Cedarmount Vets Staff

Cedarmount Vets have a wide range of experienced Veterinary Surgeons, Veterinary Nurses and fantastic support staff. Every member of our team is a pet owner and will do their utmost to help you help your pets in a caring and friendly manner. Meet the team below.


Craig Reilly (BVM&S CertSAM MRCVS)

Vet (Director)

I love my job. Being a vet in my home town is a great privilege. I qualified with distinction in Medicine from the Dick Vet College, Edinburgh in 1987. In 2002, I was the first vet in NI to successfully complete the RCVS Certificate of Small Animal Medicine (the word "Certificate" perhaps fails to fully reflect the complexity and difficulty of this extra qualification - hard work!). My Certificate, a post-graduate qualification, has facilitated a very high standard of diagnosis and therapy at Cedarmount, and in addition to our own patients, we now see referral cases in all aspects of internal medicine. From cancer care to renal disease, from cardiac cases to hypertension control, we aim to offer a first rate service.

    Alan Hartley BVSc, Cert AVP, MRCVS

    Vet (Director)

    Alan qualified with distinction from Liverpool University in 1999 and joined Cedarmount in 2007 after working in Dungannon and Yorkshire. He became a partner in Cedarmount, with Craig in 2013. Alan has a particular interest in surgery, especially orthopaedics. In November 2017 Alan passed his Certificate of Advanced Veterinary Practice. Studying for a RCVS Cert AVP covers all aspects of clinical practice with modules in Professional Skills, Clinical Skills and 3 specialist modules for which Alan chose Small Animal Surgery. The certificate involves many hours of studying, requiring case logs and detailed case reports, as well as 2 written exams at the RVC in London.

    Alan’s interest in orthopaedics has enabled Cedarmount to offer one of the most recent developments in cruciate surgery, the MMP, a version of Tibial Tuberosity Advancement, with great success so far.

    In his spare time Alan is a keen amateur photographer, when time allows with a family of 3 at home!

      Kerry Parkhill (BVMS, MRCVS)


      Kerry qualified from Glasgow University in 1986 and has a wealth of experience in small animal practice. She is always enthusiastic and full of energy, despite spending most of her “free” time either working with her own horses or transporting her 2 girls to various equestrian events across the country.

        Carol Martin (MVB, CertVR, MRCVS)


        Carol is an extremely accomplished and experienced small animal clinician. After graduating from Dublin in 1992, Carol completed her RCVS Certificate in Radiology in 1999. Following this she spent 6 years working in small animal practice in New York where she treated a large number of rabbits and still has a keen interest in rabbit medicine. Her Certificate in Radiology provides Cedarmount with an added level of expertise in diagnostic imaging.


          Jenny McCaughey BVSc MRCVS


          We are delighted to welcome Jenny back after her sabbatical to London where her fiancee, Sean,  had taken up his post as President of the BVA for 2016-17. Jenny is a local girl from Bangor, who studied at Bristol University. We have known Jenny since she was a school student, and enjoy having her work as part of the Cedarmount veterinary surgeon team.

            Helen Nicholl

            Helen Judge (Nicholl) BVSc MRCVS


            We are very pleased to welcome Helen back to Cedarmount as one of our full time vets. Helen qualified from Bristol University School of Veterinary Sciences in 2011 and she is currently studying for a Certificate of Advanced Veterinary Practice in Small Animal Medicine.


              Emma Larmour (RVN)

              Head Nurse (and admin!)

              Royal Veterinary Nurse RegisteredEmma has many roles as “Head Nurse” at Cedarmount. She is involved in the day to day nursing of in-patients and surgical patients, organizing and running our fabulous puppy parties, other nurse clinics, many other behind the scenes management tasks and also has the unenviable task of dealing with insurance claims. She was awarded Hill’s Pet Nutrition Irish Veterinary Nurse of the Year Award in 2009 and was described by the judges as “an outstanding ambassador for Veterinary Science”.

