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
MVB, MRCVS

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.


Jane Sheehan
Veterinary Nurse & Groomer
VN

Jane is a native of South Africa. She moved to Ireland in 2007. Jane qualified from UCD with a diploma in veterinary nursing. She has an interest in camping, reading, and exotic animals. She also has a chihuahua called Frankie, Ruben the cockatoo, and Tweety the cockatiel.

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 cats Sparta and Blackie.

Lynda Murray
Veterinary Nurse
RVN

Graduated in July 2018 with a BSc in Veterinary Nursing. She has also completed a fetac level 5 animal care and a fetac level 6 advanced animal health care course.She has two dogs, Jessie and Millie, two cats Stewie and Captain and have four ex battery hens.

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
Kilcullen
Co Kildare
Tel: 045 480 478
Fax: 045 480 481
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