both an introductory and advanced Wildlife Rehabilitation course with Wildlife Rehabilitation Ireland (WRI).

Stacey Dunne RVN

Stacey qualified as a Veterinary Nurse from UCD in 2016. She previously worked in a veterinary practice in Offaly before deciding to go back and study Veterinary Medicine. Stacey joined the team in September 2019 and works every Saturday in the clinic while studying in UCD full time.

Like all of us, Stacey adores animals and it seems she can’t say no to strays. She has a total of 6 pets and she adores spending time with them.

Our Animal Care Assistants

Aisling Breen ACA

Aisling joined the team in September 2018 after spending some time studying Animal Science. She has devoted a lot of her time working for many dog rescues and charities. She has a particular interest in wildlife and has recently started a new volunteering role in Dublin Zoo! She will always greet you with a warm smile and endeavour to assist you in any way she can.

In her free time, she is kept occupied by her two fur babies Gizmo, a Shih Tzu and Chico, a Chihuahua. She rescued Chico from the pound after he spent some time there, he really landed on his paws with his forever home!

Niamh Earle ACA

Niamh studied Animal Science in Killester and graduated in May 2019. While studying she spent some time on work placement with us and joined the team full time in January 2020. Last year she spent some time volunteering with Dogs Aid Charity and worked with a groomer for the summer.

During her free time, you will find her in the park walking her Cavachon, Beau or hanging out with her friends.

Alex Szmyt ACA/SVN

Alex studied Animal Science in Killester and graduated in 2018. We have been lucky to have Alex on our team since 2017 when she started here as a student. Alex has spent some time volunteering for the Dogs Aid Charity. She is now almost done her first year studying Veterinary Nursing in St. John’s Central College in Cork. She has only one more year to go before she is fully qualified! Any opportunity Alex gets she is in the clinic working both at the front desk and behind the scenes, she is a brilliant student nurse and will make a fantastic RVN when she graduates. She has a passion for exotic species with a particular soft spot for guinea pigs and hamsters!

When Alex isn’t studying or working, she enjoys spending some quality time with her Chihuahua, Scooby.