Introducing Our Practice Team 

Animals First Veterinary Hospital is committed to providing you with the very best in pet healthcare. Our veterinary team bring a wealth of experience to the practice and have individually obtained high standards of professional qualification.

Marie Lawlor

Marie is a Kildare native and qualified from University of Glasgow in 2011. She has recently moved back close to home and shortly thereafter joined our team at the practice. She has three dogs and one horse and is a keen horse rider.

Conor McMahon
Veterinary Surgeon

Conor is a native of Tyrone, but some people think that he is American because of his accent. A UCD graduate, Conor spent over 20 years practicing general and small animal emergency medicine in New Jersey and Vermont. He moved back to Ireland in 2004 to open Animals First with Rachael. Conor enjoys dressage, golf, watching gaelic football, and visiting his lake house in Canada.

Conor McMahon is still very much a part of the team. He has the benefit of many years’ experience as a small animal vet as well as emergency medicine experience.

Susan Meenehan
Veterinary & Administrative Assistant

Susan is a Kildare native. has been working as a veterinary assitant since 2007. Her main interests are stock car racing, hill walking and spending time with her cat Blackie.

Siobhan Corly
Veterinary Nurse

Peter O'Connell
Veterinary Surgeon

Peter O'Connell graduated from Edinburgh in 2006 and also holds an honours degree in Marine Science. His special area of interest is in general and orthopaedic surgery.

Kurt Henry
Veterinary Surgeon

Kurt Henry is originally from Jamaica and worked as a veterinary technician in the US before graduating in 2007 as a Vet. He is accomplished in diagnostic imaging and performs all our ultrasound procedures.

Unit C, Block 8
Link Business Park
Co Kildare
Tel: 045 480 478
Fax: 045 480 481
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