Blairgowrie Surgery


Thrums Veterinary Group
Back Brae
PH10 6NW
Tel: 01250 871010
Fax: 01250 871022

Opening hours:

Monday: 08:30am – 5.00pm
Tuesday: 08:30am – 5.00pm
Wednesday: 08:30am – 5.00pm
Thursday: 08:30am – 5.00pm
Friday: 08:30am – 5.00pm
Saturday: 09:00am – 12:30pm

View Blairgowrie & Meet The Team

Mary Howat

Mary started working with Thrums Vet Group in August 2003 at the Kirriemuir surgery,
moving to work at the new Blairgowrie surgery when it opened in 2006. She shares her life
and home with her husband and their Labrador, Murdo and cat Harray.

As a qualified dog behaviourist, Mary also runs K9INTUITION – taking veterinary referrals, behavior consultations and also 1-2-1 with puppies and their owners.

Moray DavidsonMoray Davidson

Outside work you will either find Moray out walking his Smooth Fox Terrier (Rogue) or fly
fishing for trout at a wild hill loch.

Moray worked at the Government Animal Health Office in Perth for seven years before
joining Thrums, so for initial queries on Pet Passports or similar, Moray will be able to help.

Irene GrantIrene Grant

Irene has worked with Thrums since 2006.

At home most of Irene’s time is taken up looking after her horses,

two dogs, cats, guinea pigs, goats, a sheep and hens!

Rose Miller

Rose followed her love of animals by studying animal care at Elmwood College and then worked at another
Perthshire veterinary practice for three years before joining the Thrums team in Blairgowrie in 2017.
With two dogs, five chickens, Japanese koi, a chameleon and  Marvin the African Grey Parrot
(and a husband at home) her life is full of animals in and out of work. She wouldn’t have it any other way.

Amy Cabena

Amy started working for Thrums in 2005 directly after she finished her Vet Nurse training.Amy Scott
She has been the vet nurse at Thrums Blairgowrie since it opened in November 2006 having
worked previously in the Kirriemuir surgery. She finds nursing a very rewarding and enjoyable

In her spare time she likes to walk her black Labrador Maggie, golden retriever Alice and cozy
up with her cat Daphney.

Gillian Heathcote

Gillian qualified in 1996 and has worked in small animal and mixed practices from London to Fife, but is settled in Perthshire now!

She is mum to 2 boys, 1 cat, 1 puppy, 2 ponies and a goldfish called Bob. Outwith work she enjoys walking and horse riding.

Sasha Neill

Sacha has been in our Blairgowrie branch since 2017. At 1st carrying out her student placement before qualifying in 2019 and becoming a permanent member of our Nursing team.

Jennifer Wilkinson

Jen has been a qualified vet for more years than she cares to remember and she Jennifer Wilkinson
has worked at Thrums since 2006. She lives on a livestock farm with her cat Bob,
four kelpies, two American quarter horses and their pedigree Limousin & Hereford
herds and flock of sheep, and she must not forget to mention her husband lives there too!!

Unlike the vets at Kirriemuir she doesn’t really like exercise…………….. she likes cake,
gardening, western riding on her horses and travelling.

Hannah Knudson

Hannah (pictured here with her collie Mollie) is from Aberdeen,

she qualified from Edinburgh 6 years ago and has joined our

Blairgowrie team in 2019 as a small animal vet.

Gavin Durston (Director)

Outside work Gavin helps run a successful and busy mum and dad’s taxi service for their four Gavin Durston
children. He has been told that this is a voluntary position and he should enjoy it!!!

He also enjoys running and currently he is training for an ultra marathon. (that is anything
longer than a marathon, generally up to 100 miles) Being a slow runner he just runs for longer.

At work Gavin has an interest in internal medicine, especially cardiology. He also organises this website
so any typing mistakes are his fault!

Alex Hussey

Alex Hussey