Nursing Team

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 2020 Jennifer completed her BSc honours top up degree in Veterinary Nursing.

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

Jennifer is a trained clinical supervisor for Barony College and has trained several student nurses at Crossriggs, including Ceara and Shonagh.

Ceara McEwan RVN

Ceara joined us in 2021 as a student nurse on our reception team. During 2022-23 Ceara completed her placement year with us and then graduated as a BSc RVN in August 2023.

In her spare time Ceara enjoys spending time travelling with her dog, Buffy.

Ceara has only just graduated and is gaining experience and confidence as a qualified RVN, at the moment she shows a specific interest in nursing clinics and surgical nursing.

Shonagh McGhee SVN

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

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.

Rose also works on our reception desk so she is a very familiar face to all our clients!