Nursing Team

Rose Condie

Rose came to Crossriggs in 2003 as a full time veterinary nursing assistant after working at veterinary practices in Edinburgh, and also after several years as a zookeeper at Edinburgh Zoo.

In 2004 she left briefly, then returned part time, to allow her to set up her boarding facilities for cats.

She also trains young, keen Border Collies as working dogs for farmers who don’t have the necessary time themselves, and occasionally breed litters of Border Collies.

Jennifer Nicholson RVN

Jennifer started working at Crossriggs in 2012 as a student Veterinary Nurse when she began training at the Barony College in Dumfries. In November 2014 she qualified as a Registered Veterinary Nurse and has been part of the Crossriggs team ever since.

In her spare time, Jennifer competes in agility with her two border collies and enjoys travelling around Scotland to compete.

Carola Leman RVN

Carola qualified as a veterinary nurse in The Netherlands June 2004 and moved to Scotland straight away to start work as a horse trainer and part time veterinary nurse.

After a year she moved down to England, where she worked in a small veterinary practice for 3 years.

She decided to move on from that practice to a very large veterinary hospital where she worked for 14 years before moving back to Scotland and joining Crossriggs June 2022.

Carola’s main interested is canine rehabilitation and hydrotherapy and is also a qualified small animal hydrotherapist.

Carola is currently working towards her CCRP (Certified Canine Rehabilitation Practitioner) certification.
In her spare time Carola enjoys walking with her dogs and going to live music concerts

Ceara McEwan SVN

We are so delighted to have Student Veterinary Nurse Ceara with us for the next year as she works through her practical placement.

Ceara is an asset to our team already and we are sure that she will do really well. Welcome Ceara!