Our Vets

Our Vets

Hele Vaughan MVB

Growing up in North Cork, where her father was a mixed practice vet, Hele quickly realised that Veterinary Medicine was also her calling. After graduating from UCD in 2011, she moved to North East England to work in a 24hr small animal hospital to further her knowledge and skillset.

In 2013, Hele decided to go further afield and headed to Canada to spend the next three years working in high-end small animal hospitals in the Toronto area. During the Summer of 2016, Hele and MJ returned home to Ireland to run Fox’s Veterinary Clinic and continue to serve the pet population of Finglas and the surrounding area with the same level of dedication, care and respect.

She is the proud owner of a precious cairn terrier, named Lexie, who is spoilt rotten and the boss of the house.

Michael-John Winters MVB MRCVS

Michael John grew up on a farm in county Leitrim and from an early age veterinary was his dream job. In June 2010 he graduated from UCD and the dream came true. His career started in Mayo in mixed practice. During his time in mixed practice he developed an interest in emergency medicine and surgery. After two years in Yorkshire and a post graduate training scheme with Vets Now he, Hele and their dog Lexie moved to Canada.

In Canada Michael John continued to enhance his emergency skills working in a 24 hour Emergency and Referral clinic in Toronto. In the summer of 2016 He along with Hele and Lexie headed for home and so they have arrived in Finglas in North Dublin. He is excited about the opportunity he now has before him to work with the pets and pet owners of Finglas and surrounding areas. When not busy in the clinic he can be found out cycling or at home on the farm.

Aine Gilmore MVB

Aine qualified as a veterinary surgeon from UCD in 2018. After qualifying she worked in a mixed animal practice in Donegal for two years, before returning to her home county Dublin and joining the team here at Fox Veterinary Clinic. Aine is interested in all aspects of veterinary care and enjoys consulting just as much as she enjoys operating.

Outside of work Aine is never far from the GAA pitch, playing football with Skerries Harps. She also loves walking on the beach with her border collies Jessie and Alfie, who also often accompany her to work.

Kimberly McNamara MVB

Kimberly graduated as a veterinarian surgeon from UCD in 2001. She holds a previous BSc in Animal Science from California Polytechnic University, the US state where she is from, and completed the Animal Keeper’s Course at the Los Angeles Zoo. Before joining the Fox Veterinary team this year, she has worked in small animal veterinary hospitals in Dublin for over 20 years. Kimberly enjoys all aspects of general practice but has particular interests in soft tissue and orthopaedic surgery. She also has a passion for small animal exotic medicine. In her spare time, she enjoys travelling, playing tennis, and going out hiking with her Jack Russell terrier, Hailey. She also has two cats and four rabbits.

Tara Lovett MVB

Tara graduated as a veterinarian surgeon from UCD in 1996. She joined the Fox Veterinary team under the previous owner back in 2007. Tara also works as a veterinary surgeon in the Pet Emergency Hospital based in UCD. In addition to this she is a teacher and head of the Animal Care Department at Dun Laoghaire Further Education Institute. She enjoys all aspects of general practice but has a keen interest in surgery and emergency medicine.

Outside of work Tara enjoys play writing and has produced several plays. She also enjoys spending time with her two cavachons, Numi and Luna.

Laura Gracia MVB

Laura graduated as veterinary surgeon from UAX in 2017 then specialised as Exotics Vet from UCM in Spain. She did an internship in Faunia and spent two years in Zoo de Guadalajara, where she gained all her experience in treatment and management of exotics and wild fauna. This is why she’s passionate about dealing with any kind of reptiles and birds. Before joining the team, she worked both in Madrid and Dublin in small animal clinics.

Outside the clinic, Laura’s a comic artist who publishes her own series and sells her art around different Comic and Arts Conventions. She also expects to bring her Spanish Greyhound, Djinn, and two turtles, Laika and Xuan Wu, to Ireland with her soon.