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Trevor Black

Trevor Black BVMS MRCVS
Originally from Belfast, I qualified from the University of Glasgow  Veterinary School in 1998.  I began my career in Cockermouth, Cumbria, working for two years in a busy mixed practice.  Following this I travelled the country doing locum work for a further two years, gaining experience in a wide variety of types of practice.  I then held the position of senior assistant at Links Veterinary Practice in Haddington.  I was always keen to own my own practice one day, and when the opportunity arose to purchase Two Rivers Vets in 2005, I jumped at the chance.  I have really enjoyed the challenge of   modernising and developing the business in Biggar and Peebles, and along with the rest of the staff aim to provide the best possible service to all clients and their animals.

David Campbell

David Campbell BVM&S MRCVS
I grew up helping out on my family’s farm on the north coast of N Ireland and first came over to Scotland to study at the Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies in Edinburgh. After qualifying in 1998 I went back home to work in a mixed practice in rural Co Tyrone but returned to Scotland when I married in 2000 and started work in Biggar at the start of 2001 when the practice was owned by Les Clerihew. I enjoy the challenges of mixed practice and relish the opportunity to develop my skills with as wide a range of species as possible. I live in Biggar with my wife Nicola, my dog Scrappy and five hens, surrounded by old bits of Landrover.


Kirsty Barron BVM&S MRCVS
I joined Two Rivers Veterinary Practice in January 2011 having qualified from the Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies in July 2010. I have previously done locum work for the PDSA. I have an interest in equine work but am thoroughly enjoying the variety that a truly mixed practice offers.
I am originally from Dumfries, and I grew up spending most of my spare time riding horses and competing at show-jumping and eventing.  My other hobbies include playing badminton, cooking, travelling and attending local pub quizzes. I currently live in Biggar with my boyfriend Ryan.


Nicola Cochrane RVN
I joined Two Rivers Veterinary Practice in December 2006 and am currently working in both the Biggar and Peebles branches. I qualified as a Veterinary Nurse in March 2007 after completing a course at Edinburgh's Telford College, which involved spending time at Glasgow University's Small Animal Hospital and working in a practice. My role at Two Rivers is varied and involves assisting the vets, monitoring patients before, during and after surgical or non-surgical procedures, advising clients on the care of their pets and reception duties. Over the years I have enjoyed working, owning or caring for a variety of animals such as dogs, cats, small furries and birds, reptiles, horses, sheep and cattle.


Julie Devine RVN
I qualified as a Veterinary Nurse in SE England in 1998 and since thenhave enjoyed working with a wide variety of animals and people.  I've previously worked at three busy practices and a large Veterinary Hospital where I developed a keen interest in surgical and intensive care nursing.  I joined Two Rivers in 2005 and am currently working part-time at the Biggar Practice.  My working day here might include assisting the Vets in the operating theatre, taking care of in-patients, running laboratory tests or advising clients on pet health care.  No day is ever the same and I think that’s what makes this job so special.


Laura Robson
I joined Two Rivers Veterinary Practice in January 2010. I qualified as a veterinary nurse in August 2004, after completing a course at The College of Animal Welfare in Edinburgh whilst working at a veterinary practice in Gorebridge.  Since qualifying I have worked in 2 busy referral practices and also Edinburgh Vet School for Small Animals, where I developed a keen interest in surgical nursing.  I took time out to travel in Australia in 2007 and also worked there as a locum veterinary nurse.
My role as a veterinary nurse at Two Rivers includes assisting the vets, monitoring anaesthetics, pre and post operative care of patients, advising clients on pet health care and carrying out reception duties.
I enjoy riding my horse and taking part in local shows and dressage competitions.  My other hobbies include exercising, reading and socialising.


Hi, my name is Jacqui and I am the Receptionist at the Biggar Surgery.  I have worked here since July 2005 when Trevor took over the practice.  I have had a love of animals since being born and raised on a farm, and have always had dogs as pets.  I have a lurcher called Jade and she is 11 years old.     My hobbies include walking Jade, reading, crossword puzzles and swimming.


Carol Calder
My name is Carol Calder, and I work at the Biggar Surgery.  I do evening surgeries and Saturday mornings, as Receptionist and general dogsbody.  My hobbies are reading, walking and doing agility with my young German Shepherd Breeze.  I am coordinator for Peebles and Biggar Cats Protection, and I also look after foster cats awaiting homes.  I previously opened and ran the Pet Shop in Biggar for eight years


Arianna Hardwick
I joined the practice in November 2010. I work part time as an animal care assistant, cleaner and also work on reception. Before joining the practice I spent two years studying at Barony College and qualified as a fish farmer. Previous to attending Barony College I studied animal care at Borders College. My intrests include fishing, gardening and reading.

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