We are a mixed animal practice in Northern Ireland, first established in 1972. We are passionate about animal care and our skilled team of veterinary surgeons and pet care assistants are dedicated to providing the highest quality care for your animals. Because we love animals and strive to provide excellent continuity of care, we are open six days a week and provide our own 24-hour emergency care. We also offer free parking for clients at both practices.
David joined the practice in 1977 after qualifying from Glasgow University and became a partner in 1981. Originally from Magherafelt, Co. Londonderry, David is the son of a beef and pig farmer and currently owns a small farm near Magherafelt. He is a past president of the Association of Veterinary Surgeons practising in Northern Ireland and also the North of Ireland Veterinary Association. He is also past chairman of the Tyrone Farming Society (Omagh Show). David was the first person in Northern Ireland to gain the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons Pig Certificate (Cert PM) in 1997 and currently he is a member of the Pig Health Strategy steering group. In 2007 he was honoured to become an Associate of the Royal Agricultural Societies.
Fiona Dolly MVB CertAVP (EP) MRCVS
Fiona joined the practice after graduating from University College Dublin in 2005. She enjoys all aspects of veterinary medicine with a particular interest in equine medicine and surgery. Fiona has also attained a certificate in advanced veterinary practice (equine practice). Originally from a farm in Co. Cork she enjoys outdoor activities such as horse riding and walking her dog, Ben.
Wendy Korte MRCVS AVI
Wendy joined the practice in 2005 after qualifying from Ghent University in Belgium. Born in Holland, from a young age she always wanted to become a vet. Wendy specialised in large animal medicine during her final year at university however also thoroughly enjoys small animal practice. Wendy has two children and a cat called Chloe. In her spare time she loves to go for long walks.
Pat Mahon DrMedVet MRCVS
Pat graduated from St. Istvan University of Veterinary Medicine in 2010 and since then has worked both in the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland in a number of practices. Pat has a keen interest in all aspects of mixed practice from surgery to farm visits. In his spare time he likes to relax, listen to music, go home to Galway or have weekend adventures away to new destinations.
David McFarland BVMS MRCVS
David joined the practice in 2015 after qualifying from Glasgow Vet School in 2013. Growing up in the local area, David developed a keen interest in farm animals from a young age. In his spare time David enjoys helping out on the home dairy farm and playing rugby.
Maria Morris BVMS MRCVS
Maria joined the practice in 1993 after qualifying from the University of Edinburgh. Originally from Belcoo, Co Fermanagh, Maria grew up on a suckler and sheep farm. Her main interest is in cattle and sheep medicine as well as fertility, but she also enjoys a mix of small animal medicine and surgery. Maria is married to Tony and has four children. Any spare time she has she uses to help her husband on the dairy and suckler farm. Maria’s main hobby is cooking.
Anna Nikolaidou DVM MRCVS
Anna joined our team in 2019 after having graduated from the Veterinary Faculty of University of Thessaly in 2018. After graduation, she participated in the Erasmus+ Programme in the University of Leon, in Spain. She enjoys travelling, listening to music and discovering new places in her spare time by walking or cycling. Having a love of horses, Anna began horse riding when she was student. She has always loved dogs and takes a special interest in canine behaviour. Through working with a dog trainer, Anna has learnt many behaviour traits in dogs and how to work with them using body language and hand signals. She looks forward to meeting all our clients and looking after your animals – large and small!
Kim Van De Wiel MRCVS
Originally from Holland, Kim graduated from Ghent University (Belgium) in 2017. She then crossed the sea shortly after to join the team at Strule Veterinary Services. Kim specialised in ruminant medicine in her last year at university, but certainly enjoys the diversity of a mixed practice. Outside of work she likes exploring the countryside, baking goodies for the team or curling up with a good book. Kim also loves to travel (especially to Africa), which explains her personal interest in tropical livestock and wildlife. She lives in Omagh with her adopted, three-legged kitten, Archie.