                Jennifer Parker

                Veterinary Nurse Assistant (Op theatre and admin)

                Jen has been with Cedarmount for many years and is a very experienced member of the nursing team. She is very artistic, painting pet portraits, the murals in our Baby Change and Puppy Party “Gate” and never fails to amaze us with her talents at baking, and decorating, birthday cakes!

                  Caroline Bramwell (RVN)


                  Royal Veterinary Nurse RegisteredCaroline passed her exams in 2010 and has developed her interests in rehabilitation and orthopaedic surgery. She is also an extremely dedicated member of the team and will never fail to give her patients plenty of TLC when they aren’t feeling well. She has a particular love of Boxers and would be the first to welcome any new Boxers to the practice!

                    Angela Johnston (RVN)


                    Royal Veterinary Nurse RegisteredAngie qualified from Harper Adams College with her Veterinary Nursing Degree and became an RVN in 2009. She has a particular interest in diagnostic imaging, radiography and ultrasound. Angie is, by nature, a very caring, gentle person who has a great calming effect on the animals she is dealing with.

                      Michelle Bell (RVN)


                      Royal Veterinary Nurse RegisteredMichelle was awarded Second Place in the whole of Northern Ireland for her nursing exams in 2009. She is extremely dedicated to her role as one of our veterinary nurse team and takes an active role in all of our nurse clinics for our “weightwatchers”, dental checks, elderly animals etc, as well as the daily nursing duties to ensure all of our patients get the level of care and attention they deserve.

                        Kylie Barton

                        Kylie Barton Cert SAN, ISFMCertFN (RVN)


                        rvn_badge EDIT FinalKylie is an enthusiastic RVN with a great love of horses and her own dog!

                        Kylie is our Cat Friendly Clinic "Cat Advocate". This role is part of our Cat Friendly Clinic accreditation and Kylie is the one to ask about all things cats! In 2019 Kylie passed her International Cat Care Certificate in Feline Nursing.

                        Kylie has also completed her Oral Care Certificate for dogs and cats, and her Certificate in Small Animal Nutrition (Cert SAN) for dogs and cats.

                        Cat Friendly Clinic

                          Danny Gawn, Student veterinary nurse

                          Danny Paton

                          Veterinary Nurse Assistant (Kennels)

                          Hailing from Stirling, we are delighted to welcome another cheery Scots to the team. Many of you will already know Danny as our resident photographer from the puppy parties, and a keen student of the Japanese language!!?!!! Danny is training to be a fully qualified veterinary nurse and is studying for his Level 3 Diploma in Veterinary Nursing at Greenmount. He will also be taking more “action” pics of your pets in the clinic for Facebook and our news section on the website.


                            Suzanne McEvoy

                            Veterinary Nurse Assistant (Kennels)

                            Suzanne also joined our Kennel Assistant team. She has lots of experience in dealing with all sorts of pets, having her own menagerie including a bearded dragon and a chihuahua! Suzanne also has a very artistic background and will compliment our team very well.

                              Claire Gardner

                              Claire Gardner

                              Veterinary Nurse Assistant

                              Claire has joined our kennel assistant team after working for ASSISI for several years. She loves working with all types of animals and we are looking forward to having her help with all aspects of the practice.

                                Lisa Moore RVC

                                Lisa Moore (RVN)


                                Royal Veterinary Nurse RegisteredLisa has rejoined the veterinary nurse profession after a few years away from nursing, working at a local veterinary diagnostic laboratory and having a family.

                                We are very pleased to see her back at Cedarmount after so long.

                                  Sarah Jane Smith

                                  Veterinary Nurse Assistant

                                  Sarah Jane joined our kennel assistant team in January 2018. Sarah Jane has had a complete change of career but is quickly getting used to looking after our furry family members, rather than our children!

                                    Emma Craig, Veterinary Nurse

                                    Emma Craig

                                    Nurse (RVN)

                                    Emma has had many years of experience in veterinary practice and, after various roles, has qualified as an RVN in 2018. Emma is dedicated and enthusiastic and is a great addition to our fantastic nurse team.


