Everyone at our practice 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.
Michael Reilly MVB
Michael graduated from UCD in 1988 and joined the practice in 1991. He also is a keen farmer near Delvin where he breeds cows and pedigree sheep. His main interest is bovine fertility but enjoys all aspects of veterinary medicine. Michael lives outside Kells with his wife Anne, three children and three dogs.
Ciaran Mellett MVB
Ciaran graduated from UCD in 1992. He then completed a one year small animal internship in UCD veterinary hospital. Afterwards he joined the practice in 1992. Ciaran is a member of Animal Health Ireland which is an important part of farm animal disease prevention in Ireland. He has recently completed a two year companion animal medicine course. He is also a keen sheep farmer. Ciaran lives in Navan with his wife Lorraine, four children and their dog.
Donal Donnelly BVMS
Donal graduated from the University Of Glasgow in 2000. He took up a position in Northern Ireland in mixed practice until the Foot and Mouth Disease outbreak of 2001 in England where he worked for nine months. Since then, Donal has worked in various practices including New Zealand until he joined the practice in 2003. Donal has a keen interest in companion animal and equine veterinary but enjoys all aspects of veterinary medicine. Donal lives outside Kells with his wife Grainne, daughter, son and dog Jinty.
Grainne Lally MVB Cert VA
Grainne graduated from UCD in 2002. Since then she has worked in Dublin in various companion animal practice where she obtained a RCVS certificate in Veterinary Anaesthesia. She joined the practice in 2011 and works solely with companion animals. Grainne enjoys horse riding in her spare time. She lives outside Kells with her husband Donal, daughter, son, and dog Jinty.
Veterinary Nurses: Navan
Shauna Carroll RVN
Shauna is a 2013 Veterinary Nursing graduate form Athlone Institute of Technology. She has previously worked in a small animal veterinary practice in Monaghan and joined Advanced Pet Care in December 2015. Shauna is from Carrickmacross in Co. Monaghan and enjoys spending time with family, friends and her animals in her spare time.
Orlaith Dolan BSc VN RVN
This is Orlaith from Donegal. She joined our team in Kells early in 2017. She studied at Letterkenny Institute of Technology where she achieved her BSc in Veterinary Nursing. Animals and animal welfare have been a big part of her life since she was very young. Orlaith comes from a farming background having experience with cattle and horses and has worked within veterinary clinics from a young age. She is interested in all aspects of veterinary nursing but especially in surgical and intensive recovery nursing. Orlaith has a Pomeranian called Theodore who keeps her very busy and she enjoys sinking her teeth into a good thriller/murder mystery book in any spare time she gets!
Alisha Fitzpatrick BSc VN RVN
Alisha is from Collinstown in Co.Westmeath. She joined Advanced Pet Care, Smith and Foley in early January 2017. Alisha studied at University College Dublin where she achieved a BSc (hons) in Veterinary Nursing in 2016. She comes from a farming background and since a very young age has wanted to persue a career within Veterinary Medicine. Alisha is interested in all aspects of veterinary nursing and finds it a very rewarding career. Alisha has 2 dogs and 3 cats which keeps her very busy outside of work. She enjoys Irish dancing, playing music and performing in shows in her free time.
Kells Support Staff:
Mary Hyland - Reception staff
Olivia Fox Murphy - Reception staff
My name is Olivia Fox Murphy. I am from Carnaross, Kells, Co Meath. I am with Smith and Foleys 30 years. I love animals especially dogs, cats and foxes hence my name. Our house is called Foxs Den also. I love reading and I am currently in a book club for the last 5 years. I love walking and meeting up with my friends. I am married and have 2 sons which are involved in a lot of activities which keep me and them busy.
Kathleen Newman - Reception staff
Jurek Karpinski - Accounts department
Navan Support Staff:
Aideen Coyle - Reception staff
Aideen is from Kilmessan. She joined the practice at Advanced Pet Care in 2011. She has always had a love and an affinity for all animals large and small and lots of rescues of stoats, crows, jackdaws, hares and as well as the odd hedge hog or 3. She also has her own managery of animals with 5 dogs, a cat and horses .