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Blairgowrie Surgery


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

Opening hours:

Monday: 08:30 – 18:30
Tuesday: 08:30 – 18:30
Wednesday: 08:30 – 18:30
Thursday: 08:30 – 18:30
Friday: 08:30 – 18:30
Saturday: 09:00 – 12:30

View Blairgowrie & Meet The Team

View Blairgowrie & Meet The Team

Mary HowatMary Howatt

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 and cat.

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. Outside work Irene enjoys hacking
out on Sheamus her Highland Pony.

Irene also has a dog, cats, rabbits, guinea pigs, goats, a sheep and some 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.

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 ruuner 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!

Helen Collins

Helen graduated from Glasgow University in 2006, she worked in mixed practice in the Helen Collins
Yorkshire Dales for a couple of years. After getting to grips with cows and sheep, she got
itchy feet so headed off to India to volunteer at some animal charities, from Jaipur to
Darjeeling. After six months of eating as much curry as you could wish for, Helen headed
back towards home and worked in Inverness in small animal practice. A year later and
she was off to New Zealand to work in mixed practice and do some more travelling. In 2010,
Helen joined Thrums Veterinary Group, having decided she should probably settle in one place
for a while. Since then she has been involved in all aspects of the practice, her particular areas
of interest include rabbits, other exotics and poultry, but everyday is different! Out of work,
Helen has a dog Nelly and cat Toby and of course a husband, called Phil. In her free time,
she enjoys walking or running with Nelly or heading back home to Shieldaig on the West Coast to climb some hills.

Alex Hussey

Alex Hussey
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