                                      Michelle Campbell

                                      Reception & Administration

                                      Michelle has developed her roles in Cedarmount from joining as a kennel assistant to now spending much more time at reception and organising our pet food sales. Like all of our reception team she greets everyone with a smile and is always delighted to meet the newest puppies and kittens when they first come in.

                                        Suzi Mercer

                                        Reception & Administration

                                        Suzi hails from Scotland but has been with Cedarmount for many years now as one of our receptionists. Always cheerful and helpful, Suzi and her Cocker Spaniel Tilly greet everyone with the same level of enthusiasm. Tilly is a registered PAT dog, (Pets as Therapy) and visits many local sick or disadvantaged people to give them a friendly face.

                                          Rosemary Campbell

                                          Reception & Administration

                                          Rosemary works tirelessly as receptionist but also has many other roles in the practice from pet merchandising, to kennel assistant to helping with the ASISSi visits and cleaning when she gets time!

                                            Helen Hall

                                            Helen Hall

                                            Reception and Administration

                                            Helen has joined our reception team in Sep 2017 and hails from Yorkshire where she worked in an emergency Veterinary Clinic. Helen has just moved to Bangor and is looking forward to getting to know everyone and the local area.

                                              Elaine Bickerstaff

                                              Elaine Bickerstaff

                                              Reception and Administration

                                              We are very pleased to have Elaine joining our team at Cedarmount in Sep 2017. Elaine brings great enthusiasm and cheerfulness to the job and will be helping out in various roles in the practice including reception, administration and kennel duties.


                                                Josie McKnight (BVMS MRCVS PGDipVetPhys GPCertBS)

                                                Referral Services

                                                Josie qualified as a veterinary surgeon in 1999 from Glasgow University and has developed her interest in pain management using acupuncture widely and successfully to treat chronic and acute pain for many years. Her interest in this field led into Veterinary Physiotherapy and she completed her Post Graduate Diploma in Veterinary Physiotherapy in 2011 at Harper Adams University.

                                                Josie is a member of the ABVA (Association of British Veterinary Acupuncture), ASSVAP (Association for the Scientific Study of Veterinary and Animal Physiotherapy) and the BVA (British Veterinary Association) and now runs Physiopet referral service at Cedarmount.

                                                We are very pleased to have Josie working along side us giving Cedarmount an extra, and very valuable, dimension to our practise providing our patients with the best possible pain and mobility management for rehabilitation after injury or for “wear and tear” arthritis.

                                                  Carol Clark (KCAI(CDA), ADipCBM, GoDT(Master Trainer), MPAACT)

                                                  Referral Services

                                                  Carol is the first Kennel Club Accredited Instructor for Companion Dog training (at advanced level) in Northern Ireland (KCAI(CDA)). This is currently the only nationally recognised, credible and externally verified qualification. Carol has over 30 years experience of dog training. She holds the Advanced Diploma in Canine Behaviour Management (with Distinction) and is a Guild of Dog Trainers Master Trainer (GoDT 138).

                                                  As a Member of the Professional Association of Applied Canine Trainers (PAACT 0011). she believes that modern trainers require behavioural skills and behaviourists must be able to handle and train dogs. Being skilled in both disciplines allows her to train and treat your dog more effectively.

                                                  All Carol's training is done only with positive, reward based methods (especially clicker training).

                                                    Isabel Buehler (Med.Vet MRCVS)

                                                    Referral Services

                                                    Isabel qualified as a veterinary surgeon at Zurich University in Switzerland where she also completed a doctoral degree at the Institute of Veterinary Pharmacology. She has been working in Northern Ireland as a small animal vet for over a decade.

                                                    Isabel achieved the Provet certificate course in ophthalmology for dogs and cats and completed numerous courses in ophthalmology across Europe.

                                                    She won the Northern Irish 2011 VSSCo bursary award in the field of ophthalmology and is a member of the British Association of Veterinary Ophthalmologists. She now runs a small animal eye referral service at Cedarmount Veterinary Clinic. Her services include complete medical and surgical eye care for dogs and cats including cataract extraction surgery.